INET Armenia 2013

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INET Armenia - Internet In Armenia: Paving a road to the future...

INET Armenia provided in-depth discussions on the future of the Internet in Armenia.  Drawing a diverse multi-stakeholder audience, INET Armenia provided a unique platform for Chapter members, Organization members, the technical community, government, and civil society to network and learn from each other.

Top Internet experts from government, private sector and civil society shared their views, discuss critical topics, and provided a key opportunity for learning. Topics covered included Internet access in Armenia, local content, Internet security, Net Neutrality, and cross-border issues.


October 8, 2013
•Frederic Donck, Regional Bureau Director, Europe, Internet Society
•Igor Mkrtumyan, Chapter President, Internet Society Armenia
Opening Keynote
•Gagik Grigoryan, Director of Admnistration, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Panel I –Internet penetration in Armenia (ISOC AM survey). What next? Gagik Sargsyan,
Topics of discussion:
•Access in Armenia. Issues.
•Hosting statistics and penetration
•Local or foreign hosing. Pro and contra.
•Is there a digital divide in Armenia?
•Is there a demand for Armenian language content?
•Tigran Harutyunyan , NoyanTapan News agency
•Tigran Zargaryan, President, Electronic  Library Association

•Arman Khachatryan  ABCDomain System Administrator

• Represesentative from Virtual University
• Samvel Martirosyan
Q and A session
Moderated by Siranush Vardanyan, ISOC AM Board member
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Panel II – How secure is the Armenian web space? Karen Gasparyan, Security expert.
Topics of discussion:
•Armenian web space security. How to improve?
•Technical solutions – TOR, PGP, HTTPS, VPN
•Is strong cryptography an acceptable solution?

•Cybercrime and multistakeholders approach.

•Inna Kholodova, Armenian CERT Administrator
•Grigor Saghyan, CIO, Armenian CERT
•Norayr Stepanyan,  Ministry of Transport and Communications
•Representative of the Cybercrime department of the Police
•Narine Khachatryan
Q and A session
Moderated by Samvel Martirosyan, iDitord
15:30-16:00 Afternoon Break
Panel III – e-Content for Armenia. How to enrich it? Tigran Zargaryan. National Library, Director.
Topics of discussion:
•Digitization of Armenian national heritage (Matenadaran, National library) Armenian content in Wikipedia. Why is it so poor?
•What is the role of Diaspora in creating the Armenian content?
•Armenian IDN – <.հայ>. Pro and contra
•Vladimir Sahakyan, NAS RA, Director of IIAP
•Konstantin Petrosov
•Representative of  Wikipedia
•Anna Karakhanyan ISOC Armenia
•Hasmik Alaverdyan, ABCDomain
Q and A session
Moderated by Lianna Galstyan, ISOC AM Board member
18:30 Networking cocktail
October 9, 2013
Panel I
What is net neutrality? Frederic Donck, Regional Bureau Director, Europe, Internet Society
How to assure the net neutrality? Grigori Saghyan – ISOC AM Vice Chair
Topics of discussion:
•What is Net Neutrality? Principles-issues art stake?
•Differences between mutual statement model in telephony and in the Internet
•Differences between fixed and wireless network capacities
•Local regulation for network neutrality and user rights
•Armentel, VivaCell, Orange, UCOM, GNC position on network neutrality
•Role and benefit of a multistakeholder approach
•Representative of PSRC
•Representative of UCOM
•Representative of Orange
•Representative of Viva Cell
•Representative of Armentel
Q and A session
Moderated by Edward Ayvazyan
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
  Panel II – Cross-border issues, conflicts between jurisdictions of neighbouring countries. GNC-Alfa (Misak Khachatryan)
Topics of discussion:
•Map of terrestrial connections
•Access to neighbor countries via Internet
•Independent backup satellite connection today – is it realistic alternative for terrestrial communications
•Samvel Martirosyan, iDitord
•Samvel Mailyan, Arminco NK
•Boris Navasardyan, PEN Club Armenia
•Rick Nay, Armenia Monument Foundation
•Representative of Georgia
Q and A session
Moderated by Grigori Vahanyan Constitutional Court
12:45-13:00 Closing – Frederic Donck
13:15-14:00 Lunch
14:15-19:00 Cultural program
20:00-22:00 Evening party
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Date and Time

Tuesday 08 October 2013 –

Wednesday 09 October 2013


Ani Plaza Hotel

19 Sayat Nova Ave

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