Raffi Kassarjian is CEO of Monitis, and General Manager, Emerging Products Group at TeamViewer. He has over 20 years' experience in management positions in technology companies. He's a member of the Board of the Union of IT Enterprises, co-founder and Chairman of Repat Armenia Foundation, and co-founder of Impact Hub Yerevan and EVN Report. He moved to Armenia from San Francisco in 2008 and lives in Yerevan with his wife and two children.
The dramatic events of October 2, highlights the fundamental political paradox in Armenia – a Prime Minister with no parliamentary majority governs the executive branch in a parliamentary republic – and we experienced both sides “flexing their muscles” to demonstrate their respective powers, Raffi Kassarjian writes.
Many observers believe that current trends in the global IT market are creating new opportunities for growth and relevance for Armenian tech companies. If the industry at large – as well as government and educational institutions – react quickly and earnestly to these trends, Armenia has an opportunity to capture an inordinate share of the new value being created as a result of these trends.