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October 16 - 18

Global Innovation Forum 2019: Transforming Intelligence

The Global Innovation Forum (GIF) on “Transforming Intelligence” is set to explore the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on science and society from the scientific, technological, and industrial perspectives. On the premises of GIF19, some of the leading scientists and thought leaders will engage in academic discussions and visionary debates, sharing their expertise and research findings. The GIF19 will be held in an atmosphere of futurism enlivened by an immersive experience. It will act as a platform to bridge academia and industry, assembling the brightest minds and executives from both worlds to shape the future of scientific and technological transformation.

On 29-31 October, 2018, the inaugural Global Innovation Forum gathered over 600 participants from 21 countries representing over 300 organizations. Under the umbrella of “Engineering the Evolution” the participants of GIF—cutting-edge researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world—had the opportunity to discuss the latest achievements and emerging technologies from the frontiers of biology to the future of intelligence.

Organizing Partners

Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)


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    Dr. Aalpen Patel

    Chair, Department of Radiology, Geisinger Health System

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    Dr. Armen Aghasaryan

    Head, Data Analytics Research Department, Bell Labs, Nokia

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    Prof. Artem Oganov

    Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

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    Prof. Bruce Boghosian

    Professor, Department of Mathematics, Tufts University

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    Dr. David Yang

    Founder and Chairman of the Board, ABBYY

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    Dr. Grigory Sapunov

    CTO Intento

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    Dr. Alex Lazarian

    Professor of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Prof. Arnak Dalalyan

    Professor, École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSAE)/Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST)

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    Ms. Julie Lenzer

    Chief Innovation Officer, University of Maryland

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    Dr. Kirill Afonin

    Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)

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    Dr. Marios Mattheakis

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Applied Computational Science, Harvard John A

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    Dr. Nikolay Dokholyan

    G. Thomas Passananti Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Penn University

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    Dr. Ruben Zadoyan

    Chief Technology Officer, MKS Instruments

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    Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian

    Luis & Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology, California Institute of Technology

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    Dr. Suren Chilingaryan

    Data Processing and Performance Expert, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

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    Dr. Vahan Simonyan

    Professor, Chief Scientist George Washington University, WHISE-Embleema , DNA-HIVE

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    Dr. Zorayr Manukyan

    Chief Scientific Officer, ClinsStatDevice LLC

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All Events

October 16

Dvin Hotel Complex, 40 Paronyan Street, Yerevan 0015, Armenia

Organizing Partners

Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)


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