23. 03. 2022
Horry had a very busy 2021, and attending some of the most awesome tech-centred events played a special part in it. We've been looking forward to sharing our travels and achievements with you, so here we go!
A Walk Through the Best Tech-Centred Happenings
Last year introduced many valuable opportunities to showcase Hoory to businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, and leading personalities. We expanded our network with new friends, leads, and collaborators while sharing internal insights by means of presentations and panel talks. This is how it went:
Highlights From BarCamp 2021
With AI as the theme of BarCamp 2021, Hoory had a lot to learn, but also share with the audience! We attended "The most wanted tech and media event in Armenia" (Source) as sponsors and speakers at the event.
Amongst the insightful discussions on cybersecurity, personal data, and social issues, our CEO Samvel Martirosyan gave out a talk entitled At the crossroads: our intellect vs the artificial one.
Tech Week Artsakh 2021
Between July 3-5, our team joined a series of IT-focused events meant to bring together leading tech companies and communities in Armenia. Tech Week Artsakh organized the "Koriz" contest, a competition designed to support the development of Artsakh through the implementation of solutions and ideas surrounding technology, tourism, and more. Our CEO spoke about How to prevent the Armenian UT community to become a part of the Red Data Book, while Marketing Manager Armen and PO Hamlet debated on timesaving modern technologies, together with our colleagues from Panda MR.
Moreover, the Hackaton, one of Tech Week Artsakh’s highlights, brought together young people with an inclination for programming, PM, and QA. The target outcome of this activity was to encourage and bring together a community management platform that can facilitate the information transfer between citizens and governing bodies in Artsakh.
Virtual Gaming Assistant at iGB Live!
iGB Live! was all about Hoory’s applications to the entertainment industry. We spent two very exciting days in Amsterdam, guided by a conference agenda with talks on crypto, live sports, knowledge-sharing, and market statistics. This is where we introduced Hoory to igaming industry leaders and showcased the features and benefits of having a virtual entertainment assistant embedded into your platform.
A Trip to TNW 2021
Between 30-1 October, the 15th TNW edition hosted another successful gathering, well-deserving of their slogan: "The heart of tech".
The 2-day conference addressed the challenges of the digital world, deep learning, and what the future holds. An impressive 24,500 attendees were present in Amsterdam, creating the perfect setting for raising awareness and introducing Hoory to startups, investors, and emerging brands. We’ve established new friendships, gained insights from highly-appreciated tech leaders, and expanded our network with fellow businesses that share our vision and values. Speaking of highlights, our booth design was definitely one of the most memorable ones! Check out our LED setup - a big attraction point for all TNW attendees.
Showcasing Hoory at BIG DATA Summit 2021
"The most informative tech summit about the Future" (Source) was another chance for us to showcase the expertise behind Hoory. Our CEO joined the panel talks once again, contributing to discussions on Big Data and its overall impact on Armenia. In addition, during our Long-form open-domain QA. The case for Hoory presentation, we introduced the challenges of providing long-form, expanded answers that fulfil users’ queries. We expanded the talk on the existing pipelines designed to solve these problems, as well as the specific solutions we have encountered and embraced in our company.
We Teamed Up For Digitec21
Hoory attended Digitec21 as part of the AI-powered product family imagined by SoftConstruct. We enjoyed an awesome booth (and a pretty cool bar) which we shared with our friends and colleagues from Ucraft and PandaMR between 29-31 October.
Digitec21 brought hundreds of visitors our way, all eager to learn about Hoory and how it could fit into their business. Despite our constantly busy booth, we did set aside some time to explore the surrounding companies and find how others are embracing the fast-moving tech industry.
Our First Visit at Web Summit 2021
1-4 November was booked in our calendars very early in the year. That’s because our team flew out to Lisbon for a very first visit to Web Summit!
Attendees were welcomed with a great opening gala that jumped right into presenting some of the leading companies and personalities in the global tech industry. What followed were three days of meeting inspiring individuals and teams from various countries and businesses. More than 700 speakers powered up the event with insightful talks on “topics ranging from deep tech and data science, to design and environmental sustainability” (Source).
The setting created by Web Summit allowed Hoory to be observed and discussed from many perspectives, amongst which stood our branding, design, and product quality. As a result, we have made Web Summit’s list of fastest-growing companies!
Presenting Hoory at HyeTech Showcase 2021
Between 27-28 October, Hoory joined HyeTech Showcase 2021 as a Seed sponsor in Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia. The “first ever startup networking conference” (Source) huddled speakers, entrepreneurs, and groundbreaking startups that target global needs through the development of their technologies.
HyeTech Showcase 2021 promoted the importance of human capital and connecting talent to the tech ecosystem. Some of the speakers who shared their expertise with us attendees are the Co-Founder and CEO at SkyRoot, Co-Founder and CEO of CodeSignal, and Co-Founder and President of ServiceTitan.
Attended the First Edition of #SSSholidays
#SSSholidays is where we met numerous fast-emerging startups and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities and chances to grow. This format’s first edition took place in the UAE between 6-12 December, giving Hoory another surprise glimpse at summer before passing the threshold into the new year.
We can all agree that #SSSholidays was different from anything else. Our team, together with our colleagues from Ucraft, had the pleasure of participating in a very well-developed educational program that aimed at helping the participants build connections and exchange valuable experiences. That included panel discussions, competitions (with our CEO joining the judging panel), and our favourite - the campfire gatherings!
What’s Next for Hoory?
Last year was a ride and we are expecting nothing less from 2022. Stay tuned for this year's news, and if you are around, don’t miss out on meeting us at one of the events we’ll be attending.