Vahe Baloulian is an award-winning gaming technology and hospitality management veteran, named by the Gaming Intelligence magazine as one of the ‘Hot 50’ most innovative and inspiring people in online gaming. During his long career, Vahe has served as Director and CEO of small and large private and public companies in Canada, US, Austria, Gibraltar, UK, and other countries. He is a frequent guest speaker and judge at leading gaming industry events and start-up competitions. As a gaming executive, he turned around underperforming companies, established training schools with a ground-breaking methodology, revamped gaming products and authored innovations. Vahe is a co-founder of DiVine and Partners. DiVIne includes Akumb (The Club), In Vino and Tapastan restaurants in Yerevan, Trinity Canyon Vineyards in Vayots Dzor, Armenia, Suquet Premiere restaurant in Cannes, France, and The Stage California Fusion restaurant and Malaga Cove Ranch Market and Restaurant in California. All these establishments are pioneers in their fields. Vahe also runs Advise Armenia, a free informal education and advisory network aiming to assist young Armenian entrepreneurs to get off the ground, grow, and enter new markets through education and mentorship.
Areg Alimian is a seasoned industry veteran and entrepreneur with over 20 years of leadership experience, recognized for the ability to conceptualize, develop and grow breakthrough products in new markets and technology domains including financial transaction analytics, information security, cloud computing, network visibility, virtualization, WiFi, and SDN. Mr. Alimian has a proven track record in creation and accelerated growth of hi-tech businesses through operational excellence, consistent execution and vision with a growth-oriented outlook. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on information security at numerous leading IT conferences worldwide and has authored many articles and technical papers on topics on cloud, information security, and network virtualization.