Gohar Sargsyan, Member of the European Commission’s DG CONNECT’s OISPG group and Partner/ICT Innovation lead EU at CGI Group Inc. Dr. Gohar Sargsyan, MBA is currently a partner at CGI Group European Operations based in The Netherlands. She is an (advisory board) member and contributor to the various European and International high level Think Tanks to help the European Commission, national, central and local governments in shaping better digital policy and strategy. In this context, Dr. Sargsyan is a founding member of the European Commission’s DG CONNECT’s Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG), representing CGI. The OISPG group considers the Open Innovation 2.0 (OI2) as a new paradigm shift which embraces “Quadruple Helix Innovation” where industry, government, academia and citizens work together to co-create and drive the future beyond the scope of what any one participant of this ecosystem could do on its own.
Dr. Sargsyan is experienced programme manager and business management consultant/adviser in international multidisciplinary environments both in public as well as private sectors. Currently she is focusing on digital strategy, Smart Cities, ICT innovation EU programmes including Horizon 2020, in particular ICT enabled knowledge intense services in all domains with end user/market implications, IP potential and growth. She is one of the key contributors in shaping Europe 2020 agenda, the EU Digital Agenda and the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme – one of the biggest publicly funded programmes in the world.
Dr. Sargsyan holds MBA degree and MS degree in Computer Information Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she also accomplished her PhD in Informatics. Started from 2002 Gohar is an EU appointed expert for European Commission (EC) ICT and industrial Innovation programmes with multidisciplinary collaboration having roles of expert evaluator, reviewer, adviser and observer.
Dr. Sargsyan is an inventor with IP ownership. She is a regular speaker in international conferences, and she publishes frequently in professional business and scientific journals.