Karnataka Government to host 21st edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit

Bangalore: The Department of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka is organizing its 21st edition of its flagship event BENGALURU TECH SUMMIT from 29th November to 1st December, 2018 at Bengaluru Palace, Bengaluru with its focal theme Innovation & Impact.

Karnataka is home to the largest pool of R&D and educational institutions. This coupled with many path breaking initiatives has helped the state gain the reputation as the knowledge capital as well as technology capital of India. Bengaluru itself is the fourth largest technology cluster in the world after Silicon Valley, Boston, and London. It is a leading innovation hub which is home to over 4000 active tech startups. It is the only Indian city to be ranked within the best 20 Startup eco-systems across the world.

The Government of Karnataka has been playing a vital role in supporting the IT, ITeS and ESDM industry not only in policy implementation & monitoring but also in providing various technology & communication services which includes internet, datacenter, hosting, technology consultation, IT security audit, support for e-Governance etc.

This event has always been a strategic platform for industries, technologies and use cases worldwide to understand and to leverage the latest innovations and technical repercussions on businesses and daily lives.

The event spectrum would include multi-track conference, B2B expo, thought leaders conclave, IT export awards, Bio excellence awards, Bengaluru tech exchange, show stoppers- product launch and global innovation zone, startups, makers and posters. The conference will have over 250+ experts addressing 3500+ delegates and 300+ exhibitors showcasing their services, products and technologies to 11000+ visitors.

The 3-day event has the support of leading IT and electronics associations, such as Nasscom, IESA, TiE, ABAI, Data Security Council of India (DSCI) etc. Countries such as UK, Germany, Netherlands, Korea and Japan are participating in various sessions of the event. Day-1 of the event is focused on Technology Leadership, Day-2 on the Emerging and Futuristic Technologies and Day-3 on Startups. Awards to top ICT exporting companies, best employers, best emerging companies etc, will also be given during the event.

“The business friendly policies of the Government of Karnataka has been instrumental in driving innovation in the country. Bengaluru has emerged as one of the top global innovation hub in the league of Tokyo, Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv. Bengaluru is also a hotbed for startups and is among the top 15 startup ecosystems in the world. Bengaluru Tech Summit will provide a platform for knowledge sharing on emerging technologies such as Blockchain, AI and Robotics etc. The flagship event will help forge global innovation alliances for fostering startup ecosystems in Karnataka,” said H D Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Karnataka.

At the curtain raiser of the 21st edition of the event, K.J. George, Minister for Large & Medium Scale Industries, IT & BT and Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka was present and spoke about collaborating in the field of technology innovation and promotion of entrepreneurship, especially in emerging and futuristic technologies.

K.J. George, Minister for Large & Medium Scale Industries, IT & BT and Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka said, “Karnataka is the torchbearer for IT & BT industry and our state is pioneering initiatives for developing technical advancements in key economic sectors. The government of Karnataka is committed to the startup ecosystem to drive Karnataka and the nation’s growth. The event will provide an excellent opportunity to both industry and stakeholders to connect with the best minds to explore how to fuel their business growth.”

Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries and Department of IT, BT and Science & Technology, Gaurav Gupta, said, “Bengaluru Tech Summit has been instrumental in promoting the IT Industry for more than two decades. This year’s event is focused on providing opportunities to fuel innovation and promote entrepreneurship in new technologies, by convergence of software and hardware for connected devices and many such exciting areas.”

Also present at the curtain raiser event, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-founder, Infosys Ltd and Chairman, Vision Group on IT, Govt of Karnataka said, “I am very excited to be a part of the conference, this summit holds a special relevance as we are more intensely focused than ever before to provide startups and entrepreneurs the opportunities and ecosystem to help them thrive.”

Over the years, the state government has been celebrating innovation and achievements in technology space through its annual flagship IT event Bengaluru Tech Summit 2018, a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs, developers, students, and others to mingle, reach out and discover the Indian tech innovation ecosystem.

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