In anticipation of 26th edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) 2023, today industry stakeholders held open dialogue with Shri Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, Bt and RDPR Government of Karnataka. The event saw the presence of key industry organisations representing various sectors such as IT, Deeptech, Electronics and semiconductors, Telecom, Animation, EV and Gaming. Trade Missions of over 10 countries and Leading R&D Institute heads were also present during the interaction.
This event marks a significant step towards positioning India at the forefront of tech transformation with the focal theme: Breaking Boundaries, which encapsulates the spirit of innovation, disruption, and exploration across geographies and industries.
This meet was also addressed by Shri Arvind Kumar, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India; Dr. Ekroop Caur, IAS, Secretary to Government, Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka; Shri Shailendra Tyagi, Director, Software Technology Parks of India, Bengaluru; Shri Darshan H.V, IAS, Director, Dept. of Electronics, IT, Bt, and Managing Director, KITS, Govt. of Karnataka and Shri Jagdish Patankar, Executive Chairman of MM Activ and the Event Curator for BTS. On this occasion, the presentation on Karnataka- The Global Tech Headquarters and BTS 2023 highlights presentation was made to the audience.
Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 will feature a diverse and enriching Event Spectrum, encompassing a Multi-Track Conference on IT & Electronics, Deep Tech, Start-Ups & Biotech, an International Exhibition, Global Innovation Alliance, India-USA Tech Conclave, India Innovation Alliance, R&D-Lab2Market, B2B Meetings, STPI IT Export Awards, Smart Bio Awards, Startup Recognition, Rural IT Quiz, Bio Quiz and Bio Posters.
The ITE & Deeptech Track will have some interesting sessions like Digital India going Global, Fintech & Decentralized Finance, Future Mobility, Spacetech, a focus on GCCs in India, ESDM, 5G, 6G and Beyond, AI Footprint across the Tech Landscape, Quantum Computing and Gaming & E-sports. The Biotech Track is a special track for the Biotech sector which will have sessions across focus areas like BioTechnology for a Fossil Carbon-free Future, Synthetic Biology, Sustainable Food & Agri-Systems, Preventing tomorrow’s Illnesses, Biodiversity & AYUSH, and Keeping Epidemics at Bay, Investment in Biotech, Skill Development, Policy & Regulators and the Future Forward. The Start-up Track will include sessions like Digital Public Goods, Idea to IPO, Emerging Tech, Fintech, Agritech 4.0, Bharat Opportunity, and Startup India.
Some of the Key Dignitaries and Speakers addressing year’s BTS include Shri Rishad Premji, Executive Chairman, Wipro; Mr. Mark Papermaster, EVP & CTO, AMD; Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Former Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); Nobel Laureate & American Biologist Dr. H. Robert Horvitz; among others.
Large delegations from the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) Partner nations are expected to participate in the event. The GIA track in the Conference will have around 17 engaging sessions curated by the partner nations, including Australia, Finland, Netherlands, South Korea, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Israel, Poland, Austria, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Lithuania and EU. Senator Franziska Giffey, Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises, Berlin; Dr. Stephan Keller, Mayor of Düsseldorf, Germany; Mr. Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economy, Job Creation and Trade, Ontario, Canada will be addressing in the GIA Sessions. Further ministerial-led delegations are to be announced in due course. Various Tech Nations will also showcase their tech prowess in the Exhibition, adding to the event's vibrant international presence.
The India-USA Tech Conclave in its third edition aims at creating a meaningful dialogue between the two nations. The conclave will focus on enabling future innovations, thought exchange and creating strong collaborations in the IT and Life Science spaces.
BTS Exhibition- the tech marketplace will include Country Pavilions, IT & Biotech Majors, Unicorns, Start-Ups, R&D Labs, Educational Institutes. Some of the leading global companies as well as Startups will be showcasing the technologies that will deliver immersive experience in the diverse sectors like Healthtech, Edutech, Agritech, Mobility, e-Commerce, Rural Technologies and more.
BTS 2023 is expected to have participation from 30+ Countries, 400+ Speakers, 75+ Sessions, 3000+ Delegates, 2000+Start-Ups, 600+ Exhibitors, 50,000+ Expo Footfall.
The dates for the next two editions were also announced- November 19-21 in both 2024 and 2025. The early announcement of these dates will encourage international tech organizations to plan their participation well in advance. This is a testament to Karnataka’s continued commitment to the growth of the sector, while transcending national & international boundaries through collaborations.
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