The opening ceremony of the 23rd edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit was conducted at a hybrid event in the city today. Organized by the Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T of the Government of Karnataka, the Summit was virtually inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. With the theme of ‘NEXT IS NOW’, the three day Summit is focused towards highlighting the role of technology and innovation in a dynamically evolving ecosystem, and is scheduled from the 19th to the 21st of November, 2020.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by the Guests of Honor which included H.E Mr. Scott Morrison– Hon’ble Prime Minister of Australia, H.E Mr. Guy Parmelin, Vice President of Swiss Confederation, and Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad- Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, and Law & Justice. Theceremony was also presided by Shri B.S.Yediyurappa- Chief Minister of Karnataka along with Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan –Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and Minister for IT, BT , and Shri Jagadish Shettar- Minister of Large and Medium Scale Industries and Public Enterprises, Karnataka.
The three day summit will feature Multi-track Conferences, International Exhibition, Global Innovation Alliance, STPI-IT Export Awards, Smart Bio Awards and Bengaluru Impact Awards. The other popular programs include the Rural IT Quiz, Biotech Quiz and Biotech Posters will also be held virtually.
The Summit will witness more than 270 subject matter experts from both India and International partner countries, highlighting the latest technological innovations under the tracks of of Knowledge Hub, Innovation Corner, One Health and Country Sessions.