The theme is ‘Innovation and Impact’, and the event will include multi-track conference, business-to-business expo, thought leaders conclave as well as opportunity for startups to showcase their innovations.
The conference will have over 250 experts addressing more than 3,500 delegates. Over 300 exhibitors would also showcase their services, products and technologies to more than 11,000 visitors. Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said Bengaluru has emerged as one of the top global innovation hubs in the league of Tokyo, Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv.
“Bengaluru Tech Summit will provide a platform for knowledge-sharing on emerging technologies such as Blockchain, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and robotics,” said Kumaraswamy in a statement.
“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,” said K.J. George, Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, IT, BT and Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, in a statement.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon Limited; Chairman, Vision Group on BT, Govt of Karnataka said, “I am eagerly looking forward to the summit this year and the technology disruption it promises to showcase.”
While addressing the CEOs of IT and BT industry during a meeting related to ‘Bengaluru Tech Summit’, Kumaraswamy said the government is engaged in setting up industries in tier 2 and 3 cities to create employment in those regions and is committed to extend all support to investors. Priority will also be given to skill development and ₹500 crore is earmarked for this purpose.