Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) 2023: An Overview
As the much-anticipated Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) approaches, Karnataka’s Minister for Information Technology & Biotechnology and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Priyank Kharge, addressed the media, highlighting the exciting features of this year’s summit. Scheduled to begin on November 29, the four-day tech extravaganza under the theme ‘Breaking Boundaries’ promises to attract tech leaders, start-ups, investors, and research scholars, along with government representatives from over 30 countries. The summit, symbolizing India’s significant presence in space exploration, will feature the Chandrayaan-3 ISRO-Industry Pavilion, showcasing ISRO’s achievements along with the crucial contributions of SMEs, start-ups, and private industries in the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
Chandrayaan-3 ISRO-Industry Pavilion: A Key Highlight
The Chandrayaan-3 ISRO-Industry Pavilion is set to be a focal point of this year’s BTS, highlighting India’s space exploration endeavors. Notably, the pavilion will not only display ISRO’s accomplishments but will also underscore the vital contributions of SMEs, start-ups, and private industries in ensuring the triumph of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Visitors can look forward to seeing a 1:1 scale model of the Chandrayaan-3 lander and experiencing an immersive journey through lunar missions, space science, and the technology behind Chandrayaan, all made possible through the use of AR/VR technology.
Distinguished Speakers and Attendees
The BTS is set to witness the participation of a prestigious lineup of speakers and attendees. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar, Minister for Large & Medium Industries M.B. Patil, Minister of Science & Technology, Minor Irrigation N.S. Boseraju, and Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma are among the esteemed individuals who will be a part of the inaugural session. Additionally, the session will feature speeches from prominent figures such as Bagdat Mussin, Minister of Digital Development, Innovations, and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan, and Mark Papermaster, EVP & CTO of AMD. The presence of local industry leaders including Rishad Premji, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Kris Gopalakrishnan, B.V. Naidu, and Arvind Kumar further adds to the significance of the event.
Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) Track
A highlight of the conference will be the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) track, comprising around 17 engaging sessions curated by partner nations and regions. The sessions will feature speakers from Australia, Finland, the Netherlands, South Korea, Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Israel, Poland, Austria, Germany, and NRW, Japan, Switzerland, Lithuania, and EU. With speakers such as Senator Franziska Giffey, Stephan Keller, and Victor Fedeli, the GIA sessions promise to offer valuable insights and perspectives on global innovation.
Sustainability at the Core
In a significant stride towards sustainability, the BTS 2023 edition is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions in the coming years. This commitment involves integrating eco-conscious practices in procurement to minimize waste generation and establishing a sustainability advisory for various stakeholders. The focus on key pillars such as carbon, water, energy, waste, food, and experience underscores BTS’s pioneering initiative as the first of its kind event in India.
The Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 is poised to be an influential platform bringing together leading industry bodies and global innovators to exchange ideas, showcase technological advancements, and explore the future of innovation and sustainability. With a strong emphasis on India’s prowess in space exploration, the summit promises to be a melting pot of ideas, experiences, and opportunities, contributing to the advancement of technology on a global scale.
In the upcoming years, BTS aims to further its commitment to sustainability, making it a leading example for other events to follow. As the world looks towards the future, BTS stands as a beacon of innovation, collaboration, and responsible practices, setting a benchmark for impactful and sustainable tech summits.