Bengaluru Tech Summit 2021

Asia's Largest Technology Event, Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) organized by the Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T, Government of Karnataka and Co-Hosted by STPI is back in a hybrid avatar this November 17 to 19, 2021.

The swift spread of Covid -19 came as a heavy blow to the global economy, causing unprecedented disruptions across industries. But with disruption, we are also witnessing a massive digital transformation across society, globally. Technology has emerged as a saviour-be it in fighting the virus, in resurrecting the crippling industries or in bringing together people in these challenging times.

During this time, Bengaluru has truly kept the world moving and emerged as the next Headquarter to the Global MNCs driving their businesses across continents. BTS 2021 with its central theme "Driving the Next" will witness the coming together of global tech leaders, Indian corporate and startups from IT, Deep tech and Biotech deciphering the future, showcasing disruptive technologies, forging partnerships and alliances.

BTS 2021, in its 24th edition, will give global audiences access to the best innovations, new products and cutting-edge ideas for building a collaborative, global tech community. BTS has become the place of convergence for the leading cross-sector tech companies to startups, technocrats to young innovators, policymakers to investors, researchers to academia, facilitating dialogue and collaborations. So, Be there and create your own future!



















Principal Sponsor

Startup Partner

Biotech Partner

Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

Technology Partner

Fintech Partner

Fibernet Partner

Gold Partner

Gold Partner


Shri. Basavaraj Bommai

Chief Minister of Karnataka, Government of Karnataka

Shri. Ashwini Vaishnaw

Hon'ble Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Railways and Communications , Government of India

Shri. Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship , Government of India

Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan

Minister of Higher Education, IT& Bt, Science and Technology, Skill development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Karnataka

Shri. Murugesh Rudrappa Nirani

Minister of Large and Medium Industries, Government of Karnataka

Martin Schroeter

Chief Executive Officer, Kyndryl

Prof. Klaus Schwab

Founder and Chairman, World Economic Forum


Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Physicist & Molecular Biologist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

Indian-born American physician, scientist, and writer,

Priya Balasubramaniam

Vice President, Operations Apple Inc.

Harshil Mathur

CEO & Co-Founder, Razorpay

David Young

Global Sustainability Head, BCG

Katie Koch

Global co-head of Fundamental Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Dr. Olaf Clemens

Partner, Digital Financial Services Capco's

Vishal Salvi

CISO & Head of Cyber Security, Infosys

Gil Shwed

Founder and CEO, Check Point

Ashish Mishra

Managing Director, Interbrand India

Thomas Leen

Global CISO, BHP

G V Kalavathi

Vice President, Head of Philips Innovation Campus, Bengaluru

John Waldron

President and Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs

N.T. Arunkumar

Country Head and Head of Innovation, Telstra GBS LLP

K Ananth Krishnan

Director, TCS

Vivek Raghavan

Chief Product Manager and Biometric Architect, UIAI

Daisy Chittilapilly

President, Cisco India and SAARC

Ganesh Thyagarajan

Senior Vice President, SVP McLaren Strategic Ventures

Sayantan Dev

President, Redington Value, Dubai

Prateek Kapoor

Director, AON

Satish GramPurohit

CEO, Infomap Global

Serge De Vos

Sr Director Operations - Finance, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Ankur Mittal

SVP Technology and Managing Director, Lowe's India

Sayani Nag

Head of Analytics - Retail Value Chain, Aditya Birla Group

Ashish Grover

CIO, Falabella

Biren Ghose

President - ABAI & Country Head, Technicolor India

Sai Srinivas Kiran G

Co-Founder & CEO, Mobile Premier League (MPL)

B. S. Srinivas

Secretary, ABAI

Hans Tuinman

Director,Scan 360

Shiji Sunil

Centre Head,COE, ABAI

Sameer Pitalwalla

Business Director ASEAN and India, Epic Games

R K Chand

Head of Studio, Trace VFX

Dattatri Salagame

CEO, President, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

The Right Honourable Sir Nick Clegg

Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications, Facebook

Kavitha Krishnarao

Country Commercial Manager, IKEA India

Enrico Palermo

Head of Agency, Australian Space Agency

Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan

Chairman & Secretary, Indian Space Research Organisation,Department of Space

Dr. Sumit Mitra

CEO, Global Business Services, Tesco

Prof. S Sadagopan

Director , IIITB

Ganesh Krishnan

Partner, GrowthStory

Nipun Goel

President , IIFL

Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Government of Australia

Salil Pitale

Jt. MD & Co-CEO , Axis Capital Limited

Madan Padaki

Founder & CEO , 1BRIDGE

Krishna Kumar

CEO , Simplilearn

Sreyssha George

Managing Director and Partner, BCG

Sunil PP

South Asia Lead: Education, Space & NPO , Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Anand Sudarshan

Director, Sylvant Advisors

Manoj Kumar

Founder, Social Alpha

Dr Rakesh Mishra

Director,Tata Institute for Genetics and Society

Dr Lalitesh Katragadda

Founder, Google maps and Indihood

Dr Chintan Vaishnav

Mission Director, NITI Aayog AIM

Karthik Chandrashekkhar

CEO, Climate Alpha Founder, Sangam Ventures

Umakant Soni

CEO, Art Park, IISc.

Carley Scott OAM

Chief Executive Officer, Equatorial Launch Australia

Raghunandan G

Founder, Zolve

Vivekananda Hallekere

CEO & Co-Founder, Bounce

Tarun Mehta

Co-founder & CEO, Ather Energy

Mustafa Wajid

CEO, Meher Energy Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

Gayathri Vasudevan

Executive Chairperson, Labour Net

Bhaktha Keshavachar

Founder/CEO, Chara Technologies

Arun Vinayak

Co-Founder, Exponent Energy

Ganesh Neelam

Executive Director, CINI and Tata Trusts

Priya Mohan

Investor , Venture Highway LLP

Dr Harish Hande

Founder, Selco Foundation

Ankit Agarwal


Uday Kumar

CEO, Credit Access Grameen

Anita M. George

Executive Vice-President and Deputy Head, CDPQ Global

Sanjay Anandram

Co-Founder, Network of Indian Cultural Enterprises

Dhruv Sehra

Founder , 256.Network

Nandi Vardhan Mehta

Chief Financial Officer , KAAF Investments

Mohit Dhawan

Sr. Vice President and Head, Strategy, Investments, M&A , Hero Enterprise

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Minister of External Affairs, Government of India

Colonel Pamela Melroy

(US Air Force, Retired)Deputy Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Chaintanya Deshpande

Advisor, Sharrp Ventures

Sumit Dhawan

President, Vmware

Dr. Anand Anandkumar

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bugworks Research Inc

Dr. Swami Subramaniam

Cofounder and CEO, Ignite Life Sciences

Shri Kumar Suryanarayanan

Chairman & Managing Director, Sea6 Energy Pvt Ltd.

Dr. Vasan Sambandamurthy

CEO, DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance

Prof. Subramanian Ramaswamy

Director & Co-founder, and first CEO, C-CAMP Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University, USA

Dr.Jayanta Haldar

Associate Professor JNCSR, BLR

Dr. Robert Langer

Institute Professor, MIT

Dr. Dhananjaya Dendukuri

CEO & Co-Founder, Achira Labs Pvt. Ltd.

Ranjith Menon

Executive Director , Chiratae

Dr Anand Sivaraman

Director, Remidio Innovative Solutions

Dr. Samarth Kulkarni

Chief Executive Officer, CRISPR Therapeutics AG

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty

Senior Scientist, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Intergrative Biology

Shambavi Nayak

Founder and Director, CloudKrate Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Craig Thomson

President & CEO Sloan Kettering

Dr. Ferzaan Engineer

Co-founder and Chairman, Cytecare Hospitals

Dr. Shashank Joshi


Dr. Sharat Damodar

Chief of Haematology and Transplant Services, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health City, Bangalore

Dr. BS Ajaikumar

Chairman & CEO, HealthCare Global

Dr. Richard Hatchet

Chief Executive Officer, CEPI

Dr. Chintan Vaishnav

CEO, Atal Innovation Mission

Dr. Noubar Afeyan

CEO, Flagship Pioneering

Dr. Mahesh Bhalgat

COO, Syngene

Divya Bijlwan

Senior Vice President, Aurobindo Pharma Limited

Deepak Sapra

Chief Executive Officer, API and Services, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Atin Tomar

CEO, Yapan Bio

Dr V Krishna Mohan

Executive Director, Bharath Biotech International Ltd

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)

Dr. Arun Anand

Chief Operating Officer, Immuneel Therapeutics

Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues

Co-Founder & CEO, Zumutor Biologics private limited

Dr. Narendra Chirmule

CEO, Director & Co-Founder, SymphonyTech Biologics

Dr. Arvind Chari

Principal, Eight Roads Ventures

Manohar B N

CEO, Stempeutics Research

Prof. Rahul Purwar

Associate Professor, IIT Bombay

Prof. Shubhada Chiplunkar

Director, ACTREC & Principal Investigator, Advance Centre for Treatment Research & Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre

GS Krishnan

President ABLE, Novozymes

Dr Y B Ramakrishna

Advisor MoPNG (Bio Energy)

Dr Ashish Paradkar

Vice President – R&D Perfect day (Alternative proteins)

Krishna Mohan Puwada

Regional President & Senior Director- Consumer Biosolutions Novozymes (New innovations in Enzymes)

Dr Sridevi Annapurna Singh

Director, CFTRI Mysore

Dr. Krishna M Ella

Chairman & Managing Director Bharat Biotech International Ltd

KK Narayanan

Founder, Kottaram Agro Foods

Sunil Alaric D'Souza


Dr Raman Ramachandran

MD & CEO, PI Industries

Dr. Dinesh Addihalli Nagegowda

Sr. Principal Scientist & Scientist-Incharge CSIR-CIMAP Research Centre

Dr A K Shasany

vice President – R&D National Institute of Plant Biotechnology

N Suresh


Arun Singhal


Dr. Vinod Mathur

Chairperson National Biodiversity Authority(NBA)

Dr. Balram Bhargava

Secretary DHR & Director General, ICMR

Barath Shankar Subramanian

Partner, Accel Partners

Dr. Samuel H. Sternberg

Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Columbia University

Dr. Gagandeep Kang


Srinivas Kosaraju

Sr. VP Quality & Regulatory, Biological E. LTD

Dr. Bruce L. Levine

Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (Upenn)

Dr. Renu Swarup

Chairperson BIRAC/Secretary, DBMST

Prof. Chin Tsan Wang

Director, Science and Technology Division, TECC

Dr. Yi-Lang Tsai

National Research Fellow / Division Director Center for High-Performance Computing, National Applied Research Laboratories

Mr. Achim Burkart

Consul General Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Mr. Rajesh Nath


Dileep Mangsuli

Executive Director, Siemens Healthcare Private Limited

Ashish Modi

Head of the Research & Development Carl Zeiss Group

Pradeep Nair

Vice President, Global Sales with Intech Additive, Bangalore

Dr. Maliha Shah

Founder, Alpha Telemed Berlin (Start-up)

Hon Barry O'Farrell

Australian High Commissioner for India, Embassy of Australia in India

Mr. Deepak Padaki

EVP, Strategy & Chief Risk Officer Infosys

Mr. Anil Wadhwa

Dr. Margaret Faux

Founder & CEO Synapse Medical Services

Dr. Ajai K Garg

Sr Director Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

Suresh Raman

Petula Thomas

Chief Executive Officer Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce

Jonathan Zadka

Consul General Consulate, General of Israel to south India, Bengaluru

Joseph Abraham

Consul for Trade and Economic Affairs, Consulate General of Israel to south India, Bengaluru

Kishore Ramisetty

Vice President and General Manger -Vertical Solutions and Services Group, Intel

Erez Imberman

VP - Business Development & Special Projects, Tower Semiconductor

Vivek Thyagi

Vice Chairman, IESA

Kobi Dekter

Director Sales, OEM EMEA and India, CEVA

Felix Neugart

Chief Executive Officer, NRW Global Business GmbH

Achim Burkart

Consul General, German Consulate Bangalore

U.B.Pravin Rao

Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board, Infosys

Prof. Dr. Roman Dumitrescu

Managing Director Strategy and R&D, Intelligent Technical Systems Ost Westfalen Lippe Germany

Ambika Banotra

Chief Representative, NRW Global Business GmbH, India

Navratan Katariya

Senior Director NASSCOM, Centre of Excellence, AI & IoT



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