Bengaluru Tech Summit 2021
India's flagship technology event and Asia's largest tech summit, concludes on a successful note: Will continue Driving the Next from Karnataka, and for the world
"Karnataka continues to lead the technology transformation globally. The theme of this year's Summit, 'Driving the Next', has furthered the success of our event from the previous editions. Accelerating the growth of technology and global businesses, despite the challenges of the pandemic, BTS 2021 successfully kindled the spirit of innovation and the need for disruptive tech solutions.
The event fostered international engagements and discussions across domains including FinTech, EdTech, Semiconductors, and Biotechnology, among others, in the country. This year, it was a great privilege to have the presence of Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurate the Summit. The Vice President's presence and inspiring words encouraged us to deliver nothing but the best during the three days. Further, we were honoured by the virtual presence of Shri. Scott Morrison- Hon'ble Prime Minister of Australia and Shri. Naftali Bennett, Hon'ble Prime Minister of Israel,"
"While the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for rapid innovation, the time has now come to drive the next set of advancements in innovative technology to support the growth of multiple sectors in the post-pandemic world. BTS 2021 is the ideal platform to explore and achieve these goals.
The three-day event was packed with 75 sessions with 343 speakers, attended by 26,863 registered business delegates. The new features added this year included India USA Tech Conclave, India Innovation Alliance, Bengaluru Next Conclave with Leadership Conclave and Startup conclave and showcase of Science Gallery.
Around 50,000 people viewed the Inaugural, Plenary, Conference, Awards, Quizes as well as to view the exhibition and on-demand sessions. This was truly an international event that saw participation from 48 countries with 1253 international delegates and 3 Minister level international delegations.
The virtual exhibition had 340 booths which witnessed more than 11,000 interactions with the visitors. 211 start-ups from across various sectors showcased their products/services at the expo.
On 17th evening we had the Leadership Conclave that was attended by more than 115 CEOs to discuss the role of the IT industry to achieve India's 5 trillion-dollar economy. The evening also had the STPI Export Awards function. The start-ups that became Unicorns in the year 2020-21 were felicitated during the Innovator's conclave on 18th Nov evening and also had a very interesting panel discussion with the leaders from the industry.