23rd Edition Of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 Ends On a High Note

Asia's Largest Technology Event, Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, held virtually between Nov 19-21, 2020, organized by the Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T, Government of Karnataka, Co-Hosted by STPI concluded successfully. This was the 23rd edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit and the first virtual version of the event curated by MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications, the Event Partners. BTS 2020 with its theme 'Next is Now' highlighted the significance of advancing the future at an accelerated pace and the need for preparedness by using innovations and technological interventions.

Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 in the presence of 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. The inauguration function was presided by Shri B.S.Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka and also graced by Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for IT, Bt and S&T, Government of Karnataka and Shri Jagadish Shettar, Minister of Large and Medium Scale Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of Karnataka.

As part of the inaugural speech Shri Narendra Modi spoke about how Digital India is no longer seen as any regular government initiative, and has become a way of life particularly for the poor, marginalized and for those in the government. Thanks to Digital India, the nation has witnessed a more human-centric approach to overall development. Using technology on such a large scale has brought about several life changes for the citizens of India. The government has successfully created a market for digital and tech solutions and has made technology a key part of all schemes and initiatives.

BTS 2020 had 93 Conference Sessions focusing on IT, Biotech and Deeptech which were addressed by 357 Speakers and attended by 8507 Registered Business Delegates. The Virtual Exhibition had 248 Exhibitors including 146 Start-Ups. Under global innovation alliance 731 international Delegates from 25 Countries and 10 ministers level delegations participated and 8 MoUs were inked during the event. While millions watched the inaugural function, over 19,000 Business Attendees participated across Conference, Exhibition, B2B Meeting and Special Programmes like STPI-IT Export Awards, Smart Bio Awards, Rural IT Quiz, BioQuiz and BioPosters.

The Summit had leading innovators, scientists and tech evangelists participating from all across the globe. As part of the Global Innovation Alliances (GIA) track, there were 16 GIA sessions by international partners – Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and Taiwan. Several industries also engaged with the Karnataka ecosystem during BTS 2020.

Some of the prominent speakers included Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group; Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM; Mr. Avi Jorisch author of "Thou Shalt Innovate"; Shri. Sadhguruji, Isha Foundation; Dr. K Kasturirangan, Eminent Scientist and Member, INSA Planning Commission; Dr. Susan Hockfield, President, Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Shri Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder Infosys & Chairman, Axilor Venture; Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Lid., Mr. Prashanth Prakash, Partner, Accel Partners; Prof. Regina Barzilay Delta Electronics Professor; Prof. George Church, Professor of Genetics Harvard Medical School; Mr. Amit Agarwal, Head of Amazon India; Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, the renowned innovator and Dr. Steve Jolly, Systems Engineering Director Lockheed Martin.

Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, and Minister for IT, Bt and S&T said, "Bengaluru Tech Summit has emerged as the leading technology show not only for Karnataka State but for the entire country. This year I am glad that despite the pandemic challenge faced by the world, BTS received overwhelming response and it has truly become a global show. Participation of over 25 tech nations is testimony to the recognition of Bengaluru as the leading tech hub of the country. We are happy to announce that the 24th Edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit is scheduled from 18th to 20th November, 2021."

BTS is the only event in India which has brought together India's leading cross sectoral industry organizations like NASSCOM, TiE, ELCIA, IESA, ABAI, ABLE, CLIK and IACC on a common platform.



2020 HIGHLIGHTS

25

COUNTRIES

146

START-UPS

248

EXHIBITORS

93

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

357

SPEAKERS

8507

BUSINESS DELEGATES

19000

BUSINESS VISITOR


PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS @ BTS 2020

Conference

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Awards

Virtual Award Ceremony: Award Categories: Pharma, Agri Start-up, Omics Services...

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Lab to Market

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DIGNITARIES @ BENGALURU TECH SUMMIT 2020




Shri. Narendra Modi

Hon'ble Prime Minister of India

H.E. Mr. Scott Morrison

Hon'ble Prime Minister of Australia

H.E. Mr. Guy Parmelin

Hon'ble Vice President of the Swiss Federation

Shri. B. S. Yediyurappa

Chief Minister of Karnataka

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad

Hon'ble Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of India

Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan

Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and Minister for Higher Education, Electronics, IT, BT, Science & Technology, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood Department and Ramanagara District Incharge Minister, Government of Karnataka

Shri Jagadish Shettar

Hon'ble Minister of Large & Medium Scale Industries and Public Enterprise, Govt. of Karnataka

Shri T.M. Vijay Bhaskar, IAS

Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka

Dr. Omkar Rai

Director General Software Technology Parks of India, New Delhi

Shri Kris Gopalakrishnan

Chairman, Vision Group on Information Technology, Government of Karnataka

Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Executive Chairperson, Biocon Ltd. and Chairperson, Karnataka Vision Group on BT

Mr. Prashanth Prakash

Chairman of Karnataka Vision Group on Startup


SPEAKERS @ BENGALURU TECH SUMMIT 2020




Shri. Sadhguru ji

Yogi, Mystic & Visionary, Founder, Isha Foundation

Mr. Anand Mahindra

Chairman, Mahindra Group

Ms. Debjani Ghosh

President, Nasscom

Mr. Amit Agarwal

Global Sr. VP and Country Head , Amazon

Mr. Sonam Wangchuk

Indian Engineer

Mr. Rajan Anandan

Managing Director, Sequoia Capital and Surge

Dr. Shekhar C Mande

Secretary, DSIR and Director General Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma

Secretary, Department of Science & Technology

Dr. Renu Swarup

Secretary, Department of Biotechnology

Mr. Avi Jorisch

Author of Thou Shalt Innovate Entrepreneur, Investor & Author

Mr. Noshir Kaka

Senior partner and global leader of analytics McKinsey

Dr. Steve Jolly

Co-Founder, CEO Lockheed Martinr

Prof. S Sadagopan

Director, IIITB

Dr. Satya Gupta

Chairman, IESA

Prof. Sandeep Shukla

Professor, IIT-Kanpur

Prof. Vinod Ganapathy

Associate Professor, IISc

K Kasturirangan

Eminent Scientist and Member NSA Planning Commission

Dr Ajay Prabhu

President - Technology Services, Quest Global

Ms. Shalini Nataraj

Global Head HR Fleet and Strategic brands, A.P. Moller - Maersk

Mr. Amit Kalra

Managing Director, Swiss Re

Mr. John Cabeca

U.S. Intellectual Property Attaché for South Asia, United States Patent and Trademarks Office

Mr. Sumed Marwaha

Vice President and Managing Director, Unisys India

Dr. S. K. Murthy

Patent Counsel, Intel India

Mr. Erik Azulay

Director, ACIR

Mr. Debjyoti Paul

President - Digital Experience, ITC Infotech

Dr. Ajeet Bajpai

Director General, NCIIPC

Ms. Shradha Sharma

CEO, YourStory

Ms. Smita Malipatil

CEO, IndiVillage Tech Solutions, LLP

Mr. Pari Natarajan

CEO, Zinnov

Dr. Rajeev Gopalakrishna

Group Lead, CySecK

Mr. Naganand Doraswamy

Managing Director & Founder, Ideaspring Capital

Dr. Meyya Meyyappan

Chief Scientist, Space Exploration, NASA Ames

Mr. Peter Beck

Founder & CEO, Rocket Lab

Mr. Karthik Rao Bappanad

Centre Head, CySecK

Ms. Katie Moussouris

Founder & CEO, Luta Security

Mr. Nandkumar Saravade

CEO, ReBIT

Mr. Sachinraj Shetty

Head of Information Security, Ola

Mr. Seshadri PS

Senior Director, Unisys

Mr. Jitendra Chaddah

Country Manager, Global Supply Chain, Intel India

Mr. Ajai Chowdhury

Founder, HCL

Dr. Dattatraya Kulkarni

Senior Principal Engineer, McAfee

Mr. Pankaj Mishra

CEO, FactorDaily

Mr. Suresh Sambandam

CEO, KissFlow

Mr. Manav Garg

CEO, Eka1 Software

Mr. Munish Moudgil, IAS

Govt of Karnataka

Mr. Rahul Matthan

Partner, Trilegal

Dr. Satya Lokam

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Dr. Thammaiah Ramakrishna

Professor of Law, Chairperson, Post-Graduate and Doctoral Council, National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Ms. Sindhu Gangadharan

SVP and Managing Director, SAP Labs India

Ms. Supriya Dhanda

Country Manager and Vice President, Western Digital

Mr. P Srikar Reddy

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sonata Software Limited

Mr. Pradeep Kar

Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Microland

Mr. Chetan Garga

Managing Director , Allstate India

Mr. Tapas Panda

Head - Print R&D Center , HP Inc

Mr. Nitin Pai

Director , Takshashila Institution

Ms. Madhurima Agarwal

Director - Engineering Programs and Leader - NetApp Excellerator , NetApp

Mr. Julian Zix

Project Lead German Indian Startup Exchange Program , German Startups Association

Mr. Abhay Tandon

Director & Head , Lowe's Innovation Labs India

Mr. Manish Sighal

Founding Partner , pi Ventures, Technology Investor in AI & Deep Tech

Ms. Latha Reddy

Co Chairman ,Global Commission on Stability in Cyberspace

Dr. Madanmohan Rao

Research Director, YourStory

Mr. Nithin Kamath

Founder & CEO, Zerodha

Ms. Smitha Suryanarayanan

Senior Director, Business Analytics , Yodlee

Mr. Anoop Menon

Principal Director, Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation

Dr. Nishant Chandra

Leader AI & ML , Fintech Domain

Mr. Vaibhav Agarwal

Partner , Lightspeed India

Mr. Atul Jalan

CEO , Manthan

Ms. Vidya Laxman

Director , TESCO Technology

Mr. Peter Jurgen Betel

MD , IKEA

Mr. Shrinivas Rao

Chief Executive Officer , Vestian

Ms. Hemamalini Maiyya

Managing Partner , MTR

Mr. Zayd Noaman

Executive Director/Promoter , Prestige Group

Mr. Ajeya Motaganahalli

CTO & Sr. Director Engineering , Honeywell SPS India

Mr. Kumar Ranganathan

Independent Technology Strategy Advisor

Mr. Anil Kumar S G

CEO, Samunnati

Mr. Ajay Maniar

Partner, Aavishkar Funds

Mr. Kishore Jha

CEO, Ergos

Ms. Shilpi Jha

IP Specialist for South Asia, USPTO

Mr. K. Lance Anderson

Member and Deputy CEO, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Mr. Luis Ortiz

Founder and CEO, Ortiz Media

Mr. Vikrant rana

Managing Partner, SSRANA & Co.

Mr. Eli Velasquez

Board Member, Angel Capital Association

Dr. Indu Bhushan

Chief Executive Officer, Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and the National Health Authority, GOI

Ms. Jayashree Mitra

Senior Vice President – Head, Risk and Governance, Technology & Innovation, Standard Chartered Global Business Services

Mr. Shashank ND

Co-Founder & CEO, Practo Technologies

Ms. Priya Karnik

Volunteer, iSpirit

Ms. Kavitha

ICN (SAP Innovation Center Network) Bangalore India, SAP Labs India

Mr. Nitin Singhal

Sr. Director and Head DX Business, Adobe

Dr. Michelle Perugini

Co-Founder and CEO, Presagen

Mr. Suresh Singaravelu

CEO, Prestige Retail

Mr. Biren Ghose

Country Head, Technicolor

Mr. Owen Hurley

Vice President, Creative, Animation and Games

Mr. Robert Winthrop

Executive VP, Physical production, DreamWorks TV

Mr. B S Srinivas

Secretary, ABAI

Mr. Quentin Staes-Polet

GM India and SEA, Epic Games

Mr. Rajesh Turakhia

Founder Director, Frameboxx

Mr.Pradeep Dwivedi

CEO - India, Eros International Media Limited*

Ms. Shiji Sunil

Centre Head , ABAI AVGC Centre of Excellence

Mr. Rajeev Khushu

Director Govt Relations Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Texas Instruments

Mr. Hari Om Rai

Chairman and Managing Director, Lava International

Mr. Sambit Sahu

VP IoT Group, & GM HSPE Group

Mr. Amrit Manwani

Managing Director, Sahasra Electronics Pvt Ltd

Mr. Sanjay Nayak

CEO, Tejas Networks

Mr. Ravi Gururaj

Founder & CEO , QikPod

Mr. Derek Van Tonder

Head of Investor and Global Relations , Euclideon Holographics

Ms. Shilpa Sree Nayak

Head of Open Innovation, Societe Generale Global Solution Centre

Ms. Sruthi Kannan

Head, Cisco LaunchPad

Mr. Pritam Dutta

Title Global Director-ZTech & Innovation, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Mr. Justin Paul

Lead - SAP Startup Studio & Industry Initiatives, SAP

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