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Prime Minister Modi to open Bengaluru Technology Summit on November 19

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi would open Karnataka’s flagship annual tech event, Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 (BTS2020), on Thursday via video conference.

The event will take place from November 19 to 21.

It is being organized by the Karnataka government in conjunction with the Karnataka Technology and Innovation Society, the state government Vision Group on Information Technology, Biotechnology and Start-up, and Software Technology Parks of India.

“We have made elaborate arrangements for BTS to be a great success as the event sessions are 100% virtual,” said Senior Vice Minister and Minister of IT, BT and S&T CN Ashwath Narayan after visiting the installed BTS2020 facilitation center. here.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Swiss Vice President Guy Parmelin would be among those attending the virtual event.

More than 25 countries are participating in the 23rd edition of the event along with opinion leaders, industry captains, technocrats, researchers, innovators, investors, legislators and educators from India and different parts of the world, the officials said.

“The event will have the participation of more than 200 Indian companies installing their virtual exhibition, more than 4,000 delegates, 270 speakers, around 75 discussion panels and more than 50,000 participants every day,” said an official statement.

This year, the theme of the summit is “Next is now.” The summit will deliberate on key challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world with a focus on the impact of prominent technologies and innovations in the domains of information technology and electronics and biotechnology.

Some of the key focus areas of the summit are aerospace and defense technologies, healthcare, the future of work, commissioning for the public good, electronics and semiconductors, the reinvention of digital health and the “Preparation for the Covid-19 pandemic,” officials said.

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