Bengaluru 18 Nov: Bengaluru today witnessed the inauguration of its flagship Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019 with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa inaugurating the event along with Deputy Chief Minister Dr. C M Ashwathnarayana. The programmes saw dignitaries and participation from over 21 countries (against 12 from last year) looking towards opportunites in engagement with businesses in india.
The inauguration programme took place in the presence of:
– Mr. Timo Harakka, Minister of Employment, Government of Finland
– Ms Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India
– Sir Dominic Anthony Gerard Asquith, British High Commissioner to India
– Mr. Nigel Adams, MP, Minister of State for Sport, Media and Creative Industries,UK
– Mr. Marten van den Berg, Netherlands ambassador for India, Nepal and Buthan
– Ms. Daina Kleponė, Managing Director of Governmental Agency Enterprise Lithuania
– Shri. Vijay Bhaskar T M, IAS, Chief Secretary of Karnataka
– Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology and Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka
– Shri. Prashant Kumar Mishra, IAS, Director, Department of IT BT and MD KITS, Government of Karnataka
– Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, DRDO
– Dr. Omkar Rai, Software Technology parks of india
– Mr. Shailendra Kumar Tyagi, Software Technology Parks of India, Bengaluru
– Ms.Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson – Vision Group on Biotechnology and Chairman, Biocon
– Shri. S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris), Chairman – Vision Group on Information Technology and Co-Founder, Infosys
– Mr. Mohandas Pai, Aarin Capital and Manipal Global Education Services
Speaking to the audience Mohandas Pai mentioned that the Karnataka’s exports have grown to more than 40% of the total IT exports from india, we are generating more than 2lac employment in bengaluru. The time is very near where Bengaluru will become the largest Silicon city in the world surpassing the Silicon Valley of California
Kiran Majumdar Shaw mentioned that Bio Technology has grown to over USD 51 billion as on this year and Bengaluru is the largest city to have the maximum number of first generation entrepreneurs and most of them are in the areas of IT, ITES or Bio Technology
Kris mentioned while our output is good and growing, we also seek to concentrate and invest on R&D as we count to develop India to become an Knowledge Hub and for that setting up of R&D centers are very important.
The speciality of the event was the 2 Robots MIRTA and MITRI who were welcoming the guests and delegates.