February 5, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Meeting with CXOs in presence of CM Bommai, Pre-events in foreign countries

Preparations kick off for the Silver Jubilee edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit

Bengaluru, April 25: The preparations have begun to conduct the Silver Jubilee edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit- 2022 (BTS-22)-flagship technological event of the state and country- in a big way, scheduled to be held from November 16-18, Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Electronics and IT/BT said on Monday.

He made this announcement in a curtain-raiser press meet, after holding a meeting for more than 3 hours in this connection with CXOs (Chief Experience Officers) of leading companies in presence of Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai.

The event with the tagline ‘Tech for Next Generation’ will be held in physical format at Bengaluru Palace premises and for the first time pre-events of BTS will be held in foreign countries including the USA, the UK, and Japan, Minister informed. To mark the 25th edition (Silver Jubilee) of the event in a significant way preparations have been begun 7 months prior, he pointed out.

The government will ensure promoting Web 3.0 and Metaverse technologies and aims to take the benefits of these developments to the remote villages by framing suitable policies, he told. As per the industry experts, the demand for human resources in the IT-related domain may go up to 55 lakhs in the next years from the current 25 lakhs and the government will plan accordingly, Narayan remarked.

The government has come out with ‘ Karnataka Data Centre Policy-2022’ recently and aims to attract Rs 10,000 crores in this domain in the next 5 years, he told.

Under the ‘Beyond Bengaluru’ initiative, Mysuru has been identified as the ‘Cyber Security’ cluster, Hubballi as the ‘ESDM & AI’ cluster, Mangaluru as the ‘Fin Tech’ cluster, and Belagavi as the ‘Aerospace’ cluster, he explained. Further, he told, KDEM (Karnataka Digital Economy Mission) has been established to ensure reaching the above objectives and contributing 1.5 Trillion Dollar economy from the state for the 5 Trillion Dollar economy of the country as set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said the support and cooperation of the industry were sought in the meeting with CXOs to enable the hassle-free implementation of 30 weeks of internship which has been made mandatory for professional courses,.

On this occasion, the logo of the BTS-2022 was also launched.

Kris Gopalakrishna, Chairperson, State Vision Group for IT, Kiran Majumdar Shah (virtual presence), Chairperson, State Vision Group for BT, Prashanth Prakash, Chairperson, State Vision Group for Startups, B.V.Naidu, Chairperson, KDEM, G.S.Krishnan, Chairperson, Association of Biotechnology led Enterprises (ABLE), Shailendrakumar Tyagi, Chairperson, Software Technology Parks of India, Dr.E.V.Ramana Reddy, ACS, Department of IT/BT, Dr.Meena Nagarag, MD, Department of IT/BT were present.

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