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06 July 2021 13:18

Modi, Harris to be invited for tech summit from Nov 17-19

Modi, Harris to be invited for tech summit from Nov 17-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice-President Kamala Harris will be invited to the Karnataka government’s flagship annual event Bengaluru Tech Summit-2021 (BTS-2021) from November 17-19.

Announcing this on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said the summit would be held in hybrid format.

Narayan, who also holds the IT/ BT and S&T portfolio, convened a preparatory meeting with officials of the Department of Electronics, IT/Tt and S&T, and Chairpersons of the Vision groups on Monday.

Kris Gopalakrishna, Chairperson, State Vision Group for I-T, Dr Kiran Majumdar Shaw, Chairperson, State Vision Group for BT, Prashanth Prakash, Chairperson of State Vision Group for Start-ups, virtually attended the meeting.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to inaugurate the conclave and US Vice-President Kamala Harris will be invited to participate in the event,” Narayan said.

In view of the possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the conclave Driving the Next would be organised in the hybrid format comprising more of virtual and a part of the physical model, the Deputy Chief Minister was quoted as saying by his office in a release.

Last year, the event held in virtual mode for the first time evoked an overwhelming response from experts and delegates, and more than 25 countries had participated.

This is expected to further increase in the forthcoming event, he added.

According to the release, the first day of the summit would be Thought Leadership Day (Hall of Fame), the second day would be ‘Technologies and Strategies Day (Hall of Techies) and the third StartUps Day (Hall of Future).

Prior to these, Beyond Bengaluru events would be conducted in Mysuru, Hubballi, and Mangaluru during September and October. The dates would be decided upon shortly.

Central Ministers Nirmala Sitaraman, Ravishankar Prasad, Harsha Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari, among others, would be invited to participate in the programmes, Narayan said.

TV BRICS reports with reference to  Trinity Mirror.


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