Bengaluru: The Department of Electronics, IT, BT, and ST of the Government of Karnataka is organizing the 23rd edition of Karnataka’s flagship event Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, scheduled to be held between November 19-21.

Amidst the challenges of global pandemic, for the first time the entire summit will be held virtually and the central theme is aptly chosen as 'Next is now' highlighting the significance of advancing the future at the accelerated pace and the need for preparedness by using innovations and technological interventions.

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will inaugurate the summit virtually and address the gathering.

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This is the fourth consecutive year wherein the two flagship events of Karnataka Bangalore and Bangalore India Bio are brought under one umbrella of Bengaluru Tech Summit highlighting the need for synergies amongst different streams of science and technologies.

The Summit will be addressed by over 250 domain experts including over 80 Global personalities focusing on the most disruptive technologies and innovations across the globe under four major themes namely Knowledge Hub, Innovation Corner, One Health and Country Sessions.

Some of the key focus areas of the summit are: Aerospace and defence Technologies, Healthcare, Future of Work, Start-up for Public Good, Electronics & Semiconductor, Reimagining Digital Health and COVID-19 pandemic preparedness, among others.

The multi-track conference will feature over 70 sessions addressed by over 250 world class speakers. International exhibition will consist of 250 plus exhibitors from Start Ups to IT and Biotech majors as well as R&D and academic institutes showcasing their services, products, and technologies to more than 4,000 delegates, and over 20,000 business visitors.