Bangalore kicks off IT-biotech and animation summits

16th November 2017
Bangalore kicks off  IT-biotech  and animation summits
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assists Finland's Minister of Transport and Communication, Anne Berner, light the ceremonial lamp at the Bangalore Tech Summit 2017 on November 16, as the state's Minister for Infrastructure Development, RV Deshpande ( extreme left), Kris Gopalakrishnan, co founder Infosys ( centre) and state Minister for IT Priyank Kharge ( extreme right) look on

Bangalore, November 16, 2017: Telescoped into one event for the first, Bangalore annual infotech and biotech  expos, opened today under its new avatar: Bangalore Tech Summit 2017.
The government announced  a new programme to strengthen rural Karnataka: Free WiFi to grama panchayats ( villages). The  project’s first phase will see 500 grama panchayats get free WiFi from today ... part of the programme  to  provide wireless local area networking facility to all the 2,650 grama panchayats in the State. All individuals within a radius of one kilometer from the WiFi-enabled grama panchayat will get free access to 100 MB data at high speed.
The summit also included separate element for women entrepreneurs  -- “She Drives Technology" to highlight women leading innovation and how women returning to work can be a game changer for IT. 
Guest of honour, Finland's Minister for Transport ands Communication, Anne Berner said: “Instead of ownership of data, sharing data is better as it helps the overall infrastructure. Quality and speed will only increase as technology increases and with shorter delays in data transmission forecasting becomes more accurate and we have a high quality automated reality.”
Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon, addressed the development in the life sciences space and heralded in a new age of digital health using advanced technology, AI and data sciences.   Vanita Narayanan, Chairman, IBM India  added: “Technology helps bring industries together and this goes a long way in influencing govt. policies. Technology has become a pervasive platform for all industries.”
The event this year also includes the  ‘Bengaluru AVGC Summit’ on 16-17th November, held at a near by  ITC Windsor Manor and focused on animation and gaming.