Day 2 events at Bengaluru Tech Summit

01st December 2023
Day 2 events at Bengaluru Tech Summit
Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and Priyank Kharge, Minister for Information Technology & Govt. of Karnataka at the launch of Uber Green

Bangalore, December 1 2023: The second day of the 26th Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 commenced with an ITE & Deeptech Track titled "Tech Interventions for a Sustainable Future," featuring Sagar N, Farm & Field, crop & digital solutions, Santosh Subramanian, Regional CIO – SA, SEA & Oceania at Veolia, Prof. Claudio J Tessone from the University of Zurich, and Guru Prakash Shastry, Head - Climate Action, Infosys.
The emphasis was on the importance of renewable technologies in addressing climate change and aligning human behaviour, government policies, and environmental metrics for sustainability. It stressed on altering water consumption metrics, employing AI for sewage management, and utilizing technology for real-time crop monitoring. The discussion also highlighted blockchain's role in transparent finance while cautioning against over-dependence on hyped technologies.  
This session was followed by a substantive discussion featuring Anjum Parwez, Managing Director of BMRCL, Sanjay ChaddhaDirector Public Policy India & South Asia, Uber India Systems Private Limited, Blake Opsahl, Director of Business Development and Technology at BETA Technologies, and Prasanna Patwardhan, of Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions. The panel addressed the theme "The C.A.S.E. for Future Mobility" delving into the critical role of integrated transportation, electric and autonomous vehicles, and their influence on shaping the future of mobility in India. The session encapsulated suggestions on alleviating traffic congestion in Bangalore, emphasizing the encouragement of public transportation usage over private modes, as one of the key strategies. 
Startup Product launched
In the presence of  Priyank Kharge,  Minister for Electronics, IT & Bt, and  Prashanth Prakash, Chairman, Vision Group for Startups, 35 groundbreaking products and solutions were unveiled by startups.
Launch of Uber Green: 
Uber introduced its global flagship electric vehicle service, Uber Green, offering residents convenient access to eco-friendly rides through their app. This was launched by Priyank Kharge,  and Uber India President Prabhjeet Singh at Bangalore Palace during theBengaluru Tech Summit. Initially accessible in central Bangalore, the service endeavours to extend its reach across additional areas within India’s startup hub. 
Centre of Excellence in Efficiency Augmentation: 
STPI has inaugurated the Centre of Excellence in Efficiency Augmentation (CoE-EA) in collaboration with Govt. of Karnataka, supported by HPEIPL at Jayanagar, to leverage the emerging Industry 4.0 technologies. Spanning 16,000 sqft, the state-of-the-art facility includes an Innovation and Development Lab, an Incubation facility, and a dedicated Centre of Excellence. The CoE aims to nurture 100 startups and engage 25,000 students over the next 5 years.  
STPI IT Exports Awards – 2023: 
IT companies are being recognized by STPI for their performance and contribution to IT industries by awarding them in different categories every year. Accordingly, for the year 2022-23, the top performing IT companies like Wipro GE Healthcare, Cyient DLM Ltd., Infosys BPM Ltd., Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd., in the categories of Exports, Employment, Women Employment, etc., and IT Ratna of Karnataka were awarded to Infosys Ltd. and Intel Technology India Pvt.