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BengaluruITE biz, India Bio to be held from Nov 16

Bengaluru, Jul 24 (UNI) In a strategic move, the Karnataka government
will be holding its two flagship events, and
Bengaluru India Bio for 2017 together in the city for three days
from November 16.
The focal theme of the joint event will be 'Ideate, Innovate and
Invent. The IT event enters 20th year while the BT event is being
held for the last 17 years.
IT and BT minister Priyank Kharge told reporters that Karnataka
had emerged as the leading tech-hub in the country. The focus last
year was 'define next', and it was successful in driving engagement
with various technology companies across domains.
''Discussions with various participants last year helped us
understand that companies are looking to emerging technologies to
drive innovation. We take our event a step further this year, by
converging the two events,'' he added.
He said the State government's vision was to drive Karnataka as a
thought leader in emerging technologies across verticals - from
agriculture to aerospace and more.
Mr Gaurav Gupta Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT and
S&T, said while celebrating 20 years of, the state
had many esteemed international leaders and global speakers gracing
the event. The event offers wider opportunities to leverage and
benefit from Information Technology and Biotechnology, display
important linkages and synergies.
The objective of the joint event is to discover game-changing
ideas and solutions in Information Technology and Bio-technology.The
Curtain Raiser was attended by Industry Captains, Associations,
Startups, Investors, Policy Makers, Academia, Research Institutes,
MSMEs, Trade Commissioners and the Media.
This year the combined exhibition of BengaluruITE.BIZ and
Bengaluru INDIA BIO 2017 will attract over 300 exhibitors showcasing
products and technologies to over 10000 business visitors. The IT
conference will cover topics like Cloud & Big Data, Aerospace &
Defense, Telecom, Electronics, Cyber security, AVGC AR & VR, ESDM,
GIS, Robotics & AI, Privacy & Piracy and newest fields like
Blockchain and IoT and Bio techtech conference on Oncology, Rare
Diseases & Orphan Drugs; Proteomics; Big Data & Analytics and IoT.
Another highlight of the conference would be BIO-IT covering
spectrum of bio informatics genomics diagnostics and medical
technologies and more.
The list of participating leaders includes Mr Kris
Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder and former Executive Vice Chairman,
Infosys Ltd. and Chairman, Vision Group on IT, Government of
Karnataka, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon Limited and
Chairperson Karnataka's Vision Group on Biotechnology, and Mr
Krishna Kumar Natarajan, Chairma of Mindtree.
The Bangalore Tech Exchange will witness India’s leading research
institutions like CSIR, ICMR,DBT, ICAR, DRDO, ISRO, DAE, IISC,
JNCASR showcasing their innovate technologies that can be
commercialised. The finals of Rural IT quiz and Bio quiz will be
held concurrently with the event.
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