Highlights from Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020; top startup stories of the week

This year, the state held the 23rd edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit, which went all-virtual from November 19 to November 21.

Highlights from Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020; top startup stories of the week

Monday November 23, 2020,

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Bengaluru is known as India's innovation hub for information technology and biotechnology because of Karnataka's favourable regulatory environment and the state's focus on attracting investments.

This year, the state held the 23rd edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit, which went all-virtual from November 19 to November 21. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the summit is the go-to event for leading tech companies, startups, technocrats, young innovators, policymakers, investors, researchers, and academia.


At the event, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra spoke about how COVID-19 has brought about the need for speed and integration of tech and life sciences. Infosys Co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan said that in spite of the COVID-19 crisis, the IT industry in India has reinforced the strengths of the global delivery model and increased the trust of global businesses.

The summit also saw Amazon India's Global Senior VP and Country Head Amit Agarwal talk about how technology and mobile internet will be the scalable levers which will drive inclusion and equity and have a profound impact on Indian society. Internationally renowned speaker and bestselling author, Sadhguru, had an insight-filled conversation with Nivruthi Rai, Country Head, Intel India, where he spoke about the interaction of science and spirituality, and investing in human potential.


The event also saw many fireside chats from industry leaders who discussed the future of work post-COVID-19, how deep-tech can make a mark in India, and how startups can survive in a digital and contactless world.

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