ORGANISERS


Government of Karnataka:

Karnataka is globally recognized as the Information Technology (IT), Biotechnology (Bt), Research and Development (R&D) and Start-Up capital of the country with Bengaluru being branded as the most dynamic city in the world and Silicon Valley of India.

Karnataka has historically been a hub for technology and R&D based institutions in India, and boasts of adequate infrastructure to support its vision. The Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T through its innovative initiatives has been promoting Karnataka as the most preferred destination for frontier technologies, creating a conducive environment for Electronics, IT, BT and S&T related industries. Karnataka is the first state to draft its own IT, Biotech, ESDM, AVGC and Start-up policy and has set up 9 CoEs, incubation & learning centres.

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) helps the Department of Electronics, IT, BT & S&T in facilitating and promoting the sectors in the state. KITS act as a synergic liaison between Industry and Government. KITS also focuses on tapping Karnataka's large IT talent pool, functioning as a key driver for augmenting foreign investments and collaborations, to enhance skill development, mutual industry facilitation and encourage start-ups and MSMEs.

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS)

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) helps the Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology in facilitating and promoting the Information Technology and Biotech sectors in the state. KITS acts as a synergic liaison between Industry and Government, providing secretarial services to the State IT and BT projects, making it the linchpin for providing all basic information that facilitates the establishment of IT & BT Industries in the State. It is the nodal agency for implementing the decisions of the Vision Group on IT and the Vision Group on BT.

KITS also focuses on tapping Karnataka's large IT talent pool, functioning as a key driver for augmenting foreign investments and collaborations, to enhance skill development, mutual industry facilitation and encourage startups and MSMEs.

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)

STPI has played a seminal role in accomplishing India as an Information Technology superpower. Software Technology Parks of India, is an autonomous body under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Govt. of India. It is conceived with the distinct objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting software exports from India, and maintains internal engineering resources to provide consulting, training and implementation services.

Additionally, STPI also helps set up & manage infrastructural facilities. From time to time, relentless efforts are taken to provide statutory and other promotional services to exporters by implementing the Software Technology Parks (STP), Electronics and Hardware Technology Parks (EHTP) Schemes and SEZ schemes by Govt. of India. Today, STPI is synonymous with excellent Infrastructure and statutory support for the booming IT sector of the country.

Vision Group on (Information Technology, Biotechnology & StartUp)

The three independent Vision Groups constituted by Government of Karnataka on Information Technology, Biotechnology and Start-Up consist of industry captains, research heads, and academia.

These Vision Groups act as a think tank of Government of Karnataka and help government in formulating various policies and initiatives to foster the technology ecosystem in the state.

The Vision Groups have also been instrumental in connecting the state globally with leading companies, research & academic institutes and innovation hotspots for collaborations.

MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications

MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications is India's leading event curator in the field of frontier technologies. MM Activ, since its inception in the year 2000, has held over 100 National and International conventions in sectors like IT & Electronics, Biotechnology, Agritechnology, Nanotechnology, Space Technology, Nutraceuticals, R&D and Higher Education, Sustainable Chemistry, Transport & Logistics, MRO, Renewable Energy, Water and Investments.

MM Activ is also the publisher of leading business magazines like Bio Spectrum (Asia & India), NuFFooDS Spectrum (Asia & India) & Agro Spectrum.



VISION GROUP ON IT

  • Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris)
    Co-Founder, Infosys,
    Chairman, Axilor Ventures and
    Chairperson, Karnataka Vision Group on IT


  • Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS
    Additional Chief Secretary to Government Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology , Government of Karnataka


  • Prof. Govindan Rangarajan
    Director, IISc- Bangalore


  • Dr. Karisiddappa
    Vice Chancellor, VTU, Belagavi

  • Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan
    Director, IIM-Bangalore

  • Prof. Debabrata Das
    Director, IIIT-Bangalore

  • Dr. Kavi Mahesh
    Director, IIIT- Dharwad

  • Prof. B.S. Murty
    Director, IIIT-Raichur

  • Mr. Shailendra Kumar Tyagi
    Director, STPI- Bengaluru

  • Mr. Rajeev Khushu
    Chairman, IESA-Bengaluru

  • Mr. B.V Naidu
    Chairman, KDEM – Bengaluru

  • Mr. U. B. Pravin Rao
    Chief Operation Officer, Infosys

  • Mr. Dattatri Salagame
    CEO/President, Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, India

  • Mr. Rajesh Nambiar
    Chairman & MD, Cognizant

  • Mr. Debashis Chatterjee
    CEO, Mindtree

  • Mr. Pankaj Vyas
    CEO, Seimens Technology Services

  • Mr. Gunjan Samtani
    CEO, Goldman Sachs

  • Mr. Hari Hegde
    Senior Vice President & Global Head – Operations, WIPRO Ltd .

  • Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan
    Former CEO & MD, Mindtree

  • Mr. Arshad Sayyad
    President and Head, Fidelity Investments India

  • Ms. G.V. Kalavathi
    CEO, Phillips Innovation Center

  • Mr. Sharad Sharma
    Co-founder & Governing Council Member, iSPIRT foundation

  • Dr. Shridhar Mitta
    Founder & MD, Nextwealth Entrepreneurs Pvt. Ltd

  • Mr. Puneet Kumar
    MD (Government Relations), Accenture

  • Mr. KS Viswanathan
    Representatives from different verticals

  • Smt. Meena Nagaraj.C.N, IAS
    Director, Dept. of Electronics, IT & BT and Managing Director, KITS, Govt. of Karnataka


VISION GROUP ON BIOTECH

  • Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
    Executive Chairperson, Biocon Ltd. and Chairperson, Karnataka Vision Group on BT


  • Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS
    Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister and Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan
    Principal Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister Office Government of India

  • Dr. H. Sharat Chandra
    Director, Centre for Human Genetics

  • Dr. G. Padmanaban
    Hon. & Emeritus Professor, IISc.

  • Dr.S.Rajendra Prasad
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS)

  • Dr. Raghavarao K S M S
    Director, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute

  • Dr. Satyajit Mayor
    Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences

  • Dr. Shrikumar Suryanarayan
    Hon. President, ABLE & Chairman, Sea6 Energy Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. Vijay Chandru
    Executive Chairman, Strand Life Sciences

  • Mr. D. A. Prasanna
    Chairman & Managing Director, Acunova Life Science LLP

  • Dr. P. M. Murali
    Director Evolva Biotech Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. K.K. Narayanan
    Chairman, Kottaram Agro Foods Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. G. S. Krishnan
    Regional President, India, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. Divakar Rao
    CEO, DGK Bio Agro Foods & Vice-President, Bio Diesel Society of India

  • Dr. Krishna Ella
    Chairman & CEO, Bharath Biotech International

  • Dr. Mahesh Bhalgat
    Chief Operating Officer, Syngene International Ltd.

  • Mr. Vishwaprasad Alva
    Managing Director, Skanray Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. Sujay Shetty
    Partner & Leader - Pharma Life Sciences, PwC India

  • Dr. H. S. Subramanya
    Director, Institute for Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)

  • Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed
    CEO, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP)

  • Mr. Narayanan Suresh
    Chief Operating Officer, Association for Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE)

  • Smt. Meena Nagaraj.C.N, IAS
    Director, Dept. of Electronics, IT & BT and Managing Director, KITS, Govt. of Karnataka



VISION GROUP ON STARTUP

  • Mr. Prashanth Prakash
    Partner, Accel Partners and Chairman, Karnataka Vision Group on Startup


  • Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS
    Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister and Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Mr. Ravi Gururaj
    Founder & CEO, QikPod

  • Mr. Raghunandan G.
    Co-Founder & Ex-CEO, TaxiForSure

  • Mr. K. Ganesh
    Founder, Growth Story

  • Ms. Shanti Mohan
    Founder, LetsVenture

  • Ms. Shradha Sharma
    Founder & CEO, YourStory

  • Mr. Manoj Kumar
    Founder, Social Alpha

  • Mr. Kalyan Krishnamurthy
    CEO, Flipkart

  • Mr. Dhiraj Rajaram
    Founder, Mu Sigma

  • Mr. Nandan Reddy
    Co-Founder, Swiggy

  • Mr. Kunal Shah
    Founder, Cred &Freecharge

  • Mr. Sudhakar Gande
    Vice Chairman, Axis Aerospace& Technologies

  • Mr. Bhavish Aggarwal
    Founder & CEO, Ola

  • Mr. KB Chandrasekhar
    Founder & CEO at Forus Health

  • Ms. Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues
    CEO, Zumutor Biologics

  • Mr. B.V.Naidu
    Managing Partner, StartupXseed Ventures

  • Mr. Sanjay Swamy
    Managing Partner, PRIME Venture Partners

  • Mr. Naganand Doraswamy
    Managing Partner, IdeaSpring

  • Smt. Meena Nagaraj.C.N, IAS
    Director, Dept. of Electronics, IT & BT and Managing Director, KITS, Govt. of Karnataka


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