The Government of Karnatakas premier ICT event, rechristened as Bangalore ITE.biz 2013, which commenced with a bullish note on October 22, came to a close with the IT industry scaling new heights in sharing knowledge relating to modern technologies and services focussing on innovation and entrepreneurship to drive future growth.
The inauguration function of the 16th edition of this event displayed Karnatakas supremacy in technology and innovation with a firm resolve of overtaking the Silicon Valley by 2020. The function itself witnessed a blend of tradition and technology when the lighting of the lamp took place with the help of laser beams triggered through high end devices.
The States IT, ITES, Innovation and Incentives (i4) policy unveiled at the function, which outlined the Government of Karnatakas future road map, was very well received by the IT fraternity. The inaugural function also witnessed the launch of the event' s virtual mascot "Bangalore IT Genie #BITGen, nicknamed #CYBERYakshagana, a representation of technology and culture, that doubled up as the master of ceremonies.
Over 1200 Delegates representing 750 plus Organizations participated in the 3-day conference which covered many focused tracks on E and M Governance, Digital Analytics, Big Data driving product / technology, ESDM landscape, R & D, Value drivers for electronics manufacturing among others. The exclusive and high powered IT Secretaries meet that took place at the event discussed issues relating to E-Gov and M-Gov while the CEO conclave with the Theme Bangalore 3.0 discussed and deliberated on Bangalore retaining its Numero Uno spot and what the Indian IT industry and Bangalore could do about it.
With a slew of track conferences covering IT and Electronics, panel discussions were moderated by Industry captains while eminent speakers provided valuable and pertinent inputs which made for impeccable information and knowledge for the attending delegates. In all, 13 sessions were held and were addressed by 112 eminent speakers/panelists from organizations like Infosys, Wipro, Mphasis, Accenture, Snapdeal.com, IBM, John Welch Technology Center, Mu Sigma, Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, Cognizant, Robert Bosch, Pramati Technologies, CRISIL, Manthan Systems, Cosmic Circuits, Tata Elxsi, PMC Sierra, Analog among others.