Disruptive technology, start-ups take center stage at BangaloreITE.biz

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Disruptive technology was not a singular entity but a confluence of different technologies, said IBM-India MD Vanitha Narayanan.

Speaking at the inauguration day of 18th edition of Karnataka’s IT summit BangaloreITE.biz, she also drew attention to the need to see data as a resource.

BangaloreITE.biz is being organized by the Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka, along with STPI-Bangalore at the Lalit Ashok, Bangalore from December 8-10, 2015.

At the event, inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, participants came together to discuss policy formulation with a view to accelerate the startup ecosystem in India.

Discussions also focused on nurturing the spirit of entrepreneurship from a young age and the need for policy reforms in view of the growing number of startups. The minister said Karnataka will incubate about 20,000 start-ups by 2020.

Infosys Chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan,   V. Manjula, IAS Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT and S&T Government of Karnataka, Sunil Kumar Barnwal, IAS Secretary Dept. of IT, Govt of Jharkhand and P. H. Kurian, Principal Secretary (Industries & IT) Govt. of Kerala. were also present at the occasion.

Arya MM

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