India AI Conference

Bengaluru is all set to host India’s finest tech gathering of the year aiming to enhance services, operational efficiency and productivity in governance and enterprises across sectors leveraging future-ready AI innovations. 

The Elets India AI Summit, organised by Elets Technomedia in collaboration with Elets eGov Magazine and Elets CIO, will take place on 11-12 July 2024, at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel, Brigade Gateway, Bengaluru.  

With the Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka, and Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) as Host Partners, the summit will unite India’s leading thought leaders, innovators, industry experts, and policy-makers for exchange of ideas and potential collaboration.

The premier two-day summit will convene over 400 attendees from crucial government departments and enterprises nationwide. Aligned with India’s AI Mission, the summit seeks to build a robust AI ecosystem, empowering both public and private sectors to harness the full potential of  technological innovations.   

Shri Priyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister of IT, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka, will grace the summit as Chief Guest, accompanied by Shri Dinesh Gundu Rao, Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka, who will join as the Guest of Honour. The summit is further supported by esteemed Programme Mentors such as Dr. Ekroop Caur, IAS, Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, and Darshan H.V, IAS, Director and Managing Director of KITS, Government of Karnataka. 

India’s commitment to boost AI development and adoption through initiatives like the IndiaAI Mission, supported by a substantial ₹10,300 crore investment, reflects its dedication to enhancing efficiency, services, and global innovation. The Elets India AI Summit provides a premier platform to harness AI’s full potential across sectors and promote collaborative growth. With over 20 knowledge sessions and exclusive networking opportunities, the summit will feature dedicated tracks focusing on both the Enterprise and Public sectors. 

Day 1 – July 11, 2024: Enterprise Track 

On Day 1, July 11, 2024, the Enterprise Track of the summit will host top industry leaders who will delve into AI-driven innovations, expand networks, and pioneer new business strategies in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Esteemed speakers for this session include Suresh Khadakbhavi, Chief Executive Officer, Digi Yatra Foundation; Sanjay Mohan, Group CTO, MakeMyTrip; Harsh Vardhan, Global Head – Digital Innovation, Apollo Tyres Ltd; Srivatsa S., Head – Intelligent Automation & AI, Axis Bank; Guruprasad Rao, Chief Analytics & Insights Officer, Tata Power; Suresh Sharma, Chief Information Security Officer, PayU; Praveen Shrikhande, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd; Vivek Zakarde, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, IDBI Bank, etc. 

These leaders will share insights and strategies on leveraging AI to drive transformation and competitive advantage in their respective industries, making Day 1 an invaluable opportunity for attendees to gain deep industry knowledge and network with pioneering minds in AI and digital innovation.

Day 2 – July 12, 2024: Public Sector Track 

On Day 2, July 12, 2024, the Public Sector Track of the summit will convene policy-makers and government officials to explore transformative applications of AI, and fortify governmental frameworks. Esteemed speakers for this session include D. Thara, IAS, Additional Secretary (A&CV), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India; Manish Bhardwaj, Deputy Director General, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI); Arvind Kumar, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and many more to explore the intersection of public policy and AI which holds a immense potential. 

Over 100+ speakers and 600+ delegates will converge to discuss strategies to harness AI’s potential in public service delivery, policy-making, and governance, illustrating Day 2 as a critical forum for shaping AI’s role in advancing government effectiveness and service delivery across India.

The Elets India AI Summit is scheduled to be strategically hosted in Bengaluru, Karnataka, a vibrant hub renowned for innovation and business excellence. Karnataka, ranked No. 1 in NITI Aayog’s Innovation Index and home to 400 Fortune 500 companies, boasts the 4th largest technology cluster globally. Recognized as an “Achiever”  in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Ease of Doing Business ranking, Karnataka offers a conducive business environment that fosters innovation and investment.  Bengaluru’s startup ecosystem is particularly robust, with startups raising Rs 2,661 crore in February 2024 alone, representing 53% of total funding, according to research and market intelligence firm Private Circle.

It is an ideal platform to drive AI innovations and collaborations.

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