The Karnataka Government is trying hard to push the state as the global first choice for new technology and innovation. And that is why it is planning to announce a new IT policy soon with a focus on tier-2 cities. According to a senior official, the update is being introduced in the IT sector to drive employment and investment opportunities in the state of Karnataka.
Strengthening Karnataka’s Leadership In IT/ITeS Industry
The principal secretary to the department of information technology and biotechnology, Gaurav Gupta said, “We are in the process of formulating a revised IT policy for the state. Our aim is to strengthen the states leadership position in the IT/ITeS industry through increased thrust on emerging technologies and R&D.”
While speaking at the 15th Vision Group meeting Gupta further added, “Our focus would be to enhance necessary support through key incentives and facilitation through the institutional mechanism.” The official made it clear that the intention behind introducing new IT policy for Karnataka is to make the state first choice in the field of innovation and technology.
Eyeing Inclusive Digital Growth Through New Strategies
At the meeting, Gupta stated that inclusive digital growth will be made possible by adopting strategies that support the promotion of newly emerging technologies including machine learning, AI, virtual reality and more. On the advice of The Vision Group headed by industry leaders, the government decided to organize the Bengaluru Tech Summit-2019 on November 18 and 19 this year.
The event will serve as a major platform for exhibiting the technology prowess of the state. Co-founder of Alixor Ventures and chairman of Infosys, Kris Gopalakrishnan was the chairperson at the meeting. After the event, an interactive session was organized with the startups for discussing various strategies that will be helpful to them for addressing any issues caused as a result of intervention by the government bodies.