Cryptocurrencies, vaccine supply chains, cloud computing, green technology, digital payments and tech cooperation in the Quad will figure prominently in a three-day hybrid event.
New Delhi: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give a virtual address at the Global Technology Summit this year. The theme of this year’s Global Technology Summit is ‘Global Meets Local’. The 6th edition of the Global Technology Summit (GTS) will be held from December 14-16, 2021, an MEA release said.
This year the Summit is organized in a hybrid format, but due to the exceptional circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, physical attendance is on an invitation basis only. The Global Technology Summit is the flagship event on geo technology, held annually since 2016. It is jointly organized by the Ministry of External Affairs and Carnegie India.
The Summit provides policymakers and domain experts a platform to discuss policy aspects of trending technology topics. Over the course of three days, the Summit will discuss diverse topics on emerging technology, including cryptocurrencies, encryption, vaccine supply chains, cloud computing, green technology and digital payments. The cyber security, science and tech cooperation in the Quad etc., would also figure.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will deliver a special virtual address at the Summit on Tuesday, December 14. In one of the sessions, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will be in conversation with C. Raja Mohan, Director at ISAS, National University of Singapore.
The Summit will also see the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and Minister for Women and Equalities of UK, Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication, France and also Deputy Minister of Information and Communications of Vietnam.
The Summit will have over 50 sessions with over 100 speakers, including notable industry leaders and domain experts from well-known tech companies.
Over 2,500 participants from all around the globe have pre-registered for the Summit. Over 20,000 people from over 90 countries have accessed the bespoke website for the GTS 2021, and a large number of participants are likely to join the conversations in the Summit through various social media platforms with the #GlobalTechSummit, the release said.