British PM Boris Johnson to address 6th Global Technology Summit
To be held from December 14-16, the Summit will discuss diverse topics on emerging technology
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give a virtual address at the 6th Global Technology Summit (GTS) being held from Tuesday.
The theme of the 2021 Global Technology Summit is ‘Global Meets Local’.
To be held from December 14-16, the Summit will discuss diverse topics on emerging technology including the cryptocurrencies, encryption, vaccine supply chains, cloud computing, green technology, digital payments, cyber security, and science & tech cooperation in the Quad, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday.
In one of the sessions, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will be in conversation with C. Raja Mohan, Director at ISAS, National University of Singapore.
This year's edition of the Summit is being organized in a hybrid format. Due to the exceptional circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, physical attendance is on an invite-basis only.
The Global Technology Summit is the flagship event on geotechnology, held annually since 2016. It is jointly organized by the Ministry of External Affairs and Carnegie India.
The Summit convenes policymakers and domain experts to discuss policy aspects of trending technology topics, the MEA said.
The Summit will also be attended by:
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
Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs of India
Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India
Minister of State for External Affairs and Education of India
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications of Vietnam.
The Summit will have over 50 sessions with more than 100 speakers, including the notable industry leaders and domain experts from well-known tech companies.
According to the MEA, 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 MEA said.