Starting on Monday, India will play home to a three-day international conference with an emphasis on export regulations, data security, and technology’s influence on geopolitics. Along with these topics, the summit will discuss digital public infrastructure, new and emerging technologies, and cross-cutting national security and innovation policy concerns.

‘Geopolitics of Technology’ is the theme for the Global Technology Summit (GTS), the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.

The Policy Planning and Research Division of the MEA and Carnegie India are co-hosting the summit, which is India’s premier geotechnical event.

According to a statement from the MEA, the GTS will bring together thousands of attendees and around 100 speakers, including academics, industry professionals, policy leaders, technocrats, and innovators from India and around the globe.

It stated that ministers and high-ranking government representatives will attend the summit from a number of nations, including the US, UK, Germany, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Lithuania, Brazil, and the European Union.

According to the MEA, the summit will cover important technological issues, including how technology affects geopolitics and policy concerns about emerging, critical, and new technologies, digital public infrastructure, export regulations, data security, and cross-cutting issues relating to innovation and national security.

S Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, would give the opening speech at the summit.

To address important issues regarding the influence of technology on geopolitics, a wide range of speakers from India and throughout the world—including policymakers, business leaders, academics, technocrats, and innovators—will come together. The main debate points will be new, critical, and emerging technologies; digital public infrastructure; export regulations; data protection; innovation; and national security.

With active participation from students and young professionals, known as GTS Young Ambassadors, as well as government officials, GTS 2023 seeks to promote an all-encompassing conversation.

Leading international professionals from a variety of disciplines, including technology, government, security, space, startups, data, law, public health, climate change, academia, and the economy, came together at the Global Technology Summit last year. With a focus on the “Geopolitics of Technology,” GTS 2022 offered an exciting lineup of sessions with perspectives from over 100 speakers. The extensive schedule of more than fifty panel discussions, book launches, keynote speeches, and other activities contributes to an intelligent and rich discussion on how technology is changing.