29, May 2023
IESA’s Deftronics 2023 Shines Spotlight on India’s journey towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India Initiatives in Space and Defence sectors

IESA's Deftronics 2023 Shines

Bengaluru, 29th May 2023: The Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) successfully organized Deftronics 2023, a premier conference showcasing India’s growing prowess in the electronics and semiconductor industry. The event, held on 26 May 2023 at Hilton Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park (Convention Centre), brought together industry leaders, government officials, and young innovators to discuss the nation’s journey towards self-reliance and the transformative power of the Make in India initiative.

Commenting on the event, Mr K Krishnamoorthy, President & CEO IESA said, “We are proud to have hosted Deftronics 2023, a platform that celebrated India’s growing self-reliance and its emerging position as a global leader in the electronics and semiconductor industry. The conference provided a unique opportunity to engage industry leaders, government officials, and young innovators in meaningful discussions on Make in India, innovative technologies, and the future of defense and space. Deftronics 2023 showcased India’s potential and reaffirmed our commitment to nurturing a thriving ecosystem of indigenous electronics manufacturing.”

The conference commenced with a warm welcome from Mr. Anilkumar Muniswamy, Founder CEO of SLN Technologies and Space & Defence CiG Champion IESA. Esteemed guests, including Mr. Sanjeev Gupta CEO of KDEM Bengaluru, Lt. Gen. Raj Shukla, Member UPSC & Retd. Army Commander, Lt. Gen. M.U. Nair, VSM, AVSM, SO-in-C, IHQ of MoD, New Delhi, and Dr. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Government of India, set the tone for the conference with their insightful addresses.

The theme of the conference revolved around the significance of Aatmanirbharta and its intersection with the booming semiconductor industry. Participants engaged in vibrant discussions on new technologies like drones and nanotechnology, exploring their potential applications in defense and space domains. Notable keynote speakers such as Shri Amitesh Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary (E) of MeitY, Smt. Chandrika Kaushik, DG PC&SI of DRDO, Directorate of Technology Development Fund (DRDO), iDEX from DDP (MoD), HAL and Mr. Tobby Simon, Founder CEO of Synergia Foundation, shared their perspectives besides a host of industry leaders in Semiconductor space on critical electronic components, emerging defense technologies, and space and defense cyber security systems, respectively.

Deftronics 2023 also witnessed the recognition of exemplary individuals and organizations committed to the Make in India initiative. Awards were presented to deserving recipients, promoting the spirit of innovation and highlighting the remarkable contributions made by young leaders. The event provided a platform for students to showcase their inventive ideas, further nurturing their innovative minds. The conference witnessed the presence of leaders who emphasized India’s trajectory towards becoming a global leader in the electronics and semiconductor industry. They underscored the nation’s commitment to creating a sustainable ecosystem and establishing India as a hub for cutting-edge technology.

The Government of Karnataka also showcased its future plans pertaining to the industries discussed during the event, shedding light on the state’s role in fostering innovation and promoting growth. Mr. Sharat Kaul, VP of Strategy at IESA, concluded the conference by extending his heartfelt gratitude to all participants, speakers, and attendees for their invaluable contributions.

“We owe the resounding success of Deftronics 2023 to the collective efforts of industry leaders, government officials, and young innovators who came together to promote self-reliance and the Make in India initiative. The conference’s success was driven by vibrant discussions on emerging technologies, the showcasing of innovative minds, and the recognition of outstanding contributions. Deftronics 2023 truly exemplified the collaborative spirit and commitment to excellence that will propel India towards becoming a global leader in the electronics and semiconductor industry,” said Anurag Awasthi, Vice President of IESA.

Deftronics 2023 served as a testament to the paradigm shift among India’s youth, reflecting their growing interest in the Make in India initiative. The conference successfully fostered dialogue, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing, setting the stage for India’s journey towards self-reliance in the electronics and semiconductor sectors.

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