India continues to remain on a steady growth path irrespective of economic uncertainties around the globe. This trend is expected to continue in 2024 with a GDP growth expectation of 6.5%, which will keep India well on its path to become the third largest global economy by 2030.

True business success in today’s dynamic tech-driven era demands more than financial input. Indian business leaders must also seize the opportunity to propel their organization forward by strategically investing in emerging technologies like XaaS, GenAI, Cloud, edge computing, alongside a commitment to sustainability.

Join us at WeRise to gain strategic advice on embracing emerging technologies to transform your business for sustainable growth.


Key Highlights

Discover how emerging tech like AI, Edge Computing, Cloud, etc. can propel your business forward

Explore future-ready products and Business Services aligned to your needs

Assess hardware with ISV solutions and new tech trends aligned with Mid Market customers


BV Naidu

Chairperson, Karnataka Digital Economy Mission

Sreyssha George

Managing Director & Partner, BCG

Vaibhav Tiwari

CEO and Co-Founder, Portea Medical

Ganesan Ramani

Senior Vice President, Mashreq Bank

Manav Bakshi

Senior Vice President Products, ANZ

Satish Grampurohit

Cofounder & Chief Evangelist, Cogniquest AI

Ranendra Datta

Advisor | Entrepreneur | Mentor | Speaker | Strategist

Gautam Gandhi

Partner, NYTCP

Vikas Marwaha

Head of Data Science and Engineering, TVS Motor Company

Anil Khatri

Head (South Asia), Global IT-Client technology & Field IT, SAP India Subcontinent

Anil Chopra

VP-CMR and Research Editor, CyberMedia Group


  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM


  • 10:00 - 10:05 AM

    Welcome: Introduction and Context Setting

  • 10:05 - 10:15 AM

    Keynote speech on Reinvent your Business with a Digital-First Strategy
    BV Naidu, Chairperson, Karnataka Digital Economy Mission

  • 10:15 - 10:45 AM

    Road to Hyperscaling in India
    Sreyssha George, Managing Director & Partner, BCG

  • 10:45 - 11:05 AM

    Power Session on: Leveraging Al-ready infrastructure in today's fast evolving business landscape
    Satish Grampurohit, Cofounder & Chief Evangelist, Cogniquest AI

  • 11:05 - 11:15 AM

    Tea Break

  • 11:15 - 11:30 AM

    Changing Face of Digital: Future of Work
    Vaibhav Tiwari, CEO and Co-Founder, Portea Medical

  • 11:30 - 12:10 PM

    Panel Discussion: Driving Business Outcomes with Tech between
    Manav Bakshi, Senior Vice President Products, ANZ
    Ganesan Ramani, Senior Vice President, Mashreq Bank
    Moderator by Ranendra Datta, Advisor | Entrepreneur | Mentor | Speaker | Strategist

  • 12:10 - 12:40 PM

    Session by HP

  • 12:40 - 1:00 PM

    Closing note / Fireside Chat on Making India a Digital Super power
    Gautam Gandhi, Partner, NYTCP

  • 1:00 - 1:45 PM

    HP Solution Zone Tour

  • 1:45 - 2:30 PM

    Networking Lunch


Lead your Business Digitally

Automation and digital alignment are a must for every business in the post-pandemic world. Hear renowned speakers and business leaders discuss how to enable sustainable business growth in the new digital era.

  • 7:00 PM: Lamp lighting by Guest of Honour and Dignitaries
  • 7:05 PM: Enabling Gujarat’s Industry to be the Engine of Growth and Role of Technology:
    Keynote by Guest of Honour: Vijay Nehra, IAS, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat
  • 7:30 PM: Enabling Business Growth in the new Post-Pandemic Era:
    Business Keynote: Ramesh M. Patel, ED, Meghmani Organics and President, GDMA
  • 8:00 PM: Digital Innovation Enabling Business Growth:
    Harish Laddha, CEO, Emerging Business, Airtel Business
  • 8:30 PM: Ensuring Sustainable Business Growth in the Post-Pandemic World:
    Panel Discussion:
    Divya Agarwal, Founding Managing Director, Radhey Impex Pvt. Ltd. and Executive Committee Member, AEMA
    Dr. V. D. Gotmare, Governing Council Member, TAI Mumbai
    Padmin Buch, Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategy, Projects and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), and Director of
    • Bhagwati Auto cast Ltd.
    • Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    • Shilp Gravures Ltd.
    Abhishek Sinha, Circle Business Head, Gujarat, Airtel
    Moderated by: Anil Chopra, VP – Research & Consulting, CMR
  • 9:15 PM: Networking over Dinner


So many industrial units were shut down due to the pandemic. Many businesses fought hard against all the odds and managed to sustain themselves even during these troubled times to emerge stronger than ever before. Join us in felicitating these Covid Champions.



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Anil Chopra

Anil Chopra is the Vice President – Research and Consulting at CMR and in this role drives special projects at CMR.

Anil has over 24 years of experience in the ICT media industry, and now drives the strategic initiatives at CMR as well as the group’s go to market practice.

Anil has a knack for spotting the latest technology trends and has conducted many path-breaking market studies, technology priorities and technology implementations across enterprises in India. He closely tracks the AI space, has done many studies and written expert blogs around the technology.

Anil has worked with CyberMedia in various capacities, with his last role being the Group Editor-Technology for all CyberMedia publications, including PCQuest, Dataquest, Voice and Data, and CIOL.com. He has also benchmarked and tested a wide variety of IT products and services, during his stint with CyberMedia Labs, the country’s first vendor-neutral product testing facility.

Anil is a sought after speaker, and has delivered sessions and moderated panel discussions at various prestigious CIO forums on topics relevant for IT decision makers across SMBs and large enterprises. He also gets invited regularly by leading enterprises (like Indian Oil, PSU Banks,
etc.) to deliver expert talks to their internal IT teams.

An engineer and MBA by training, Anil has a passion for analyzing technology and delivering insights. A multi-channel content specialist, he also writes regularly about the latest enterprise technologies and trends.

Harish Laddha

Harish is CEO of Airtel’s SMB Business and is responsible for spearheading the SMB business for Airtel across different product lines such as IOT, Cloud, Connectivity, Mobility and more. He is also responsible for designing and executing the “Digital First” business strategy to strengthen Airtel’s leadership in this customer segment.

He is a dynamic and seasoned leader, with over 25 years of deep and varied expertise in the tech industry. Before joining Airtel, Harish was associated with Ingram micro where he was responsible for growth of multiple Business Units and channels such as Cloud, Enterprise and Global Business.

Harish has been responsible for P&L, building, strategizing and executing long-term strategic plans and thinking critically about driving value across organisations and people. He also has strong operational and executional experience, and has demonstrated success in maximizing growth opportunities throughout his career.

Harish has a Master’s degree in Marketing from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from IT, Pune.