With 1000+ life sciences companies and 200+ FDA approved sites for pharmaceutical manufacturing, Telangana contributes to 40% of the country’s pharma production. The pharma sector in India is expected to grow at 37% CAGR till 2025. In order to sustain this growth and generate more revenue, the sector must offer high quality drugs at low cost. This is difficult but not impossible by increasing focus on process automation and digitization.

Join us at WeRise to understand the pharma sector’s challenges, key growth drivers and how technology intervention can help enhance efficiency, ensure consistent quality, adhere to global compliance norms, and improve revenue.


Key Highlights

Understand key growth drivers for pharma sector in the state

Discuss pharma sector’s challenges around pricing, policies, and innovation

Learn how to leverage digital technologies and automate processes to enhance efficiency, profits, and compliance


Pradeep Bhargava

GladMinds Solutions

Revathi Kasturi

Founder & CEO,
LAQSH Job Skills Academy

Abhishek Kumar


Praveen Chintamani

Director of Engineering,

Dinesh Agarwal

CEO, Indiamart

Pradeep Gupta

CMD, CyberMedia Group

Priyank S. Garg

Managing Partner, IAN

Manish Gupta

Partner, GrowX Ventures

Jayesh Ranjan

Principal Secretary-Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT), Telangana government

G. Hemanth Reddy

Balaji Speciality Chemicals

Himanshu Gaur

Head-Corporate Apps and Digital WorkspaceDr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Pavan Pasupulati

Vice President, Product Excellence, Caliber Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Ashish Agrawal

Country Manager – Commercial channel, HP Inc.

Anil Chopra

VP-CMR and Research Editor, CyberMedia Group


  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM


  • 7:00 - 7:10 PM

    Welcome: Introduction and Context Setting

  • 7:10 - 7:30 PM

    Keynote by Chief Guest: Growth Drivers for Telangana’s Pharma Sector
    Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary-Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT), Telangana government

  • 7:30 - 7:50 PM

    Power Session: How Pharma companies can leverage Technology to Ensure Compliance
    Pavan Pasupulati, Vice President, Product Excellence, Caliber Technologies Pvt Ltd.

  • 7:50 - 8:10 PM

    Power Session: Technology in Motion Ashish Agarwal Country Manager – Commercial channel , HP Inc.

  • 8:10 - 8:40 PM

    Leaders’ Talk: How Pharma companies can scale new heights with Digital Technologies and Process Automation
    G. Hemanth Reddy, Director, Balaji Speciality Chemicals
    Himanshu Gaur, Digital Transformation, Unlock Growth & Productivity using Digital, Design Thinking, Employee Experience, Partner Mgmt, Product Development, Enterprise Architecture, SAP & Cloud Apps, Infra & Cyber security
    Moderator: Anil Chopra, VP-CMR and Research Editor, CyberMedia Group

  • 8:40 - 9:00 PM

    HP demo zone tour: Experience Solutions to improve collaboration, performance, and security

  • 9:00 - 9:05 PM

    Vote of Thanks

  • 9:05 PM Onwards

    Networking over cocktails and dinner


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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Anup Mishra

Finance professional having CA & ICWA as qualification, with around 29 years of experience in varied industries like FMCG, Pharma, Pharma machinery and automobile component.

Have worked for Vadilal, Cadila Pharmaceuticals group and Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited.

I have been part of Mahindra CIE (earlier Mahindra Systech) for last 18 years and currently working as “chief business controller” responsible for the finance control function across all plants in India and also taking care of Information and Technology function. Chairing the CSR & Sustainability council at MCIE and responsible for ESG drive in India for all MCIE plants. Have handled Gears operation for a short period in the past and did establish people process in Gears business.

In Mahindra CIE under my leadership, I have embarked upon journey of “Automation and digitisation” which among other includes projects in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) also. 

Love socialising, singing and reading books.

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.