The auto parts manufacturing sector has rebounded and is on a healthy growth trajectory, according to research by ACMA. Leveraging digitization is the only way to maintain this growth, gain a competitive advantage, reduce costs, and expand margins.

Digitization can be challenging for small and mid-sized auto parts manufacturers, which constitute a major part of this sector. WeRise is a dedicated platform created by HP to handhold this sector and help them gear up for this and become future-ready.



  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM
    6:00 - 6:30 PM


  • 6:30 - 6:35 PM
    6:30 - 6:35 PM

    Welcome and Introduction
    Anil Chopra, VP – Research & Consulting, CMR

  • 6:35 - 6:55 PM
    6:35 - 6:55 PM

    Keynote: Re-think Competitive Advantage with Digitized Manufacturing
    Prashanth Nayak, MD , Yazaki India

  • 6:55 - 7:15 PM
    6:55 - 7:15 PM

    Power Session: Leveraging Data for Efficiency and Profitability by leading software expert
    Zubin Jagtiani, CEO, Think7

  • 7:15 - 7:45 PM
    7:15 - 7:45 PM

    HP driving innovation in Manufacturing
    Ashish Agrawal, Country Manager – Commercial channel , HP

  • 7:45 - 8:25 PM
    7:45 - 8:25 PM

    Fireside Chat: Leveraging Digital to Sustain Growth Momentum
    Anup Mishra, Chief Business Controller, Mahindra CIE Automotive Ltd. | Rajeev Mittal, CIO, Endurance Technologies Ltd.
    Moderated by: Anil Chopra, VP – Research & Consulting, CMR

  • 8:25 - 8:45 PM
    8:25 - 8:45 PM

    HP Demo Zone Tour: Experience solutions like:
    Collaboration devices to manage your office and factory setup seamlessly
    Shopfloor devices to improve productivity and output
    AR/VR devices to enhance design efficiency

  • 8:45 PM Onwards
    8:45 PM Onwards

    Networking over cocktails, 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.


Prashanth Nayak

Yazaki India

Anup Mishra

Mahindra CIE Automotive Ltd.

Rajeev Mittal

Endurance Technologies Ltd.

Zubin Jagtiani


Ashish Agrawal

Country Manager – Commercial channel,

Anil Chopra

VP-Research and Consulting


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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.

Zubin Jagtiani

Zubin Jagtiani is a thought leader in the field of digital manufacturing with a diverse background in engineering and manufacturing. He has over 22 years of experience in the industry and has a deep understanding of the latest technologies and trends shaping the future of manufacturing. His innovative approach to building digital tools has led to significant improvements in efficiency and profitabiltiy for his clients.

He has a proven track record of managing an auto component manufacturing company and navigating a successful exit apart from being instrumental in several innovative projects including building India’s first solar-powered electric car and also a self-balancing bicycle.

His passion for cycling has seen him complete several endurance bicycling tours covering hundreds of kilometers.

Zubin is a respected figure in the manufacturing community and his insights are highly valued by his peers and clients alike.

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.