Transform your business with digital innovations to accelerate growth

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 digital technologies like GenAI, Cloud, edge computing, alongside a commitment to sustainability.

For Vadodara’s mid-sized enterprises that aspire to become leading enterprises of tomorrow, leveraging these transformational technologies is essential. They can help combat their key challenges like finding and retaining quality manpower, controlling costs, and enhancing productivity to name a few.

Join us at WeRise to gain strategic insights on how to harness digital technologies for empowering your workforce and achieving sustainable business growth.

Facts about Tech Adoption by Mid-Size Enterprises

Focus areas of WeRise 2024

Business Landscape & Mega Trends

Dive into inspiring discussion led by visionary leaders and entrepreneurs

Reinvent your business with Digital-First Strategy

Learn from vertical focused Software Solution Provider

Vertical-focused use cases

Discussion with Business Leaders on challenges and how technology solving vertical-specific business challenges

Live Technology Solution Showcase

Who should Attend:

• CEOs • Directors • Business Leaders and • CIOs of Vadodara's mid-sized enterprises


Nirmal Parekh

VP, Baroda Management Association

Pranav Pandya

Co-Founder and Chairman, DEV IT and Hon. Chairman GESIA

Nital Zaveri

Certified Smart Industry Readiness Index Assessor and Founder, DigiMex; Vice Chair, American Society for Quality

Saumil Shah

Chief Strategy Officer - Rishabh Software Pvt Ltd

Sanjay Kumar Srivastava

Head - IT, Plasser India

Rajesh Kumar

Product Specialist (Commercial) Microsoft

Ashish Agrawal

Country Manager – Commercial channel, HP Inc.

Anil Chopra

VP - Research & Editor, CyberMedia Research

BV Naidu

Chairperson, Karnataka Digital Economy Mission

Sreyssha George

Managing Director & Partner, BCG

Vaibhav Tiwari

CEO and Co-Founder, Portea Medical




  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM


  • 7:00 - 7:05 PM

    Welcome: Introduction and context setting

  • 7:05 - 7:20 PM

    Keynote Address on Becoming Enterprises of Tomorrow
    Nirmal Parekh, VP, Baroda Management Association

  • 7:20 - 7:40 PM

    Business Keynote on Leveraging Digitization to Achieve Next Level of Growth
    Pranav Pandya, Co-Founder and Chairman, DEV IT and Hon. Chairman GESIA

  • 7:40 - 8:10 PM

    Panel Discussion: Combating Business Challenges of Vadodara's industries with technology
    Saumil Shah, Chief Strategy Officer - Rishabh Software Pvt Ltd
    Nital Zaveri, Certified Smart Industry Readiness Index Assessor and Founder, DigiMex; Vice Chair, American Society for Quality
    Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, Head - IT, Plasser India
    Ashish Agrawal, Country Manager – Commercial channel, HP Inc.
    Moderator: Anil Chopra, VP - Research & Editor, CyberMedia Research

  • 8:10 - 8:20 PM

    Leadership Session by
    Ashish Agrawal, Country Manager – Commercial channel, HP Inc..

  • 8:20 - 8:40 PM

    Solution Demonstration

  • 8:40 - 9:00 PM

    Microsoft + HP Session
    Rajesh Kumar - Product Specialist (Commercial) Microsoft

  • 9.00 PM Onwards:

    HP Demo Zone Visit over Cocktail 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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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.