Mr. Nandan Nilekani
Co-Founder and Chairman
Mr. Nandan Nilekani is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the tech giant Infosys Limited.
Mr. Nilekani served as the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a cabinet ranking position that he joined upon the invitation of the former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh. As the chairman of UIDAI, he was responsible for implementing a multi-purpose National Identity Card or Unique Identity Card (UID) project in India.
He is currently the chairman of EkStep Foundation, a not-for-profit literacy and numeracy platform. EkStep looks at solving the learning problem by creating a technology-led platform to help children improve their learning outcomes, early in their life.
Mr. Nilekani is also the Chairman of the Governing Body of the New Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India's largest and oldest non-profit economic research think tank. He has also invested in many tech start-ups. In 2006, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan and was named Businessman of the Year by Forbes Asia. In 2006 and 2009, Time Magazine placed Nilekani in the Time 100 list of World's Most Influential People. India Today ranked him 12th in India's 50 Most Powerful People of 2017 list.
Mr. John Intile
Vice President, Engineering
GE Gas Power
John Intile is the Vice President of Engineering for Gas Power, leading the engineering teams responsible for the life-cycle design execution of heavy-duty gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, and all associated plant systems. John oversees approximately 4,000 of the most talented, innovative professionals in the industry, focused on a relentless pursuit of innovation for a better tomorrow with cleaner, more flexible power.
John is a 23-year veteran of GE who has served in multiple leadership roles within combustion, systems engineering, conceptual design, and Global Research Center. In his previous role as a Global Gas Turbine Engineering Leader, he has been responsible for designing and supporting gas turbines, including both the 7HA and 9HA. He has focused on executing product development for our new units and services businesses, supporting our manufacturing and product management teams, and resolving technical challenges for our fleet of gas turbines.
Prior to joining GE, John worked at CD-adapco where he led design teams with Computational Fluid Dynamics specialty performing services and consultant work with to Power Generation and Automotive industry.
John is a graduate of the State University of New York—Stony Brook, with bachelor’s and master's degree in mechanical engineering.