Natarajan Venkatakrishnan

NatrajanVenkatNatarajan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat) is the  Director of Research & Development for GE Appliances, since 2006. He also leads FirstBuild, an open source micro-manufacturing to create a new world of home appliances. He has more than 25 patent filings to date.

Based in Louisville, KY, US

Education:   B.Tech degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.

Family: Wife Chitra, have two children.

Interests: running, marathon,

Other activities:

On the board of the Louisville Regional Science & Engineering Fair, Dupont Manual Science Fair and the Kentucky Statewide EPSCoR Committee.


Sanjay Shah

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Architect, Vistex, Inc. Vistex is estimated to be valued at US$200 Million.

Has homes in Germany and India and recently bought a a penthouse on 89th floor at the Trump Tower in Chicago, US for $17 Million from Donald Trump.

Sanjay Shah  worked at Accounting and Logistics roles before joining SAP as an Applications Consultant in 1993. At SAP he worked for 6 years as a Platinum Consultant and Logistics Developer and contributed to over 80 SAP projects.


  • B Com from Sydenham collage
  • CA
  • MBA from Lehigh University

Idol: Lee Lacocca, Chairman Chrysler