Vishal Sikka is the founder and CEO of Vianai Systems, a startup company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, Dr. Sikka was the CEO and managing director of Infosys from 2014-2017. During his tenure at Infosys, he led the company through a time of significant change in the services industry. Prior to Infosys, Dr. Sikka was a member of the executive board of SAP, leading all products and technologies globally. Dr. Sikka is especially known for his championship of technology as an amplifier of human potential and his passion for applying software in purposeful ways to address big global challenges. Dr. Sikka received his PhD in artificial intelligence from Stanford University and an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Queensland University.