Siva Vedhagiri is currently a Technical leader at GE Power & Water. He has over 15 years of experience in leading global teams to solve complex engineering problems and develop products for Energy and Automotive industries. He is an innovative and inclusive thinker with eight patents to his credit. Siva completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas, Arlington and Bachelors from Bharathiar University, India. Siva is the hub leader for Asian Pacific American Forum at Greenville. He is the founding member and leader for Igniting Minds, a hands-on project based learning initiative for math and science that is developed and delivered by GE volunteers to various middle schools in US reaching over 300 students annually. He is also a core team member for Asha for Education leading fundraiser events for the Detroit and Atlanta chapters.