About: Kiruba Shankar

Kiruba specializes in Digital Excellence, primarily in how organizations can better leverage digital for improving their sales, marketing and reputation.

Kiruba Shankar

Kiruba is a passionate podcaster and author

He is a technology columnist and has authored tech columns at The New Indian Express, Business Standard, DTNext and Financial Express.

Kiruba Shankar is the CEO of Breathe Digital (earlier Business Blogging), a social media, and digital marketing firm. Right from the first day of work, he has been in the digital space and now has 24 years of experience. He co-founded F5ive Technologies that focuses on Open Source Web Development.

Prior to his entrepreneurship role, he was Associate Director of Sulekha.com and a senior manager at Sify.

He has authored 5 books: ‘Copy Right and Left: Understanding Creative Commons‘, ‘Wikipedia – A Beginner’s Guide‘, ‘Crowdsourcing Tweet’, ‘Unconference‘ and 'First Book'.

He is a technology columnist and has authored tech columns at The New Indian Express, Business Standard, DTNext and Financial Express.

Kiruba is a passionate podcaster and currently hosts three podcasts. The Movers & Shakers Podcast in collaboration with India’s leading Business Newspaper, The Hindu BusinessLine, focuses on interviewing Global Leaders & CXOs. The First Book Podcast is the World’s first podcast specifically for aspiring authors where Kiruba interviews global best-selling authors. His latest Podcast project is called The Global Speaker, where he interviews the World’s Best Professional Speakers.

Kiruba is a global professional speaker having given over 700 talks across 21 countries. He specializes in talking on Digital Excellence, primarily on how organizations can better leverage digital for improving their sales, marketing and reputation. He the founding President of the Professional Speakers Association of India under the aegis of the prestigious Global Speakers Federation.

Kiruba is passionate about teaching. He is a visiting faculty at Great Lakes Institute of Management near Chennai and Bharathidasan Institute of Management at Trichy. He has lectured on Digital & Social Media at IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore, IIT Madras and Asian College of Journalism.

He is the curator of Celebrate.in, an international event for achievers.

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