Kiruba Shankar is an entrepreneur, social media consultant, speaker, author, teacher, podcaster and a farmer.
Kiruba Shankar is the CEO of Business Blogging, a leading social media consulting firm. He is one among Asia's foremost experts in Digital strategies, enriched with 17 years of work experience in the online space.
He has diverse interests and has started multiple entrepreneurship ventures in various fields. He co-founded F5ive Technologies that does 'Open Source Development'. His passion for agriculture and books, respectively, led him to start up Vaksana Farms and a publishing house called Verdure Books.
Prior to his entrepreneurship role, he was Associate Director of Sulekha.com and a senior manager at Sify.
He has authored 4 books: Copy Right and Left: Understanding Creative Commons, Wikipedia - A Beginner's Guide, CrowdsourcingTweet and Unconference:10 Powerful Ways to Spice-up Meetings & Events. More at http://Kiruba.com/books
He has been a technology columnist at The New Indian Express, Business Standard and Financial Express.
He sat on the advisory board of RangDe, a peer-to-peer micro-lending initiative supported by ICICI Foundation.
Kiruba is passionate about teaching. He has lectured on Social Media at IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore, IIT Madras, Great Lakes Institute of Management and Asian College of Journalism.
Kiruba is the Ambassador for TEDx program in India. He has helped organize TEDxChennai. He is the curator of Cerebrate.in, an international event for achievers.
He is a professional podcaster and hosts http://Kiruba.TV where he interviews global achievers. BusinessWorld magazine once ranked his blog Kiruba.com as one of India's top blogs.
Kiruba is a rowing champion and has captained the Sify Rowing Team to 4 Championship Titles at the prestigious Merchants & Bankers Regatta.
You can learn more about him at http://Kiruba.com