One Line Bio

Kiruba Shankar is an Entrepreneur, Social Media Consultant, Professional Speaker, Author of 5 books, Professor of Digital Marketing, Podcaster and an Organic Farmer.

Short Bio

Kiruba Shankar is CEO of Business Blogging & founder Director of F5ive Technologies. He has 23 years of work experience in the Internet space and helps craft digital strategies for large firms. He has consulted for leading brands such as British Council, Dominos Pizza, Murugappa Group, Mahindra Group, Sterling Holidays, Larsen & Toubro and The Hindu Newspaper Group.

He has authored five books and has been a technology columnist for newspapers such as Business Standard, Financial Express and The New Indian Express.

Kiruba has been teaching for 18 years and is a Professor of Digital Marketing. He has taught at leading B-Schools. He is a professional speaker and has delivered over 500 talks at conferences and corporate events. He is leading the initiative to establish the Professional Speakers Association of India.

In the weekends, Kiruba heads to his village where he passionately pursues organic farming in his 13 acre farm.

Obnoxiously Long Egoistic Bio

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 23 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 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 currently authors a tech column at DTNext. He has authored tech columns for national newspaper such as The New Indian Express, Business Standard 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 professional speaker himself and is currently helping set up the Professional Speakers Association of India under the aegis of 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 Social Media at IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore, IIT Madras and Asian College of Journalism.

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

Kiruba blogs interesting experiences in his life at and he had is one month of fame when the BusinessWorld magazine ranked his blog among India’s top blogs.