Kiruba Shankar is CEO of Business Blogging and Director of F5ive Technologies. He has 15 years of experience in the Internet space. Prior to this, he was Associate Director at

This book, ‘Copy Right and Left: Understanding Creative Commons’ is his latest book. His first book is titled ‘Wikipedia : A Beginner’s Guide’ and his second is titled, ‘Unconference : Why the Audience is Cleverer than the Speaker‘. He is parallely working on two more titles, ‘Crowdsourcing Tweet’ and ‘Personal Branding Tweet’.

He has authored technology columns at The New Indian Express, Business Standard and Financial Express. He was an official blogger for NASSCOM and IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India).

For two years, he sat on the advisory board of RangDe, a microfinance initiative supported by ICICI Foundation.

Kiruba loves teaching and teaches at Asian College of Journalism and Madras Advertising Club. He has lectured on Social Media at IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore and IIT Madras.

Kiruba is one of the founders of The Knowledge Foundation, the group behind successful events like BlogCamp and, a premiere event showcasing startups.

Kiruba is the Ambassador for TEDx program for India. He has helped organize TEDxChennai. He is the curator of, an international event for achievers.

He is a professional podcaster and hosts Kiruba.TV where he interviews CEOs of Indian IT companies. Business World magazine ranks his blog as one of India’s top blogs.

Kiruba is a rowing champion and has captained the Sify Rowing Team to four championship titles. He has participated in Chennai and Bangalore marathons and lived to tell this tale.

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