ASHWIN KRISHNAN

Empathy, Education, Empowerment

https://ashwinkrishnan.me
Mine is a typical Indian immigrant story: an Engineer who became an Engineering Manager, who grew antsy and segued into Product Management then rose to VP and SVP. During those years I fancied I was innovating and experimenting, but in reality I was wearing a corporate straitjacket. Constrained by my industry’s insular mindset, I became a slave to the definition of my job. Inevitably, I ended up dissatisfied. So, I did something unusual for a man in my position: I stopped to reflect. I searched my life and talents for what was fulfilling and had purpose. I discovered I enjoyed storytelling to promote understanding. I loved mentoring and helping people become the best version of themselves. Importantly, I realized I was still passionate about the tech industry, particularly the issues surrounding privacy and ethics. Today, I’m pursuing my passions. I like to think of myself as an accelerator of technology and positivity. I’m the COO of UberKnowledge, bringing cybersecurity awareness and training to demographics that are underrepresented in the industry. I speak at conferences highlighting the need for a sharper focus on the ethics surrounding the technology industry.  I write articles and blog posts using analogy to simplify technology trends and complex topics like AI and IoT. I host podcasts with CISOs and other industry experts. The purpose of these is not to sell snake oil or products but to bridge the chasm between security vendors and customers so that the real problems can be solved to make the world a safer place. Underpinning all of these efforts is my belief that life’s purpose for us all is simply to connect. And the best way to do that is through generous and positive gestures.
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From “Best Before” to “Better After” – the journey of a lifetime

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I want people to read my compelling (!!) blog. But will they?

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7 life steps that led me to #Ikigai

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My journey from “General Availability” to “Beta forever”

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I FAKED it to try and MAKE it. And then I STOPPED faking and MADEIT

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Are you prepared for your QPR ?

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Are you making a living or just LIVING?

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The TAGgers – which one are you T or A or G ?

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The 5 unexpected things that podcasting taught me

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What is “real” success?

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The learnings from the Hundred Acre Wood

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I just spoke but have no idea who heard me – that must change

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My journey from #PAC to #PAC

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How many likes, shares, comments will you get when your obituary is written?

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How the search for “social proof” led to “purpose discovery”

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The seven things my gap year — 2018 — taught me

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The 10 second feedback survey that will blow your mind

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What a hardwood floor contractor taught me about #leadership, #integrity and #engagement

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A customized book or learning experience – what’s not to like!

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A tragic event – a gathering of grieving folks – a conversation with NO digital distractions

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A day at Pier Sixty taught me more than a decade in corporate America

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Formula for articles that endure

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In defense of human fallibility

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