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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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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My rpm meter zoomed from 10 to 100 in a week! #Howzzat

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Can I have my Frappuccino with love, humility, and authenticity? And make that a Grande, please!

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When Analog met Digital

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RTM in the age of Amazon Prime Now

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Mission Accomplished? #Wait! What mission? I never knew I was on a mission!

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An offer and a request – the only two things you need to be loved & respected

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The half a century journey for the 3 W’s

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The 5-minute meeting is going to kill…

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#LifeLessons from Good ‘ole Charlie Brown and Snoopy

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How the awesome Captain JLO demonstrated #Leadership #Empathy #Gratitude in 3 minutes

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7 quotes that jolted me and transformed my life

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What the millennials taught an aging Gen X’r

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The Sound of Silence

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