Ambal Balakrishnan is a technologist turned marketer. She spent a decade in the Corporate world in various roles that includes Engineering, Program management, Business development, Strategy and Marketing for premium and fast growing product divisions at Cisco and Telecordia. She focused on marketing and positioning of Cisco data center switching business with multi-billion dollars in annual revenues.
Ambal’s book is #CONTENTMARKETINGtweet – 140 bite-sized ideas to create and market compelling content. She speaks at many events on entrepreneurship and marketing.
Ambal was the curator for TEDxYouth@SanRamon which is organized to inspire high school students in San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Ambal lended a parent’s voice to local school’s Site Council and served on the Board of San Ramon Valley Education Foundation that supports and promotes education in the community in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. She is also actively involved in coaching elementary and middle school students in math and science contests.
Ambal is an avid reader and hiker. Her hiking pursuits have taken her to several mountains including Mt. Whitney at 14,500 feet (which she managed to climb in 1 day).
Ambal received her Masters in Computer Science from Purdue University and an MBA in Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Wharton University of Pennsylvania.
She lives in Austin, TX with her family of 3 boys (that includes her husband!) and a border-collie+lab mix dog named Rainbow.