Frank Padikkala

Senior Technical Sales Engineer Audinate

Frank Padikkala is a Technology Architect and AV Designer who places Innovation and Inclusion at the core of his design philosophy. Having his foundations firm in IT and Cybersecurity - he promotes the utilization of converged technologies and networks to create high end designs. Frank positions himself as an IT AV Evangelist in the AV Industry. He hopes and strives to bridge the knowledge gap between the AV and the various IT disciplines. He is a firm believer of tech training and certifications. As a self-proclaimed "cert junkie" he holds more than 10+ IT Industry certifications and several AV Certs, to go along with his Masters in Cyber Security / Information Assurance and Bachelors in IT Sec. Frank is active on social media as champion for furthering IT/AV/UC/Security/AVoIP conversations. He is a life-long learner and believes in constant self-improvement. He also writes and contributes as an SME to AV publications and IT / Cybersecurity podcasts and events. He volunteers with AVIXA and is currently serving as the Chair of the AVIXA Diversity Council where he is constantly mentoring and creating opportunities for community development through open communication.

Master of Science - MS, CyberSecurity / Information Assurance, Bachelor of Science - BS, IT-Security 2015 - 2020
Bachelor of Science - BS, Polymer Chemistry 2004
image Engineering
project-management Project Management
design Audio Visual Integration Design

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1st Year Anniversary Audinate

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Well #AVTweeps look at that! Today's my 1 year anniversary at Audinate - What an amazing ride its been and it does help to be part of a stellar team. With the holiday season here, I cant help but reflect and be grateful for an amazing 2022. Lots of successes and wins! I want to thank my fellow #Audinators Alesia, Bernie and Luke! You are family to me! We have been together on this journey and Im eternally grateful to be around you brilliant, cool people! Building a team thats cohesive and communicative is not an easy task and for that I'd like to thank Corey! Also shout out to all my Solutions Team fam: Julian, Carl, Lucas, Jochen, Andy and Toshiki! Some of the best minds in the industry! #DanteSpokenHere #ProAV #Cybersecurity #IT #Networking #Diversity #DEI #DEIB

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40 Under 40 List

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Dreams do come true! For as long as I've been in the AV industry, I always looked on in awe at the Commercial Integrator 40 under 40 list. It really is an amazing honor, which in all honesty, I'd accepted that I'd never win being that I work for a manufacturer! Thats when Dan Ferrisi did what to me is probably the most progressive move in AV media history and opened up the nomination process. Did I want to be nominated and be a part of the list?? ABSOLUTELY! Im truly humbled by this great honor! We truly have an amazing community! Lots of people who are generous with their knowledge and time! I have learned at a lot and I hope that in giving back to the community, I am continuing our wonderful tradition of being a welcoming space. Now I know that there are are several areas where we could be better, but everyday seeing the work companies and individual champions are putting in - there is no doubt that we can keep on building equity and inclusion in a world that desperately needs it. There are several names that I could tag and thank but it would be an endless list. I do want to shout out Audinate - for the most amazing work environment and giving me such a great platform (Love my #Audinators) Thanks to AVIXA and the #AVIXADiversityCouncil for giving me a mission that I love and cherish. I am really grateful to the #AVTweeps #AVintheAM community and ofcourse #IT #Cybersecurity #Networking conversations that Im always a part of. I'd like to congratulate every one thats on the 40 under 40 class of 2022 list. Its an honor to share the list with this elite group of people! (I tagged a bunch of em - apologies if I didnt get to everyone - LinkedIn apparently doesnt like a lot of tags lol) I'd love to connect with everyone and just get to know everyone better! Finally, a huge thank you to my wonderful family, who have been with me on this journey! Having a loving family is the greatest treasure a person can have!

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