Full Name
Frank Padikkala
Job Title
Technical Sales Engineer
Frank Padikkala is an AV Design Engineer who places Innovation and Inclusion at the heart of his design philosophy. Having his foundations firm in IT and Cybersecurity - he promotes the utilization of converged technologies for creating high end designs for corporate spaces.

As an IT-AV Evangelist, Frank hopes to bridge the knowledge gap between the IT/AV/Tech industries, many of which have already begun to overlap in a wide array of applications. He is a firm believer of tech training and certifications and advocates the importance of standards. As a self-proclaimed "cert junkie" he several IT certifications including those from Cisco, Microsoft, Comptia – the latest of which being a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CHFI from the EC-Council. He also holds a Masters in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (MS-CSIA) and Bachelors in both IT-Security and Polymer Sciences. He holds the CTS/CTS-D certifications from AVIXA.

Frank hosts the ITFactor on AVNation - an IT/AV centric podcast. You can also find him on twitter www.twitter.com/frankpadikkala and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/frankpadikkala.
Frank Padikkala