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Ravi Ganesan is the Founder of
Identity.Ninja (aka Idyllic) the creator of the Idyllic product. The Idyllic product is a revolutionary new mobile identity verification platform. It allows enterprises to verify user identities using custom combinations of powerful techniques from leading vendors, with little to no integration or mobile development. Consumers have a fast, easy and convenient experience.

He is also the Founder of
Maya.Ninja which is a platform for the commercialization of his inventions in privacy and security. The projects include: Hawk and Seal (acquired by Authentify) focused on a novel way of end user and transaction authentication, Privacy Enhanced Geolocation (acquired by Early Warning) focused on a new way of geolocating users without leaking private information, 3pTALK (acquired by Authentify) focused on using PKI technology for secure app based messaging for the healthcare vertical, Identity.Ninja focused on new app based methods for identity proofing, SafeMashups focused on application level security protocols and methods for blinded identity federation and Vidyat focused on content management for instructional multimedia material. Before founding Maya.Ninja Ravi had been an information technology entrepreneur and business executive with over twenty years of progressive leadership experience.

He began his career in information technology at Verizon where he eventually served as Vice President of Distributed Operations leading a team of over five hundred IT professionals in managing complex mission critical systems. He then served as Vice Chair and Chief Technology Officer at CheckFree Corporation (sold to FiServ) where he was part of the leadership team that led the Company through a period of explosive, profitable, growth. He then struck out as an entrepreneur and founded TriCipher (sold to VMWare) a start up in the security technology space. He raised three rounds of venture financing and led it as CEO until 2006, when the Company accomplished record revenues and was positioned as one of the leading providers of security technology to the financial services industry. He then co-founded Maya.Ninja a vehicle for commercialization of intellectual property in the areas of privacy and security. Ravi also spent a year as Research Professor at the Institute for CyberSecurity, at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and served as an Operating Partner at at The Comvest Group where he co-led four investments, three of which have had successful exits.

Ravi holds a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a B.E. from Anna University. He is also a successful innovator (with over seventy issued and about twenty pending patents).

Ravi's favourite books are Eknath Easwaran's "Dhammapadda", Thich Naht Hanh's "The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings", Rumi's "The Essential Rumi" (translated by Coleman Barks) and Thomas Kempis's "The Imitation of Christ" (translated by Ronald Knox and Michael Oakley). He tries to lead his life by those teachings. He is also an avid student of vedanta as taught by Sri Ramana Maharishi and the lineage of Adi Shankara. He is also a song writer and his songs can be found in the Music section of this web site. He enjoys long walks in the outdoors.