Gopi Kallayil is the Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google. He works with Google’s sales teams and customers to help grow customer brands through digital marketing. In his prior role at Google, he led the marketing team for AdWords in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Before joining Google, Gopi was on the management team of two Silicon Valley startups and a consultant with McKinsey & Co. He has also led large information technology projects for global corporations in India and China.
Gopi earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India. He received two master’s degrees in business administration — one from the Indian Institute of Management and another from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to being an avid yoga practitioner, Gopi is a triathlete, global traveler, Burning Man devotee, and public speaker. He has spoken at TEDx, The World Happiness Summit, and Wisdom 2.0. Gopi holds a guest faculty position teaching brand marketing at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and serves on the board of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. He’s the author of The Internet to the Inner-net and has released two music albums (Kirtan Lounge). Learn more at www.kallayil.com.