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 roles at Google, he led the marketing team for the company’s flagship advertising product, AdWords, both in the Americas and Asia Pacific—and headed the marketing team for AdSense, Google’s publisher-facing product.
Before joining Google, Gopi was on the management team of two Silicon Valley venture-funded startups. While a consultant with McKinsey & Co., he worked on engagements, helping the management teams of large corporations improve business performance and maximize revenues. He has also led large information technology projects for global corporations in India, China, and the United States.
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.
Gopi Kallayil is the author of“ Happy Human” & The Internet to the Inner – Net. Happiness is a multi million-dollar industry, catering to our deep desire to live a joyful life and to a belief that, as human beings, we deserve to be happy. Kallayil believes in reversing that equation. He holds that what we truly deserve is to be human, and that the key to happiness lies in being 100 percent who we are, reveling in our authentic selves, even if—maybe especially if—that means falling on our faces.
He received MBAs from the Indian Institute of Management and the Wharton School. An avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, global traveler, and Burning Man devotee. He sits on the board of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, has spoken at TEDx, The World Happiness Summit, and Wisdom 2.0.