Chief Business Strategist
Digital Transformation & Strategy
Gopi Kallayil is the Chief Business Strategist, AI at Google. He works with Google’s largest customers and the sales team to help transform the customers business through AI powered marketing and the consumer experience.
In his prior role as Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing, he helped grow customer brands through digital marketing. Earlier, 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.
In addition to being an avid yoga practitioner and teacher, Gopi is a triathlete, public speaker, global traveler, and Burning Man devotee. He has spoken at TEDx, The World Happiness Summit, and Wisdom 2.0. He is the author of two books, “The Happy Human” and “The Internet to the Inner-net,” published by Hay House. He has released two music albums titled “Kirtan Lounge.” Gopi holds a guest faculty position at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors of Grameen Foundations, USA. He is a Board Advisor to venture funded early stage companies – Jiffy.Ai, Task Human, Plaeto, and Good Trust.