Utilizing the special exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation as a point of departure, this short, dynamic talk, or Baat Cheet, focuses on California's unique role in the adoption, evolution, and popularization of yoga today.
Gopi Kallayil is Google's chief evangelist of brand marketing. He works with sales teams and customers to help grow brands through digital marketing. In his prior roles he worked as chief evangelist for Google+, and led the marketing team for the company's flagship advertising product, AdWords, in the Americas and Asia Pacific, as well as 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 helped corporations improve business performance and maximize revenues. He has also led IT projects for global corporations in India, China, and the U.S. He is an avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, public speaker, global traveler and Burning Man devotee. He has spoken at TEDx, Renaissance Weekend, The World Peace Festival and Wisdom 2.0. He hosts a TV program on cable and YouTube called Change Makers.