(Lexington, KY, 3/21/2019) — Gopi Kallayil Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google will be the keynote speaker at the annual district conference of Toastmasters International District 40 in Lexington, KY. Gopi is a leading voice advocating the business value of mindfulness — a practiced nonjudgmental in-the-moment awareness rooted in meditation, Buddhism and yoga. Companies like Google, as well as General Mills, Target, and Nike not only encourage but teach mindfulness. More and more research is showing it benefits creativity, problem solving and performance and leads to healthier, more productive employees.
About Gopi Kallayil
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. He holds a guest faculty position teaching brand marketing at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation.
About The Conference
The annual conference to be held April 12-14 at the Clarion Hotel North in Lexington, KY is the premiere communications and leadership event held in District 40. It offers three days of keynote speeches by distinguished guests, educational sessions from experts in a wide variety of topics, guest authors, and networking. The Saturday speech competition decides the district’s representative to the International Speech Competition, held at the Toastmasters International Convention later this year in Denver. The conference is open to the public and more information can be found at http://d40toastmastersconference.org
About District 40
District 40 supports the communications and leadership goals of 200 corporate and community Toastmasters clubs in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Through mentorship, seminars and training they promote strong leaders who help over 5,000 members reach their goals. To learn more about District 40 please visit https://www.d40toastmasters.org/ or contact PublicRelations@D40toastmasters.org
About Toastmasters International Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, CO, the organization’s membership exceeds 352,000 in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.