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Gopi Kallayil: The Happy Human

Happiness has become a multimillion dollar industry, catering to our deep desire to live joyfully, with the expectation that we as human beings deserve to be happy. Gopi Kallayil believes in reversing that equation, focusing on the need to be human first. 

He will explore the qualities that make us human and what happiness means in both his personal life and his professional career. Speaking with candor and humor, his deep compassion, and his love of the absurd, Kallayil will share his story—from his first job as a software programmer in South China to his current role at Google in Silicon Valley. 

Kallayil will explain why the key to happiness lies in being 100 percent who we are and reveling in our authentic selves, even if that means falling on our face. By embracing not only our own selves but also the entire human experience, Kallayil inspires us to expect miracles daily, to use every fall as a chance to bounce back, to go for what we want on every front and to live our lives fully.

Kallayil is the chief evangelist of brand marketing at Google and a self-proclaimed “happy human." 


In association with the Wharton Club

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Gopi Kallayil

Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing, Google; Author, The Happy Human: Being Real in an Artificially Intelligent World