Gopi Kallayil is the Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google. He works with Google’s sales teams and customers and helps grow customer brands through digital marketing. In his prior roles he worked as Chief Evangelist for Google+, led the marketing team for the Company’s flagship advertising product, AdWords, in the Americas and Asia Pacific, and the marketing team for AdSense, Google’s publisher-facing product. Before joining Google, Mr. Kallayil was on the management team of two Silicon Valley venture-funded startups. He has worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and has also led large Information Technology projects for global corporations in India, China, and the US.
Mr. Kallayil earned his Bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India. He received his Master’s in Business Administration degrees from the Indian Institute of Management and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 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.
Bri. Dipamrita Chaitanya
Bri. Dipamrita Chaitanya met Amma during her travels in India in 1988, and was ordained as a monk in 1997. Upon Amma’s request, she has travelled throughout Europe conducting meditation programs since 1998 and was appointed as the Head of the Amma Center in France by Amma in 2002. She is Amma’s representative in France, where she coordinates regional activities on behalf of Amma throughout Europe.
Vincent studied history, sociology, and political science in the United States and Europe. His interests include gender equality, European history, youth empowerment, and political theory. At his U.S. college, Vincent served as editor-in-chief of the student run newspaper and to date has published numerous articles in German and international newspapers and magazines.
Vincent’s public speaking record – at conferences, on panels, in TV & radio – in both English and German includes remarks on European youth and identity, the relevance of history, gender equality/feminism, and German/European political developments.
Br. Shubamrita Chaitanya
Br. Shubamrita is one of Amma's closest disciples and personal translators. Born in South India, he grew up in Mumbai and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in biochemistry. He has lived with Amma as a monastic disciple since 1989, and was ordained as a monk in 1996. Br. Shubamrita regularly tours the world, holding public programmes, retreats and courses based on Amma's teachings and the Integrated Amrita Meditation technique® throughout Europe, India, Middle East, Africa and the Mediterranean region.
Drawing on more than 20 years experience with Amma, he shares his great understanding of the Eastern spiritual traditions in practical and easily accessible terms. In his talks, he shares practical methods for incorporating spiritual principles into daily life for greater peace and contentment as well as success in both personal and professional spheres.
Philipp leads Accenture’s work on Circular Economy in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He supports companies and public sector organisations to realise the benefits from moving into a more resource efficient economy.
Philipp helps companies to understand and use the power of digital solutions to achieve sustainability benefits and create shared value
Currently the the Executive Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID), MIlosh's formal education background is in information and communication technologies (ICT). His prime area of interest is innovation and development of activities and processes that are combined with both online and offline learning.
Active in the youth non-governmental sector for more than 9 years, Milosh is constantly actively working with young people on a local level. HIs experience lies in non-fomal education both on local and international levels.
Aurore du Roy
Passionate about global education, development and digital influence, the majority of Aurore's experience is centred around educational policy issues in both the North and South of France.
With a masters degree in International cooperation, education and training, she is particularly interested in the impact of digital technology on learning and governance education systems.
She is the head of the French branch of Kiron Open Higher Education, a non profit helping refugees access higher education.
Sina is responsible for the public relations activities of the No Hate Speech Movement in Germany, aiming at empowering the silent majority to finally speak up against hate speech online. The campaign further encourages everyone to unite with people targeted by hate speech and connects activities as well as activists and organisations in Germany, being the main point of contact on issues regarding hate speech.
With a masters degree in Global Studies and Societal Change, Sina is interested in the development of civil society in an online space, but also minority rights and perceptions. Before joining the No Hate Speech Movement, she already worked for an NGO focusing on right-wing extremism and conspiracy theories as well as aiming at raising awareness regarding the continuous discrimination against Roma.
Born and raised in Nairobi, Sheena is educated in Kenya and in the U.K in early childhood development and English language, thereafter with 3.5 years teaching experience in schools. Sheena took her PDC (Permaculture Design Course) on Rusinga Island, off Lake Victoria in March 2011 with renowned facilitator, Warren Brush and then proceeded to help establish a school and implementing a holistic permaculture design and gardening workshops for a year at a Children’s home in Athi River.
Sheena headed the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) Education Programme since 2012 till December 2016. She is now responsible for the overall management, overseeing all field operations, strategies and programme delivery and manages all partnerships and communications. She is also pursuing her studies in International Permaculture Design at Gaia University, an open source programme for field students in permaculture and development.