Shalini Govil-Pai

Shalini Govil-Pai

VP & GM of TV, Google

Shalini Govil-Pai is currently VP & GM of TV at Google. Her leadership has led to winning strategies for distribution of streaming media including Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max across TV and mobile device form factors.

She previously served as Senior Director at YouTube, where her work enabled creators, storytellers and citizen journalists to expand their reach and increase monetization by >10x.

Prior to Google, Shalini was Technical Director at Pixar Animation, where she led efforts for the first entirely CG animated block-buster ‘Toy Story’ and  the highly-acclaimed ‘A Bug’s Life.’

Shalini is an industry thought leader and a frequent speaker on digital transformation. She was the keynote speaker at Google’s annual hardware event, IBC 2019 and at CES 2021. She was featured on NextTVs executive watchlistForbes, Vogue and Economic Times and writes frequently on leadership including for FastCompany: Remote work, Launching products in a pandemic and NextWeb: Intrapreneurship.  Devoted to education, she is a board member of Pratham, an educational non-profit, and TechLab, an educational lab for children.

She is the author of two internationally-published books in Computer Graphics – Principles of Computer Graphics and Learning Computer Graphics.

Shalini holds a BS in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay from where she holds a Distinguished Alumni award, and a MS in Computer Science from Penn State.