VP of Play Partnerships at Google Play

Purnima Kochikar is the VP of Play Partnerships at Google Play where she oversees all aspects of the app ecosystem including strategy, operations, partnership management, technical and growth consulting. Her team partners both with the world's leading companies and budding entrepreneurs to create effective mobile businesses that can reach global audiences. Prior to Google, Purnima held various roles at Nokia, including leading diverse developer initiatives across the globe. Prior to Nokia, Purnima held technical and engineering management roles, and started her career building a computer education company while still in college. She is passionate about K-12 education and entrepreneurship, and focuses on helping women excel in both. She serves on the boards of SV Forum, which supports fostering entrepreneurship through education and mentorship, and the Global Health Initiative at the University of Minnesota.