Head of Developer and Partner Relations
With a bit of east and west in her DNA, Anu Gopalakrishnan (pronounced go-pa-la-krish-n-an) comes with years of experience in building brands and business tech communities. She is a designer, entrepreneur, and community builder who’ll make you feel seen. Anu believes in growing communities with honesty and authenticity. She leads engagement with the right people, tools, experiences, and resources.
She’s used her talents in various industries, from Ford Motor Co. to Sirius XM, the AAA (The Auto Club Group), and more. In these roles, she was exemplary at executing projects focused on digital transformation and tech innovation. Now that she has joined the Developers Alliance, Anu will be heading Developer and Partner Relations – bringing voices of the global dev community together as she plans to roll out advocacy initiatives, build new partners and enhance member engagement.
Anu is a freelance storyboard artist who creates powerful storyboards for people who want to do good outside of work. She also donates her time on the boards of Cleary University (Howell, MI), Mai Family Services (South Asian DV agency), and is the Executive Producer and Tech Labs Curator for TEDx Detroit. After 15 years of broadcasting, it has become an acquired gene for Anu. She currently hosts her radio show Rockin’ Raaga where she shares South Asian music and stories with the mainstream community – every Friday on WNZK 690/680AM in Metro Detroit. Anu uses these platforms to give a voice to unheard stories and social issues.