Purna Virji

Results-oriented digital advertising and content marketing consultant with a 17+ year track record of driving revenue and building high-performing teams. Skilled cross-cultural communicator and keynote speaker with extensive cross-disciplinary program management experience.

Crowned the 2019-2020 Search Personality of the Year by the US Search Awards, Purna has previously been named by Adweek on their 2018 Young Influentials List, and in 2016 was named by PPC Hero as the #1 Most Influential Expert in the world (#2 in 2017 and 2020!)

She is a regular columnist and keynote speaker at conferences across the globe such as AdWeek, DMEXCO, The Next Web Conference and INBOUND. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Purna led global learning and thought leadership programs for Microsoft.

An award-winning former journalist, Purna is an avid traveler, aspiring top chef and amateur knitter in her spare time.

Keynotes include:

  • The Next Web (TNW) Conference Amsterdam
  • PubCon Las Vegas, Austin, Miami
  • SMX Paris, Milan
  • Cannes Lions Edit, Ecuador
  • A4 LATAM Peru
  • &Now Marketing Istanbul
  • IAB Stockholm and Toronto
  • HeroConf Los Angeles
  • Retail Summit Australia
  • DMEXCO Germany
  • INBOUND Boston
  • AdWeek New York
  • MozCon
  • BrightonSEO