Keynote Speaker Category: Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Leadership, Technology,
Dag Kittlaus is the co-founder and CEO of Viv, the global brain. Prior, he founded Siri (acquired by Apple in 2010), the world’s first virtual personal assistant, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at SRI.
After Apple acquired Siri in 2010 Dag was the Director of iPhone Apps at Apple running the Siri and speech recognition teams. In the fall of 2012 Dag co-founded his next AI company, Viv, which aims to open artificial intelligence to the world and enable everyone to talk to everything.
A serial innovator and consumer wireless internet veteran of 10 years in Scandinavia and the US, Dag is working on creating his fourth consecutive mobile internet product. Dag has held leadership roles as VP of Consumer Internet Services at Scandinavian telecom giant Telenor Mobile, and several consumer product groups at Motorola including GM of xProducts and founder and GM of Motorola’s Interactive Media Group. He conceived and launched Screen3, a breakthrough consumer mobile application currently used by millions of users and adopted by Cingular, China Mobile, and Telefonica.
In the media:
THE Business of business – What is the future of the AI assistant? The creator of Siri has some ideas.
He’s got lots of interesting stories to tell: I think very few entrepreneurs have sold multi-hundred-million-dollar companies to both Apple and Samsung; very few people have worked this closely with Steve Jobs on a project that was clearly more than personal to him; very few people have interacted with so many top people, including Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and many more. AI and next generation interfaces are both very hot topics that Dag knows a lot about, and he is one of the most visionary futurists that I know; I’m sure many companies will be interested to hear where he thinks the world is headingADAM CHEYERCo-Founder of Viv Labs
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