Dag Kittlaus

Co-founder & CEO of Siri

Co-founder & CEO of Viv (acquired by Samsung)



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.


Dag is working on creating his fourth consecutive mobile internet product. He 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 unrelated news, Dag had hoped to name his firstborn daughter Siri, but when he and his wife had a son instead they named the child Markus and he named his company Siri.


Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present, Future


Marketing: building billion dollar brands


Entrepreneurship/Strategy: designing and executing scalable brands for worldwide distribution


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