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Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories - Second Act! - with Dag Kittlaus of Viv Labs and Siri

  • 1871 Chicago 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654 USA (map)

Join us for a live taping of Chicago Founders' Stories at 1871, Chicago's Digital Startup Hub!

We'll be taking things back with our very FIRST "Second Act" featuring 2013 Founders' Stories guest Dag Kittlaus, who will tell us about all he's accomplished since he first sat down with us (catch that video here) including founding Viv Labs which sold to Samsung in 2016.


5:30-5:45 Arrivals, networking, food & drinks
5:45-6:00 Opening Acts with Jett McCandless of project44
6:00-7:00 Moderated discussion with Dag Kittlaus, followed by Q+A
7:00-7:30 Networking


About Dag Kittlaus:

Dag Kittlaus was the founder and CEO of Viv Labs which was acquired by Samsung in 2016. Prior to that Dag was the founder and CEO of Siri which was acquired by Apple in 2010. Dag ran Siri and speech recognition for two years at Apple prior to starting his next company, Viv. Prior to that Dag was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stanford Research Institute as well as a General Manager of the advanced Smartphone group at Motorola. Dag has been a technology visionary in the mobile and artificial intelligence space throughout his career and his innovations are currently in use by hundreds of millions of users.

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See Dag's first video with us in 2013 below: