Adam Cheyer

Adam is co-founder and VP Engineering at Viv Labs, where he is working on simplifying the world by providing an intelligent interface to everything.  Previously Adam was co-founder and VP Engineering of Siri Inc., and, after Apple acquired the company, a Director of Engineering in Apple’s iOS group.  As a startup, Siri won the Innovative Web Technologies award at SXSW, and was chosen a Top Ten Emerging Technology by MIT’s Technology Review; Apple’s version of Siri was presented “Best Technical Achievement” at the 2011 Crunchies Awards, and is now available on hundreds of millions of devices.

Adam was a member of the founding team at, an international community of 80 million members who fight for what’s right locally, nationally, and globally. He was also a co-founder of Genetic Finance.

At SRI International, Adam was Chief Architect and led development for the CALO project, the largest machine learning and AI project in U.S. history.  He was also VP Engineering at Verticalnet (ecommerce) and at Dejima (mobile).  Adam graduated with highest honors from Brandeis and received the Outstanding Master’s Student award from UCLA’s Engineering School.  He is the author of more than 65 publications and 15 patents.