Meet the Names Behind Global Brands

by Leah Doyle | August 21, 2019

There are companies that all of us recognize immediately - by name or brand image. They directly affect, and often transform, the way we live, work, think, and play.

These global brands have risen to the top of the business charts by having masterful innovation, unbeatable customer service, and exceptional reputations. Behind all of this are the experts and leaders that surmount all odds to make it happen.

In today’s competitive business world, we can all learn from these companies and the people behind their success.


After Apple acquired Siri in 2010 Dag Kittlaus 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.



Former Chief Customer Executive, Jeanne Bliss helps transform organizations into Leadership Bravery cultures. The practice of creating value and loyalty is as much the art of human behavior as it is the science of management.



Former senior leader at The Coca Cola Co., Holly Green is an experienced business leader and behavioral scientist who has a rare combination of extensive academic training and in-the-trenches experience working in and leading organizations.



Having worked for The Walt Disney Company for some 25 years, Duncan Wardle now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their entire organization.



Former Starbucks Vice President and Founder of Ethos Water, Peter Thum is a recognized entrepreneur, business executive and humanitarian. Peter addresses some of the world's toughest problems by building social enterprise companies.


Bring the success of these global brands to your next event with SpeakInc's innovation speakers and customer service keynote speakers.

Topics: Blog

Written by Leah Doyle

Leah originally joined SpeakInc in 2006 and currently serves as their Digital Marketer and Analyst. Originally from Southern California, Leah is a graduate of San Diego State University. She currently lives in Jacksonville, FL with her husband, John, and their two children. If she's not taxiing her kids to the ball fields, you can find her at the beach or a local coffee shop!
Find me on:

Don't Miss Out!
Get monthly email notifications of our latest articles that include:
  • Keynote Speaker Highlights
  • Conference & Event Planning Tips
  • Free Resources
  • Industry News

Technology Checklist