Kevin Surace is a Silicon Valley innovator, serial entrepreneur, and CEO. Kevin has been featured by Businessweek, Time, Fortune, Forbes, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, FOX News, and has keynoted hundreds of events, from INC5000 to TED to the US Congress. He was INC Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year, a CNBC top Innovator of the Decade, World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, Chair of Silicon Valley Forum, Planet Forward Innovator of the Year nominee, featured for 5 years on TechTV’s Silicon Spin, and inducted into RIT’s Innovation Hall of Fame.
While he has a deep technical background, he is known as a very dynamic public speaker who is a true entertainer that excites, educates and energizes audiences to action. Live “Edutainment” is how audiences describe his talks. Mr. Surace led pioneering work on the first cellular data smartphone (AirCommunicator), the first plastic multichip semiconductor packages, the first human-like AI virtual assistant (Portico), soundproof drywall, high R-value windows, AI-driven building management technology, AI-driven QA automation, and the window/energy retrofits of the Empire State Building and NY Stock Exchange. Kevin is CEO of Appvance.ai, sits on 7 boards and has been awarded 28 US patents. He is also a music director, producer, arranger, and percussionist.
Kevin’s most requested talks include Robots, AI and Automation…How It Will Impact Your Job and Your Life, The Future is Now and Here is What You Need To Know!