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Kevin  Surace

Kevin Surace

Futurist/Visionary on Disruptive Innovation and AI


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 Magazines’ 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. Read More >

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!, Bring Silicon-Valley Disruptive Innovation to Your Organization and Change Management, Silicon Valley Style. He is also available to expertly moderate conversations and interview luminaries and executives as well as host workshops and events. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Speaking Reel

TEDx: A Renaissance – the Coming End of Human Work

AI & Robotics, and a Coming Renaissance Highlight Video

The End of Human Work

Every Company Must Automate

TED: The Eco-friendly Drywall

Speech Topics

Robots, AI & Automation… How It Will Impact Your Job & Your Life

As computers become smarter, we are losing jobs in manufacturing and other routine occupations. How will your team cope with the coming onslaught of AI, automation, and robotics? And how can you use it to your advantage!

Bring Silicon-Valley Disruptive Innovation to Your Organization & Change Management

The most successful companies disrupt their industry. As a CEO, Surace has disrupted the industries of A.I., clean energy, and communications. In this talk, Surace will show audiences not just how to innovate, but to DISRUPT. Learn how your team can overcome fear and shame, and disrupt any market.

The Future is Now & Here is What You Need to Know!

Change Management, Silicon Valley Style