Kevin Surace is a thought leader in applying AI in business and disruptive innovation. He is the Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Appvance.ai, the leader in generative AI software quality assurance. Constantly ahead of the curve, Kevin has been applying AI to products and services since 1996 and was among the first to introduce generative AI in 2017. Named a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, he is a cutting-edge innovator and serial entrepreneur who has delivered 100s of keynotes at leading venues, including TED, INC500 and the US Congress. Speaking on contemporary subjects such as ChatGPT, generative AI and automation, he provides highly informative speaking presentations.
Educated at one of the leading technology institutions in the world, Kevin obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating, he joined the National Semiconductor as a Product Marketing Engineer before joining SMOS/ Seiko Epson as a Product Marketing Manager and then Hestia Technologies as VP of Sales and Marketing. In 1992 Kevin became CEO of Air Communications and in 1996 CEO of WebKnight and EVP of Network Solutions at General Magic. He went on to hold distinguished roles, including CEO at Perfect Commerce, CEO/ Director of CommerceNet, Chairman, CEO & President of Serious Energy, Chairman of ArrayPower and Board Member & Chairperson of the Silicon Valley Forum.
As an authority in technology innovation and digital transformation, Kevin sits on notable Boards such as Spot Trender, Rochester Institute of Technology and Private Entertainment Network. He is also Chair of Token, a leading passwordless, biometric, multifactor authentication, considered unhackable. Throughout his illustrious career, Kevin has made several impactful contributions to technology, spearheading the first cellular data smartphone, plastic multichip semiconductor packages and human-like AI virtual assistant. He is also the inventor of QuiteRock, a sustainable soundproof drywall, and he holds 94 worldwide patents.
His breakthrough technology innovations have seen him featured in notable publications, including Time, Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and ABC. He was also named Inc Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year, CNBC Top Innovator of the Decade, and inducted into RIT’s Innovation Hall of Fame. Now a highly sought-after speaker on generative AI and automation, he has presented over 15 TED Talks, including A Renaissance – The Coming End of Human Work. Known for his entertaining, energetic, and educational speaking style, Kevin captivates audiences leaving them with many valuable takeaways.
In October 2023, we sat down virtually with Kevin Surace and discussed how businesses can stay ahead of the technological curve. Watch our interview with Kevin Surace.
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