Kevin is recognized as the leading speaker on generative AI applications and impacts. He is a Silicon Valley innovator, serial entrepreneur, CEO, TV personality and edutainer. 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 an impressive technical background with 94 worldwide patents, he is known as a highly energetic speaker who is a true entertainer that is funny, excites people, educates & energizes audiences to action.
Known as the inventor of the virtual assistant, Mr. Surace led pioneering work on the first cellular data smartphone (AirCommunicator), plastic multichip semiconductor packages, the first AI virtual assistant (Portico) including ONStar for General Motors and the core tech licensed for Siri, Alexa and all assistants, soundproof drywall, high R-value windows, AI-driven building management technology, one of the first Generative AI products in 2017 (for software quality), supply-chain multivariate auctions, next gen cybersecurity (Token) and the window/energy retrofits of the Empire State Building and NY Stock Exchange. He is also an accomplished music director, conductor, Broadway and film producer, and percussionist.
Kevin’s most requested talks include ChatGPT, Generative AI and Automation...It’s impact on your life and your business, Bringing Silicon-Valley Disruptive Innovation to Your Organization, JOY=SUCCESS! and Digital Transformation. He customizes each talk to your audience from 45min to 60min, and is available to expertly moderate conversations and interview luminaries and executives and host workshops and events.