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 Inc. 5000 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 five years on TechTV’s Silicon Spin, and inducted into RIT’s Innovation Hall of Fame.
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 seven boards and has been awarded 28 US patents. He is also a music director, producer, arranger and percussionist.