Kevin Surace BT ’85
2019 Outstanding Alumnus
President, Co-founder and CEO Appvance.ai
Kevin Surace 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 five years on TechTV’s Silicon Spin, and inducted into RIT’s Innovation Hall of Fame.
While he has a technical background with 85 worldwide patents, he is known as a very dynamic public speaker who is a true entertainer that excites, educates and energizes audiences to action.
Kevin 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. He is also an accomplished music director, conductor, producer, and percussionist, with over 1000 performances.
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