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Kevin Surace      

Internationally Recognized Futurist & Visionary on Disruptive Innovation, AI & the Age of Automation

Kevin Surace 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. Surace 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.

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) including ONStar for General Motors, 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, and the window/energy retrofits of the Empire State Building and NY Stock Exchange. He is also an accomplished music director, conductor, Broadway and streaming producer, and percussionist.

Surace'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" and "Digital Transformation." He customizes each talk to your audience, from 30min to 60min, and is available to expertly moderate conversations and interview luminaries and executives as well as host workshops and events.

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With the advance of Generative AI including ChatGPT and other LLMs, anyone can tap huge AI language and multimodal models. How do these new large language models work? What can they do? How will it impact your business? What can I implement today? What about risks and IP? This is a high energy hard hitting and talk that will get your audience talking about how they can improve their own productivity starting today. Each keynote is specifically customized to your needs and your industry.

AI and Automation...It’s impact on your life and your company

Hear about where artificial intelligence is today, where it is going, and how you can participate. See robots and algorithms and real wins in action. Learn about the process, what we can do today, and how it can change your company starting now. Nothing to be scared’s just math. You will surely laugh aloud, while this makes you ponder. You will leave with brand new knowledge ready to put to work, excited and ready to hop aboard the AI express!

Bringing Silicon-Valley Disruptive Innovation to Your Organization

How does Silicon Valley continue to innovate faster than any other region on the planet? Learn the secrets of how and why people are driven to disrupt. What culture can you bring to your own organization to encourage this process? What are the risks and rewards? And how you can get going on your company’s journey to disrupt with practical skills and to-do’s you can act on now. You will enjoy this high-energy, interactive and funny talk on disrupting any industry starting today.

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