Kevin is a serial entrepreneur and popular speaker at conferences around the world. Kevin is currently CEO of appvance, Chair of Zeta Communities, and a Director of Paqet Systems, Yap.tv, Tweet Secret and Cantimer. As CEO of Serious Energy for 10 years, Kevin built one of the largest brands in the energy efficiency space completing 70,000 projects including the retrofit of the Empire State Building and saving billions of pounds of CO2. Kevin was Inc Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, one of the top 15 innovators of this decade by CNBC, nominated as Innovator of the Year by PlanetForward, and awarded Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum at Davos. Before joining Serious Energy in 2002, Kevin held executive and technical positions with Perfect Commerce, General Magic, Air Communications, National Semiconductor, and Seiko-Epson. He received his degree in electrical engineering technology from Rochester Institute of Technology where he serves on the Board of Trustees, and he has been awarded 23 patents.
TED2014, TED2013, TED2012, TED2011, TED2010, TED2009
Areas of Expertise
Voice User Interface Design, Climate Change, Social/Mobile validation, Mobile Apps & Software, IOT - Internet of Things
I'm passionate about
Social/Mobile computing, energy efficiency, science education, social/emotional learning
Talk to me about
IoT, Mobile Apps, Energy Efficiency
People don't know I'm good at
Music director for community theater. Also a drummer.
My TED story
TED is an amazing experience. The people on stage...and off. If you let it...your mind will open and expand and you will perform better in whatever you do once you return home.I, and others, always have TED withdrawal. The day it ends and for maybe a week after. One could make a movie just on this symptom. I think TED reminds of of our very best days in school, when we had that certain teacher in a certain class that we simply loved. We learned and absorbed. Then life strikes and we get busy and busier. TED brings us all back to that very favorite teacher where our mind becomes a sponge...just for a few days a year.