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Chris Surdak

Senior Manager, Robotics and AI of Erns & Young

Award-winning author, innovator, disrupter, engineer and strategist. Author of the new book “Jerk: Twelve Steps to Rule the World” and “Data Crush: How the Information Tidal Wave Is Creating New Business Opportunities”, winner of GetAbstract’s International Book of the Year, 2014.

Program Director, Intelligent Automation, Institute of Robotic Process Automation
Springboard.com’s Top Big Data ‘Superstars of the Year’, 2016
Winner of the WhartonDC Club’s Benjamin Franklin Innovator of the Year, 2015.
Information Governance Initiative’s IG Evangelist of the Year, 2015.
Honored Consultant to the FutureTrek Community, Beijing, China.

I am also an engineer, business leader, former rocket scientist and technology evangelist. Specializing in Technology, Strategy, Big Data and Analytics, and Digital Transformation, particularly when these collide headlong with the issues of International Trade, Regulatory Compliance, and Innovation.

BS Engineering from Penn State, MS from Wharton Business School, Master’s CISSP from Villanova and Juris Doctor’ Taft Law School, 2014.