Keith Blanchet

Keith Blanchet

VP Business Development

Keith is currently heading Kinova’s Business Development division after heading up our Innovation Robotics division for several years. Before joining the team, Keith’s journey started with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. 

Since then, his passion for leading-edge technology and innovation has enabled him to collaborate with research and development teams from over 60 countries. Starting out as a senior director and leader of the Innovation team at Kinova in the fall of 2016, he has worked on developing its offerings in the fields of IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the fusion of a number of sensing technologies — all this in collaboration with researchers from companies including IBM, Google, Facebook, Airbus, Amazon, Boston Dynamics, Walt Disney and Northrop Grumman.

As someone whose main passions are technology and education, Keith views achieving the extraordinary as enhancing education and advancing technologies that will positively benefit society and allow us to tackle the world's challenges.