A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. A year later, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry. Wozniak was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers. Wozniak is the author of The New York Times best- selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.
Wozniak takes a customized approach to each presentation he delivers, and speaks directly with the event host to ensure a topical focus that is unique, conversational and an excellent tie-in with the overall event. The result is a highly-personalized, unforgettable talk delivered by one of the most influential pioneers of the technology industry.
Mr. Wozniak’s core areas of interest are:
Robotics, AI, & Automation. Steve Wozniak is a legend in the robotics and automation arena. He is the man who designed the machine that crystallized what the personal computer would become: The Apple II. He believes the development of robotics today parallels to the development of the desktop computer over 30 years ago. In this presentation, Steve shares his insight on the realm of robotics and offers outlook as to future trends and where technology will take us.
The Apple Story. Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer in 1976. Between Wozniak’s technical ability and Jobs’s mesmerizing energy, they were a powerful team. In this presentation Steve Wozniak shares the backstory as to how Apple came to be the world renowned organization we know it as today.
Innovation & Creativity. One of the early innovators of the microcomputer revolution, Wozniak co-founded Apple Computers, designing both the Apple I and the Apple II. He was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan for his innovations, which effectively paved the way for the personal computer industry.
Wearables. Steve Wozniak is a gadget guy. He drives a Tesla, rides a Segway, has a remote controlled device that lights up his luggage at baggage claim, and even uses a toothbrush holder that sticks to the mirror. He loves getting his hands on new devices, especially innovative wearables. In this presentation, Wozniak talks about the potential of wearables and the direction they are headed.
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