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Steve Wozniak Featured Keynote Speaker Apple Technology Creativity
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Tags: Artificial Intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Blockchain / Entrepreneurship / Future Trends / Innovation / Technology

About

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II. He also influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, 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.

In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.

In 2000, he 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.

Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students.  Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.  In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Wozniak is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  In October 2017, Steve co-founded Woz U.

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A Customized Approach

Woz takes a very customized approach to each appearance he accepts 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 experience delivered by one of the most influential pioneers of the technology industry.

His core topics include:

  • Entrepreneurship or thinking like an entrepreneur within a larger company
  • The founding of Apple
  • Innovation and creativity
  • iWoz, his autobiography
  • Robotics and automation
  • Education
  • His personal vision for the future of technology
  • The Internet of Things
  • Wearables
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Bitcoin
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Self-Driving Cars

Fireside Chat Format

Woz’s quintessential appearances are in the “Chat” format; 60-minute dialogues between Woz, a moderator, and the assembled audience.  The Chat format offers event hosts tremendous control over the content of the appearance and allows for a more unique and highly interactive experience for the audience.  Questions asked of Woz during the Chat can be based on one or a combination of his core topics.

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  • “Woz’ content was great, very down to earth, humorous and very future-oriented.” Huong Shiloh Events
  • “Woz seemed eager to engage the large crowd and did so with some really wonderful and personal tales from the past and also his valuable insight into the future. He was very gracious at the Meet & Greet. Top people present with whom I dealt were very happy with Steve’s portion of the program and the manner in which the attendees were held by Steve even though we were very near the end of a 3 day event” Al Henson Show Business Entertainment
  • “Steve Wozniak’s session at the 2015 NAMM Show will be talked about for years to come. His unique insights on innovation and creativity inspired the audience to look at their businesses differently. Our members were blown away by his generosity, wisdom and authenticity. He’s a living legend, and at the same time, he couldn’t be easier to work with. He received a standing ovation like we’ve never seen at a show.” Zach {Phillips Director of Professional Development, NAMM
  • “Steve Wozniak’s dynamic personality, unique vision, and astute knowledge created a session that NAMM’s audience will never forget. His storytelling was compelling and it came completely nature to him. I enjoyed how he would go on tangents giving the audience a sneak peak into untold stories, which created an authentic moment for them. Woz is truly one of kind!” Karen Rucco Owner, KROC Entertainment
  • “Thank you so much for everything you have done for us during your stay. The amount of feedback from today’s staff session has been phenomenal; – they could not be more excited. Our clients also thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to engage in open conversation with you. Your honesty, genuineness, passion and great storytelling ability wowed everyone and delivered a truly unique experience for our staff and clients alike. You have both been so lovely to engage with over these past few days and made it such a joy to hold this event.” Paula Nolan Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • “I’ve had the pleasure of featuring Steve Wozniak across several conferences in 2014 and enjoyed working with him immensely. His enthusiastic personality translates to a fantastic keynote, and his generosity off stage connecting with attendees had the entire event buzzing. Woz is akin to the Santa Claus of technology — all those that cross paths with him can’t help but be charmed and delighted.” Paige Pires de Almeida Producer, TechMedia

Working on tech problems today. (@ Woz Home in Los Gatos, CA) https://t.co/U7I8A4WcmW

Hustlers (@ Century 20 Oakridge & XD - @cinemark for Hustlers in San Jose, CA) https://t.co/IyFmUHFrE1

Spicy steak with Julie and Steve O. I love it that he still has that joyous laugh and presence. (@ Pedro's Restaurant & Cantina - @pedroslosgatos in Los Gatos, CA) https://t.co/5TZE3lmKOj

Using my employee discount for Steve O just like we did, not. Segway’s, during Dancing With The Stars. (at @Apple Los Gatos in Los Gatos, CA) https://t.co/BDBr5u9H3b

Lots of bite and kick in the sauces here! (@ Mandarin Gourmet in Cupertino, CA) https://t.co/1hrXO2pZOH

Official Secrets. (@ AMC Saratoga 14 - @amctheatres for Official Secrets in San Jose, CA) https://t.co/wV0SJA2Hhu

Brittany Runs a Marathon. (@ Century 20 Oakridge & XD - @cinemark in San Jose, CA) https://t.co/dkqRliQCVX

I'm at Woz Home in Los Gatos, CA https://t.co/xNShcw3lDZ

On the way to [priest] Uncle Richard’s funeral in Rancho Dominguez. (at @Tesla Supercharger in Kettleman City, CA) https://t.co/SC1bF3P2kA

I’m excited to share my perspectives @creconverge on how wearables, tech and innovation transform where we work, shop and play. Join #naiop and me, Oct 14-16 in LA. https://t.co/NVhV5mTA49