Steve Wozniak

Steve WozniakA Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak, Founder, has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh.

For his achievements at Apple Computer, Steve was awarded the National
Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the
highest honor bestowed America’s leading innovators.

In 2000 Steve 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.”

Making significant investments of both his time and resources in
education, Wozniak “adopted” the Los Gatos School District, providing
students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of
state-of-the-art technology equipment. Wozniak 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.

Steve is currently a member of the board of directors for Jacent, a
developer of cost-effective telephony solutions, and Danger, Inc.,
developer of an end-to-end wireless Internet platform.

Steve speaks on the history of his involvement with Apple. Mr. Wozniak takes a very customized approach to each presentation he
delivers. He 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.

 

 
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