Considered by most to be the real “brains” behind Apple, Steve Wozniak is not just a first class engineer with three decades of world-famous credentials; he’s also a really nice guy. Personally invested in making the world a better place on a global and local level, Wozniak has been dedicated –from the first design of the Apple I — to a vision of making technology functionally and financially accessible. This is more than just a design spec; it’s about real life: Wozniak has “adopted” the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He’s also founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. This Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist has been awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators, and was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame. He also won the prestigious Heinz Award, for Technology, Economy and Employment. Wozniak recently released his bestselling biography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It. His role in shaping the computing industry cannot be underestimated: he’s the engineer/inventor/fifth grade teacher/philanthropist and irrepressible prankster who is changing our world even at this very moment.
Steve Wozniak’s core areas of interest are: Creativity, Innovation, the story of founding Apple Computer, Inc., Education and Robotics / Automation. He takes a very 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.
Some suggested topics are:
- the founding of Apple computer
- how to foster creativity and innovation in a technical environment
- how to breed an entrepreneurial mindset in a corporate culture
- iWoz, his autobiography
- robotics and automation