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    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 and 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.

    Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory.


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FORMAT
Steve Wozniak's (Woz) 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.

TOPICS
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:

  • The founding of Apple
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Entrepreneurship or thinking like an entrepreneur within a larger company
  • iWoz, his autobiography
  • Robotics and automation
  • Education
  • His personal vision for the future of technology
  • The Internet of Things
  • Wearables
  • Big Data


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    “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 story telling 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




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    “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 story telling 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


    FORMAT
    Steve Wozniak's (Woz) 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.

    TOPICS
    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:

  • The founding of Apple
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Entrepreneurship or thinking like an entrepreneur within a larger company
  • iWoz, his autobiography
  • Robotics and automation
  • Education
  • His personal vision for the future of technology
  • The Internet of Things
  • Wearables
  • Big Data

  • Steve Wozniak UC Berkeley excerpts


    Steve Wozniak Keynote at Apps World Europe


    Steve Wozniak Demo Video


    Steve Wozniak at TEDx