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Steve Wozniak
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California, USA
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Steve Wozniak
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$50,000 to $75,000
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  • Co-Founder of Apple, Inc. and inventor of the first Apple personal computers.
  • Philanthropist and dedicated contributor to the improvement of education and the inclusion of creative innovation and technology in schools.
  • Wozniak engages audiences and inspires enthusiasm with his refreshing, conversational speaking style and expansive expertise on technology topics.
  • Wozniak is authoritative and captivating in sharing his insights into programming and entrepreneurship, helping both veterans and newcomers in tech to embrace creative thinking and to understand the future of the industry.

Entrepreneur, programmer, and Silicon Valley royalty Steve Wozniak is best known for founding Apple, Inc. with partner Steve Jobs. Wozniak, or “Woz” as he is often referred, made incredible strides in developing the personal computer, and created a company that still heavily dominates and sets precedents in the technology industry today.

The first time technology changed Wozniak’s life came during his freshman year at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1969, when he hacked into the university’s computer system and was subsequently expelled. Wozniak’s sharp mind and strong technological abilities may have taken him back a step with that incident, but it was still a step closer to the explosive success that he would eventually come to achieve. After completing his degree in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, he worked at Hewlett-Packard designing calculators. It was around that time that Wozniak met Steve Jobs. At the time, Jobs was still in high school, working at Hewlett-Packard for the summer. Eventually they went into business together, launching Apple, Inc.

Wozniak developed the Apple I personal computer in 1976. He and Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc. that same year. Wozniak’s innovative drive led him to create the Apple II personal computer the very next year, which included a central processing unit, a keyboard, and a floppy disk drive. Wozniak’s groundbreaking creations heavily influenced the development and eventual widespread use of the personal computer around the world.

Wozniak left Apple in 1985. He subsequently became involved with philanthropy, focusing especially on technology and creativity in education. Wozniak’s achievements have been recognized with such awards as: the National Medal of Technology in 1985; the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment; and a place in the Inventors Hall of Fame. He has also published a bestselling autobiography titled, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.

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— 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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There are few better experts on innovation, technology, and creative entrepreneurship than Steve Wozniak. Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc. and inventor of the first Apple personal computers, shares his expertise on a range of topics in technology. Some of his focuses include creative innovation, entrepreneurship, robotics, education, the founding of Apple, and the future of technology.

Wozniak brings a highly personalized, interactive experience to events. He works with event moderators to formulate a discussion that best utilizes his expertise and brings the greatest benefit to the audience. Wozniak is a refreshing and captivating speaker who engages his audience with unique, conversational methods that leave everyone feeling full of creative inspiration.

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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