Steve "The Woz" Wozniak
- Innovation and Technology
- Business Growth and Trends
- Emerging Markets
- Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
Audience & Industry
- The Technology Industry
- Sales Professionals
- Colleges and Universities
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. A year later, 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. Wozniak 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. Wozniak currently serves as chief scientist for Primary Data, a company that integrates hardware and software to overcome the limitation of legacy architectures and accelerates databases, virtualization, cloud computing, big data and the applications that drive our economy and our daily lives. Wozniak is the author of The New York Times best- selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.
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Remarks by Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak'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.
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
- His personal vision for the future of technology
- The Internet of Things
- Big Data
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.National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
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.Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Steve Wozniak was very personable and was very gracious to work with at all events—thank you. People loved it that he handed out his business cards, signed their i-phones and in general was very responsive to any request. On stage, he was quite enthusiastic and a pleasure to listen to—he has great knowledge and that certainly comes across in his responses.Oklahoma State University
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 eventShow Business Entertainment
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.TechMedia
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!KROC Entertainment