STEVE WOZNIAK

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TRAVELS FROM: California

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SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS   Click Here for Detailed Description

  • 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, Steve Wozniak's Autobiography
  • Robotics And Automation
  • Education

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Entrepreneurship | Author | Digital Media | Innovation | Disruptive Innovation

Biography

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak 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, he and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with his 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, Mr. Wozniak went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple Computer, he 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, Steve 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."

After leaving Apple in 1985, Mr. Wozniak was 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.

Steve 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 and season eight of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

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