Co-founder, Apple Computer | Chief Scientist, Fusion-io
Before laptops fit into briefcases, before iPads fit into purses, and before iPhones fit into back pockets, computers were as big as vending machines, and certainly not portable. In 1977, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple (with Steve Jobs) changed all that by unveiling the world’s first personal computer. In his riveting talks, Wozniak shares his personal story, the history of Apple, and speculates on the future of high-tech.
Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple in 1976, and the rest has been history. For his achievements, Wozniak has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and the Heinz Award, and was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame. 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 the author of his bestselling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.
After leaving Apple in 1985, 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.
Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io.