Steve Wozniak is a top technology speaker and innovation expert, cult icon, co-founder of Apple Computer, and bestselling author of his autobiography “iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon”. He is responsible for designing the Apple II, the first personal computer that had the ability to display color graphics. For his contributions to technology, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000. Currently he is the Chief Scientist at Primary Data, the world’s first enterprise and cloud metadata engine.
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, Steve 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, Steve 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.
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.”
Steve Wozniak is constantly innovating, teaching the lessons of Apple to show that evolution can be achieved from the ground up. Wozniak is a talented business speaker with a once-in-a-lifetime success story to share with any audience.