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Steve Wozniak


Los Angeles, California, USA

Co-Founder of Apple, Innovator & Technology Pioneer

After his early success with Apple, Woz went on to become a renowned engineer and Silicon Valley icon as a philanthropist, serial entrepreneur and investor.  He is also a New York Times best-selling author, technologist, futurist, humanist and acclaimed business speaker — recently named one of the Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World. 

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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Steve Wozniak is a legend in the robotics/automation arena. He is the man who designed the machine that crystallized what a desktop computer was: the Apple II. Hek believes the development of robotics today parallels to the development of the personal computer over 30 years ago. In this presentation, Steve shares his insight on the realm of robotics and offers outlook as to where he thinks technology will take us.


The Apple Story

Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer in 1976. Between Wozniak’s technical ability and Jobs’s mesmerizing energy, they were a powerful team. In this presentation Steve Wozniak shares the backstory as to how Apple came to the the world renowned organization we know it as today.


Innovation & Creativity

One of the early innovators of the microcomputer revolution, Wozniak co-founded Apple Computers (now Apple Inc.), designing both the Apple I and the Apple II. He was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan for his innovations, which effectively paved the way for the personal computer industry.



Steve Wozniak is a gadget guy. He drives a Tesla, rides a Segway, has a remote controlled device which lights up his luggage at baggage claim, and even uses a toothbrush holder that sticks to the mirror. He loves getting his hands on new devices, especially innovative wearbles.  In this presentation, Wozniak talks about the potential of wearables and the direction he thinks they need to go in.

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A Conversation with Steve Wozniak
Up to a 60 minute on-stage dialogue and open Q&A between Steve, the interviewer (which we would be happy to assist you in selecting), and your attendees. The interview format offers tremendous control over the content of the appearance and allows for a more unique and highly interactive experience for your attendees. The best way to utilize this format is to identify the topical area that you would like to ask Steve questions about during the conversation – ideally 10 open ended questions for a 60 minute session. Steve is happy to answer questions from a broad variety of areas. We are available to assist with the interview format and content to help you create a dynamic and thought provoking event.

Speaker Biography

Steve Wozniak aka “The Woz”

Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc.
Co-founder Woz U
Co-founder Efforce

A Silicon Valley icon, technology entrepreneur and philanthropist for more than forty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II. He also 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. He is listed as the sole inventor on four Apple patents.

In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. To date, Wozniak has received ten Honorary Doctor of Engineering degrees. Wozniak, founded the company Unuson, an abbreviation of “unite us in song”, which sponsored US Festivals in 1982 and 1983. Initially intended to celebrate evolving technologies, the festivals ended up as a technology exposition and a rock festival as a combination of music, computers, television, and people.

For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Ronald Reagan 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, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on, experiential learning that encourages creativity and innovation by 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 also 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. In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame. In 2015, Wozniak received the Legacy for Children Award from the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. The Legacy for Children Award honors individuals whose legacy has significantly benefited the learning and lives of children. The Cal Alumni Association (UC Berkeley’s Alumni Association) presented Wozniak with the 2015 Alumnus of the Year Award.

Wozniak is the author of iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon (Norton Publishing), his New York Times best-selling autobiography. His television appearances include: ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, The Big Bang TheoryMy Life on the D List, The Late Show with Stephen ColbertConan, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Celebrity Watch Party.

Wozniak continues to pursue his entrepreneurial and philanthropic interests to this day. In October 2017, Steve co-founded Woz U — a postsecondary education and training platform focused on software engineering and technology development. He has also recently co-founded Efforce — which leverages disparate applications of blockchain technology.

When Woz and his wife, Janet, are not traveling the world trying to inspire the next generation or building sustainable businesses, they live a happy life in Los Gatos, California with their four Bichon Friese dogs Ziggy, Zelda, Jewel and Wozzie.