A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak revolutionized the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple Computer. With its first line of Apple products"Macintosh, Apple I and Apple II"Wozniak and Steve Jobs brought computers to the hands of the mass market. Wozniak's leadership and creativity cultivated significant disruptive technologies such as the iPod (2001), the iPhone (2007) and the iPad (2010), while also helping to build the largest company in the US stock market with a net worth of half a trillion dollars.
For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States, which is the highest honor bestowed on America's leading innovators. He is also an inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame and recently received the prestigious Hoover Medal, given for "outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity."
Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures; he currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author of a New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon. A talented business speaker, Wozniak shares a once-in-a-lifetime success story with audiences globally by teaching the lessons of Apple to show that evolution is achieved from the ground up.