GBTA Announces Silicon Valley Icon and Philanthropist Steve Wozniak as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2015

Published on : Friday, May 15, 2015

GBTA Final Logo_origThe Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Silicon Valley icon Steve Wozniak will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. FORTUNE’s Washington columnist and senior editor-at-large Nina Easton will interview Wozniak at Convention Arena on Tuesday, July 28.

 

“The business travel industry is built on the premise that the #Sharing of ideas and connecting with others can build our businesses and drive the economy,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “We are thrilled to announce Steve Wozniak as a featured speaker as his work and influence in the technology industry has greatly impacted the way we do business today.”

 

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer and a year later he introduced his Apple II personal computer, which was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

 

In 2000, 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 then for redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers. In 2014, he received the prestigious Hoover Medal, which is an American engineering prize for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity.”

 

Wozniak currently serves as the Chief Scientist for Primary Data and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.

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