Release Date: April 29, 2015
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Steve Wozniak, who helped to revolutionize the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple Computer, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in Alumni Arena as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Wozniak, along with co-founder Steve Jobs, brought computers to the hands of the mass market with Apple’s first line of products, Macintosh, Apple I and Apple II. His leadership and creativity also led to such technologies as the iPod (2001), the iPhone (2007) and the iPad (2010).
For his achievements, he has been awarded the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. He also is an inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and recently received the prestigious Hoover Medal, which recognizes “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity.”
He is the author of the New York Times bestselling autobiography, “iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon,” and shares his once-in-a-lifetime success story with audiences worldwide.
Wozniak is the Graduate Student Choice Speaker. During his program, audio and/or video photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of his presentation. Wozniak is expected to begin speaking at approximately 8:10 p.m. He is not available for interviews.
Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4607 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Wednesday, April 29. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the program.
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