On December 1, MMI Live continues its series on “Leaders Inspiring Leaders” with a virtual event featuring the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak.
While the pandemic remains a threat to everyone’s safety, people have been forced to heavily rely on technology. From connecting with loved ones to shifting to digital means for businesses, innovation turned into a top priority in these times. Calibrating to recent changes is a challenge, but it is essential to survive especially in the current business landscape. Steve Wozniak, together with Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu and Filipino Entrepreneurs and Resources Network International President and CEO Tommanny Tan will speak about the future of technology for Filipinos in a virtual event.
A leading innovator
A Silicon Valley icon and an entrepreneur, Steve Wozniak brought the realm of technology to greater heights when he co-founded Apple Computer, Inc. with Steve Jobs in 1976. He designed the first line of Apple products, including the Macintosh. In-between developing personal computers, he managed to finish his degree in electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley. As one of America’s leading innovators, he received the National Medal of Technology, granted from then-President Ronald Reagen in 1985.
Beyond innovations in Apple, Steve poured his ideas and heart for philanthropy into building Unuson or “Unite Us in Song.” These two festivals or expositions celebrate technology and unity among music, people, computers, and television. Steve also co-founded Woz U and adopted the Los Gatos School District where students and teachers can learn and experience state-of-the-art technology equipment.
The automated future
With Steve’s innovative ideas and a lifelong passion for engineering and mathematics, he greatly shaped the computing industry into the impressive world we know at present. To impart his knowledge and experiences, he collaborates with MMI Live and Beacons.
The second of the Leaders Inspiring Leaders virtual event series, the live program on December 1 will allow Steve, Ernest, and Tommanny to share their insights on technology in entrepreneurship. During the event, renowned business journalist and host Roby Alampay will ask them questions to delve deeper into ways of reinventing businesses and navigating the ever-shifting digital landscape, especially in the Philippines.