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Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will present the 2017 keynote address at MD&M East. He will speak at noon on June 13, the first day of the event. The show runs June 13–15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

The tech icon will discuss a range of topics that span his experience at Apple, as well as today’s leading tech trends such as robotics, IoT, wearables, and big data, among others. Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II. He began his career in 1976, when he and Steve Jobs famously founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, Wozniak introduced his Apple II personal computer, which was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

In 1985, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States for his achievements at Apple, which is considered the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. Wozniak has been a Silicon Valley philanthropist for more than 30 years and has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning.

MD&M East will be held alongside the 3D Printing and Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summits in addition to six advanced design and manufacturing expos, including Automation Technology Expo (ATX) East, Design and Manufacturing (D&M) Atlantic, EASTPACK, Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) East, PLASTEC East, and Quality Expo.

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