Inventor, engineer and Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak will open Saturday morning at the 2015 NAMM Show, talking music and technology with National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) CEO and president Joe Lamond.
Wozniak founded Apple Computer (now Apple, Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne in 1976, and designed the company's first two personal computers, the Apple I and Apple II, and kickstarting the late 70s microcomputer revolution.
"Since the days of Thomas Edison, the NAMM Show has been the place where great thinkers have come together to create the future," Lamond says. "NAMM members coming to Anaheim this January will benefit from a robust show floor filled with the latest innovations [and] educational sessions that cannot be found anywhere else, and the chance to hear iconic speakers and thought-leaders like Steve Wozniak."
NAMM says its members will "hear straight from the source about the hard-hitting lessons learned during the founding of Apple". Wozniak and Lamond will also explore innovations in business, entrepreneurship and Wozniak's passion for music.
"Music is an enormous part of my life," Wozniak (pictured) comments. "It plays an integral role in creating the whole person, creative innovators that will shape the future.
"I look forward to witnessing technology and music come together at the NAMM Show. And, of course, playing a few instruments, too!"
The 2015 NAMM Show will be held from 22–25 January at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, US. The hour-long talk with 'Woz' takes place at 8.30 (with breakfast at 8) in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom.
Photo: Michael Bulbenko