Every now and then being a blogger for SmallBusinessCan comes with perks. Steve Wozniak is speaking on 31st May at EBN Congress 2013 in Derry~Londonderry (UK City of Culture 2013), a huge annual European business innovation event (past host cities have included Budapest, Naples and Toulon. Last year it was in Lappeenranta in Finland). For those who don’t know Steve;
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry. In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.
Other speakers are Richard Florida and Sir Tim Smit
The Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Global Research Professor at New York University, and the founder of the Creative Class Group, which works closely with governments and companies worldwide, Richard Florida is perhaps the world’s leading urbanist, “as close to a household name as it is possible for an urban theorist to be in America,” according to The Economist. Esquire has included him on its annual list of “The Best and the Brightest,” and Fast Company dubbed him an “intellectual rock star.”
Sir Tim Smit:
Sir Tim Smit KBE, famous for his work with the world-renowned Eden Project in Cornwall, which has generated millions for the Cornish economy. Tim worked for ten years in the music industry as composer/producer in both rock music and opera. In 1987 Tim moved to Cornwall he and John Nelson together ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Tim remains a Director of the gardens to the present day
What woudl you ask Steve?
As a blogger SmallBusinessCan, we will have the opportunity to be at the conference and blog, tweet, instagram from the event, but even better, have the opportunity to meet Steve, Richard and Tim in person and ask them intelligent questions. People that know the team of SmallBusinessCan know that intelligent might be an issue, so we are asking you. What would you like to ask Steve Wosniak? What woudl you ask Tim Smit and Richard Florida?
The EBN Congress is organised by NORIBIC with stellar line-up of speakers. Here is a short video:
The full programme stretches over three days from 29 to 31 May. Tickets can be obtained at www.noribic.com/ebncongress