Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak at USF in February - Florida Politics

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak at USF in February

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will speak in Tampa next February at the USF Sun Dome.

Wozniak single-handedly designed and built the first Apple I kits in 1976, which went on sale for $666.66 and also designed the 1977 follow up Apple II computer.

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In November 2014, he joined data virtualization company Primary Data as chief scientist.

He was initially scheduled to speak at the Oval Theater inside the Marshall Center as part of the inaugural USF Muma College of Business Thought Leader Series, but the event has now been moved to the more spacious arena due to popular demand.

According to the website where you can obtain tickets (only two, max), Wozniak is expected to talk about the need for entrepreneurship in technology companies and business issues in the age of technology. He is also expected to talk about the ways big data and analytics can be used to foster innovation and creativity.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be obtained by going here.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa for 15 years. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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