Chief Scientist, FusionIO
As Fusion-io's chief scientist, Steve Wozniak acts as a key technical advisor to the Fusion-io research and development group. He also works closely with the executive team of Fusion-io in formulating a company strategy that will accelerate the expansion of major global accounts.
Mr. Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Inc., was the engineering force behind the launch of the home computer revolution. In 1976, Mr. Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded the company with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced the 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.
After leaving Apple in 1985, Mr. Wozniak was involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools, stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. He also founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.
In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for "single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers."
Mr. Wozniak is also a published author with the release of his New York Times Best Selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing.