#Asia Mark your calendar: Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak in Singapore next week


The fireside chat will be at the Paypal Fintech Xchange 2016 and is in collaboration with the launch of the Paypal Innovation Lab


An icon of Silicon Valley, a forefather of modern computing and the Co-founder of Apple Inc., Steve Wozniak, is scheduled to speak in Singapore next week at Paypal’s FinTech Xchange 2016 half-day seminar.

Wozniak is scheduled for a fireside chat at 4:30 pm, August 17.

Unfortunately, fans of Apple will have to read about the event afterwards because it is already too late to nab some last minute tickets — the event is sold out.

Wozniak is largely credited with inventing the Apple I computer and, more importantly, developing the Apple II. The second iteration of the Apple personal computer secured the company as a major player in the industry.

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Nicknamed ‘The Woz’, he left Apple in 1985 and has been an active inventor/engineer in Silicon Valley — including founding CL 9, the company behind the first programmable universal remote control.

Wozniak is currently the Chief Scientist at Primary Data, a Big Data company that pitches itself as being dynamic, flexible and fast in a rapidly changing business environment.

The theme of the Paypal event is ‘Transforming Financial Services Through Innovation’ and will focus on fintech, e-commerce, payments and information security.

The event is held in conjunction with the launch of the Paypal Innovation Lab, an initiative designed to help companies in the innovation and R&D verticals collaborate with the larger community (such as the government, institutions of higher learning and industry influencers).

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Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-In-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, will make the keynote address.

Other notable speakers include Rob Findlay, the Founder of NextMoney, Shankar Narayanan, the Co-founder of Active Intelligence and Igor Pesin, a Partner at the VC firm Life.SCREDA.

Wozniak will also be speaking at the FUZEnation event in Ontario, Canada on September 28.

Photo courtesy of Unsplash.

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