CLEVELAND, OHIO (October 2, 2019) – Proforma is excited to announce that Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, has accepted an invitation to join Proforma in a celebration of their new business management technology platform, ProVision, on Sunday January 12th, 2020 at The PPAI Expo. After a considerable vetting process by Wozniak's team, Steve accepted his invitation to celebrate Proforma's thought leadership and innovation in technology.
"I am looking forward to joining Proforma for this special celebration of their new business management technology platform," said Steve Wozniak. "I have always said that 'wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked' and clearly Proforma is unlocking doors to the future in this industry."
Wozniak, a masterful storyteller, will be taking the stage with Proforma CEO Vera Muzzillo in an exclusive discussion about the early days at Apple, his partnership with Steve Jobs and his vision for the future of technology. Sunday night's event, titled "An Evening with Steve Wozniak," will be followed by limited photo opportunities for VIP guests.
"I am honored to speak with Steve about his stories and topics, including how technology platforms like ProVision will be the driving force for successful business management across all industries," says Proforma CEO Vera Muzzillo. "Investing over 4 years, $12 million and 75 tech team members into ProVision was a risky but necessary decision we had to make to remain at the forefront of our industry." Vera adds, "It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate this degree of innovation with one of the most influential forces in modern day technology at The PPAI Expo â€“ the industry's annual convention and single largest gathering of industry professionals."
Wozniak's contributions to technology, including the creation of Apple's first line of products, have earned him the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor given to America's leading innovators and induction into the Inventors Hall of Fame. Wozniak now devotes his time and resources to numerous educational initiatives including 'Woz U', an online learning platform with coursework in software development, data science and cybersecurity.
"I am excited that Proforma will bring Steve Wozniak to The PPAI Expo for their Celebration of Technology Innovation" said Paul Bellantone, President & CEO of PPAI. "The PPAI Expo hosts dozens of supplier and distributor events throughout the week and we look forward to Proforma's exciting new addition."
Wozniak's invite-only event will be part of a two-day event hosted by Proforma at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. A spokesperson from Proforma says that further details, including the announcement of a second special guest, are to follow.
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