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Surrey’s Alan Brown in conversation with Steve Wozniak

University academic interviews the co-founder of Apple.

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Professor Alan Brown, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Surrey Business School, recently talked invention, engineering and education with the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, at the IBM Innovate2013 conference in Orlando, Florida.

In conversation in front of 5,000 conference attendees, the two covered a wide range of topics, from what it means to be an inventor and the importance of engineering, through to the creation of Apple and the relationship between Wozniak and the company’s co-founder, Steve Jobs.

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak 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 Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc.

Introducing him as ‘the geek’s geek’, Professor Brown talked with Wozniak about the conference’s key themes of innovation and entrepreneurship. Offering a range of workshops, events and talks for software and product practitioners, Innovate2013 also featured a keynote address from Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup.

The event was live-streamed online and can be found here.

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