Steve Wozniak announced as opening keynote speaker at Apps World in San Francisco

written by: Richard Kastelein

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wozApple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been announced as the headline speaker at next week’s Apps World North America event in San Francisco. Apps World is returning to San Francisco with the two day event expecting to attract for than 8,000 attendees and is designed to deliver the latest insight into the multi-platform apps ecosystem.

Keynote speaker Steve Wozniak will be sharing his experiences and insights into the industry with developers in the Developer World conference stream at 9.10 on February 5th, opening the two day show. Steve’s keynote address will be followed by a live Q & A session with the audience.

Wozniak said: 

“I’m delighted to be speaking at Apps World, sharing my experience of 30 years in the mobile and computing industry, as well as learning from and feeding off the passion and enthusiasm of the app developer community in attendance.”

Meanwhile Paul Irish, Developer Advocate, Chrome and Kristian Segerstrale, co-founder of Playfish will also be joining the keynote line up, giving their insights and experiences of the apps industry and leading a stellar line-up of over 300 industry leaders.

Alongside the 11 workshops at the show covering the entire ecosystem including Retail, Payments, HTML5, API strategy, mobile strategy and TV apps there will also be 2 live hackathons happening on the exhibition floor and 7 start up zones demoing the next wave of app technologies.

Ian Johnson, MD of Six Degrees who organises Apps World said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Steve, Paul and Kristian to this year’s event, giving their perspectives on the mobile app ecosystem.” 

To see Steve Wozniak, Paul Irish and Kristian attendees can register here

Apps World: 

Now in its 4th year, Apps World has grown to be the leading global multi-platform apps events covering mobile, TV, HTML5, enterprise, gaming and more. This year’s event is the second year the Apps World series has visited San Francisco. With over 8,000 developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals expected for two days of high level insight and discussion.

Keep up with event news and announcements through the show blog: http://www.apps-world.net/blog/ Or via Twitter:@apps_world

About the Author

Richard Kastelein
Founder of The Hackfest, publisher of TV App Market and global expert on Media & TV innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and futurist. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, University of Cologne, sat on media convergence panel at 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels, and worked with broadcasters such as the BBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Seven Network and others on media convergence strategy - Social TV, OTT, DLNA and 2nd Screen etc.

He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and UK Royal Television Society (RTS) member.

Kastelein has spoken (& speaking) on the future of media & TV in Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen (TEDx), Kuala Lumpur, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Rio, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, Zurich...

He's been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World, and judged & AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, TV Connect & IPTV Awards.

A versatilist & autodidact, his leadership ability, divergent and synthetic thinking skills evolved from sailing the world 24000 miles+ offshore in his 20′s on sailboats under 12m.

He spent 10 years in the Caribbean media & boating industry as a professional sailor before returning to Europe, to Holland.

A Creative Technologist and Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Metis) his career began in the Canadian Native Press and is now a columnist for The Association for International Broadcasting and writes for Wired, The Guardian & Virgin. His writings have been translated into Polish, German and French. 

One of Kastelein's TV formats was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012. 

Currently involved in a number of startups including publishing TV App Market online, The Hackfest and Tripsearch TV. As CSO for Worldticketshop he helped build a $100m company.

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