MIAMI, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — eMerge Americas, the premier technology conference connecting companies with global business and government leaders from around the world, today announced the initial set of featured speakers including Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc., Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist as a keynote speaker.

Inspiration, Innovation, and a Nod to the Future Take Center Stage at eMERGE Americas 2016

Wozniak and Steve Jobs brought computers to the hands of the mass market with its first line of Apple products – Macintosh, Apple I and Apple II. Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. 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. In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame. Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist at Primary Data and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon. 

Setting the stage for another year of innovative collaboration and forward thinking content, the fourth annual eMerge Americas will also include the following leaders:

  • Marcelo Claure, CEO, Sprint
  • Gustavo Cisneros, Chairman, Cisneros Group
  • Adriana Cisneros, CEO, Cisneros Group
  • Mauricio Ramos, CEO, Millicom
  • Blanca Treviño, CEO, Softtek
  • Ambassador Henry Crumpton, Founder, Crumpton Group, LLC

“Having world-class speakers and technology leaders such as Wozniak, Claure, and Cisneros at eMerge Americas 2017 only adds to the legacy of having thought provoking content on the eMerge stage year after year,” said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. “We’re very excited to unveil this first set of speakers, and look forward to sharing more exciting updates to our content lineup for this year’s event in the weeks ahead”.

Registration for eMerge Americas 2017 is now open. For more information or to register, visit emergeamericas.com. For the latest eMerge Americas news, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@eMergeAmericas), Instagram (@emergeamericas) and LinkedIn.

About eMerge Americas
eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America’s top business executives, IT decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. eMerge’s founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: emergeamericas.com. 

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