Stephen Woz Wozniak
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American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc., Steve Wozniak is coming to Budapest on 30 October 2019. He is going to be the special guest at Novathon, which is a conference on banking, finance and technology.

Stephen Wozniak is coming to Budapest this October to attend a fintech conference, 24.hu reports.

Stephen ‘Woz’ Wozniak

Stephen Wozniak is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur. He co-founded the world’s largest information technology company by revenue and the largest company in the world by market capitalisation: Apple Inc. in 1976. He and Steve Jobs are widely recognized as pioneers of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

Wozniak developed Apple’s first product; the Apple I, the first personal computer in the world. He alone designed the hardware, circuit board designs, and operating system for the computer.

The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 at a price of US$ 666.66. Wozniak also primarily designed the Apple II, which is known as one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputers. Due to various reasons, Wozniak left Apple in 1985.

Apple released the first-generation iPhone in 2007, which changed telecommunication forever. Apple laid the foundations of what we now know as smartphones. In the world of smartphones, emerged a new field of technology called fintech.

Financial technology (fintech) is an emerging industry that uses technology to improve activities in finance. Examples include the use of smartphones for mobile banking, investing services and cryptocurrency, all of which aim to make financial services more accessible to the general public.

Novathon

Novathon is a free conference organised by CIB Bank and Intesa Sanpaolo in Budapest, which is all about fintech. According to the event’s official website:

“Novathon is an engaging, inspirational and trendsetting event on finance innovation and digital culture transformation … Novathon will showcase the ultimate banking and financial service experience with some of the most prominent and exceptional voices of the world of innovation – many to visit Hungary for the first time.”

Steve Wozniak is coming to Budapest on 30 October to attend Novathon as a special guest. He will speak about innovation, artificial intelligence and the future of technology.

The conference is free. However, visitors need to register in advance. Registration starts in September. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Source: www.24.hu; Wikipedia; www.novathon.net

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