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WIEF 2017

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak about disruptive change at WIEF 2017

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Sarawak, Malaysia plays host to world leaders and captains of industry to unlock next phase of collaboration and growth during times of disruptive change

Steve Wozniak, Apple Inc. co-founder, will speak at the Face-to-Face session during the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF). This year’s forum will focus on the impact and challenges of disruptive change, and will be held at the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from November 21-23, 2017.

Wozniak will join other speakers including the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Chief Minister of Sarawak, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, President of the Republic of Seychelles, President of the Union of Comoros and the President of the Islamic Development Bank.

Scheduled to speak at the moderated curtain raiser session with the theme Disruption, A Way Forward, Wozniak is to share his insights on championing creativity, the experience in driving change, spearheading innovation and empowering people.

“There have always been disruptive changes at play brought on by rapid advances in technology. The effects of disruption have rippled through every aspect of modern civilization – just look at how personal computing has fundamentally transformed everything from the economy to how society functions from the ground up,” said Steve Wozniak.

“We are pleased to have Steve Wozniak for WIEF’s 13th edition. Since our inaugural edition, the Forum has grown in size and scope to being a platform that brings together world leaders and captains of industry from a variety of different economies. Steve’s presence underscores the WIEF’s track record of championing collaboration particularly in times of disruptive change,” said Tun Musa Hitam, WIEF Foundation chairman.

Wozniak played a major role in defining the computing industry with his significant contribution in developing the Apple brand. He has been a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years and is highly decorated for his contributions to innovation and commitment to riding the wave of disruptive change. These awards include the National Medal of Technology, inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame, the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment as well as the Hoover Medal.

To meet Steve Wozniak and access to broader discussion on Disruptive Change: Impact and Challenges at the 13th WIEF, please register your interest at




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