Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak speaks during January NAMM Show

The 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show, held January 22-25 in Anaheim, CA, will resonate with insights from entrepreneurs within and beyond the music industry including Apple co-founder, Steve “Woz” Wozniak. The engineering icon will open Saturday morning’s breakfast session, talking music and technology with NAMM’s president and CEO Joe Lamond.

“Since the days of Thomas Edison, the NAMM Show has been the place where great thinkers have come together to create the future,” said Lamond. “NAMM Members coming to Anaheim this January will benefit from a robust show floor filled with the latest innovations, educational sessions that cannot be found anywhere else and the chance to hear iconic speakers and thought leaders like Steve Wozniak.”

NAMM members will hear straight from the source about the hard-hitting lessons learned during the founding of Apple. Wozniak and Lamond will also explore innovations in business, entrepreneurship and Woz’s passion for music.

“Music is an enormous part of my life. It plays an integral role in creating the whole person, creative innovators that will shape the future,” said Wozniak. “I look forward to witnessing technology and music come together at the NAMM Show. And of course playing a few instruments too!”

“I look forward to witnessing technology and music come together at the NAMM Show. And of course playing a few instruments too!”

One of the early innovators of the microcomputer revolution, Wozniak co-founded Apple Computers (now Apple Inc.), designing both the Apple I and the Apple II. He was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan for his innovations, which effectively paved the way for the personal computer industry.

Be sure to get a seat in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom for insights that industry insiders will be talking about for years to come. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. An hour chat with “Woz” begins at 8:30 a.m. The NAMM show is only open to music industry professionals.

NAMM is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.7 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,200 member companies located in 99 countries. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation’s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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