Apple’s Steve Wozniak in Armenia to pick President’s Global IT Award 2011

Apple’s Steve Wozniak in Armenia to pick President’s Global IT Award 2011


On November 10-11, 2011, the Co-Founder of Apple Computers Inc. Steve Wozniak is visiting Armenia to receive the Global Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity through IT 2011 (Global IT Award 2011).

Before the awarding ceremony President Serzh Sargsyan will have a meeting with the living IT legend.

Wozniak is the second Laureate for the Global Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity. The first Laureate - Craig Barrett, received the Global IT Award from President Sargsyan in 2010.

The schedule of Wozniak’s visit includes meetings with Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, Government officials, IT business community representatives, leading university management teams, students, professors and scientists.

The Global Award of the President of the Republic of Armenia for Outstanding Contribution to Humanity through IT 2011 (Global IT Award 2011) serves as a great networking tool for potential future investments, adds to the prestige of our country as a growing high-tech hub, and helps highlight Armenia on the world IT map. It also adds to the confidence of foreign investors in Armenia. The award initiated by Synopsys Armenia consists of Gold Medal, Diploma and Trophy approved by Award Committee.

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer.

Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-IO and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing.