Proforma (PPAI 196835, D13) is hosting an evening with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, on Sunday, January 12, 2020, in conjunction with The PPAI Expo 2020. The event is part of the Cleveland, Ohio-based distributor’s celebration of its new business management technology platform ProVision.

“I am looking forward to joining Proforma for this special celebration of their new business management technology platform,” says Wozniak. “I have always said that ‘wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked,’ and clearly Proforma is unlocking doors to the future in this industry.”

Wozniak will take the stage with Proforma CEO Vera Muzzillo in an exclusive discussion about his early days at Apple, his partnership with Steve Jobs and his vision for the future of technology. The presentation will be followed by limited photo opportunities for VIP guests.

“I am honored to speak with Steve about his stories and topics, including how technology platforms like ProVision will be the driving force for successful business management across all industries,” says Muzzillo. “Investing over four years, $12 million and 75 tech team members into ProVision was a risky but necessary decision we had to make to remain at the forefront of our industry.”

She adds, “It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate this degree of innovation with one of the most influential forces in modern-day technology at The PPAI Expo—the industry’s annual convention and single-largest gathering of industry professionals.”

Wozniak’s contributions to technology, including the creation of Apple’s first line of products, have earned him the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor given to America’s leading innovators and induction into the Inventors Hall of Fame. Wozniak now devotes his time and resources to numerous educational initiatives including Woz U, an online learning platform with coursework in software development, data science and cybersecurity.

“I am excited that Proforma will bring Steve Wozniak to The PPAI Expo for their Celebration of Technology Innovation,” says Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI. “The PPAI Expo hosts dozens of supplier and distributor events throughout the week and we look forward to Proforma’s exciting new addition.”

“An Evening With Steve Wozniak” is by invitation only and the program is part of a two-day event hosted by Proforma at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. A spokesperson from Proforma says that further details, including the announcement of a second special guest, are to follow.