Tech icon Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak rocks audience at GiG’s annual employee conference
07/03/2018 – At the 5-year company anniversary event “GiGsters Connect”, organized by Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), legendary Silicon Valley tech wizard Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak was welcomed by a cheering crowd while whizzing into the InterContinental Arena in Malta on a Segway.
The audience included 650 GiG employees (“GiGsters”) from Malta, Norway, Spain and Denmark as well as over 500 external guests who were given a free ticket by GiG: UoM, MCAST and Middlesex University students and professors, members of the Maltese tech community and high profile guests.
Kelly Kehn, Co-founder All-in Diversity: “What an inspiring and engaging event for students, employees and the local community!”
The gadget guru captivated the audience with an inspiring and educational fireside chat with GiG CEO, Robin Reed, and also took questions from the audience.
“In an industry where recruitment of top tech talent may be difficult, GiG is truly leading the way by opening up their awesomeness and sharing it with all of us. What an inspiring and engaging event for students, employees and the local community! More of this please!”, commented Kelly Kehn Co-founder of All-in Diversity an industry-driven initiative to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion in iGaming.
Employees and students express gratefulness to GiG for this great opportunity
Sharing a wealth of anecdotes ‘Woz’ had the audience glued to his every word: while working at the video game company Atari, he had dreamt of a “computer in color”. After "four days and nights without sleep", the image of a colored computer screen had popped into his head. It was "just a digital number" but that was all it took to change the industry.
“I am really grateful to GiG for this wonderful opportunity of a lifetime. I got to meet one of my role models, talk to him and have him sign my books and my shirt. Today was a good day.”, said GiG Solutions Architect and former MCAST student Chris Demicoli. And listening into conversations after the event he seemed to speak for almost every guest that evening.
The 2-day GiGsters Connect event meanwhile has been featuring many more in-depth knowledge session, hackathons, parties and learning opportunities lined up for all 650 GiG employees in attendance.
About Steve Wozniak:
Engineering genius Steve Wozniak founded Apple Inc. with Steve Jobs. As a pioneer of the personal computer revolution, Steve Wozniak single-handedly built the first Apple computer prototype. A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve 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.
Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is a technology company providing products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ”To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all”. Through our eco-system of products and services, we are connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of state of the art offices in St George's Bay, Malta and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG.
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