Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that Apple cofounder will deliver the opening keynote address of MILCOM 2010, the Military Communications Conference. The conference takes place between October 31st and November 3rd at the San Jose Convention Center, and it brings together, "leaders from government, industry and academia to discuss and showcase the latest advancements in military communications and networking."
"Steve Wozniak is a renowned technology leader and innovator, and we are pleased he will kickoff MILCOM 2010," Joanne Maguire, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems and co-general chair of the conference, said in a statement. "For industry, government and other stakeholders involved in communications technologies, MILCOM 2010 is the single must-attend event where we will gather to shape the future of military communications."
The event is cosponsored by the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society, and is being hosted by Lockheed Martin and the Aerospace Corporation, two important military suppliers.
The company didn't release the details on what Mr. Wozniak will be speaking about, other than to say that he would be offering his thoughts on the future of military communication. Lockheed Martin's press release also touted his role in inventing and designing the Apple I and Apple II, his influence at Apple while the Macintosh was being developed, and for being inducted into the Inventor's Hall of Fame.