Silicon Valley icon Steve Wozniak will headline this year's Festival of Marketing.

The personal-computer pioneer and philanthropist heads a packed lineup at the unique event, which takes place on 5-6 October in London.

Wozniak joins fellow headliner Sir Martin Sorrell atop the bill, and we still have a few more star names to announce in the coming months.

Alongside these marketing luminaries, we have a plethora of exciting speakers from the world’s biggest brands and agencies, spread across 12 themed stages.

But for now let’s take a look at why The Woz will make such a compelling headliner.

Steve Wozniak

Festival attendees will hear Steve Wozniak discuss his fellow industry icons, the challenge of innovation in large companies and his own personal vision for the future of technology.

From robotics and automation to the internet of things, Steve will also give his take on the latest developments in tech, as well as giving the audience an insight into the much-fabled beginnings of Apple.

Wozniak's headline slot is the chance for 3,000 ticket holders to hear from the man who single-handedly designed the first personal computer, has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame, and has dedicated himself to education.

Who else will be there?

The Festival of Marketing features 12 content stages, themed experiences in the Festival Village, The Masters of Marketing Awards, and of course, the after-party.

Already confirmed are speakers from Airbnb, Land Rover, Tesco, Visa, Arsenal FC, Cath Kidston, John Lewis and more.

Tickets can be purchased from the Festival website.

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Ben Davis

Published 14 July, 2016 by Ben Davis @ Econsultancy

Ben Davis is Editor at Econsultancy. He lives in Manchester, England. You can contact him at, follow at @herrhuld or connect via LinkedIn.

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