Steve Wozniak, Dr. Toni Hoover Highlight Keynote Sessions at Inaugural Biotech Week Boston Conference

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Apple Inc. co-founder to provide insights on future of technology, and director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to address importance of innovation in science and technology in improving global health

Biotech Week Boston, where the heart, technology, and business of science converge, has confirmed that two of its much-anticipated keynotes will include technology super-veteran, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Inc., and former big pharma research and development veteran, Dr. Toni Hoover, the director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The first ever, annual event is bringing together more than 3,000 of the world’s leading scientists, executives and technologists at the Boston Conference and Exhibition Center, Oct. 4-7, 2016.

Hoover will kick-off Biotech Week Boston day two with her keynote presentation, “Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation to Improve Global Health,” on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m. Wozniak will headline the day three festivities with a keynote Q&A, “Innovation and Customer Centricity,” taking place on Friday, Oct. 7, at 9:15 a.m. These luminary thought leaders will join more than 350 international speakers flying in for the inaugural Biotech Week Boston conference.

“I am happy to welcome Biotech Week Boston and its thousands of attendees to the City of Boston,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Boston is renowned as one of the top biotechnology hubs in the country thanks to our talented workforce and world-class research and development centers that help foster a thriving innovation sector. I send my best wishes to the organizers and all partners involved for another successful event."

Biotech is worth $133 billion dollars to the U.S. economy each year. This figure is predicted to grow to $200 billion by 2017. Everyone attending Biotech Week Boston is focused on witnessing the latest innovations from major biotechnology and life sciences companies ranging from clinical trial advances to health and science trends.

“I look forward to sharing insights on the future of technology and innovation at this event in Boston next month,” expressed, Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple Inc. “I think the audience will be surprised by some of the stories I am excited to share.”

“We are delighted to have attracted such high-caliber talent to celebrate the creation of Biotech Week Boston,” noted, Russ Pratt, group portfolio director, KNect365, organizers of the event. “Exhibitors and attendees alike have expressed their excitement about seeing the legendary Steve “Woz” Wozniak and Dr. Hoover on the podium, while also having the opportunity to network and share cutting-edge ideas that will propel the industry forward.”

Biotech Week Boston 2016 is a must attend professional and social experience over three days celebrating the dedication and achievements of the individuals and firms driving the future of the life science industry.

About Biotech Week Boston:
Biotech Week Boston, where the heart, technology, and business of science converge, is the primary destination where passionate scientists and innovators meet to partner and share groundbreaking data, research and ideas. Register before September 28th to save $100 on admission: http://www.biotechweekboston.com

Follow Biotech Week Boston on Twitter: @BiotechWkBoston and #BIOTECHWEEKBOSTON

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