Global Digicon Salon 004〜Memories of Steve Jobs ② Bill Fernandez〜

Global Digicon Salon 004

〜Memories of Steve Jobs ② Bill Fernandez〜


2020.10.4 (Sun) 10:00-12:00 (Japan Time)/2020.10.3 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 (LA Time)

The 4th “Global Digicon Salon 004” will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:00-12:00 in Japan Time, and Saturday, October 3, 2020 18:00-20:00, LA Time. It will be held on a global scale. The theme will be “Memories of Steve Jobs ② Bill Fernandez)”. In memory of Steve Jobs, who died in 9 years ago, we will interview Bill Fernandez, one of the valuable witnesses who are familiar with Jobs’ adolescence. And also we will have a panel discussion.
He became friends with Jobs at Cupertino Junior High School and entered Homestead High School together. He introduced Wozniak to Jobs. He was hired as Apple Computer’s first full-time employee and contributed to the development of the Apple I, Apple II and Macintosh.
The panel discussion will be held by Bill Fernandez, Daniel Kotoke, technology journalist Nobuyuki Hayashi, and technology writer Kazutoshi Otani.
The “Global Digicon Salon” is literally aiming for global expansion. All interviews and panel discussions will be conducted using UD Talk, a real-time automatic translation app. You can experience English to Japanes, Japanese to English real-time automatic translation on your smartphone.
The number of participants for the Zoom seminar is 100 (please note: first-come-first-served basis on the day). Tickets will be issued by more than 100 people, so if you can not participate in more than the recruitment number of people, we will deliver it on YouTube Live, so please see that.
Click here to apply for participation. → https://global-digicon-salon-004.peatix.com/

Date :
2020.10.4 (Sun) 10:00-12:00 (Japan Time)
2020.10.3 (Sat) 18:00~20:00(LA Time)
Speech Theme :
Memories of Steve Jobs ② Bill Fernandez
Speech Guest :
Bill Fernandez(User Experience Architect and Inventor)
Daniel Kottke(General partner at Cobb Mtn Partners LLC)
Nobuyuki Hayashi(Freelance IT journalist and consultant)
Kazutoshi Otani(Technology Writer)
Number of applicants:100(Will be closed as soon as it becomes capacity at the day, you can also watch on YouTube Live)
Participation fee : Free
Host : Global Digicon Salon

Speech Guest

Bill Fernandez
User Experience Architect and Inventor
Born in 1954. At the age of five, his parents moved into a new neighborhood in Sunnyvale developed primarily for Lockheed engineers. Steve Wozniak, four years older, moved into a house across the street. In around 1968 he became interested in electronics. After meeting Steve Jobs at Cupertino Junior High School in around 1969, he got Jobs interested in electronics and they started doing electronic projects together. Later, they went to Homestead High School together. Steve Wozniak graduated from this school the year before Jobs and Fernandez entered it. Around 1970 he also started doing electronics projects with Steve Wozniak. In 1971 he and Wozniak built a computer together in the Fernandez family garage. This came to be known as the “Cream Soda” Computer. In around 1971, he introduced his two electronics buddies, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, to each other. The gradually started doing things together, including a prank on the 1972 Homestead High School graduating class. In 1977, he was the first person hired after Jobs, Wozniak, and Mike Markkula incorporated Apple Computer Inc., he was hired as an Engineering Technician, and initially worked in the Jobs family garage. Over time, he has been involved in the development of the Apple I, Apple II and Macintosh, and contributed to the UI development of MacOS, QuickTime, and HyperCard. He stayed at Apple until 1993. He a valuable witness of Jobs’ adolescence.

Daniel Kottke
General partner at Cobb Mtn Partners LLC
Born in 1954. Grew up in Pelham NY just outside NYC. Became a friend of Steve Jobs at Reed College in Portland OR and traveled to India together for enlightenment. Did Apple I assembly and test in Jobs’ home garage in 1976. After graduating from Columbia College in 1977, he became Apple’s 12th full-time employee. Engaged in the development of Apple II, Apple III, and Macintosh. Wasn’t eligible for a stock option early on due to being an hourly technician. Jobs inexplicably declined to ever even discuss the matter. Later in 1982 Jobs became furious when Kottke unwittingly confirmed to Time mag reporter that Steve had a daughter named Lisa; never spoke to Kottke again for some 25 years. in the mid-80’s Woz was kind enough to give modest gifts of stock to Kottke and half a dozen others who’d been similarly ineligible in the early days. He is one of the precious witnesses of what Jobs was like in his youth.

Nobuyuki Hayashi
Freelance IT journalist and consultant
Born in 1967. From around 1980, when he was a junior high school student, he became interested in personal computers and started to cover the front lines. When I was a high school student, I was invited to the Canon Dyna Mac recital. After that, in 1990, while studying abroad at the University of Houston, Texas, he was in charge of serialization and news articles in Japanese personal computer magazines such as “Monthly MACPOWER” and “Monthly ASCII”, and started full-scale coverage of technology companies. On the other hand, he introduced Japanese technology culture to overseas media such as “WIRED” in the United States. We will continue to cover the latest trends in Internet infrastructure technology, IT business, smartphones, tablets, etc. according to the changing times, but from around 2005, we started to cover and enlighten companies with good design, saying that technology alone cannot create a good future. Consulting activities will also start. Also, rather than covering the technology itself, we shifted our focus to focus on the social changes caused by technology. Now that the world’s values ​​are about to change drastically with AI and biotechnology, we are expanding our coverage to areas such as art and traditional crafts under the theme of “what value should be left in the 22nd century”. He has written many books such as “Steve Jobs-The Trajectory of the Great Creative Director” (published by ASCII), “iPhone Shock”, “iPad Shock”, and “What did Steve Jobs leave behind” (published by Nikkei BP). He also translated Michael Moritz’s book, The Kingdom of Steve Jobs, which details Bill Fernandez. Director of the James Dyson Foundation. Outside Director of Revolver, Inc., Outside Researcher of ifs Future Research Institute, Visiting Professor of Kanazawa College of Art.

Kazutoshi Otani
Technology Writer / Jinbocho AssistOn Director
In addition to writing on design, electronic devices, bicycles, and photography, he also consults on product planning. Authors include “The Man Who Made the iPod”, “The Company Who Made the iPhone” (ASCII New Books), “Macintosh Famous Machines Encyclopedia” (Ei Publisher), “iPhone Camera Life” (BNN New Company), “Successful Company” “Why do you value photographs?” (Kodansha Hyundai Business), etc. There is a “Visual Shift” (Advertising Conference) in the supervision book.


Toshihiro Takagi 
Former editor of “MACLIFE”. CEO of Creation Inc.
Born in 1955. Graduated from the Department of Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. 1985 Launched NTT Captain System Information Magazine “Captain Pedia”. In 1986, Japan’s first Macintosh specialized magazine “MAC World Japan Edition”. In 1987, the first issue of “MACLIFE”. In 1999, Developed “Knowledge Circulation System with AI” Kacis Writer/Kacis Publisher. Received “Software Product of the Year 2001” (SOFTIC). In 2017, held “Horos 2050 Future Conference”. On December 10, 2018, held Alan Kay’s keynote lecture “IT25.50”. His main books include “Mac OS X Server Perfect Guide”, “Document Creation with Kacis”, “The History of Jobs & Apple”, “Jobs Legend”, “Smart TV and Video Business”.