Steve Wozniak has been appointed as an ambassador for the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), to help develop a ‘Saudi Tech Hub'.
Saud Bin Abdulla Al-Qahtani, the head of the federation and an adviser to the Royal Court, said that the appointment of Wozniak reflects the federation's desire to work with the best minds in the sector to help the kingdom become the region's technology hub, Arab News reported.
"Perhaps the greatest evidence of the scale of these technical transformations in today's world is that a company such as Apple has become the first public company in the world with a market value of one trillion dollars," he added. "We are happy that its co-founder has agreed to be an ambassador to the Saudi Technical Hub.
"The huge interest in the technical and technological sectors is reflected in the general plans of the state, as it is one of the main objectives pursued by the Kingdom in its Vision 2030 under the supervision, follow-up and direct support of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman."
Al-Qahtani thanked Wozniak for accepting the role of ambassador and his enthusiasm for it, describing him as one of the most important modern minds, who has helped to change the history of the world.
Wozniak was attending the three-day Hajj Hackathon in Jeddah, which attracted nearly 3,000 young developers to create apps for the Hajj.