ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, and Silicon Valley icon will deliver the keynote address a this year’s ROC On Tech conference Wednesday.

The full-day technology conference, organized in partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the Joseph A Floreano Riverside Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets for the event are sold out.

Organizers say the event is “designed to create excitement around digital technology, introduce regional companies to the latest technologies concepts, and give them direction on what they should be doing to upgrade their businesses to thrive for the next generation.”

Wozniak, who co-founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Jobs, helped shaped the computer industry with his design of the company’s first line of products.

This year’s ROC On Tech, which made its debut in 2017, will also feature:

  • Theresa Marsenburg, News 8 WROC evening anchor
  • Ira Winkler, Walmart Chief Security Architect
  • Mike Colyer, Foundry CEO
  • Rob Shavell, Abine co-founder and CEO
  • Sasha Hoffman, investor, advisor and entrepreneur
  • Austin McChord, Casana CEO, Datto founder

ROC on Tech FAQ

Who should attend this event?

Prior attendees have attended from nearly every industry sector in Western NY and beyond.  If you are interested in important trends and impacts technology has on our work and personal lives- you should attend. Prior attendees include:

• CEOs/CIOs/CMOs/Executives
• Technology managers and leaders
• Business Development & Marketing leaders
• Startup founders and staff
• Investors
‍• Students from the local colleges and universities
• Greater Rochester Chamber members

Do you offer discounts for students?

Students are eligible for discounted pricing. Please contact cassidy.franklin@greaterrochesterchamber.com for verification and discounted pricing

Is there going to be an event recording?

We will be recording at the event to promote for next year, but don’t miss out on these incredible speakers!

Do you offer bulk discounts for groups or teams?

We are not offering discounts for large groups as in-person registrations are limited. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Members are eligible for special pricing!

How many people will be attending?

Target Attendance: 500-1000 in-person attendees at the Floreano Convention Center

Past event photos


Editor’s note: News 8 WROC is a proud sponsor of the ROC on Tech 2022 Conference.