Creator Of The iPad Josh Banko To Speak At An Evening Of Hope

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

On Point announces Josh Banko, creator of the iPad, as the keynote speaker for An Evening of Hope on Tuesday, Feb. 11.  The doors of the Chattanooga Convention Center Ballroom will open at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

A meet and greet for sponsors will begin at 5 p.m. in Meeting Room 2. Event sponsors will have innovative products on display in the lobby beginning at 5 p.m. also. 

Mr. Banko will also speak on behalf of On Point, to students in local schools, on Feb. 12.

Mr. Banko is a technology executive responsible for creating some of the world’s most recognized consumer products. Credited as the creator of the iPad, Mr. Banko spent nearly 13 years innovating for Apple. After Apple, he was the vice president of Hardware and Manufacturing for Misfit wearables, which was acquired by the Fossil Group. He then was the head of Hardware Engineering for Matternet, creating elegant autonomous aerial networks for the transportation of goods. As the founder of Rooäk Product Development, he advises companies on creating excellent products and organizations. He has a passion for developing next-generation leaders. He has been granted 89 U.S. and International patents.

On Point is a youth development organization established in 1991 to partner with schools and communities to cultivate the strengths in youth and guide them on their path to thrive.  An Evening of Hope is On Point’s Annual Dinner gathering approximately 800 attendees in support of the more than 14,000 youth On Point serves yearly.   

For information regarding sponsorships, tables and/or individual seating please visit, call On Point at 899-9188 or email Director of Communication Engagement Ashley Walker at

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