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SolidWorks World 2012 Keynote Speaker Revealed!

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The keynote speaker for SolidWorks World 2012 has been revealed in a blog post from SolidWorks. The “Father of the iPod,” Tony Fadell, will give the keynote address during the Tuesday General Session at SolidWorks World in San Diego.

TonyMr. Fadell is most famous for spearheading the design of the first iPod, while working at Apple as the Senior Vice President of the iPod division, and Steve Jobs’ advisor.  More recently, he founded Nest, which has designed the first home thermostat that can learn and adapt to individual homes and users.  

“To create a game-changing product, function and design must go hand in hand,” said Fadell. “We certainly put that principle to work when developing the Nest Learning Thermostat, and I’m excited to share more about that experience with the thousands of passionate, designers and engineers who will attend this year’s SolidWorks World.”

Read the full blog post here.

Previous keynote speakers have included Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, Jim Lovell and Gene Krantz, James Cameron, and many others.  

SolidWorks World will also likely feature a secret guest who is homehow connected to Mr. Fadell’s work, as has happened in the past.   For example, when Jim Lovell and Gene Krantz spoke about the Apollo 13 disasterm Kevin Bacon – who co-starred in the movie Apollo 13 – was the secret guest.  Who do you think it will be this year? 

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