Tony Fadell. You may have heard of him. At the very least, you’e seen, or let sweet sound emanate from the device he is know as the father of. Tony was Apple’s senior vice president of the iPod division as well as adviser to Steve Jobs. He’s now CEO of NEST, a company that reinventing the Thermostat, making it more intelligent and you more comfortable in your own abode while putting a lower impact on that electrical grid we can’t live without. He’s this year’s keynot speaker at SolidWorks World 2012.

Tony Fadell & Nest

There’s a great story on the Verge about Tony Fadell and Nest. The Nest Thermostat is basically a a re-imagining of the device to make it more simple, more efficient and intelligent enough to know when you’re home, not home, asleep or having a particularly hot day. You can learn more about it at

SolidWorks World 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 runs February 12-15th (Sunday to Wednesday) this year, in San Diego, CA. You can see the conference schedule, a full agenda and don’t forget, Wednesday is the reveal of what’s to come in SolidWorks 2013.

Source: SolidWorks Blog
Image source: The Verge


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