And the SolidWorks World Mystery Guest is…

Sir Richard Branson.

He’ll be speaking in the general session on Feb. 9, 2009, which begins at 8:30 a.m. EST.

Here’s a bit more info from his official bio:

Richard Branson is founder of the Virgin Group, consisting of more than 200 companies employing over 50,000 people in 30 countries and recording more than $20 billion in 2006 revenues. An entrepreneur since the age of 17, Branson has built a variety of brands into global successes. From record stores to airlines and mobile phone service providers, the Virgin brand epitomizes market leadership, elite customer service, and widespread customer loyalty.

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Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.