I'm starting to think through speakers for Tech Ed 2007 and I'm interested in getting your help.  If you could get any technical speaker in Microsoft to New Zealand who would it be and why?

I'm expecting lots of requests for Bill Gates, but assuming we can't get him, then who'd be your second choice?

Either leave a comment, use the email link or respond in a blog post (linking to this post) to send me your ideas :-)  I'll put up a post with all the responses in about a weeks time.

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UPDATE: I'm mostly interested in sessions, although depending on who it is we may also use them in the keynote.  Thus technical speakers are mostly what I'm keen for suggestions on :-)  Thanks for the feedback I've got so far - keep it coming :-)