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Adventurer Bear Grylls demystifies success

Attendees at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit got a taste of the wild on Friday. In the case of adventurer Bear Grylls, this famously means eating things that are not ordinarily classified as food.

Alternative Investment Summit adds Ian Bremmer to editorial board

The Cayman Alternative Investment Summit 2020 announced the appointment of Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, to the conference’s editorial board.

Investment summit explores data globalization and machine learning

Globalization is not over. In many ways, it is accelerating, as a new form of internationalization is no longer about goods and services but about data, according to Tony Cowell, partner at KPMG and chairman of the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit.

Cayman Alternative Investment Summit: Oscar winner adds glam to marquee conference

Natalie Portman, a stalwart of the Star Wars franchise and winner of an Academy Award for her performance in “Black Swan,” will be the keynote speaker at next week’s Cayman Alternative Investment Summit.
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Investment Summit to address innovations in the alternative space

The sixth-annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit will explore the latest trends, technologies and challenges disrupting the alternative investment industry under the 2019 theme, “Tech-Tonic Shift: Innovation in Alternative Investments.”

Alternative Investment Summit: Fresh Prince rocks the Kimpton

An interview session with Hollywood star Will Smith at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit took an unexpected turn Friday when the actor, accompanied by UCCI’s steel pan band Pandemix, rapped the theme song from his 1980’s TV hit show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

Alternative Investment Summit: Robot revolution far from Hollywood

We should not expect artificial intelligence to take the form of human-like robots conceived by Hollywood movies like “Ex Machina,” “I, Robot” or “Star Trek,” but instead think of it as one of the many ways human thought and creativity are going to be enhanced, delegates at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit heard.

Robot to speak at Cayman Alternative Investment Summit

Sophia, the world’s first robot to be granted citizenship of a country, will be one of the speakers at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on Feb. 8 to 9, 2018, organizers announced Thursday.

NASCAR’s Danica Patrick joins investment summit lineup

Professional stock car racing driver Danica Patrick will be among the guest speakers for next year’s Cayman Alternative Investment Summit, joining actor Will Smith on the roster of well-known names that will appear at the conference.

‘Robot’ video promotes 2018 alternative investment forum

The organizers of the 2018 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit have enlisted the help of a “robot” to announce the theme of the next conference.

Alternative Investment Summit: Nearly half of delegates believe Trump is biggest global risk

A survey of more than 200 delegates at the 2017 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit showed that 44 percent of industry professionals consider the Trump administration the biggest potential global risk in 2017. Other top risks include cybersecurity (25 percent), China (14 percent), European elections (13 percent) and Brexit (4 percent).

Space tech to bring ‘transformational’ change

New space tech developed by private companies will bring about transformational change that will influence business and our personal lives. A drop in the cost of space launches will not only make space more accessible for regular people, but also lead to a tremendous increase in space technology applications on Earth.

DEA agents who hunted Escobar to address investment forum

Two former DEA agents who inspired the popular Netflix show “Narcos” are among the keynote speakers at this week’s Cayman Alternative Investment Summit. Javier Peña and Stephen Murphy will take the stage on Friday to speak about their assignment with an elite group in charge of hunting down Pablo Escobar.

Schwarzenegger keynote speaker at Cayman investment summit

Legendary Hollywood action film star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named keynote speaker for next year’s Cayman Alternative Investment Summit. The annual conference for decision makers in the global alternative investment industry has been set for Feb. 15-17 at the new Kimpton.

Investment conference theme defies gravity

Organizers of the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit literally launched the theme of the conference, “Defying Gravity: the future of alternative investments in exceptional times,” by sending a weather balloon carrying an event invitation from Seven Mile Beach into near space. The “CAIS in space” stunt was organized in conjunction with U.K. company Sent Into Space and involved attaching the CAIS invitation to a specially tailored meteorological balloon.

Investment summit speakers donate signed books

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, notorious hacker-turned-computer-security-consultant Kevin Mitnick and other headline speakers from this year’s Cayman Alternative Investment Summit donated 160 autographed copies of their books.

Technology: Former hacker shows off new tricks of the trade

Kevin Mitnick, who once was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list and is now a computer security consultant, took to the stage at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit to show off some of the newest ways hackers are breaking into computer systems.

Sir Richard awarded for Great Shark Race victory

During the recent Cayman Alternative Investment Summit at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Sir Richard Branson was presented with an original Guy Harvey print as...

A weekend to remember

Tennis legends, a screen star and an entrepreneur and environmentalist were among the big draws in a packed agenda of events at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit.

Jamie Lee Curtis offers ‘counterpoint’ to alternative investment strategies

Actress, author and spokesperson Jamie Lee Curtis shared her personal wisdom about wealth – and a lot of laughs – at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on Friday afternoon.

Branson, Harvey urge ocean conservation

British business magnate and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson and marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey made an appeal to the audience at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on Friday evening to invest in ocean conservation projects.

Golden opportunity

Stuart Bostock, left, holds a 400-ounce bar of .9999 fine pure gold bullion in the Luxury Lounge at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Thursday.

George Town this week: Art show, speakers and sports

“Impressions,” an evening of art, featuring photographs by Amanda Nicholson and batik artworks by Shirley Scott and Patricia Nicholson, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Full of Beans Cafe in Pasadora Place off Smith Road. Refreshments will be served.

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