So every year there is the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit. Financiers from around the world network, listen to experts and mingle.
Once business is done, there is time for some fun. At the end of the week, there is the “Legends Tennis” where ex-pros and celebrities play tennis while the regular folk sip champagne on the sidelines in the VIP section 🙂
First person I got to see was Sir Richard Branson. Note the stitches above his eye. The story is that he walked into a glass door at a local store.
Next up, the lovely Anna Kournikova, definitely a (male) fan favorite. Anna was one of the top tennis players in the world in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
But, the highlight of the week for me was this guy. We had Kevin Mitnick, the most famous hacker in the world at the conference. In the 1990’s, he was a bit of a bad boy, where at one point he was on the FBI’s most wanted list and a fugitive on the run. Anyway, now he is a renowned speaker on Cyber Security matters and has also written three very interesting books (I have read them all). He gave a great talk and scared everyone in attendance with hacking demo’s.
In the mix of it all, I even got to spend a bit of time with him for dinner. Really nice guy. I took him, his guest and a friend of mine to Calypso Grill in West Bay. He liked Calypso so much that he told me that we went back 2 evenings later. We had a lovely evening talking about Security, technology, global politics and all kinds of interesting subjects.