Keynote Speakers


  Guy Hands,
  Founder of Terra Firma Capital Partners
  Mr. Hands is the CEO and Founder of Terra Firma Capital Partners. Mr. Hands started his career with Goldman Sachs International (where he went on to head Eurobond Trading and Global Asset Structuring Group). Mr. Hands established the Principal Finance Group (PFG) at Nomura International plc in 1994 which acquired an aggregate enterprise value of €20 billion. Mr. Hands led the spin out of PFG to form Terra Firma in 2002.
  Mr. Hands has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Mansfield College, Oxford University. He is also a member of the University of Oxford Chancellor's Court of Benefactors.

  Dick Kramlich,
  Co-Founder of New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  Dick Kramlich is a Co-Founder and General Partner of NEA. He has more than 35 years of venture capital investment experience, and focuses on a broad range of technically oriented companies. He was fortunate to have been the first person to have invested in the Ethernet with Bob Metcalfe and also backed the company that originated PowerPoint presentations.
  Mr. Kramlich received a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in History from Northwestern University

  David Rubenstein,
  Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group
  David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $70 billion from 30 offices around the world.

  Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.