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ATLANTA – will feature a keynote speech from Jeffrey Sprecher, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of IntercontinentalExchange.

Called ICE, the finance firm generated more than $800 million in revenues in 2008. Sprecher founded ICE in 2000.

Venture Atlanta is set for Oct. 13-14 at the W Hotel in Atlanta. It is being put on by the Atlanta CEO Council, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia.

Some 40 startups will also present at the conference.

“We are extremely pleased to have Jeff Sprecher as the keynote speaker for this year’s Venture Atlanta Conference,” said Tino Mantella, president of the Technology Association of Georgia and Venture Atlanta spokesman. “Sprecher’s vision, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit have driven ICE’s phenomenal growth and expansion over the last five years. That expertise and business instinct will be invaluable to share with attendees to the conference.”