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Trust and the Pandemic

Public confidence in companies has fallen in the coronavirus crisis, survey data shows. Communications experts Margot and Richard Edelman explain what business leaders can do to win back trust.
Margaret Heffernan, author, DLD conference

Make Uncertainty Your Friend!

Don’t try to fight uncertainty, learn to manage it, author and consultant Margaret Heffernan says. Watch her DLD Sync session with Niki Kolev about better ways to deal with risk.
Klaus Hommels, Stefan Oschmann, DLD Sync

Digital Europe After Covid-19

DLD Sync: Watch investor Klaus Hommels and Merck CEO Stefan Oschmann discuss the continent’s economic future in a post-pandemic world.
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How Can We Trust Social Media Again?

What can you believe anymore? Social media are full of misinformation and manipulation. DLD speakers explain what could be done. Some solutions lie with us…
Carl Benedikt Frey, Oxford, economist, DLD Sync

“We Have Over-Optimized Our Economy”

In the first DLD Sync session, Oxford economist Carl Benedikt Frey shares his insights on the future of work, automation and the economy after Covid-19.
DLD All Stars, arts, culture, talks

The Art of Planetary Storytelling

Discover highlights from our arts and culture talks at DLD All Stars, with international top speakers from culture, science, politics and business…
smart cities, urbanization, urban planning, future of cities

The New Code of Cities

How will the corona crisis change office life? What should cities do to reinvent themselves for tomorrow? MIT researcher Carlo Ratti and Steelcase VP James Ludwig shared plenty of ideas in their DLD Sync session…

Noise: The Secret Enemy of Good Decision-Making

Hidden factors often influence our judgement, in life and business, Nobel Prize Laureate Daniel Kahneman and marketing guru Scott Galloway show in their DLD talks…
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The Future of Human Evolution

Biotechnology promises to revolutionize health and medicine. Harvard geneticist George Church shared his insights in a DLD Sync session with Ellen Jorgensen and Jamie Metzl.
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Gene Editing: Great Potential, Great Concerns

Fixing errors in the human DNA could cure diseases and greatly improve health – but only for the wealthy? UC Berkeley ethicist Jodi Halpern warns of a new gap between rich and poor.
DLD Europe 2020

Europe: Powerhouse of Innovation

Top research, growing investments and a lively startup culture give Europe a good chance to become an innovation leader. DLD Europe 2020 showed how.
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Quick Take: Highlights of DLD20

An astronaut, a Nobel Prize winner, a chess champion, many champions of a sustainable future: Take a look at select videos of DLD20.

Insights from DLD Speakers

DLD quote Roger McNamee

“I believe that technology can make the world a better place – but we’ve forgotten that. In our pursuit of billions, we have forgotten our humanity. And that is a tragedy.”

Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners, Facebook, investor, critic
Roger McNamee
ELEVATION PARTNERS
DLD20 quote Cady Coleman

“I always thought space was somewhere else – but space is part of where we live.”

Catherine Coleman, Cady Coleman, Astronaut, NASA
Cady Coleman
ASTRONAUT
DLD Sync quote Carlo Ratti

“There was a social norm of having to be at the office. I think that has changed … Maybe we find a better reason than just going to the office.”

Carlo Ratti, MIT Senseable City Lab, architect
Carlo Ratti
MIT SENSEABLE CITY LAB
DLD20 quote Muhammad Yunus

“We’ve created a system that sucks all the wealth and brings it to the door of some select people. It’s a ticking time bomb – socially, politically and economically.”

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, DLD, portrait
Muhammad Yunus
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE
DLD Sync quote Margaret Heffernan

“Uncertainty is an absolutely defining quality in life, and we should stop fighting it and learn how to make it our friend.”

Quote Beatie Wolfe

“Music is a universal connector. It encompasses everything that is stimulating to us.”

Beatie Wolfe, singer, songwriter
Beatie Wolfe
SONGWRITER
Robotics quote Philipp Zimmermann

“Robotics is not dangerous. Robots are a tool to help us and make us more powerful.”

Philipp Zimmermann, Franka Emika, portrait
Philipp Zimmermann
FRANKA EMIKA
DLD Sync quote Scott Galloway

“We’re going to see big tech partner with universities. In ten years, a school like MIT will not welcome 3,000 students to its freshman class but 30,000.”

DLD20 quote Marietje Schaake

“Regulation should not stifle innovation – but we should be very careful not to put innovation in a higher order of significance than democracy.”

Marietje Schaake, Stanford University, governance, portrait, DLD
Marietje Schaake
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
DLD Europe quote Peter Sunde

“It’s drugs and technology that look at us as ‘users’. I would say that big data is like Big Tobacco.”

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, Pirate Bay, DLD
Peter Sunde
PIRATE BAY
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Social Business

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus explains why fixing financial inequality would address many other problems as well

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Snap Chat

Snap co-founder Evan Spiegel explores creativity and social networking in conversation with artist Alex Israel

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Mark Zuckerberg

Historic: David Kirkpatrick interviews the Facebook founder at DLD Munich 2009

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Uber’s Next Chapter

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tells interviewer Tanit Koch where he wants to take the mobility service provider

Udacity launch at DLD Munich
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University 2.0

The birth of Udacity: Online learning pioneer Sebastian Thrun launches his digital university at DLD Munich 2012

Peter Thiel at DLD Munich 2012
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Peter Thiel

The PayPa co-founder and famous investor lays out his vision on “Developing the Developed World”

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