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Isabell Welpe, Albert Wenger

Why Covid-19 Highlights the Limits of Capitalism

The pandemic demonstrates why we cannot put a price on everything. Isabell Welpe and Albert Wenger discuss where markets fail, and what alternatives they see.
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.
Ecosia, search engine, worker planting trees, Indonesia, climate change

Fighting Climate Change, Click by Click

Search engine Ecosia uses most of its income to plant trees. Founder Christian Kroll speaks with DLD about sustainability and running a business that puts purpose before profits…
Carl Benedikt Frey, Oxford, economist, DLD Sync

“We Have Over-Optimized Our Economy”

In the DLD Sync kick-off session, Oxford economist Carl Benedikt Frey shares his insights on the future of work, automation and the economy after Covid-19.

The Tech Race To Contain Covid-19

Scientists and engineers are working around the clock to make the best of new technologies in fighting Covid-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 corinavirus.…
Beatie Wolfe, musician, singer, songwriter

The Healing Power of Music

Singer Beatie Wolfe explores how songs can benefit people suffering from dementia.
biotechnology, lab, gene editing

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.
gene editing illustration, DNA, double helix

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.
DLD20, DLD logo, woman, smartphone

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.
DLD Singapore, Gwendolyn Regina, Asymmetry Media

DLD Singapore: Asia Rising

Our second conference in Singapore illustrated a wealth of business opportunities in a vibrant, fast-growing market.
EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, digital economy

Yes, EU Can!

Making Europe more competitive in the digital world: regulation, privacy protection, entrepreneurship and more – take a look at the main topics discussed at DLD Europe 2019 in Brussels.
DLD Campus Bayreuth 2019

Three Takeaways From DLD Campus Bayreuth

Bavaria is one of Germany’s most innovative regions. Our DLD Campus conference at University of Bayreuth brought together business leaders, scientists and politicians for a…

Insights from DLD Speakers

DLD 2009: David Kirkpatrick interviews the Facebook founder
Richard Browning, Gravity Industries, lifts off at DLD Munich 2018
Tanit Koch speaks with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at DLD Munich 2018
Sebastian Thrun launches Udacity at DLD Munich 2012
MIT Media Lab fellow Marco Tempest performs magic onstage at DLD Summer 2015
DLD Munich 2012: “Developing the Developed World”
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  • Iron Man
  • Uber
  • Education
  • Performance
  • Peter Thiel

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