DLD Summer 2021

DLD Summer 2021

July 1, 2021 • Munich Urban Colab

Thank you for joining us – online and offline – for our first hybrid conference!

This was a special event, due to Covid-19 restrictions, but it still had the trademark vibe of DLD, building bridges between innovators and bringing together ideas that otherwise live in silos.

You can find videos of all sessions below. For live impressions posted on Twitter, please look for the hashtag #DLDSummer

Exploring Europe’s Opportunities

Meet the European Innovation Roadshow of DLD and UnternehmerTUM, supported by the European Commission. Founded in 2005, DLD has become an internationally connected, interdisciplinary community of top-tier innovators, entrepreneurs,…
Bart Becks
Helmut Schönenberger
Steffi Czerny
Ursula von der Leyen
In recent years, Munich has seen an unprecedented accumulation of talent, collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit in a compact and highly successful deep-tech ecosystem. At the epicenter of this ecosystem is the city’s unique UnternehmerTUM…
Helmut Schönenberger
Jochen Engert
Maximilian Hasler
“Everybody feels that government still operates like in the 1960s”, Burda Media CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen observes in this DLD Summer session. “The task is clear: digitally deliver.” Diego Piacentini has done exactly that. After working…
Diego Piacentini
Paul-Bernhard Kallen
Watch investor Hendrik Brandis, co-founder of the highly successful VC firm Earlybird, analyze the European startup ecosystem and changes in the financial world that happen worldwide. Innovation keeps speeding up, Brandis explains,…
Hendrik Brandis
Bestselling author Andrew McAfee (The Second Machine Age, More from Less) takes a long, hard look at Europe in the digital age. In a presentation packed with charts and data, the MIT researcher analyzes the performance of European companies…
Andrew McAfee

Innovation in Motion

All of tomorrow’s mobility concepts rely on connectivity. No autonomous car would find its way without sensors busily exchanging data. Smart cities require vehicles to communicate with each other, as well as urban infrastructure. And where…
Fabian Billing
Hildegard Müller
Markus Haas
This DLD Summer session sees the world premiere of a car: The MINI Vision Urbanaut was designed to make the most of limited space in bustling cities, while at the same time leading the way in terms of sustainability and design. Many of the Urbanaut…
Bernd Körber
Oliver Heilmer
Steffi Czerny

Go Green and Prosper!

“We have decided to look not at barriers but enablers – we want to be positive here”, moderator Cristiana Falcone says at the outset of this DLD Summer session about the circular economy. The panel includes Lufthansa’s Chief Customer Officer…
Andrew McAfee
Christina Foerster
Cristiana Falcone
Michael Diederich
The Covid-19 pandemic “has reached every continent, taking close to four million lives … and there are even bigger shocks waiting”, EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius warns in his opening statement of this DLD Summer session, pointing…
Fabian von Heimburg
Virginijus Sinkevičius

The Art of Digital Transformation

The newest hit in the blockchain world are NFTs, short for “non-fungible tokens”. These cryptographic certificates are becoming especially valuable for artists, as Joe Lubin and Dan Heyman discuss in their DLD Summer session. Lubin is a…
Daniel Heyman
Joe Lubin
Here’s your chance to watch “poetry on screens”, as DLD founder Steffi Czerny puts it in her DLD Summer conversation with video artist Betty Mü. The former VJ specializes in creating innovative, often interactive light installations that…
Betty Mü
Steffi Czerny

Fast Forward

The new space race would be quite a slog without cloud computing, as Amazon CTO Werner Vogels illustrates in this engaging DLD Summer talk with Jennifer Schenker, Editor of The Innovator. Many industry players, from NASA to startups, rely…
Jennifer Schenker
Werner Vogels
This DLD Summer panel discussion takes a deep dive into the converging worlds of health, medicine and technology. Merck Group CTO Laura Matz and Brainlab founder Stefan Vilsmeier provide expert opinions on the most exciting and promising…
David Kirkpatrick
Laura Matz
Stefan Vilsmeier
This DLD Summer session takes a 360-degree look at the potential of quantum computing – in science, business and investing. McKinsey Germany analyst Niko Mohr kicks the session off with insights from a newly released McKinsey report that…
Heike Riel
Helmut Leopold
Herbert Mangesius
Niko Mohr
Space exploration is a billion dollar global market. It holds the promise of creating unforeseen business opportunities as well as solving global challenges. Big players and visionaries out of the United States are naturally affiliated…
Alexander Gerfer
Christian Mohr
Daniel Metzler
Jennifer Schenker
Joachim von Schlenk
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown both the benefits of science as well as the need to explain its benefits better, as Ann-Kristin Achleitner (University of Munich) and Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute of Advanced Study) discuss in their DLD Summer…
Ann-Kristin Achleitner
Robbert Dijkgraaf
Yes, robots can stressed out too – and when that happens things can get ugly, even dangerous for humans, as Cambridge University researchers Ross Anderson and Ilia Shumailov explain in their DLD Summer presentation. As machines mix with humans…
Ilia Shumailov
Ross Anderson

Business & Society

The collapse of Wirecard, among allegations of widespread fraud, has become one of the biggest scandals of the international financial world. In this DLD Summer session, Wirecard’s former senior legal counsel for Asia Pacific, Pav Gill,…
Gabriela Sperl
Pav Gill
In this engaging DLD Summer talk, Axel Voss, Member of the European Parliament, takes stock of the EU’s position in artificial intelligence and the data economy – and what he sees makes him worried. “We’re falling more and more behind in the…
Axel Voss
How can we reap the benefits of social media, and being connected, without surrendering all control to the digital giants who own the platforms? This is one of the key questions that Süddeutsche Zeitung Editor-at-Large Andrian Kreye discusses…
Andrian Kreye
Iyad Rahwan
Don’t think about data as the new oil, Oxford economist Carl Benedikt Frey argues in his DLD Summer session with Azeem Azhar – because data alone doesn’t make you a leader in artificial intelligence. What’s really needed, he says, is making…
Azeem Azhar
Carl Benedikt Frey
In his DLD Summer talk, Rod Beckstrom, former Director of the National Cybersecurity Center in the United States, analyzes the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on both a global and a personal level. “What we know is, people are suffering”, he concludes,…
Rod Beckstrom
Is artificial intelligence mostly a tool to increase automation and eliminate jobs? “I’m here to tell you that that’s a very lazy view of artificial intelligence”, says Zayd Enam, a former Stanford AI researcher and co-founder of Cresta,…
Jennifer Belissent
Ulrike Hoffmann-Burchardi
Zayd Enam

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