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Andrew Keen, DLD

Now Is the Time To Fix the Future

Andrew Keen is a writer, speaker and entrepreneur. In his latest book, How To Fix The Future, he analyzes the intricate interplay between technology, society…
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…
renewable energy, wind power, green energy

Green Energy’s New Dawn

U.K. startup Bulb is reinventing the energy market by making power from renewable sources cheaper and more accessible. DLD spoke with CEO Hayden Wood.
Beatie Wolfe, musician, singer, songwriter

The Healing Power of Music

Singer Beatie Wolfe explores how songs can benefit people suffering from dementia.
Architect Francis Kéré

Think Global, Build Social

War, protests against regimes, mass migration, environmental disasters: Can architecture mitigate differences in a more and more divided world? Architect Francis Kéré proves that it…
cows grazing

New Ways To Feed A Hungry Planet

We need alternative food sources, like lab meat and insects, to nourish ever more people without depleting the planet’s resources.
Osh Agabi, Koniku, airport security, digital health, biotech

Turning Biology Into Technology

Koniku founder Osh Agabi has a daring plan: He’s developing a new kind of of biochip made from brain tissue in order to create sensors…
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…
Frank Appel (Deutsche Post DHL), Carsten Knop (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) DLD Munich Conference 2019, innovation conference

#DLD19 Recap: Everything Must Change

“Adapt or die” has been nature’s governing principle since the beginning of time. Humans are experts at adjusting to change – and entrepreneurs cherish the…

Insights from DLD Speakers

“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

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

Catherine Coleman, Cady Coleman, Astronaut, NASA
Cady Coleman
ASTRONAUT

“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

“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

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

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

Beatie Wolfe, singer, songwriter
Beatie Wolfe
SONGWRITER

“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

“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.”

“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

“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

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University 2.0

The birth of Udacity: Online learning pioneer Sebastian Thrun launches his digital university 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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