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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…
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.
Band Kaiser Franz Josef, DLD 2018

Make Rock Great Again

Can the right song get your ad campaign to take off? Can music accelerate your business and what would you have to do in order…
Esther Perel, DLD New York

The Future of Love

Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. With her podcast “Where Should We Begin?” the Belgian psychotherapist…
Mary Lou Jepsen, DLD

Pioneering Health Care Technology

Mary Lou Jepsen surely deserves to be called a technology pioneer. Most recently, she was an engineering executive at Facebook working on its Oculus virtual reality…
Steven Pinker, Harvard, DLD conference

Reconquering Values in the Light of Populism

In the spirit of this year’s theme, experimental psychologist and Harvard professor Steven Pinker discussed reconquering values of enlightenment in conversation with journalist Andrian Kreye (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and philosophy…
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook, DLD 2019, Trust

#DLD19 Recap: A Matter of Trust

Trust is a simple concept that has enormous power. Without trust there would be no community, no commerce, no democracy. Trust requires faith – in…
DLD conference Brussels 2018

Highlights of DLD Europe in Brussels

If you couldn’t attend DLD Europe – here are some highlights. If you want all the panel content, just visit our YouTube page.
Schlagzeugmafia, DLD Campus Karlsruhe

Highlights of DLD Campus Karlsruhe

If you couldn’t attend DLD Campus Karlsruhe – here are some highlights. By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video…

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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