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Parag Khanna, DLD, interview

“Europe needs to be the smart middle ground”

At DLD Munich 2019, from January 19-21, we’re bringing together some of the brightest minds and most influential leaders in science, business, politics, and culture.…
Kara Swisher, Hilary Rosen, Miriam Meckel, Megan Murphy, DLD 2018

Two Elephants in the Room

Four powerful women on the stage at DLD Munich 18: Kara Swisher (ReCode) moderated a passionate and intelligent debate between Miriam Meckel (Wirtschaftswoche), Hilary Rosen…
company culture, new work, DLD conference

Company Culture In The Era Of New Work

Digital transformation does not only have effects on products, business strategies and processes. A central success factor for successful transformation are the people who implement…

Regional power

After a successful start last year, Europe’s leading innovation conference DLD (Digital, Life, Design) returns to German universities for its regional conference format DLD Campus.…

Closing the Female Leadership Gap

Despite multiple and long-term efforts by business, legislation and politics to balance out the gender gap in corporate leadership, the figures of women in C-suite…
Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, DLD conference

“Uber den Wolken”

Dara Khosrowshahi made a political fashion-statement on stage at DLD Munich 18: The new Uber CEO wore a protest-slogan T-Shirt “We are all dreamers” – an…
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Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Of Real Planets & Synthetic Cells

One important part of DLD’S DNA are the life sciences. Breaking it down to the essentials, Petra Schwille, Director of the Max Planck Institute of…
oram Völklein (Kochbank), Manfred Krischke (CloudEO), Aurelie Shaprio (WWF), Zac Manchester (Stanford University)

Data Collected by Butterflies

Localising forest fires, estimating biomass or carbon storage – analyzing the quality of habitants for certain animal species. All that is possible thanks to remote…

Glamorous Evening in Davos

As part of this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF), around 600 guests followed the invitation to the Burda DLD Nightcap in Davos. On Tuesday evening,…

DLD Munich 18 in 90 Seconds

DLD Munich 18 was a great success. If you missed a panel or want to watch them again, soon you can find all videos on…

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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