David Kirkpatrick

David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy

Techonomy Media

A journalist and media entrepreneur, David Kirkpatrick founded Techonomy Media, which hosts the annual Techonomy conference on technology, innovation, and business and social progress. Kirkpatrick’s bestselling book, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World, has been published in 32 languages.

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Kristian Rönn, CEO of Normative, and Technonomy founder David Kirkpatrick discuss corporate greenwashing at DLD Munich 2022

Eradicating Greeenwashing

Getting to net zero ranks high on the agenda of many corporate leaders. But first, companies need to measure their carbon footprint accurately – and buying carbon offsets typically is not enough, as this conversation between Kristian Rönn, CEO of Normative, and Techonomy editor David Kirkpatrick shows. Rönn, a former Oxford university climate researcher, co-founded…
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Sabine Klauke, Airbus, and Werner Vogels, Amazon, discuss corporate climate action with moderator David Kirkpatrick

Technology As A Catalyst for Climate Action

How can technology become a positive force for climate protection? Sabine Klauke, CTO of Airbus, discusses new approaches to this challenge with Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, in this DLD22 session moderated by David Kirkpatrick (Techonomy). One solution would be to move more corporate data to cloud services, as Vogels explains. “If you're lucky, you…
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health, medicine, technology, biotech, Laura Matz, Stefan Vilsmeier, David Kirkpatrick, DLD, talk

Digital Health: Technology’s Next Frontiers

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 new areas where technology can aid human health. In conversation with Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick, they also discuss…
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Kai-Fu Lee, AI, David Kirkpatrick, Technonomy, DLD Sync, webinar

AI: The Route To A Smarter Future

The pandemic has sent shockwaves round the world. It has also revealed in starker detail the critical role AI can play in addressing some of our global challenges. How is AI being implemented across different sectors and economies, and what are the problems and issues that must be overcome to create real value?
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Hayden Wood, Bulb, green energy, video, DLD20

Renewable Revolution

Hayden Wood is the cofounder and CEO of Bulb, a renewable energy supplier that uses technology to optimize electricity sourcing from wind, solar and hydro in a cost-effective way. Founded in 2015, Bulb has become one of the fastest-growing startups in the UK. “We’re not vertically integrated, so we don't own wind turbines, solar panels…
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Deep Nishar, Yaron Valler, investing, startups, panel, DLD Munich

Investment Strategies for World-Changing Tech

World-changing ideas can only become reality when founders find investors who believe in them. In this panel discussion, Deep Nishar, Senior Managing Partner at the Softbank Vision Fund, and Yaron Valler of Target Global discuss with Technonomy’s David Kirkpatrick how investors can make a difference in fostering the best and the brightest.
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Articles

China, artificial intelligence, illustration

How China Is Leading the Way in Artificial Intelligence

Bestselling author Kai-Fu Lee explains why China has an advantage in benefiting from artificial intelligence, and what Europe needs to do to make up for lost ground.
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social media, trust, YouTube, Facebook

How Can We Trust Social Media Again?

What can you believe anymore? Social media are full of misinformation and manipulation. DLD speakers explain what could be done. Some solutions lie with us…
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Andrew McAfee (MIT), Alexander Birken (Otto Group), David Kirkpatrick (Techonomy)

Take Responsibility!

Lack of trust is a central issue of our time. Without trust, institutions don’t work and people lose faith in their leaders. What should we do to rebuild trust? David Kirkpatrick (Techonomy) discussed this topic with Alexander Birken (Otto Group) and Andrew McAfee (MIT). Otto Group CEO Birken emphasizes how the company has worked on sustainability, trust and human capital for…
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