John Thornhill

John Thornhill, Financial Times, Sifted

Financial Times

John Thornhill is one of the most senior journalists at the Financial Times. He writes an award-winning column on the impact of technology and is also the founder of Sifted, an FT-backed media site covering Europe’s startup world.


SAP manager Thomas Saueressig (middle) discusses AI in business with Ewa Duerr (Google) and moderator John Thornhill (left) at DLD Munich 2024.

AI Enabling Innovation

Generative AI has seen a huge surge in interest as the technology has advanced significantly. This DLD24 conversation with Ewa Duerr (Google) and Thomas Saueressig (SAP), moderated by John Thornhill (Financial Times), highlights how generative AI can enable innovation in companies and the economy overall. Both panelists emphasize the importance of using AI responsibly. This…
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Artificial intelligence experts Richard Socher, Michele Ruiz, John Clippinger, JP Rangaswami, Björn Ommer and John Thornhill speak at the DLD Munich Conference 2023

Challenges of Generative AI

The rise of generative AI systems like ChatGPT and DALL-E has raised both excitement and concerns over the capabilities of artificial intelligence in general. How good, how reliable are these systems really? Can they truly rival humans when performing work-related tasks? Do AI-powered search engines provide better answers than Google? This DLD Munich panel –…
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Panel discussion on making cities more climate resilient and sustainable, with speakers Victoria Ossadnik, Coen van Oostrom, John Thornhill, Charles Landry

Sustainable Cities

Cities keep growing, they’re home to more than half the people on earth. But they’re also in urgent need of an upgrade. Smart energy solutions and smart buildings as well as creative and innovative city councils are key to making urban spaces livable and sustainable. This panel discussion, moderated by John Thornhill (Financial Times, Sifted),…
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Hanno Renner, Personio, and Alexander Rinke, Celonis, in conversation with John Thornhill, Financial Times, Sifted, at DLD Munich

Building Software Out of Europe

What does it take to create new tech giants in Europe and manage rapid growth around the world? This DLD session brings together the founders of two German unicorns – Alexander Rinke of Celonis and Personio’s Hanno Renner – with Sifted founder and Financial Times innovation editor John Thornhill to explore the secrets of successful…
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Clay robot reading a book illustrates the question: How smart is artificial intelligence getting?

Good or Evil? How AI Is Transforming Life, Work and Society

Will artificial intelligence turn out to be a blessing or a curse? DLD speakers from science, business and technology share expert opinions.
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Amazon CTO Werner Vogels speaks to a packed audience at the DLD Munich conference 2024

DLD Munich 2024

DLD Munich is Europe’s leading innovation conference. DLD24 brought together experts from business, science and culture. Revisit this exciting event here with talks, videos, images…
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