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DLD New York 18

New York, May 02

DLD Munich 18

Munich, Jan 20-22

Dara Khosrowshahi

Uber Technologies Inc.

Sigmar Gabriel

Federal Republic of...

Rose McGowan


Elliot Schrage


Stefan Winners

Hubert Burda Media

Yossi Vardi

DLD Chairman

Martin Varsavsky

Prelude Fertility

Kara Swisher


Marc Samwer

Global Founders Capital

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Serpentine Galleries

Paul-Bernhard Kallen

Hubert Burda Media

Esther Dyson

Way to Wellville

Pablos Holman

Intellectual Ventures Lab

Frédéric Court

Felix Capital

Simon Levene

Mosaic Ventures

Jennifer Schenker

The Innovator

René Obermann

Warburg Pincus International...

Ralph Simon

Mobilium Global Limited

Andrian Kreye

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Evgeny Morozov


Jeff Jarvis

CUNY Center for...

Steffi Czerny

DLD Media GmbH

Jan-Gisbert Schultze

Acton Capital Partners

Mary Lou Jepsen


Oliver Bussmann

Bussmann Advisory AG

Christian Angermayer

Apeiron Investment

Carsten Knop

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Lucas von Cranach


Matthew Bishop

The Rockefeller Foundation

Mike Butcher


Stefan Mennerich

FC Bayern München...

Wolfgang Ischinger

Munich Security Conference...

Maximilian Kuss

EMH Partners

David Rowan


Tanit Koch


Alexander Görlach

Harvard University

Beate Merk

Bavarian State Chancellery

Howard Morgan

B Capital Group

Purnima Kochikar


Andrew A. Rosen


Taavet Hinrikus


Andrew Keen

How To Fix...

Ilse Aigner

Bavarian Landtag

Ida Tin


Ina Fried


Joram Voelklein


Florian Leibert


Gisbert Ruehl

Klöckner & Co...

Christiana Figueres

Global Covenant of...

Markus Braun

Wirecard AG

Fabian von Heimburg


Klaus Hommels


Claudia Nemat

Deutsche Telekom AG

Timotheus Höttges

Deutsche Telekom AG

Greg Williams


Anke Domscheit-Berg

Deutscher Bundestag

Christopher Muhr

AUTO1 Group

Piraye Yurttas Beim


Dimitar Sasselov

Harvard University

Jaana Remes

McKinsey Global Institute

Andrew McAfee


Guido Appenzeller

VMware Inc

Ann Mettler

European Political Strategy...

David Kirkpatrick


Marco Lambertini

WWF International

Reinhard Ploss

Infineon Technologies AG

Almar Latour

Dow Jones

Georg Polzer

Teralytics AG

Mattias Ljungman


Tom Wehmeier


Rick Smolan

Against All Odds...

Beau Lotto

The Lab of...

Miriam Meckel

WirtschaftsWoche - the...

Suzanne Lee

Modern Meadow

Martin Weiss

Hubert Burda Media...

Philip Krim


Albert Wenger

Union Square Ventures

Juergen Schmidhuber

The Swiss AI...

Marie Ekeland


Niklas Östberg

Delivery Hero Holding

Robert Gentz


Adam Grant

The Wharton School,...

Michael John Gorman


Sam Handy

adidas AG

Steven Pinker

Harvard University

Maja Hoffmann

Luma Foundation

Christoph Grote

BMW Group

Christopher Schläffer


Stefan Nicola

Bloomberg News

Sebastian Kuss

EMH Partners

Niki Kolev

Deloitte Digital

Dirk Hoke

Airbus Defence and...

Amy Wilkinson


Katrin Suder

Federal Ministry of...

Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflueger

Internet Economy Foundation

Ali Aslan


Alexander Del Toro Barba


Manfred Krischke

CloudEO AG

Susan McPherson

McPherson Strategies

Mariana Avezum

WARR Hyperloop &...

Scott Galloway

L2 Inc.

Carl Benedikt Frey

Oxford Martin School,...

Joe Hage

Heni Art Group

Keyu Jin

London School of...

Tabitha Goldstaub


Michele Mosca

evolutionQ Inc.

Megan Murphy

Hilary Rosen


Helmut Schönenberger


Valerie Hackl

ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG

Gabi Dreo Rodosek

Research Institute CODE

Paul Daugherty


Sami Haddadin

Gottfried Wilhlem Leibniz...

Lars Bendix Düysen

Sony Music Entertainment

Thomas Scheibel

University of Bayreuth

Matthew Lieber

Gimlet Media

Bharat Anand

Havard Business School

Arne Schönbohm

Federal Office for...

Petra Schwille

Max Planck Institute...

Igor Levit


Hito Steyerl

Film Maker, Visual...

Trent McConaghy

Ocean / BigchainDB

Dmitri Alperovitch

CrowdStrike Inc.

Aleksandr Yampolskiy


Larry Gadea


Francis Kéré

Kéré Architecture

Eberhard Brandes

WWF Germany

Alexander Birken

Otto Group

Herminia Ibarra

London Business School

Tomasz Smaczny


André Schwämmlein


Francesca Bria

City of Barcelona

Claudia Romo Edelman


Aurelie Shapiro


Phil Ross


Udo Helmbrecht


Walter Price


Daniel Wiegand


Florian Reuter


Zachary Manchester

Stanford University

Tania Boler


Svitlana Zalishchuk

Parliament of Ukraine

Nora N. Khan


Jeremy Shaw

visual artist

Anne Imhof

Richard Browning

Gravity Industries

Ana Brnabic

Republic of Serbia

Daniel Haver

Native Instruments

Diego Farias


Mariya Gabriel

European Commission

Julian Nida-Rümelin


Meltem Demirors

Digital Currency Group

Timothy Ruff

Evernym, Inc.

Sam Cassatt


Bernd Huber

Ludwig Maximilian University

Thomas Hanke

Brendan Blumer


Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

FC Bayern München...

Sara Haider


York Hovest

York Hovest Expeditions

Oliver Heilmer


Nicolas Brand


Mate Galic

Native Instruments

Irene Brime


Alec Lee

Ava Winery

Nicole Lassak

Mast-Jägermeister SE

Alex Kopelyan


Tom Upchurch

WIRED Consulting

Frédéric Mazzella


Peter Kropsch

dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur...

Matias Viel


Safak Pavey

International Migration &...

Robert Hackett


Arturo Elizondo

Clara Foods

Merle Maigre

NATO Cooperative Cyber...

Fabrice Rousseau

Amazon Alexa

Alexander Lorestani


Kaiser Franz Josef

Sibel Kekilli


Jerome Boateng

FC Bayern München...

Sven Ulreich

FC Bayern München...

Daniel Miller

Founder Mute, Producer,...
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Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines, and more than 17 million broadband lines. We provide fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries. With a staff of 226,000 ... More »
Lakestar is a venture capital firm that invests into technology companies led by exceptional entrepreneurs who share a passion to build global companies. Investments of the group include skype, spotify, facebook, airbnb, Oscar, and GoEuro. Lakestar is focused on helping companies identify and expand into different markets rapidly with a focus on the US and Europe as core markets. Investment sizes range from EUR 2.5-10m (early stage) to EUR 15m+ (growth stage). Dedicated resources support ... More »
VEON is a NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam-listed global provider of connectivity, with the ambition to lead the personal internet revolution for the 235 million plus customers it currently serves, and many others in the years to come. Headquartered in Amsterdam, VEON is the name of the parent company and its new personal internet platform that integrates powerful data analytics and artificial intelligence, with a fresh take on messaging capabilities, enabling users and communities to connect ... More »
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. ... More »
As a universal bank, HypoVereinsbank offers its clients – private clients, private banking customers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), corporate and real estate clients and institutional clients – a comprehensive range of financial services. HypoVereinsbank is one of Germany's leading private sector banks and is part of UniCredit, one of the most important banking groups in Europe. It is therefore unsurpassed among German banks for its combination of a long-standing regional ... More »
Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides ... More »
Klöckner & Co is one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies worldwide. Based on its distribution and service network of around 170 locations in 12 countries, the Group supplies around 130,000 customers. As a pioneer of the digital transformation in the steel industry, Klöckner & Co’s target is to fully digitalize its supply and service chain and to support the launch of an independent open industry ... More »
BurdaForward publishes and markets a large selection of very popular journalistic services, including Focus Online, Chip, HuffPost, Finanzen100, NetMoms and The Weather Channel. In doing so, the company reaches almost 39,4 million people in Germany – 66% of German internet users (AGOF digital-facts 2017-09). Most BurdaForward portals are considered leaders in their field: Focus Online is Germany’s number 1 news portal, while Chip.de is the number 1 computer and digital portal. Marketing is ... More »
Acton Capital Partners is a growth investor in consumer internet businesses. Based in Munich/Germany, Acton targets later stage companies with a proven business model and established revenues. Acton typically invests between USD 5-20M per company and is active across Europe and North America. Having managed more than 65 investments since its inception in 1999, the team has a deep knowledge of the sector and a strong exit track record. At present, Acton has 4 funds under ... More »
Founded in Germany in 1949, today the Otto Group is a globally operating retail and services group with around 49,750 employees. The Group includes 123 major companies and is present in over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Its business activities are grouped into three segments: Multichannel Retail, Financial Services and Service. In the 2016/17 financial year (to 28 February), the Otto Group generated turnover of 12.5 billion euros. It is one of the world’s largest ... More »
ERGO is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. Worldwide, the Group is represented in over 30 countries and concentrates on Europe and Asia. ERGO offers a comprehensive spectrum of insurance, provision and services. In its home market of Germany, ERGO ranks among the leading providers across all segments. About 44,000 people work for the Group, either as salaried employees or as registered sales representatives. In 2016, ERGO recorded a premium income of 17.2 billion euros ... More »
The leading online business network in German-speaking countries supports its members in mastering the transformations taking place in the world of work. XING helps its 11 million members to balance their professional and private life as well as possible within an environment defined by a lack of skilled workers, digitalisation and changing values. To this end, members can visit XING Jobs to look for vacancies that appeal to them, stay up to date with news offers by XING, or browse the ... More »
Burda Principal Investments (BPI), a division of Hubert Burda Media, provides long term growth equity for fast growing digital technology and media companies. Hubert Burda Media is one of Europe’s largest media and technology conglomerates with a strong investment track record in internet-centric businesses since 1998. We have been partners for visionary entrepreneurs, leveraging Burda’s capital, brands and sector expertise, particularly in the areas of business expansion, ... More »
Dentsu Aegis Network consists of ten individual global network brands: Carat, Dentsu, Dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, Mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum. These are additionally supported by the network’s specialist/multi-market brands. Employing 40.000 people in 145 markets, Dentsu Aegis Network is “Innovating The Way Brands Are Built”. In Germany, Dentsu Aegis Network has been driving and shaping the local media landscape since its launch in 1972. Based in five cities across ... More »
Ströer SE & Co. KGaA is a leading digital multi-channel media company and offers advertising customers individualized and fully integrated, end-to-end solutions along the entire marketing and sales value chain. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting forward-looking standards for innovation and quality in Europe and is opening up new opportunities for targeted customer contact for its advertisers. Ströer also offers its customers comprehensive performance-based sales solutions with ... More »
Global business leaders turn to Bloomberg for breaking business news and analysis they can’t find anywhere else. Through print, television, online, mobile, radio and conferences, we cover the business world with more than 2,400 multimedia professionals in 72 countries. The editorial staff of each media platform leverages the innovation and scale of Bloomberg News, technology, analytics and distribution to provide unrivaled business and financial news coverage – and drive deeper engagement ... More »
Burda Bootcamp is the startup lab by Hubert Burda Media. It is a place for the startup and tech community to come together and learn from each other. It runs an incubation program for early-stage startups focused on the integration into Burda brands. Burda Bootcamp also organizes conferences for startup and fittech community in Munich. Thus, it’s invite-only Startup Day’n’Nite Conference is an invite-only event format for current and prospective founders, students and young professionals ... More »
Bavaria – Success in future Markets Bavaria is traditionally an economically powerful region. Whether small enterprises or global players like BMW or Audi – these traditional sectors are becoming increasingly digital and are always looking for new technologies, new materials and new business models. Also, the European Commission ranked Bavaria´s Capital Munich as Europe’s top ICT hub. Success in future markets demands creative disruption and interdisciplinary networking. In Bavaria, ... More »
Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy. Each February, it brings together more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as high ranking representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security ... More »
FinLab is one of the first and one of the largest German company builders and investors in the financial services technology and the cryptocurrency sector. Started in December 2014, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE0001218063 / Bloomberg: A7A) and with a balance sheet of approx. EUR 100m, we focus on incubating German-based fintech start ups and investing globally in venture funding rounds of fintech and cryptocurrency companies. More »
FC Bayern is one of the world’s most successful football teams and leading sport brands. With 27 national championship titles and 18 national cups the club from Munich is the most successful team in German football history. With eleven international trophies it also ranks among the top clubs in international football. The club was founded in 1900 and has more than 290,000 club members and over 4,300 fan clubs. 652 million people follow the club worldwide. On social media more than 75 ... More »
Techcast stands for innovative technologies in the area of video streaming and knowledge transfer. This includes the recording and broadcasting of speeches, live streaming and technical documentation with video. Already in 2005 the current Techcast-team developed a streaming technology that allows playing the speaker as well as the screen presentation live and synchronously. Since then our technology is continuously being enhanced and adapted to the latest technical developments. Thereby ... More »
Airbus – Shaping the Future of Aeronautics and Space Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In ... More »
JDC Group – Leader in Advisortech. The Future of financial sales is personal and digital. We are the top address for smart financial sales coupled with new advisory technologies for the age of the “digital natives”. Our new motto – “BEST ADVICE. BETTER TECHNOLOGY” – underlines our claim. In the “Advisortech” business unit, we provide our customers and advisors with modern advisory and administration technology using the Jung, DMS & Cie. Groups. While many sales and distribution partners ... More »
dpa Picture-Alliance GmbH based in Frankfurt/Main is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German Press Agency dpa and as such one of the leading photo agencies in Germany and the world in the fields of image production, documentation and marketing. The agency runs a content-portal under www.picture-alliance.com which offers a diverse selection of 45 million high-quality images, graphics, illustrations and clips from more than 240 partner agencies around the world. The covered subjects range ... More »
Süddeutsche Zeitung remains No. 1 in reach and by paid circulation among the national quality dailies. Süddeutsche Zeitung is an opinion leading newspaper providing in-depth and qualitiy journalism. No matter if for the latest news, for background reports or for expert analysis, SZ provides the readers with most reliable information from politics, business, culture, sports and science. Supplemented with multimedia content and interactive elements, the Süddeutsche Zeitung appears daily in ... More »
Business leaders worldwide are focused on staying ahead in a disruptive economy. Innovation is key to staying competitive. But to drive innovation, companies must become more agile, promote active learning and creative work, accelerate the flow of information, and take risks to make better and faster decisions. Space can help with that. Steelcase, the world’s leading provider of office furnishings and innovative workspace solutions, has helped create working environments for the world's ... More »
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world. More »
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) is one of the leading national daily and economic newspapers in Germany and the world. It stands for independence, journalistic quality, exclusive news and well-founded analyses. Its editorial office, which has won many prizes, makes the F.A.Z. one of the most important news sources for 1.005* million readers every day. The F.A.Z. has more than 300 editors and one of the largest own correspondent networks of all newspapers. Together with the ... More »
Deloitte provides audit, risk advisory, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries; legal advisory services in Germany are provided by Deloitte Legal. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s approximately 263,900 ... More »
VisualVest is a state of the art Online Investment Portal offering tailor-made investment portfolios to Consumers. These portfolios consist of actively managed funds or passive, exchange trading funds (ETFs) depending on the customers preference. The company's mission is to provide a transparent cost structure and straightforward advice in line with the customers personal means and goals. Thus the perfect balance between high-risk speculation and the security of an instant access savings ... More »
With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2015, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.247 million cars and nearly 137,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the ... More »
Dropbox simplifies the way millions of people work together by enabling secure sharing and collaboration anytime and from anywhere. Offering both consumer and business products, 500 million registered users and almost 200,000 businesses use Dropbox to collaborate and be more productive. Dropbox’s customers include leading companies, such as: adidas group, HPE, Nasdaq, Ecolab, News Corp, Under Armour, Expedia, Washington post, and National Geographic. For more information, please visit ... More »
The Lufthansa Group consists of the Network-Airlines Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines plus the point-to-point Airlines Eurowings and Brussels Airlines. In total, the Lufthansa Group takes care of 1,700 planes per day and transports 300,000 passengers on about 2,800 flights daily. Air travel is viewed as a hands-on and analog business. However, the Lufthansa Group enriches the travel experience for its passengers with digital services. Apps, bots, virtual- and augmented-reality are just ... More »
Founded in Geneva in 1805, Pictet is today one of Europe's leading independent wealth and asset managers, with more than EUR 414 billion in assets under management and custody at September 2016. The Pictet Group is owned and managed by six partners with principles of ownership and succession that have remained unchanged since foundation. These principles encourage a spirit of collegial management and entrepreneurship, a long-term vision and commitment by the Partners as well as a prudent ... More »