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DLD AS A MEDIA BRAND
Wie verändert die Digitalität unsere Gesellschaft? DLD bringt Unternehmer, Politiker, Wissenschaftler und Kulturschaffende zusammen, um Antworten auf diese Frage zu finden. Die digitale Revolution wirkt sich tiefgreifend auf die herkömmliche Ordnung von Märkten aus, bringt neue Geschäftsmodelle und junge Global Player hervor, insbesondere aus den Bereichen Konsum und Medien. Zugleich entsteht eine neue globale Wirtschaftsgeographie und es etabliert sich ein neues Denken und Handeln, auch im Hinblick auf einen nachhaltigen Umgang mit endlichen Ressourcen. DLD ist eine journalistische Plattform und Netzwerk dieser neuen Welt und bildet in verschiedenen Ressorts die neuen Realitäten sowie ihre treibenden Akteure ab – als kollektiver Think Tank und kuratierte Medienmarke grundsätzlich technologie-optimistisch, aber auch kritisch hinterfragend.
How is the digital world changing our society? DLD brings together entrepreneurs, politicians, scientists and artists to find answers to this question. The digital revolution has an extensive impact on the conventional structure of the markets, promoting new business models and younger global players, particularly in the areas of consumption and media. Simultaneously a new economic geography emerges and establishes new ways of thinking and acting, including with regard to the sustainable use of finite resources. DLD is a journalistic platform and network for this new world and it represents the new realities and their main drivers from a variety of perspectives – as a collective Think Tank and curative media brand fundamentally optimistic about technology, but also asking critical questions.
Seit 2005 ist DLD von einer Konferenz zu einer internationalen Medienmarke und einem weit gespannten Netzwerk gewachsen, das als politischer Agenda Setter funktioniert und für die Identifikation von Innovatoren und Geschäftsmodellen sowie die Beschreibung gesellschaftlichen Wandels steht. Zahlreiche Unternehmen nutzen die Plattform für ihre Marken und deren Innovationskraft, ein internationales Journalisten-Aufgebot berichtet live aus München. Die DLD Conference setzt drei Tage lang Themen und endet mit dem DLD FOCUS Nightcap beim World Economic Forum in Davos. Auch Lifestyle, Design, Musik und Kunst sind als zeitgenössische Kultur fester Bestandteil von DLD, sie sind Seismographen für bevorstehende Veränderungen. DLD nähert sich Zukunftsfragen aus internationaler Perspektive und im cross-over Dialog. Dafür veranstaltet DLD während des Jahres weltweit Satelliten-Events (2011 zum Beispiel in Palo Alto, New York, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, London, Paris) – zudem wurde DLD 2011 um die jährlichen Konferenzen DLD Tel Aviv und die Frauenkonferenz DLDwomen (seit 2010) erweitert. Dieser Idee folgen die Labels DLD Campus und DLD Editionen, die für den offenen Dialog mit Hochschulen und die Kooperation mit Buchverlagen stehen (s. S. 21). DLD Media
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Marcel Reichart, Steffi Czerny Since 2005, DLD has developed from a conference into an international media brand with a wide-reaching network, acting as a political agenda setter and helping to identify innovators and business models as well as describing the social changes. Numerous companies use this platform for their brands and their innovative energy, an international journalists’ group reports live from Munich. DLD conference presents topics for three days, culminating with the DLD FOCUS Nightcap at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Lifestyle, design, music and arts are, as contemporary culture, also a constant element of DLD; they are seismographs to reflect imminent changes. DLD investigates upcoming issues from an international perspective and within a
betreibt Online- und Mobile-Plattformen, produziert Bewegtbildformate und publiziert Bücher und Magazine. Die DLD Conference ist eine Plattform für grenzübergreifenden Wissenstransfer. Ebenso wie die herausragenden Speaker – in diesem Jahr sind es mehr als 150 – tragen auch alle Gäste ihren Teil zum Erfolg der gemeinsamen Sternfahrt bei. Nur bei wenigen Veranstaltungen in Deutschland kommen Innovationstreiber aus Technologie- und Wachstumsstandorten wie den USA, Israel, Indien, Türkei, Russland oder Deutschland so zahlreich zusammen. Dialog ist ein konstituierendes Merkmal der Konferenz und ein zentraler Leitgedanke lautet: „Connect the Unexpected“. Erfolgreiche Investoren und Inkubatoren suchen bei DLD nach neuen Geschäftspartnern, hochrangige Politiker und Künstler befinden sich genauso unter den Gästen wie etablierte Manager und Start-up-Gründer, Wissenschaftler und Studenten, Verleger und Journalisten. Bei den zahlreichen Veranstaltungen rund um die Konferenz entsteht so ein internationaler Diskurs zwischen den Disziplinen, zwischen Generationen und zwischen hierarchischen Ebenen. DLD ist ein soziales Netzwerk, das von allen Beteiligten mitgestaltet wird – und die so wiederum einen Teil zum Verständnis eines neuen digitalen Weltbildes beitragen.
cross-over dialogue. To this end, DLD also hosts satellite events during the year (in 2011, for example, there were events in Palo Alto, New York, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, London and Paris) – in addition, DLD was expanded to include two more annual conferences: DLD Tel Aviv (since 2011) and the womenconference DLDwomen (since 2010). This idea is also reinforced by the labels DLD Campus and DLD Editionen, which stand for an open dialogue with colleges and partnerships with book publishers (see p. 21). DLD Media operates online and mobile platforms, produces moving-image formats and publishes books and magazines. The DLD Conference is a platform for crossborder knowledge transfer. Just like the outstanding speakers – this year there will be more than 150 – all of the guests will also play a role in the success of our joint intellectual rally. There are not many events in Germany where so many innovation drivers from technology and growth locations come together like the United States, Israel, India, Turkey, Russia or Germany. Dialogue is an essential feature of the conference, and a central motto is “Connect the Unexpected.” Successful investors and incubators come to DLD in search of new business partners; the guests include highranking politicians and artists as well as established managers and startup founders, scientists and students, publishers and journalists. The numerous events of the conference will thus create an international conversation between disciplines, between generations and between hierarchical levels. DLD is a social network that is shaped by all of the participants – thereby in turn contributing to our understanding of the new digital worldview.
Hubert Burda, Yossi Vardi DLD gehört zur Dachmarke Hubert Burda Media und findet 2012 zum achten Mal statt. Sie wird von Steffi Czerny und Marcel Reichart, den zwei DLDGründern inhaltlich geführt und zur internationalen Medienmarke aufgebaut und ständig erweitert. Schirmherren der DLD Conference sind der Verleger Hubert Burda und der Investor Joseph ‚Yossi‘ Vardi sowie Maria Furtwängler-Burda (DLDwomen).
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DLD is part of the Hubert Burda Media umbrella brand and will be taking place for the eighth time in 2012.Steffi Czerny and Marcel Reichart, the two DLD founders, are constantly working to expand the conference and develop it into an international media brand, as well as in terms of content. DLD conference is sponsored by publisher Hubert Burda, investor Joseph ‘Yossi’ Vardi as well as Maria Furtwängler-Burda (DLDwomen).
TIMETABLE Sonntag | Sunday DLD Conference Uhrzeit: 14:00 Uhr – 20:00 Uhr | Time: 02:00 pm – 08:00 pm Ort/Location: HVB-Forum, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße 1, München
Montag | Monday DLD Conference Uhrzeit: 8:30 Uhr – 20:00 Uhr | Time: 08:30 am – 08:00 pm Arts and Sustainable Development Sessions (open) Uhrzeit: 17:00 – 19:00 Uhr | Time: 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm Ort/Location: HVB-Forum, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße 1, München DLD Campus (open) Uhrzeit: ab 18:00 Uhr | Time: 06:00 pm Ort/Location: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Raum W101, Lehrturm, Professor-Huber-Platz 2 DLD Press Dinner Uhrzeit: ab 20:00 Uhr | Time: 08:00 pm Ort/Location: Im Augustiner am Platzl, Spitzwegzimmer Münzstraße 8, München DLD Night Uhrzeit: ab 21:30 Uhr | Time: 09:30 pm Ort/Location: Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstr. 1, München
Dienstag | Tuesday DLD Conference Uhrzeit: 9:30 Uhr – 14:00 Uhr | Time: 09:30 am – 02:00 pm TES (Technology Enabled Success) Uhrzeit: 14:00 – 17:00 Uhr | Time: 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm Ort/Location: HVB-Forum, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße 1, München
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DLD CONNECT „Be part of it“ heißt es in diesem Jahr bei DLD. Alle folgenden Links sind auch hier gebündelt: bit.ly/DLD_Connect
“Be part of it” is the theme of this year’s DLD. All of the following Links in a bundle: bit.ly/DLD_Connect
Über die DLD-Website und das DLD FacebookProfil gibt der Live-Stream Einblick in alle Panels der Konferenz (bit.ly/DLD_Livestream). Zusätzlich werden alle Sessions komplett aufgezeichnet und aktuell auf dem DLD YouTube-Kanal zum Abruf zur Verfügung stehen: http://www.youtube.com/dldconference.
Via the DLD website and the Facebook profil, a Live-Stream provides insight into all the panels at the conference (bit.ly/DLD_Livestream). All sessions will also be recorded in full and be available for viewing at any time on the DLD YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/dldconference.
Im Tumblr Blog (bit.ly/DLD_Liveblog) werden aktuelle Berichte, Meinungen und Hintergrundinfos zur Konferenz gebloggt. Erstmals beantworten ausgewählte Speaker im Anschluss an ihre Vorträge Fragen interessierter User im Google Hangout.
Tumblr Blog (bit.ly/DLD_Liveblog) is home to blogs with up-to-date reports, opinions and background information on the conference. And for the first time, selected speakers will respond to questions from interested users about their presentations at Google Hangout.
Die kostenlose DLD Conference App, entwickelt von Mobile Roadie, gibt es zum Download im iTunes-Store (http://bit.ly/DLD_itunes) und im Android-Store (http://bit.ly/DLD_Android).
The free DLD Conference App, developed by Mobile Roadie and available for download at: iTunes (http://bit.ly/DLD_itunes) and the Android Store (http://bit.ly/DLD_Android).
Die kostenlose DLD Magazine App (http://bit.ly/DLD_Mag) von Adaptive Press bietet allen iPad Usern News und Infos aus der Community im Magazinformat.
The free DLD Magazine App (http://bit.ly/DLD_Mag) from Adaptive Press offers iPad users news and infos from the community in magazine format.
Daneben gibt es eine für mobile Endgeräte optimierte Web App (m.dld-conference.com) von Yasssu.
There is also a web app (m.dld-conference.com) optimized for mobile end devices from Yasssu.
Mit dem Online Networking Tool „Presdo Match“, verfügbar in den mobilen Apps, kann sich die DLD Community vor Ort vernetzen, Meetings anfragen sowie Interessen und Themenschwerpunkte anderer Teilnehmer einsehen.
The “Presdo Match” online networking tool available in the mobile apps, enables the DLD community to network, arrange meetings and view the interests and focal points of other participants on location.
DLD hat Accounts auf Facebook, Google+, YouTube und Twitter. Das Hashtag ist #DLD12
Follow DLD at Facebook, Google+, YouTube and Twitter. The Hashtag is #DLD12
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PROGRAM Sunday, January 22
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Monday, January 23
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Tuesday, January 24
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Die journalistische Plattform DLD
Wie verändert die digitale Welt unsere Gesellschaften? Hier ist eine Auswahl von Zielen der DLD-Sternfahrt 2012:
How is the digital world changing our societies? Here are some of the thematic destinations for 2012:
Wirtschaft / Digitales
Business / Digital
Big Picture: Wohin führt der Weg des globalen Digital Business? Welche neuen Geschäftsmodelle werden sich durchsetzen? Darüber diskutiert Autor David Kirkpatrick mit Arkady Volozh, CEO von Yandex, der größten Suchmaschine nach Google, Investor und Skype-Gründer Niklas Zennström, Google-CBO Nikesh Arora und Paul-Bernhard Kallen, CEO von Hubert Burda Media.
Big picture: Where does the path of global digital business lead? What new business models will be implemented? Author David Kirkpatrick will discuss these questions with Arkady Volozh, the CEO of Yandex, the largest search engine after Google; investor and Skype founder Niklas Zennström; Google CBO Nikesh Arora; and PaulBernhard Kallen, CEO of Hubert Burda Media.
E-Commerce: Mit Hiroshi Mikitani (CEO Rakuten) und John Donahoe (CEO Ebay) sprechen bei DLD zwei Vertreter der weltweit erfolgreichsten digitalen Marktplätze über die Perspektiven digitalen Handels. Brian Chesky und Airbnb steht für ein neues kollaboratives Konsumverständnis, „share economy“, nach dem Menschen ihre privaten Ressourcen monetarisieren, zum Beispiel mit der Untervermietung von Zimmern.
E-commerce: With Hiroshi Mikitani (Rakuten CEO) and John Donahoe (eBay CEO), DLD will have two representatives of the world’s most successful digital marketplaces present to talk about the prospects for digital trade. Brian Chesky and Airbnb stand for a new collaborative understanding of consumption, a “share economy” according to which people monetize their private resources, for instance by subletting rooms.
Big Data: Die riesigen von Internet-Nutzern erzeugten Datenmengen eröffnen Unternehmen neue Möglichkeiten der gezielten Kundenansprache und der Markforschung. Darüber diskutieren Heidi Messer (Collective[i]), Stefan Olander (CDO Nike), Dave Goldberg (CEO Surveymonkey) und David Sable (Y&R). Wie Daten genutzt werden können, um die Kreditwürdigkeit von Gläubigern zu prüfen – eine Revolution des Kreditwesens – darüber sprechen Erol Damelin (CEO Wonga), Sebastian Simiatowski (CEO Klarna) und Drew Houston (CEO Dropbox), dessen Unternehmen einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Daten-Verwaltung in der Consumer Cloud leistet.
Big data: The huge volumes of data left behind by internet users provide companies with new opportunities for targeted sales approaches and market research. This topic will be discussed by Heidi Messer (Collective[i]),Stefan Olander (Nike CDO), Dave Goldberg (Surveymonkey CEO) and David Sable (Y&R). Using this data to review the creditworthiness of creditors could revolutionize the credit industry, as Erol Damelin (Wonga CEO) and Sebastian Simiatowski (Klarna CEO) will explain. And Drew Houston (Dropbox CEO) has provided an important contribution to the field of data administration in the consumer cloud.
New Media: Jack Dorsey (Gründer von Twitter) und David Karp (Gründer von Tumblr) haben mit ihren Microblogging-Diensten das Kommunikationsverhalten der digitalisierten Gesellschaft nachhaltig verändert. Sie werden bei DLD einen Einblick in die nächsten strategischen Ziele ihrer rasant wachsenden Medienunternehmen geben.
New media: Jack Dorsey (Twitter founder) and David Karp (Tumblr founder) have permanently altered the landscape of communication behavior with their microblogging services. At DLD, they will provide insight into the upcoming strategic goals for their rapidly growing media companies.
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Mobile: René Schuster (CEO Telefonica), Linda Abraham (Co-Founder, CEO & Vice President Global Development, comScore) und Veit Siegenheim (Managing Director, Strategy Facts) stellen exklusiv bei DLD Studien vor, die Nutzungsmuster mobiler Endgeräte und die Möglichkeiten kontaktlosen Bezahlens genauer untersucht haben.
Mobile: René Schuster (Telefonica CEO), Linda Abraham (Co-Founder, CEO & Vice President Global Development, comScore) and Veit Siegenheim (Managing Director, Strategy Facts) will present exclusive studies at DLD that more closely investigate usage patterns for mobile end devices and the possibilities of contactless payment.
IPOs: Der bevorstehende Facebook-IPO wird historisch für das Digital-Business. Bei DLD vertritt Sheryl Sandberg (COO) das Top-Management des sozialen Netzwerks. Und Groupon-Gründer Andrew Mason wird im Gespräch mit Journalist und Autor David Kirkpatrick auch über seine Erfahrungen beim Börsengang seines Unternehmens sprechen.
IPOs: The upcoming Facebook IPO will be historic for digital business. Sheryl Sandberg (COO) will represent the social network’s top management at DLD, and Groupon founder Andrew Mason will also talk with journalist and author David Kirkpatrick about his experiences with his own company’s IPO.
Digitale Weltstars: Musik-Manager Troy Carter hat Weltstars wie Lady Gaga herausgebracht. Derzeit entwickelt er mit „The Backplane“ ein Social-Media-Projekt für Celebrities, das er bei DLD vorstellen wird. Lady Gaga und Eric Schmidt (über Tomorrow Ventures) haben bereits investiert. Form & Function: Hosain Rahman und Jawbone verbinden Design und Technologie mit dem Alltag. Das „Jambox Smartspeaker“ gilt als avantgardistisches Soundsystem. Das Armband „Up“ folgt dem Ansatz „Quantified Self“, registriert die Aktivitäten des Trägers, wertet Daten aus und erstellt individuelle Pläne für Ernährung und Bewegung.
Stars of the digital world: Music manager Troy Carter has launched world stars like Lady Gaga. He is currently developing “The Backplane,” a social media project for celebrities, which he will introduce at DLD. Lady Gaga and Eric Schmidt (via Tomorrow Ventures) have already invested in the project. Form & function: Hosain Rahman and Jawbone combine design and technology with everyday life. The “Jambox Smartspeaker” is considered an avant-garde sound system. The “Up” armband follows the principle of the “quantified self”; it records the wearer’s activities, evaluates the data and creates individual diet and exercise plans.
Nachhaltig: Barbara Kux von Siemens wird von „Fortune“ als viertmächtigste Business-Frau außerhalb der USA geführt. Sie ist eine der wenigen Frauen in den Vorständen der DAXUnternehmen und spricht bei DLD über ChangeManagement sowie Nachhaltigkeit.
Sustainable: Barbara Kux of Siemens was named the fourth most powerful businesswoman outside the United States by “Fortune.” She is one of the few women to serve on the Executive Board of a DAX corporation, and she will be discussing change management and sustainability at DLD.
Publizistisches Genie: Arianna Huffington hat mit der Huffington Post ein Lehrstück für hochwertigen digitalen Journalismus geschrieben. Nach dem Start in England geht am Montag, 23. Januar, auch die französische Version online. Und alle warten gespannt, wann und mit welchem Partner sie in Deutschland startet.
Publishing genius: With the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington created an object lesson in high-quality digital journalism. Following its launch in England, the French version will also go online on Monday, January 23. Everyone is waiting with bated breath to see when and with which partner it will be launched in Germany.
Digitale Dates: Andrey Andreev ist Gründer von Badoo, einem schnell wachsenden Dating-Portal, das mittlerweile ca. 140 Millionen Mitglieder zählt.
Digital dates: Andrey Andreev is the founder of Badoo, a fast-growing dating portal that now has about 140 million members.
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Politik / Gesellschaft
Politics / Social
Privacy: Die digitale Gesellschaft wirft neue Fragen zum Umgang mit persönlichen Daten auf. Die Vizepräsidentin der EU-Kommission Viviane Reding präsentiert bereits bei DLD ihre Agenda, die sie in Brüssel am 25. Januar mit einer Datenschutznovelle vorstellt und diskutiert sie mit der DLD-Community.
Privacy: Our digital society raises new questions about handling personal data. The Vice President of the European Commission Viviane Reding introduces and discusses her digital agenda in advance at DLD, before presenting it in Brussels on January 25.
Copyright: Was für die einen notwendige Schritte zur Bekämpfung der Online-Piraterie sind, sind für andere unverhältnismäßige politische Eingriffe in das offene Internet. Der Wikipedia-Gründer Jimmy Wales wird erläutern, warum die englische Seite der Enzyklopädie aus Protest gegen den geplanten „Stop Online Piracy Act“ einen Tag lang offline ging. Und der Chairman der amerikanischen Regulierungsbehörde (Federal Communications Commission) Julius Genachowski wird die Debatte aus politischer Sicht nachzeichnen.
Copyright: Some think they are the necessary steps to combat online-piracy, some others think it is a disproportionate, political intrusion to the open Internet. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, explains why the English encyclopedia went offline for one day in protest against the planned “Stop Online Piracy Act”. Julius Genachowski, chairman of the USAmerican Federal Communications Commission, will also portray the debate from a political point of view.
Digital Diplomacy: Mit Nicolas Princen, Alec Ross und Rohan Silva werden die Digitalberater von Nicolas Sarkozy, Hillary Clinton und David Cameron bei DLD vertreten sein. Sie stehen für ein neues Politik-Konzept des digitalen Zeitalters und wachsende Anforderungen an politische Entscheider im Diskurs mit der (digitalen) Öffentlichkeit.
Digital diplomacy: With Nicolas Princen, Alec Ross and Rohan Silva, the digital consultants for Nicolas Sarkozy, Hillary Clinton and David Cameron will be present at DLD. They will describe the new political concept for the digital era, as well as the growing requirements for political decision-makers in the conversation with the (digital) public.
Hypersocial Society: Massenbewegungen wie der Arabische Frühling oder Occupy Wall Street hatten 2011 eines gemeinsam: Sie waren sehr stark durch die Kommunikation über soziale Medien gekennzeichnet. Sheryl Sandberg (COO Facebook) zeichnet in ihrer Keynote nach, wie soziale Netzwerke und soziale Realität heute ineinandergreifen.
Hypersocial society: Mass movements like the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street had one thing in common in 2011: they were very strongly shaped by communications via social media. In her keynote speech, Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO) will investigate how social networks and social realities interact today.
Turkey: DLD richtet den Scheinwerfer auf das aufstrebende Nachbarland der EU: Auf der Brücke zwischen Orient und Okzident entstehen viele neue Ideen. Alemsah Öztük (Founder 41 29), Cenk Bayrakdar (SVP Turkcell), Sina Afra (CEO Makrofoni), Nevzat Aydin (CEO yemeksepeti.com) und Sinar Sahin (Peakgames) geben einen Überblick über die “digitale” Türkei. Als Höhepunkt wird der türkische Europaminister Egeman Bagis eine Keynote halten.
Turkey: DLD is putting a spotlight on this emerging EU neighbor: many new ideas are being born on the bridge between the Orient and the Occident,. Alemsah Öztük (41? 29! Founder), Cenk Bayrakdar (Turkcell SVP), Sina Afra (Makrofoni CEO), Nevzat Aydin (yemeksepeti.com CEO) and Sinar Sahin (Peakgames) will provide an overview of “digital” Turkey. The highlight will be a keynote speech by Turkish EU Minister Egeman Bagis.
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Kultur / Wissenschaft
Culture / Science
Arts: Serpentine-Kurator Hans Ulrich Obrist moderiert drei Panels, bei denen er dem interdisziplinären Leitgedanken von DLD folgt: „Connect the Unexpected“. Er interviewt Yoko Ono und den Astrophysiker Dimitar Sasselov, er diskutiert mit Künstlern und Unternehmern über Nachhaltigkeit in Afrika. Und schließlich erörtert er in einer hochkarätig besetzten Art Session neue Formen der bildenden Kunst in der digitalen Welt (s. Kultur).
Arts: Serpentine curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist will moderate three panels, following the interdisciplinary motto of DLD: “Connect the Unexpected.” He will interview Yoko Ono and astrophysicist Dimitar Sasselov, and he will discuss the issue of sustainability in Africa with artists and entrepreneurs. Finally, in a starstudded Arts Session, he will explore new forms of visual art in the digital world (see Culture).
Infrastruktur: Über die rasante Urbanisierung, die ökologisch, sozial und logistisch intelligente Lösungen fordert, werden Rupert Stadler (CEO Audi), Pedro Miranda (VP Siemens) und Architekt Carlo Ratti (MIT SensAble Lab) sprechen.
Infrastructure: Rupert Stadler (Audi CEO), Pedro Miranda (Siemens VP) and architect Carlo Ratti (MIT SensAble Lab) will discuss the trend of rapid urbanization, which requires ecologically, socially and logistically intelligent solutions.
Feedback: Thomas Goetz von „Wired“ schrieb ein Buch über Feedback Loops. Seine Überzeugung: Der rasant wachsende Datenbestand unserer Gesellschaften wird Menschen künftig helfen, das eigene Handeln besser analysieren und hinterfragen zu können – zum Beispiel im Hinblick auf Fragen der Gesundheit, des Energieverbrauchs oder der wirtschaftlichen Produktivität.
Feedback: Thomas Goetz of “Wired” has written a book about feedback loops. He believes that the rapidly growing data pool in our societies will help people analyze and question their own behaviors in the future – for instance with regard to issues of health, energy usage and economic productivity.
Family-Talk: Herausragende Errungenschaften in Quantenphysik, Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Entrepreneurship – kurz: die Dysons. Vater Freeman spricht mit seinen Kindern Esther und George gemeinsam über Erziehung zu Kreativität und wissenschaftlichem Denken. Moderator Andrian Kreye wird versuchen, der Zusammensetzung von Genie nachzuspüren.
Family talk: Outstanding achievements in quantum physics, scientific history and entrepreneurship – in short, the Dysons. The father of the family, Freeman Dyson, will talk with his children Esther and George about encouraging creativity and scientific thought. Moderator Andrian Kreye will investigate what makes up a genius.
Free Education: Sebastian Thrun hat 2011 den Max-Planck-Forscherpreis gewonnen. Der GoogleIngenieur ist Professor in Stanford für künstliche Intelligenz. Bei DLD spricht er erstmals über seine Idee der Universität 2.0 - er bietet im Netz kostenlose Seminarreihen an. An seinem ersten Kurs nahmen 160.000 Internet-Nutzer aus 190 Ländern teil.
Free education: Sebastian Thrun won the Max Planck Research Prize in 2011. The Google engineer is a professor of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford. At DLD, he will speak about his University 2.0 idea for the first time – he offers free seminars online for the general public. 160,000 internet users from 190 countries took part in his first course.
Web-Pessimismus: Andrew Keen ist Autor von „Digital Vertigo“. Er begegnet dem Web 2.0 pessimistisch, vergleicht es mit einer utopischen Bewegung wie sie Marx vorschwebte. Er warnt davor, dass das Internet kulturzerstörend wirkt und Expertentum gefährdet.
Web pessimism: Andrew Keen is the author of “Digital Vertigo.” He views Web 2.0 pessimistically, comparing it with a utopian movement like the one Marx had in mind. He warns that the internet destroys culture and threatens expertise.
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Health: David Agus stellt mit seinem Buch “The End Of Illness” und seinem Ansatz einer personalisierten Medizin das ursprüngliche Gesundheits-Verständnis auf den Kopf.
Health: In his book “The End Of Illness,” with his concept of personalized medicine, David Agus turns our conventional understanding of health on its head.
Virenforschung: Nathan Wolfe wurde von „Times“ 2011 unter die hundert einflussreichsten Personen gewählt. Er ist der Gründer der Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (GVFI) und forscht, um neue Viruserkrankungen zu erkennen, bevor sie zu Epidemien werden – dafür geht er dorthin, wo sich Mensch und Tier besonders nah kommen, zum Beispiel in die Tropen.
Viral research: Nathan Wolfe was named one of the hundred most influential people by the “Times” in 2011. He is the founder of the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (GVFI) and carries out research to discover new viral illnesses before they become epidemics. To do so, he travels to places where people and animals live in very close proximity, often in the tropics.
Citizen Science: Was früher die Garagenfirmen der IT-Unternehmen waren, sind heute die Hinterhof-Labore der Biotech-Industrie. Eines davon ist Genspace in Brooklyn. Mit kleinem Budget bauten Oliver Medvedik und Ellen Jorgensen eine “Bürogemeinschaft für BioHacking” auf. Jeder kann sich in die Forschergemeinschaft einmieten und das Labor nutzen.
Citizen science: What the garage-based business used to be for the IT industry, backyard labs are for the biotech industry today. One of these is Genspace in Brooklyn. Oliver Medvedik and Ellen Jorgensen created an “office community for biohacking” on a limited budget. Anyone can rent a space in the research community and use the lab.
Next Fashion: DLD versammelt die digitale Modeszene. Diesel-Gründer Renzo Rosso, Bernd Beetz, (CEO von Coty) und die Mode-Expertin Sasha Wilkins sprechen über die großen Labels im Zeitalter des Internets. Bollywood-Model Lisa Haydon und Sonny Caberwal, Gründer des weltweit führenden Händlers indischer Mode Exclusively.in, stellen den gigantischen Marktplatz Indien vor und besprechen wie indischer Style internationalisiert werden kann.
Next fashion: DLD brings the digital fashion scene together. Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, Bernd Beetz, (CEO of Coty) and fashion expert Sasha Wilkins will be talking about major fashion labels in the age of the internet. Bollywood model Lisa Haydon and Sonny Caberwal, founder of the world’s leading Indian fashion retailer Exclusively.in, will introduce the gigantic marketplace that is India and discuss how Indian style can be made international.
Städteplanung: Mark Wigley, Architektur-Dekan an der Columbia University, wirft gemeinsam mit den Architekten Jürgen Meyer und Edwin Chan einen Blick auf Designfragen und nachhaltige Städteplanung.
Urban planning: Mark Wigley, Dean of Architecture at Columbia, will look at design issues and sustainable urban planning issues with architects.
Super-Erden: Dimitar Sasselov ist Harvard Professor der Astrophysik und Gründer der „Origins Of Life“- Initiative. Als Mitglied der Kepler Mission entdeckte er den Planeten Kepler 22b. Der ist zweieinhalb Mal so groß wie die Erde und liegt innerhalb der bewohnbaren Zone seines Sterns. Dieser Fund ist ein Meilenstein für die Menschheit, weil er beweist, dass unsere Erde nur eine unter vielen ist.
Super Earths: Dimitar Sasselov is a professor of Astrophysics at Harvard and founder of the “Origins of Life” initiative. As a member of the Kepler Mission, he discovered the planet Kepler 22b. This planet is two-and-a-half times larger than the Earth and lies within the habitable zone of its star. This find is a milestone for humanity because it proves that our Earth is only one of many.
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Agenda Setting 2012
Agenda Setting for 2012
DLD ist ein Umschlagplatz unternehmerischer Ideen und Visionen. Drei Tage vor dem Weltwirtschaftsgipfel in Davos (WEF) beginnen führende Vertreter internationaler Unternehmen hier, die Agenda für das aus ökonomischer Sicht herausfordernde Jahr 2012 mitzugestalten. Dafür versammelt DLD in München Querdenker aus den unterschiedlichsten Wirtschaftssektoren und beleuchtet insbesondere kommende Entwicklungen der digitalisierten Welt.
DLD is a hub for entrepreneurial ideas and visions. Three days before the World Economic Forum in Davos (WEF), leading representatives of international companies will meet here to start shaping the agenda for what looks to be an economically challenging year in 2012. In Munich, DLD will bring together lateral thinkers from a wide array of business sectors, with a special emphasis on upcoming developments in the digital world.
Das Internet hat viele herkömmliche Geschäftsmodelle infrage gestellt und neue Spielregeln geschaffen. Verantwortlich dafür sind oft einzelne Unternehmer, die sich mit klaren Visionen technologische Möglichkeiten bedient haben. Zu dieser Garde von “Störern” der alten Ordnung zählen auch die Gründer Andrey Andreev (Badoo), Niklas Zennström (Skype), Jack Dorsey (Twitter) und Arkady Volozh (Yandex). Sie sind „Agenten des Wandels“ und haben die Geschichte digitalen Unternehmertums mitgeschrieben.
The internet has called many conventional business models into question and created new playing rules. The instigators of this movement are often individual entrepreneurs who have implemented clear visions to take advantage of the technological possibilities. This guard of “disrupters” of the old order includes company founders Andrey Andreev (Badoo), Niklas Zennström (Skype), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), and Arkady Volozh (Yandex). They are “agents of change” who have already rewritten the history of digital entrepreneurship.
Erfolgreiche Investoren und Inkubatoren nutzen DLD als Börse für die Akquise von Neugeschäften, suchen hier nach neuen Geschäftspartnern. Hochkarätige Manager unterschiedlicher Bereiche komplettieren das weite Panorama der Wirtschaftswelt, zum Beispiel: Nikesh Arora (CBO Google), John Donahoe (CEO eBay), Hiroshi Mikitani (CEO Rakuten), Rupert Stadler (CEO Audi), Christoph Franz (CEO Lufthansa), Sheryl Sandberg (COO Facebook), Robert Stevens (CEO Best Buy) und René Schuster (CEO Téléfonica Deutschland).
Successful investors and incubators use DLD as a marketplace for acquiring new business and search for new business partners. Top-class managers from various sectors will complete the wide panorama of the business world, for example: Nikesh Arora (Google CBO), John Donahoe (eBay CEO), Hiroshi Mikitani (Rakuten CEO), Rupert Stadler (Audi CEO), Christoph Franz (Lufthansa CEO), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO), Robert Stevens (Best Buy CEO) and René Schuster (Téléfonica Deutschland CEO).
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Digitalpolitische Fragestellungen sind längst keine Nischenthemen mehr. Mittlerweile finden sie die breite Aufmerksamkeit der politischen Institutionen und der medialen Öffentlichkeit und ragen in diverse traditionelle Politikfelder hinein, u. a. in die Wirtschafts-, die Gesellschafts- und die Außenpolitik. Bei DLD werden Politiker, Regulierer und politische Ideengeber Position beziehen.
Digital politics is no longer a niche area. It is now gaining widespread interest among political institutions and the media and extends into many different traditional areas of politics, such as economic, social and foreign policy. At DLD, politicians, regulators and political opinion formers will be stating their positions and discussing their views with the DLD community.
Zu Beginn der DLD Conference wird die Vizepräsidentin der Europäischen Kommission Viviane Reding eine Grundsatzrede zur Zukunft der Internetregulierung halten und damit den Themenblock „Online Identity/Privacy“ eröffnen. Dabei wird sie u. a. ihre Pläne für den Datenschutz im digitalen Zeitalter vorstellen. Mit Nicolas Princen, Alec Ross und Rohan Silva werden die Digitalberater von Nicolas Sarkozy, Hillary Clinton und David Cameron bei DLD sein über „Digital Diplomacy“, Außen- und Standortpolitik im digitalen Zeitalter und die Märkte von morgen sprechen. Welche Bedeutung die Netzinfrastruktur und ihre Regulierung für Innovationen hat und wie eng Netzpolitik und Wirtschaftspolitik mittlerweile verzahnt sind, wird Julius Genachowski, ehemaliger Barack-ObamaBerater und heutiger Chairman der US-Spitzenbehörde Federal Communications Commission, exklusiv bei DLD erläutern. Und der Bundesvorsitzende der Piratenpartei, Sebastian Nerz, wird eine neue politische Perspektive anbieten.
At the start of the DLD Conference, Viviane Reding will present a keynote speech on the future of Internet regulation, introducing the topic of “Online Identity/Privacy”. She will also discuss her plans for data protection in the digital age. Nicolas Princen, Alec Ross and Rohan Silva, digital advisors to Nicolas Sarkozy, Hillary Clinton and David Cameron, will also be at DLD to talk about “Digital Diplomacy”, foreign and regional politics in the digital age and future markets. The impact of Internet infrastructure and its regulation on innovation and how close the link is between Internet policy and economic policy will be explained exclusively at DLD by Julius Genachowski, former advisor to Barack Obama and current Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission. The Chairman of Germany’s Pirate Party, Sebastian Nerz, will also be there to offer a new political perspective.
Außerdem werden zahlreiche Vertreter aus Regierungen, Parlamenten, Parteien und politischen Organisationen zu Gast sein, u. a. Martin Zeil (FDP), Christian Ude (SPD), Philipp Missfelder (CDU), Dorothee Bär (CSU), Joachim Pfeiffer (CDU), Jimmy Schulz (FDP), Silvana Koch-Mehrin (FDP), Nadja Hirsch (FDP), Malte Spitz (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) und Egemen Bagis (EU-Minister der Türkei). Gemeinsam mit den Vertretern der Digitalwirtschaft und der Netzcommunity werden sie den Resonanzboden für die politischen Debatten bei DLD bilden.
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Other guests will include numerous representatives of governments, parliaments, parties and political organisations, including Martin Zeil (FDP), Christian Ude (SPD), Philipp Missfelder (CDU), Dorothee Bär (CSU), Joachim Pfeiffer (CDU), Jimmy Schulz (FDP), Silvana Koch-Mehrin (FDP), Nadja Hirsch (FDP), Malte Spitz (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Egemen Bagis (Turkey’s EU Minister). Along with representatives of the digital economy and the Internet community, they will form the sounding board for the political debates at DLD.
Der digitale Wandel wird von der Wissenschaft gleichermaßen beschleunigt und genutzt. In der Medizin und Biotech spielen digital erhobene persönliche Daten eine wachsende Rolle bei der Therapie von Patienten. DLD widmet sich diesen Themen, betritt neue Felder bei der Erforschung künstlicher Intelligenz, fragt aber auch nach der grundsätzlichen Bedeutung von Wissenschaft für die Menschen.
Science is both accelerating and making use of the digital shift. In medicine and biotech, digitally compiled personal data are playing an increasing role in treating patients. DLD is dedicated to these issues, entering new fields in artificial intelligence research, while at the same time exploring the fundamental implications of science for human beings.
Bei den „Family Talks“ wird der weltberühmte Physiker Freeman Dyson mit seinen Kindern George Dyson (Technologiehistoriker) und Esther Dyson (Vorsitzende von EDventure) diskutieren. Andrian Kreye (Süddeutsche Zeitung) wird das Panel moderieren und nichts Geringeres versuchen, als der Zusammensetzung von Genie nachzuspüren.
With “Family Talks”, the world-renowned physicist Freeman Dyson will discuss with his children, George Dyson, historian of technology, and Esther Dyson, Chairwoman EDventure. Andrian Kreye (Süddeustche Zeitung) will moderate the panel and will attempt nothing less than to trace the composition of genius.
Lisa Randall (Professorin für theoretische Physik, Harvard University), Jure Leskovec (Assistenzprofessor Informatik, Stanford University), Hilary Mason (Wissenschaftliche Leiterin bit.ly) und Tan Le (Gründerin und CEO Emotiv Lifesciences) werden über ihre Erkenntnisse diskutieren. Der bulgarische Wissenschaftler Dimitar Sasselov, (Professor für Astrophysik, Harvard University) hat als Mitglied der Kepler Mission den Planeten Kepler 22b entdeckt.
Lisa Randall (Professor for theoretical physics, Harvard University), Jure Leskovec (Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Sanford University), Hilary Mason (Scientific leader, bit.ly) and Tan Le (Founder and CEO, Emotiv Lifesciences) will discuss their insights on various panels. The Bulgarian scientist Dimitar Sasselov (Professor of Astrophysics, Harvard University) and member of the Kepler Mission, discovered the planet Kepler 22b.
Über die rasante Urbanisierung, die ökologisch, sozial und logistisch smarte Lösungen fordert, werden Rupert Stadler (CEO Audi), Pedro Miranda (Siemens) und Architekt Carlo Ratti (MIT SensAble Lab) sprechen.
Rupert Stadler (CEO, Audi), Pedro Miranda (Siemens) and Architect Carlo Ratti (MIT SensAble Lab) will speak about the rapid urbanization that demands ecologically, socially and logistically smart solutions.
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Der kulturelle Diskurs ist fester Teil des interdisziplinären Austauschs bei DLD, bildende Künste sind Seismograph für bevorstehende Veränderungen in der Welt. Mit diesem Anspruch präsentiert DLD eine eigene Diskussionsreihe, organisiert und moderiert vom Co-Direktor der Serpentine Gallery London, Hans-Ulrich Obrist. Den Auftakt macht am Sonntag ein Gespräch mit der Künstlerin, Musikerin und Filmemacherin Yoko Ono. „Imagine Peace“ ist das Credo dieser Ausnahmepersönlichkeit und Ikone der Friedensbewegung, deren „Bed-in für den Weltfrieden“-Happening 1969 mit John Lennon im Amsterdamer Hilton Hotel legendär wurde.
Cultural discourse is a permanent part of the interdisciplinary exchange at DLD; the visual arts provide a seismograph of upcoming changes in the world. With this in mind, DLD is presenting its own discussion series, organized and moderated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery London. The event will kick off on Sunday during a conversation with artist, musician and filmmaker Yoko Ono. “Imagine Peace” is the credo of this exceptional personality and icon of the peace movement, whose 1969 “bed-in” for world peace with John Lennon at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam was a legendary happening.
Das kreative Potenzial interdisziplinären Dialogs wird auch die hochkarätige Runde „Lights of Africa“ zum Thema „Ecopreneurship“ am Montagnachmittag zeigen: Jamie Drummond, Executive Director der von Bono gegründeten Organisation ONE.org, Künstler Olafur Eliasson, der für seine Inszenierungen mit Licht und Elektrizität bekannt wurde. Wie kann der Zugang zu Elektrizität in Afrika erleichtert werden? Welcher Unternehmergeist ist dafür notwendig, welche alternativen Energiegewinnungsmethoden kommen in Frage und welchen Beitrag kann die bildende Kunst leisten?
The creative potential for interdisciplinary dialogue will also be highlighted on Monday afternoon by the top-class “Lights of Africa” session on the topic of ecopreneurship, with Jamie Drummond, Executive Director of ONE.org, the organization founded by Bono; artist Olafur Eliasson, who is known for his stagings with light and electricity. How can access to electricity be facilitated in Africa? What kind of entrepreneurial spirit is required to do so, what alternative energy sources are available, and how can the field of visual arts contribute?
In der anschließenden Art Session „Ways Beyond the Internet“ stehen neue digitale Kunstformen im Fokus: Wie und wo verschmilzt Kunst mit der Logik des Internets, der zunehmenden Digitalisierung und neuen Formen der Bildproduktion in der Informationsgesellschaft und wie bildet sich das in der nicht-digitalen Realität ab? Über ihre Arbeit und „Post-Internet“- Projekte sprechen die Künstler und „Digital Natives“ Cory Arcangel (New York), Karen Archey (New York), Ed Fornieles (London), Keller/Kosmas (Berlin), Oliver Laric (Berlin), John Nash (London), Rafael Rozendaal (Amsterdam/ Rio). Gemeinsam mit Ryan Trecartin, Helen Marten und Timur Si-Qin präsentieren sie parallel Werke in der DLD12Ausstellung „Ways Beyond The Internet“, realisiert von Hans-Ulrich Obrist und Johannes Fricke Waldthausen.
The subsequent Arts Session “Ways Beyond the Internet” will focus on new digital art forms: how and where does art merge with the logic of the internet, with increasing digitization and new forms of image production in today’s information society, and how is this reflected in our nondigital reality? Artists and “digital natives” Cory Arcangel (New York), Karen Archey (New York), Ed Fornieles (London), Keller/Kosmas (Berlin), Oliver Laric (Berlin), John Nash (London) and Rafael Rozendaal (Amsterdam/ Rio) will talk about their work and their “post-internet” projects. Together with Ryan Trecartin, Helen Marten and Timur Si-Qin, they will also present works at the DLD 12 exhibition “Ways Beyond The Internet,” realized by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Johannes Fricke Waldthausen.
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DLD EDITION DLD Edition präsentiert die deutsche Übersetzung des international erfolgreichen Buches „Start-up Nation Israel“ von Saul Singer und Dan Senor.
DLD Edition presents the German edition of the internationally successful book “Start-up Nation Israel” by Saul Singer and Dan Senor.
DLD ist über das persönliche und unternehmerische Engagement Hubert Burdas und seinem Partner in der DLD-Schirmherrschaft, Yossi Vardi, seit seinem Bestehen eng mit der „Digital Nation“ Israel verknüpft. Die erste DLD Tel Aviv hat diese Verbindung im vergangenen Jahr bestärkt. Die amerikanischen Autoren Saul Singer und Dan Senor erklären, warum Israel weltweit die meisten Start-up-Gründungen verzeichnet. Das Vorwort schreibt der israelische Staatspräsiden-ten und Friedensnobelpreisträger Schimon Peres. Eine Auswahl aktueller Publikationen der DLD Gäste:
Since its inception, DLD has been closely linked with the “digital nation” of Israel thanks to the personal and corporate dedication of Hubert Burda and his fellow DLD patron Yossi Vardi. The first DLD Tel Aviv strengthened this connection last year. The American authors Saul Singer and Dan Senor explain why Israel is home to the greatest number of startups. Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Schimon Peres wrote the foreword. Many DLD speakers and guests this year have published books, such as:
Dimitar Sasselov: „Life on Super-Earths” David Agus: „The End of Illness“ Lisa Randall: „Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World” Peter H. Diamandis: „Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think” Renzo Rosso: „Be Stupid: For Successful Living” Freeman Dyson: „Disturbing the Universe” George Dyson: „Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe” Hans Ulrich Obrist / Rem Koolhaas: „Project Japan: An Oral History of Metabolism” Andrew Keen: „Digital Vertigo: How Today's Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us” Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran: „Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems” Thomas Goetz: „The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine” Paul Miller: „Green Patriot Posters” Jenn Lim: „Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose”
Dimitar Sasselov: “The Life of Super-Earths” David Agus: “The End of Illness” Lisa Randall: “Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World” Peter H. Diamandis: “Abundance: the Future Is Better Than You Think” Renzo Rosso: “Be Stupid: for Successful Living” Freeman Dyson: “Disturbing the Universe” George Dyson: “Turing's Cathedral: the Origins of the Digital Universe” Hans Ulrich Obrist / Rem Koolhaas: “Project Japan: an Oral History of Metabolism” Andrew Keen: “Digital Vertigo: How Today's Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us” Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran: “Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems” Thomas Goetz: “The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine” Paul Miller: “Green Patriot Posters” Jenn Lim: “Delivering Happiness: a Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose”
In der DLD-Tasche findet jeder, der noch eine kulturelle Sightseeing-Tour durch München plant, den zweisprachigen Pocket-Cityguide „Cool Munich - Art Architecture Design“ von teNeues in der aktuellen DLD Edition. Mit dabei ist auch ein Gutschein für einen zweiten Cool Cityguide – die Stadt kann frei gewählt werden.
Anyone planning a cultural sightseeing tour of Munich will be pleased to find the current DLD edition of the dual-language “Cool Munich - Art Architecture Design” Pocket Cityguide from teNeues in the DLD bag. It also includes a voucher for a second Cool Cityguide for a city of your choice.
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DLD CAMPUS Die neu initiierte DLD-Initiative soll Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Praxis verbinden und Vordenker der Digital-Welt mit jungen Talenten vernetzen. DLD Campus wird in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Internet Business Cluster (IBC) und der LMU München veranstaltet.
Linking science, industry and practice and making trailblazers in the digital world accessible to talented newcomers for networking purposes – that is the goal of the first-ever DLD Campus, held jointly with the Internet Business Cluster (IBC) at LMU Munich.
Erster Speaker von DLD Campus ist SkypeGründer und Investor Niklas Zennström, der an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München Einblicke in die Themen „Entrepreneurship, Technology und Venture Capital“ gibt. Zennström erklärt die Bedeutung neuer Märkte für Internetunternehmen und Investoren, welche Chancen sich aus den sinkenden Kosten für Startups ergeben, warum das Silicon Valley mehr Konkurrenz bekommt und wie europäische Städte mit der High-Tech Metropolregion konkurrieren können. Nach seinem Vortrag stellt sich Niklas Zennström den Fragen des Publikums.
The first speaker of DLD Campus will be Niklas Zennström who will provide insights into the issues of “Entrepreneurship, Technology und Venture Capital” at the Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversity in Munich. Zennström will explain the significance of new markets for online companies and investors, the new opportunities for startups due to sinking costs, why Silicon Valley is seeing more and more competition, and why the time is ripe for European cities to compete with the hightech metropolis in California. At the end of the talk, Niklas Zennström will take questions from the audience.
Stefan Winners, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Tomorrow Focus AG und Moderator der Veranstaltung, erklärt: „Wir wollen in Deutschland weiter ein starkes digitales Cluster aufbauen. Formate wie DLD Lectures sind wichtig, um High Potentials mit digitalen Größen wie Zennström zu vernetzen und den Austausch zwischen Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Praxis zu fördern.“
Stefan Winners, CEO of Tomorrow Focus AG and moderator of the event, explains: “We want to continue building a strong digital cluster in Germany. Formats like the DLD lectures are important in order to network High Potentials with digital greats like Zennström, and to promote the exchange between science, industry and practice.”
Das Internet Business Cluster wurde im August 2011 von den Internet- und Medienunternehmen Burda Digital, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital und Tomorrow Focus gegründet. Ein wichtiger Aspekt der Zusammenarbeit ist es, mit hochkarätig besetzten Lectures wie dem Fireside Talk mit Niklas Zennström gemeinsam motivierte High Potentials zu fördern, Erfahrungen zwischen Unternehmen und Studierenden auszutauschen und ein starkes Cluster in Deutschland aufzubauen.
The Internet Business Cluster was founded in August 2011 by the internet and media companies Burda Digital, ProSiebenSat.1 Digital and Tomorrow Focus. An important element of this collaboration is offering top-class lectures like the Fireside Talk with Niklas Zennström in order to support High Potentials, allow companies and students to exchange experiences, and to create a strong cluster in Germany.
Die Public Lecture wird in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Moving Image Lab des Innovations-Inkubators live an die Leuphana Universität Lüneburg übertragen.
The lecture will be broadcast to Leuphana University Lüneburg in collaboration with the Moving Image Lab at the Innovation Incubator.
Montag, 23. Januar 2012 Einlass: 17.45 Uhr, Beginn: 18 Uhr Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) W101, „Lehrturm“ Professor-Huber-Platz 2, München
Monday, January 23, 2012 Doors: 5:45 pm, start: 6 pm Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) W101, „Lehrturm“ Professor-Huber-Platz 2, Munich
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DLD RESEARCH Marktforschungsergebnisse, die bei der DLD Conference 2012 erstmals präsentiert werden:
Market research results presented for the first time at the DLD Conference 2012:
Mobile Payment & Marketing: Zusammen mit dem Beratungs- und Investmentunternehmen StrategyFacts und dem Survey Centre Bonn führt DLD eine „Future Payment“- Studie durch. Thematische Schwerpunkte sind die aktuellen Entwicklungen im Bereich kontaktloses Bezahlen, Wertschöpfung, Produkte, Geschäftsmodelle, Marktteilnehmer, Geschäftsmodelle für Unternehmen aus dem Bereich Marketing und Sales sowie lokale Angebote, Kundenbindung, Events und Ticketverkauf.
Mobile Payment & Marketing: Together with the StrategyFacts consulting and investment firm and the Survey Centre Bonn, DLD is conducting a “future payment” study. It will focus on current developments in the areas of contactless payment, value creation, products, business models, market actors, and business models for companies from marketing and sales along with local offers, customer loyalty, events and ticket sales.
Connected Europe: „How Smartphones and Tablets are Shifting Media Consumption”. Die Marktforscher von comSore stellen gemeinsam mit Telefonica Germany eine Studie zum europäischen Mobile, Smartphone und Tablet Markt vor, die exklusive Einblicke in das veränderte Nutzungsverhalten von Konsumenten bietet. Vorbild ist eine comScore-Studie, die interessante Ergebnisse für den US-Markt hervorgebracht hat.
Connected Europe: “How Smartphones and Tablets are Shifting Media Consumption”: The comSore market researchers in cooperation with Telefonica Germany present a study on the European mobile, smartphone and tablet market that offers exclusive insight into the changing user behavior of consumers. It is modeled on a comScore study that yielded interesting results about the US market.
Soziale Netze und Kaufverhalten: ComScore und Buddy Media (Social Enterprise Software) werden auf der DLD eine exklusive, gemeinsame Untersuchung vorstellen. Zum ersten Mal werden darin mögliche Zusammenhänge untersucht, die das Verhalten in Sozialen Netzen auf das Konsumverhalten im Internet hat.
Social Networks and Buyer Behavior: ComScore and Buddy Media (social enterprise software) will present an exclusive collaborative study at the DLD. It is the first exploration of the possible links that behavior on social networks has to buyer’s behavior in the internet.
DLD Expertenbefragung: In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Online-UmfrageUnternehmen Survey Monkey wird im Vorfeld von DLD12 eine Befragung der Konferenzteilnehmer durchgeführt. Das Ziel ist es, das Expertenwissen der Teilnehmer zu bündeln. Thematische Schwerpunkte sind Talente und Zukunftsaussichten.
DLD Expert Survey: Together with the online survey firm Survey Monkey, a survey of conference participants will be undertaken in the lead up time to the DLD12. It is designed to pool the expert knowledge of participants and focuses on talents and prospects.
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TES Bereits zum vierten Mal findet am 24. Januar 2012 das Technologiesymposium TES (Technology Enabled Success) im Rahmen von DLD statt. Veranstalter ist Burda Direkt Services. Vertreter namhafter internationaler Unternehmen werden in zwei moderierten Einzelgesprächen und einer Paneldiskussion in München über erfolgreiche Lösungsansätze und Erfahrungen zu den Themen Multichannel Commerce, Big Data und Data-Driven Commerce sprechen.
Already in its fourth year, the TES (Technology Enabled Success) Symposium will take place on January 24, 2012 as part of DLD. It is presented by Burda Direkt Services. Representatives from major international companies will discuss successful approaches and experiences on the topics of multichannel commerce, big data and data-driven commerce in two moderated interviews and one panel discussion in Munich.
Multichannel Commerce ist in aller Munde. Eine integrierte Multichannel Strategie stellt Firmen insbesondere hinsichtlich ihrer Unternehmenskultur, der IT-Architektur und der Logistik vor Herausforderungen. Hierüber tauschen sich Dr. Klaus Driever, Geschäftsführer Weltbild, und Moderator Maks Giordano, Managing Partner The Nunatak Group, im Gespräch aus.
Everyone is talking about multi-channel commerce. An integrated multi-channel strategy is a challenge to companies, especially when it comes to their corporate culture, IT architecture and logistics. Dr. Klaus Driever, managing director of Weltbild, and moderator Maks Giordano, managing partner of The Nunatak Group, will discuss this.
Unternehmen, die Big Data wirkungsvoll analysieren, erzielen Wettbewerbsvorteile und schaffen neue Geschäftsfelder. Klassische Datenbanksysteme und Analysetools sind oft nicht in der Lage, die stets ansteigenden Datenmengen und Typen zu verarbeiten. Im Gespräch mit Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon, wird Gerhard Thomas, Geschäftsführer Burda Direkt Services, entscheidende Aspekte zu Big Data beleuchten.
Companies which analyse big data efficiently can achieve competitive advantages and create new business areas. Traditional database systems and analytic tools are often not able to process increasing data volumes and types consistently. In an interview with Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, Burda Direkt Services managing director Gerhard Thomas will highlight important aspects of big data.
In der abschließenden Paneldiskussion zu DataDriven Commerce wird Moderator René Seifert, CEO Level 360, mit Robert Stephens, CTO Best Buy und weiteren Experten über die Verknüpfung der beiden Themenkomplexe und das sich daraus ergebende Potential sprechen.
In the final panel discussion on data-driven commerce, moderator René Seifert, CEO of Level 360, along with Best Buy CTO Robert Stephens and other experts will discuss the link between both topic areas and the resulting potential.
TES ist eine „by invitation only“ Konferenz und findet am 24. Januar 2012 - im Anschluss der DLD Konferenz - in München, Prannerstraße 2, statt.
TES is a "by invitation only" conference and takes place on January 24, 2012 (following the DLD conference) at Prannerstraße 2, Munich.
Über Burda Direkt Services: Das Tochterunternehmen des international tätigen Medien-konzerns Hubert Burda Media unterstützt seine Kunden bei den strategischen, prozessualen und technologischen Herausforderungen ihrer On- und Offline Geschäftsmodelle. Burda Direkt Services ermöglicht es seinen Kunden, neue Erlösquellen im Kundenmanagement und E-Commerce zu erschließen.
About Burda Direkt Services: The subsidiary of the Hubert Burda Media international media company helps its customers with strategic, procedural and technological challenges to their online and offline business models. Burda Direkt Services enables its customers to develop new revenue sources in customer management and e-commerce.
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DLD NIGHT & DLD FOCUS NIGHTCAP DAVOS Die DLD Night am Montag ist einer der gesellschaftlichen Höhepunkte der Konferenz. Als Stargast im Haus der Kunst wird Taio Cruz auftreten, der mit seinem aktuellen Hit „Hangover“ die deutschen Singlecharts stürmte. Der britische Sänger, Songwriter und Produzent Taio Cruz erlangte 2010 mit seinem selbst produzierten Studioalbum „Rokstarr“ den internationalen Durchbruch. Er reiht sich damit in die Liste von Weltstars wie Lady Gaga, Duffy, Cheryl Cole, Gabriella Cilmi oder Amy MacDonald ein, die bereits Stargäste im Rahmen von DLD waren. DJ Reme aus Mumbai bringt mit “Authentic Desi Electro House”-Music etwas „Bollywood-Feeling“ zur DLD Night. Und auch das Münchner DJ Duo „Kill the Tills“ der beiden Brüder Amédée and Milen wird für Stimmung sorgen. Partner der Veranstaltung sind Universal Music, XING und Yahoo.
The DLD Night on Monday is one of the social highlights of the DLD. Taio Cruz, whose most recent hit “Hangover” climbed the German singles charts, will perform as a star guest at the Haus der Kunst. In 2010, British singer, songwriter and producer Taio Cruz achieved international recognition with his self-produced studio album “Rokstarr”. He now joins the list of global stars like Lady Gaga, Duffy, Cheryl Cole, Gabriella Cilmi and Amy MacDonald who have all performed as the star guest at the DLD. DJ Reme from Mumbai will inject some “Bollywood feeling” into the DLD Night with his “authentic Desi Electro House” music. And the Munich DJ duo “Kill the Tills” with brothers Amédée and Milen will ensure a party mood. Universal Music, XING and Yahoo are event partners.
Der Abschluss der DLD Conference beim World Economic Forum in Davos
DLD Conference concludes at the World Economic Forum in Davos
Mit dem DLD FOCUS Nightcap während des Weltwirtschaftsgipfels in Davos findet die DLD Konferenz 2012 am Mittwochabend traditionell ihren Abschluss. Der Empfang in dem Schweizer Kurort hat mittlerweile Tradition und vernetzt zum Abschluss der Digitalkonferenz hochkarätige Entscheider aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur mit der internationalen digitalen Elite. Der DLD FOCUS Nightcap findet am ersten Abend des World Economic Forum (WEF) im Hotel Belvedere in Davos statt. Das diesjährige Motto des WEF lautet: "The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models“. Zum fünftägigen Treffen in Davos werden rund 2.500 Personen erwartet, darunter viele Wirtschaftsgrößen, Staats-, Regierungschefs und Minister.
The DLD Conference 2012 will end on Wednesday evening with the customary DLD FOCUS Nightcap during the World Economic Forum in Davos. The reception at the Swiss spa has become an established tradition and brings the international digital elite together with topranking decision-makers from politics, business and culture at the close of the DLD Digital Conference. The DLD FOCUS Nightcap is scheduled for the first evening of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Hotel Belvedere in Davos. The motto of this year’s WEF: "The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models“. Around 2,500 people are expected to attend the five-day meeting in Davos. They include many giants of commerce, heads of state and government, and ministers.
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AENNE BURDA AWARD Der Aenne Burda Award wird am Dienstag, den 24. Januar, vergeben.
The Aenne Burda Award will be granted on Tuesday, January 24th.
Mit dem „Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership“ werden Frauen für unternehmerische und kreative Leistungen ausgezeichnet und bestärkt, an ihre Ideen zu glauben und sie umzusetzen.
The goal of the “Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership” is to encourage successful female media personalities to believe in their ideas and to implement them.
Der "Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership" ist ein Tribut an die 2005 verstorbene, visionäre Unternehmerin Aenne Burda, eine der großen Symbolfiguren der deutschen Nachkriegsgeneration. Aus einem kleinen Verlag entwickelte sie nach 1949 den weltgrößten Modeverlag. Im Jahr 1987, in Zeiten des Kalten Krieges, überwand sie mit ihrem BURDA MODEMAGAZIN den eisernen Vorhang und expandierte nach Russland.
The award pays homage to the late Aenna Burda who passed away in November 2005. The visionary entrepreneur remains one of the leading symbols of post-war Germany. From 1949, she set about turning a small publishing house into the world’s largest fashion publisher. In 1987, during the Cold War, she crossed the Iron Curtain with her flagship publication BURDA MODEMAGAZIN and expanded to Russia.
Ihre berühmten Schnittmuster gibt es heute auch digital: Die Community-orientierte Website BurdaStyle.de bietet Nutzern eine Plattform zum Austausch von Entwürfen und Schnittmustern. Die erfolgreiche Übertragung der Do-it-yourself-Inhalte in das Multimedia-Format ist ein weiterer Beweis für den Pioniergeist von Frauen wie Aenne Burda.
Her sewing patterns have since gone digital: the online community BurdaStyle.com provides users with a platform to share copyrights for designs and sewing patterns. The successful transfer of do-ityourself content to a multimedia setting is further prove of the pioneering spirit of women like Aenne Burda.
Bisherige Preisträgerinnen des Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership:
Past laureates of the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership:
Marissa Mayer, Google (2006) Caterina Fake, Flickr (2007) Martha Stewart, Entrepreneur (2008) Esther Dyson, EDventure (2009) Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Foundation (2010) | Natalie Massenet, Net-a-porter (2011)
Maria Furtwängler-Burda, Natalie Massenet
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2005: Flickr-Mitbegründerin Caterina Fake stellt die knapp ein Jahr alte Photo-Community Flickr vor +++ Paul van Dyk legt bei der DLD Night auf und wird Monate nach dem DLD zum „populärsten DJ der Welt“ gekürt +++ Der Wortführer der europäischen Blogger-Szene, Loïc Le Meur spricht über das Web 2.0 +++ ICQ-Gründer Yossi Vardi spricht mit Hubert Burda und Autor Stefan Heidenreich über „Digital Landscapes“ +++ Zum Thema Home Entertainment ist Yahoo-Vizepräsident John Marcom eingeladen +++ Der Spieledesigner und Träger des Ordens „Order of the British Empire“ Peter Molyneux diskutiert über virtuelle Realitäten
2005: Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake presents the Flickr photo community, just barely one year old +++ Paul van Dyk performs at the DLD Night and is voted “most popular DJ in the world” just months after the DLD +++ The spokesman for the European blogger scene Loïc Le Meur talks about Web 2.0 +++ ICQ founder Yossi Vardi speaks to Hubert Burda and author Stefan Heidenreich about “digital landscapes” +++ Yahoo Vice President John Marcom is invited to discuss home entertainment +++ Game designer and recipient of the “Order of the British Empire” Peter Molyneux talks about virtual realities
2006: T-Online-Chef Rainer Beaujean präsentiert Ergebnisse der Studie „Deutschland Online 03“ +++ Jamba-Gründer Oliver Samwer denkt über neue Geschäftsideen nach +++ Gründer Lars Hinrichs stellt openBC vor (heute XING) +++ Der Aenne Burda Award wird erstmals verliehen – an Google-Vizepräsidentin Marissa Meyer +++ Der weltweit bekannteste humanoide Roboter „Asimo“ winkt zum Abschluss der Konferenz
2006: T-Online boss Rainer Beaujean presents the results of the “Deutschland Online 03” study +++ Jamba founder Oliver Samwer considers new business ideas +++ Founder Lars Hinrichs presents openBC (now XING) +++ The most famous humanoid robot “Asimo” waves at the conference’s conclusion +++ The Aenne Burda Award is awarded for the first time – to Google Vice President Marissa Meyer
2007: Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker diskutiert mit David de Rothschild und James Murdoch über „The Climate Challenge“ +++ MIT-Wissenschaftler Nicholas Negroponte stellt das 100-Dollar-Laptop vor +++ CERN-Wissenschaftler Brian Cox fragt „Does God play Lego?“ +++ Luc Besson präsentiert drei Tage vor dem Deutschland-Start seinen Film „Arthur und die Minimoys“ +++ Der Aenne Burda Award geht an Flickr-Mitbegründerin Caterina Fake +++ Der britische Stararchitekt Lord Norman Foster stellt Ideen zum nachhaltigen Städtebau vor +++ Kultautor John Naisbitt spricht über die Themen Trend- und Zukunftsforschung +++ Kurator Hans Ulrich Obrist im Panel mit den Künstlern Ai Weiwei und Olafur Eliasson
2007: Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker talks with David de Rothschild and James Murdoch about “the climate challenge” +++ MIT scientist Nicholas Negroponte introduces the 100-dollar laptop +++ CERN scientist Brian Cox asks “Does God play Lego?” +++ Luc Besson presents his film “Arthur and the Invisibles” three days before its Germany premiere +++ The Aenne Burda Award goes to Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake +++ British star architect Lord Norman Foster presents ideas for sustainable urban development +++ Cult author John Naisbitt talks about trend research and futurology +++ Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist joins a panel with artists Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson
2008: Martha Stewart wird mit dem Aenne Burda Award geehrt +++ Paulo Coelho zeigt die Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die Literatur +++ Animations-grafiker David Silverman gibt einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der „Simpsons“ +++ Facebook-Manager Matt Cohler stellt den EuropaStart des Netzwerks vor +++ Marissa Mayer zeigt, wie Google Earth Daten sammelt +++ Sergey Brin ist zu Gast beim Nightcap in Davos +++ Glam Media-Gründer Samir Arora spricht über die digitale Gesellschaft +++ Wikipedia-Erfinder Jimmy Wales stellt Wikia vor
2008: Martha Stewart is honored with the Aenne Burda Award +++ Paulo Coelho demonstrates the effects of digitalization on literature +++ Animator David Silverman provides a look behind the scenes at the “Simpsons” +++ Facebook Manager Matt Cohler introduces the European launch of the network +++ Marissa Mayer shows how Google Earth collects data +++ Sergey Brin is a guest at the DLD Nightcap in Davos +++ Glam Media founder Samir Arora talks about the digital society +++ Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales presents Wikia
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2009: Esther Dyson erhält den Aenne Burda Award +++ Jeff Jarvis und TechCrunch-Gründer Michael Arrington sehen die Zukunft in digitalen Netzwerken +++ EU-Kommissarin Viviane Reding, der Nobelpreisträger Daniel Kahnemann und der Autor Nassim Taleb sprechen über die Finanz-und Wirtschaftskrise +++ Künstler Jürgen Scriba fotografiert Besucher und lässt sie Teil eines Kunstwerks werden +++ Mark Zuckerberg kommt als Überraschungsgast +++ Lady Gaga tritt bei der DLD Night auf +++ YouTube-Gründer Chad Hurley ist unter den Referenten
2009: Esther Dyson receives the Aenne Burda Award +++ Jeff Jarvis and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington see the future in digital networks +++ EU Commissioner Viviane Reding, Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahnemann and author Nassim Taleb talk about the financial and economic crisis +++ Artist Jürgen Scriba photographs visitors and integrates them into a work of art +++ Mark Zuckerberg arrives as a surprise guest +++ Lady Gaga performs at DLD Night +++ YouTube founder Chad Hurley is among the speakers
2010: Mitchell Baker wird mit dem Aenne Burda Award geehrt +++ Doris und John Naisbitt stellen ihr Buch „Chinas Megatrends“ vor +++ Die Friedensnobelpreisträger Muhammad Yunus und Martti Ahtisaari sprechen bei der DLD +++ Christoph Schlingensief stellt seine Entwicklungsarbeit vor +++ Paul-Bernhard Kallen fordert von Google-Chefjustiziar David Drummond mehr Transparenz +++ Computerwissenschaftler David Gelernter spricht über Informationsüberfluss
2010: Mitchell Baker is honored with the Aenne Burda Award +++ Doris and John Naisbitt present their book “China’s Megatrends” +++ The Nobel Peace Prize winners Muhammad Yunus and Martti Ahtisaari are speakers +++ Christoph Schlingensief presents his development work +++ Paul-Bernhard Kallen demands more transparency from Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond +++ Computer scientist David Gelernter talks about information overload
2011: „New York Times“-Herausgeber Arthur Sulzberger fordert mehr Qualitätsjournalismus +++ Net-a-porter-Gründerin Natalie Massenet wird mit dem Aenne Burda Award ausgezeichnet +++ Groupon-Gründer Andrew Mason und FoursquareMitbegründer Dennis Crowley erklären „Lokale Märkte“ +++ Google-CEO Eric Schmidt spricht über Technologie-Trends +++ Sean Parker und Randi Zuckerberg nehmen für Facebook am DLD teil +++ Bill Clinton ist zu Gast beim DLD Nightcap in Davos +++ Daniel Domscheit-Berg stellt seine Plattform Openleaks vor +++ Der Alternativmediziner Deepak Chopra ist zu Gast
2011: “New York Times” Editor Arthur Sulzberger calls for more quality journalism +++ Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet receives the Aenne Burda Award +++ Groupon founder Andrew Mason and Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley explain “local markets” +++ Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks about technology trends +++ Sean Parker and Randi Zuckerberg appear for Facebook +++ Bill Clinton is a guest at the DLD Nightcap in Davos +++ Daniel Domscheit-Berg introduces his Openleaks platform
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Digital & Business A Linda Abraham (comScore), page 31 | Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy), page 31 | Sina Afra (Markafoni), page 31 | Naif Al-Mutawa (Teshkeel Media Group), page 31 | Andrey Andreev (Badoo), page 32 | Nikesh Arora (Google) page 32 | Samir Arora (Glam Media), page 32 | Bruce Aust (NASDAQ), page 32 | Nevzat Aydin (Yemeksepeti.com), page 33
Rodrigo Baggio (CDI), page 33 |
Cenk Bayrakdar (Turkcell), page 33 | Bernd Beetz (Coty), page 33 | Jens Begemann (wooga), page 33 | Nick Bilton (The New York Times) page 34 | Matthew Bishop (The Economist), page 34 | Constantin Bjerke (Crane.tv), page 34 | Henry Blodget (Business Insider), page 34 | Kai Bolik (GameDuell), page 34 | Diane Brady (Bloomberg Businessweek), page 34 | Leonard Brody (Anschutz Group), page 35 | Hubert Burda (DLD Chairman), page 35 | Nolan Bushnell (Speed to learn), page 35
Caberwal (Exclusively.In), page 35 | Brian Chesky (Airbnb), page 36 | Steffi Czerny (Founder DLD), page 36
Nick D’Aloisio (Summly), page 37 | Errol Damelin (Wonga), page 36 | Sonali De Rycker
(ACCEL Partners), page 36 | John Donahoe (eBay), page 37 | Ben Donovan (Maker Studios), page 37 | Lisa Donovan (Maker Studios), page 37 | Jack Dorsey (Twitter, Square), page 37 | Timothy C. Draper (Draper Fisher Jurvetson), page 38 | Pavel Durov (vKontakte), page 38 | Esther Dyson (Edventure Holdings), page 38
Lidewij Edelkoort (Trend Forecaster), page 39
Casey Fenton (Couch-
surfing), page 39 | Yoel Flohr (Shine Group), page 40 | Christoph Franz (Lufthansa), page 40 | Philipp Freise (KKR), page 40 | Roman Friedrich (Booz & Company), page 40 | Mike Fries (Liberty Global), page 40
Liz Gannes (All Things D), page 41 | Julius Genachowski (US Federal Communications
Commission), page 41 | Anne Gfrerer (HypoVereinsbank / UniCredit Bank AG), page 41 | Dave Goldberg (SurveyMonkey), page 42 | Greg Greeley (Amazon), page 42 | Stefan Groß-Selbeck (XING), page 42
Dean Hachamovitch (Microsoft), page 42| Nick Heller (Google), page 43 | Lars Hinrichs
(XING), page 43 | Klaus Hommels (Lakestar), page 43 | Drew Houston (Dropbox), page 43 | Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), page 43
Paul-Bernhard Kallen (Hubert Burda Media), page 44 | David
Karp (Tumblr), page 44 | Andrew Keen (Digital Vertigo), page 44 | David Kirkpatrick (Techonomy), page 44 | Barbara Kux (Siemens), page 45
Jim Lanzone (CBS Interactive), page 45 | Michael Lazerow
(Buddy Media), page 45 | Alexander Ljung (SoundCloud), page 46
Felix Marquardt (The Atlantic
Dinners), page 46 | Andrew Mason (Groupon), page 46 | Hilary Mason (bit.ly), page 47 | Heidi Messer (Collective[i]), page 47 | Matt Michelsen (Backplane), page 47 | Hiroshi Mikitani (Rakuten), page 48 | Jon Miller (News Corp.), page 48 | Matt Mills (Aurasma, Autonomy), page 48 | Pedro Miranda (Siemens), page 48
Stefan Olander (NIKE), page 49 | Ian Osborne (Osborne & Partners), page 49 |
Alemsah Öztürk (41? 29!), page 50
Felix Petersen (Amen), page 50 | Chris Poole (4chan), page 50
| Jessica Powell (Badoo), page 50 | Nicolas Princen (Advisor for New Media and Information Technology President Nicolas Sarkozy), page 50
Hosain Rahman (Jawbone), page 51 | JP Rangaswami
(Salesforce), page 51 | Osman Rashid (Kno), page 51 | Mark Read (WPP), page 51 | Marcel Reichart (Founder DLD), page 52 | Spencer Reiss (WIRED), page 52 | Frank Rosenberger (Vodafone), page 52 | Renzo Rosso (Diesel), page 52 | David Rowan (WIRED), page 53
David Sable (Y&R), page 53 |
Sidar Sahin (Peak Games), page 53 | Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), page 53 | Naguib Sawiris (Orascom Telecom Holding), page 54 | Jennifer L. Schenker (Journalist), page 54 | Jean-Paul Schmetz (Cliqz), page 54 | Holger Schmidt (FOCUS Magazine), page 54 |
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Michael Schneider (Mobile Roadie), page 54 | Joe Schoendorf (ACCEL Partners), page 54 | René Schuster (Telefónica Germany), page 55 | Darshan Shankar (Flotype), page 55 | Hans-Peter Siebenhaar (Handelsblatt), page 55 | Veit Siegenheim (StrategyFacts), page 55 | Sebastian Siemiatkowski (Klarna), page 55 | Kevin Slavin (Area/Code), page 56 | Alison Smale (IHT), page 56 | Rupert Stadler (Audi AG), page 56 | Katie Stanton (Twitter), page 57 | Robert Stephens (Best Buy), page 57 | Linda Stone (Author), page 57
Lucian Tarnowski (BraveNewTalent), page 57
Vaitheeswaran (The Economist), page 58 | Franciscus van Meel (Audi AG), page 58 | Yossi Vardi (DLD Co-Chairmen), page 58 | Martin Varsavsky (FON), page 59 | Arkady Volozh (Yandex), page 59 | Maria-Theresia von Seidlein (S&L Medien Gruppe), page 59
Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), page 58 |
Robin Wauters (TechCrunch), page 59 | Andreas Weigend (Stanford University), page 59 | Peter Weijmarshausen (Shapeways), page 60 | Sasha Wilkins (Social Media Entrepreneur and Blogger), page 60 | Stefan Winners (Tomorrow Focus AG), page 60 | Patrick Wölke (Burda Media Innovation Lab), page 60
Danny Zappin (Maker Studios), page 61 | Niklas Zennström (Atomico), page 61
Art & Design A Cory Arcangel (Artist), page 32 | Karen Archey (Journalist), page 32 B John Brockman (Edge.org), page 35 C Edwin Chan (Architect), page 36 D Jesse Draper (Draper Fisher Jurvetson), page 38 E Olafur Eliasson (Artist), page 39 F Rebecca Ferguson (Singer), page 39 | Ed Fornieles (Artist), page 40 G Christian Gärtner (Stylepark), page 41 H Jonathan Harris (Cowbird), page 42 | Lisa Haydon (Model, Actress), page 42 K Daniel Keller & Nik Kosmas (Artists), page 44 L Oliver Laric (Artist), page 45 | Marit Larsen (Musician), page 45 M Jürgen Mayer (Architect), page 47 | Josette Melchor, (GAFFTA), page 47 | Paul Miller (Artist, Writer and Musician), page 48 N Jon Nash (Artist), page 48 O Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery), page 49 | Yoko Ono (Multi-Media Artist), page 49 R Carlo Ratti (MIT SENSEable City Lab), page 51 | Rafaël Rozendaal (Artist), page 53 S Shilo Shiv Suleman (Khoya), page 57 T John Taylor (Duran Duran), page 57 W Mark Wigley (Columbia University), page 60
Life & Science A David Agus (Navigenics), page 31 C
Troy Carter (Investor), page 36
Peter H. Diamandis
(X-Prize), page 37 | Freeman Dyson (Edventure Holdings), page 38 | George Dyson (Historian of Technology), page 39
Goetz (WIRED), page 41
Maria Furtwängler-Burda (DLDwomen Chairwoman), page 41
deutsche Zeitung), page 45 University), page 46 page 47
Ellen Dias Jorgensen (Genspace), page 44
Andrian Kreye (Süd-
Tan Le (Emotiv Lifesciences), page 46 | Jure Leskovec (Stanford
Jenn Lim (Delivering Happiness), page 46
Lakshmi Pratury (INK Conference), page 50
Oliver Medvedik (Genspace),
Lisa Randall (Harvard University), page 51
Dimitar D. Sasselov (Harvard University), page 53 | Ludwig Siegele (The Economist), page 55 |
Jason Silva (Techno Optimist), page 56 | Saul Singer (Author), page 56 University), page 58
Sebastian Thrun (Stanford
Nathan Wolfe (GVFI.org), page 60
Social & Politics B Egemen Bagis (Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator), page 33 D Jamie Drummond (One. org), page 38 E Khaled Elmufti (Digital Activist), page 39 H Ron Huldai (Mayor Tel-Aviv), page 43 N Sebastian Nerz (Piratenpartei), page 49 R Viviane Reding (Vice-President EU Commission), page 52 | Alec Ross (XING), page 52 S Rohan Silva (Techno Optimist), page 56 W Heinrich Wefing (Die Zeit), page 59 Z Martin Zeil (Bavarian Deputy Prime Minister), page 61
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DLD SPEAKERS The following abstracts do not claim to be exhaustive. Please find the official CVs of all speakers at dld-conference.com/speakers
Linda Abraham, Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of Global Development, comScore (@linda_abraham) Linda Abraham is Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Development for the comScore market research company. Abraham is passionate about new technology and developments that can help digital advertising fulfill its potential. Together with Buddy Media, Abraham and comScore are currently working on the question of how concentrated social media campaigns can deliver incremental benefits in terms of brand awareness and engagement with users – an important topic for advertisers, users and platforms alike. Michael Acton Smith, Founder, CEO & Creative Director, Mind Candy (@acton) Acton Smith is the CEO of Mind Candy, a developer of social multi-player games and creator of Moshi Monsters. Any five- to twelve-year-old will have heard of his video game website where children can care for virtual pets. Acton Smith’s visionary take on gaming, illustrated by alternate reality games like Perplex City, has brought the young Brit closer to fulfilling his vision of “building the largest entertainment brand in the world for this new digital generation of kids.”
Sina Afra, Co-Founder, CEO, Markafoni (@SinaAfra) The Ankara-born and elected “business angel of 2011” is the CEO at Markafoni, Turkey’s leading e-commerce start-up. An important figure in Turkey’s fast-rising online entrepreneurial environment, Afra is a strong proponent of the huge potential of digital start-ups in his home country. Afra has argued that Turkey’s digital infrastructure is comparable to that of China or Brazil in some cases, and has no reservations in referring to the nation as “a sleeping giant.”
David Agus, Co-Founder, Navigenics, Director Applied Molecular Medicine, University of Southern California & Author of “The End of Illness”, coming in 2012 (@DavidAgus) David Agus is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Director of the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, and Co-Founder of Navigenics, a biotechnology company as well as Oncology, the largest online cancer resource and virtual community. The mission of Navigenics is to “provide clinically guided genetic analysis with the goal of empowering individuals to act based on an understanding of their genetic predispositions.” In his new book, The End of Illness, Agus, challenges the common notion of what “health” means. Through landmark research and provocative ideas, Agus presents a fresh perspective on the human body and the way it works. He invites his audience to take a brand new approach to the notion of individual health as he challenges conventional wisdom, showing how his thoughts can pave the way for long and vigorous life. Naif Al-Mutawa, Founder & CEO, Teshkeel Media Group (@DrNaif) Naif Al-Mutawa is the Founder and CEO of Teshkeel Media Group, the company behind THE 99 comic book series of superheroes inspired by Islamic culture and archetypes. The series aimes to offer new role models for children in the Middle East and spread ideas about tolerance and Islamic values through the diversity of the 99 different characters. Still developing its superheroes, THE 99 has published collaborative works with DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Forbes called THE 99 “One of the Top 20 Trends Sweeping the Globe”, and Naif was recently named one of “The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center. US President Barack Obama praised Naif and THE 99 as one of the most innovative of all of the entrepreneurs viewed by his Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in 2010.
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Andrey Andreev, Founder & CEO, Badoo The Russian businessman is the founder of Badoo, the world’s largest and fastest growing social networking and dating website, launched in 2006. Badoo currently has more than 133 million members in 180 countries. Badoo is the 4th successful company Andreev has built in the last 10 years. His successes include Begun, a company focused on selling contextual advertising by auctioning keywords, often described as an earlier version of Google AdWords. He also created Mamba.ru, which has evolved into Russia’s largest online dating site, with over 10 million monthly active users. A management graduate from Moscow, Andreev also runs several other online projects, such as SpyLog, Begun and Mamba. Cory Arcangel, Artist (@cory_arcangel) Cory Arcangel is a 33-year-old programmer, web designer and digital artist from Brooklyn, New York. Arcangel has exhibited his works across the globe from Tokyo to Berlin, and has gained a loyal following for his varied use of media canvasses. Arcangel uses drawings, mp3s, videos, performances and even video games in his work, often appropriating the materials to achieve unique results. One of his most famous works is Super Mario Clouds in which the classic video game was tweaked to leave just the digital clouds against a monotonous, blue background.
Karen Archey, Artist, Editor-at-Large, Rhizome (@karenarchey) Most recently Archey has worked as an art critic and curator specializing in “art 2.0”. Through her writing on her Image Conscious ARTINFO blog, Archey has established herself as a recognized critic of digital art forms. She is also involved in “findings”, a service that allows users to import highlights from the ebooks they are reading or collect text from the web, then search, share and discover new material through other readers' highlights.
Nikesh Arora, Senior Vice President & Chief Business Officer, Google (@nikesharora) Nikesh Arora left the mobile communications company T-Mobile in 2004 for Google, where he is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer and oversees all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships. As a chartered analyst, he has focused primarily on consulting, IT, marketing and finance. According to Arora, Google’s future is “a convergence of content, divergence of devices” to quote from his Twitter account.
Samir Arora, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Glam Media (@samirarora) Samir Arora serves as Chairman and CEO of Glam Media, the pioneer and global leader in vertical content networks. Since Arora co-founded Glam in 2005, the company has claimed the number one spot in women's lifestyle online. A tech-industry veteran, Arora had worked as Chairman of Emode/Tickle, one of the first social networking sites, and Chairman and CEO of the web design pioneering company NetObjects. Arora currently serves as Chairman of the Information Capital LLC venture-capital fund.
Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ Aust has served as Executive Vice President of NASDAQ, which has more trading volume than any other electronic stock exchange in the world, since July 2003. Prior to joining the NASDAQ OMX Group in 1998, Aust spent twelve years at Fidelity Investments in a variety of sales, trading and management positions. He is a leading voice in the debate on how to successfully finance start-ups and other ambitious business ventures.
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Nevzat Aydin, CEO, Yemek Sepeti (@zagortenay76) The Istanbul-born computer engineer went to Silicon Valley to pursue his MBA at the University of San Francisco before returning to Turkey to found Yemek Sepeti or “Food Basket”. Yemek Sepeti quickly revolutionized online food-ordering in Turkey, and has since grown into a major player in the country’s e-commerce industry. The company shot to fame in 2010 when it used a viral video of a specially created Yemek Sepeti World of Warcraft character to reach out to hardcore gamers – an ingenious take on how to achieve brand loyalty through unconventional channels. Rodrigo Baggio, Founder & Executive Director, Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) (@rodrigo_baggio) A worldwide respected social entrepreneur, Baggio founded the award-winning Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI), a non-profit transparency platform aimed at achieving greater social inclusion through increased digital participation. Today, CDI is active in 13 countries and 803 community centers throughout Latin America, the UK and Jordan. Time Magazine named Baggio a leader in Latin America who will make a difference in the third millennium.
Egemen Bağış, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator (@Egemen_Bagis) Bağış is the current minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator for his country in accession talks with the European Union – widely considered one of the most complicated negotiations in the history of the Union. As the right hand of the Turkish prime minister, Bağış has insight into the wider dynamics of Turkey’s future role as a booming giant, marked by rapid growth, complicated foreign policy questions, social movements and religious debate.
Cenk Bayrakdar, Chief New Technology Business Officer, Turkcell Cenk Bayrakdar is the Chief New Technology Business Officer at Turkcell, a leading communication and technology company in Turkey. Turkcell’s strategic priorities include growth in the core mobile communication business through the increased use of voice and data. The company operates in nine different countries, reaching 60 million subscribers, but continues to spearhead Turkey’s digital revolution with an innovative and ambitious agenda for continued growth.
Bernd Beetz, CEO, Coty Bernd Beetz is the CEO of Coty, the world’s leading beauty and fragrance company with more than 100 years of history behind it. Coty has become an industry powerhouse by constantly seeking creative solutions and innovative partnerships, and is known for its trendsetting ventures. One service Coty offers today is the provision of personalized, branded perfume lines to a long list of world famous celebrities that includes Beyoncé, David and Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss.
Jens Begemann, Co-Founder & CEO, wooga (@begemann) Jens Begemann is the Founder and CEO of wooga, a Berlin-based social games development firm that succeeded in attracting more than 30 million active unique users in the first two years of its existence. This makes wooga the third largest social games company in the world and the leading developer in Europe. Before this, Begemann was among others Chief Product Officer of Jamba.
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Nick Bilton (Moderator), Design Integration Editor, User Interface Specialist & Researcher, the The New York Times Research & Development Lab (@nickbilton) In his current position as the Design Integration Editor, User Interface Specialist & Researcher for The New York Times Research & Development Lab, Nick Bilton researches and prototypes innovative technologies for the coming decade. He is also the Co-Founder of Shifd, a start-up that helps people shift content between multiple devices. He is also behind NYCResistor, a hacker space in Brooklyn, that allows users to collectively work on innovative open source hardware and robotics projects. He also is the author of I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works and is an Adjunct Professor at NYU. Matthew Bishop, U.S. Business Editor, the Economist (@mattbish) Matthew Bishop is the American Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief for the Economist. An Oxford University graduate, he has co-authored two books: The Road from Ruin, about how to improve capitalism after the 2008 financial crisis and Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World, on how the business and social sectors can solve some of the world's most pressing problems.
Constantin Bjerke (Moderator), Founder and CEO, Crane.tv Constantin Bjerke is the Founder and CEO of Crane.tv, a pioneering video magazine with an emphasis on contemporary culture. The magazine is an online showcase of worldwide happenings in art, design, lifestyle, architecture, fashion, ecology and culture and is devoted to fostering creative talents. By creating and pushing creative online quality content, Crane.tv has developed a new standard for web-based TV entertainment today.
Henry Blodget (Moderator), CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Business Insider (@hblodget) Since 2011, the former Wall Street technology analyst has been the CEO and Editor-in-Chief at Business Insider, a blog about Internet business trends and research. He is also a host of Yahoo Daily Ticker and contributes regularly to the Slate, Newsweek and New York. He holds a Yale University bachelor’s degree and began his career as a freelance journalist.
Kai Bolik, Gameduell CEO and Co-Founder, GameDuell Kai Bolik is the Co-Founder and CEO of Germany’s largest online gaming platform, GameDuell. Gameduell offers users a wide variety of games, including card games, quizzes and interpretations of popular board games. By linking players in tournaments and allowing them to compete for real cash and prizes, GameDuell has found recipe for success that has resulted in more than 20 million users, making the site the most visited of its kind in Germany.
Diane Brady (Moderator), Senior Editor, Columnist at Bloomberg Businessweek & author “Fraternity” coming in 2012 (@dianebrady) Diane Brady is a Senior Editor and Content Chief at Bloomsberg Businessweek. She also has a book coming out in 2012 called Fraternity. She has worked for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and Manila, Canada’s Mclean’s and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. Her writing has earned her numerous awards and she is a frequent guest on CNN, NPR, CNBC and countless other outlets. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
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John Brockman, Founder, Publisher & Editor, Edge (@edge) John Brockman is a cultural impresario whose career has encompassed the avant-garde art world, science, books, software and the Internet. He is an American publisher, author of for instance The Third Culture and more recently How is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?, and he is the Founder of Edge, the highly acclaimed website devoted to discussions of cutting edge science. He also is the CEO of Brockman, the leading international literary agency for nonfiction authors such as Richard Dawkins. Through these many positions, he got to know the Dyson family – Esther through his Internet activities, Freeman through Edge The Reality Club and George as an agent. Borckman is the only person to be profiled on Page One of both The New York Sunday Times "Arts & Leisure" and The New York Times "Science Times". Leonard Brody, President Clarity Digital (Anschutz Group) The Canadian entrepreneur, media visionary and Innovation Nation author Leonard Brody is a Co-Founder of NowPublic, a user-generated news website, and the President of Clarity Digital (Anschutz Group), one of the largest online news conglomerates in the world. He is also an advisor to venture capital funds, as well as to companies and governments. As a speaker, he addresses everything from how technology will continue to revolutionize the workplace to how corporations can use challenges to steer them toward innovation and growth.
Hubert Burda, DLD Co-Chairman Hubert Burda, Co-Chairman of DLD, is the General Partner and Publisher of Hubert Burda Media, an international media corporation with 100 years of family tradition. He is President of the Association of German Magazine Publishers (VDZ) and Co-Founder of the European Publishers Council (EPC). He set up the Hubert Burda Foundation with a view to promoting interdisciplinary exchanges on future trends. Hubert Burda also founded the Burda Center for Innovative Communications at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. He has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions for his achievements in publishing and business, including the European Print Media Prize and the Gold Medal Freedom of Speech by the European Association of Communications (EACA). In 2006, Hubert Burda received the Leo Baeck Prize from the Central Council of Jews for his commitment to reconciliation between Germans and Jews. In 2009, he received the Ohel Jakob Medal from the Jewish Community Munich and Upper Bavaria. Nolan Bushnell, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder Atari, Speed to Learn (@NolanBushnell) The man behind Atari, Nolan Bushnell has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame and is already a living video game legend. Even Apple inventor Steve Jobs started out as a technician for Bushnell in 1974. In his newest project, Speed to Learn, Bushnell has set out to revolutionize education by using game-based technology and cloud computing to deliver a new learning experience. Students who use his educational program will learn faster and increase their incentives to learn through real rewards, bringing real-life education into the future. Bushnell is also currently working as Chief Game Designer and Advisor for Anti-Aging Games, a website of games designed to stimulate the brain. Sonny Caberwal, Co-Founder & COO, Exclusively (@caberwal) The Co-Founder and COO of Exclusively, the leading global retailer of Indian online fashion,began his career as a corporate attorney in New York before leaving to pursue the entrepreneurial path. Caberwal was featured as one of the first turban-wearing Sikh models for brands like Kenneth Cole or magazines such as GQ. Through his work as an international model, entrepreneur and lecturer, Caberwal has become a pioneer for a distinctly Indian aesthetic and an expert of a truly global lifestyle movement.
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Troy Carter, Investor, Manager Lady Gaga, Founder & CEO, Coalition Media Group Lady Gaga’s manager since 2007 is also the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Coalition Media Group, a talent management and full-service film and television production company. Carter has worked for Will Smith, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Notorious B.I.G, and is today a successful Silicon Valley investor with several ongoing projects, including the celebrity social network, Backplane.
Edwin Chan, Architect The Frank O. Gehry associate joined Gehry Partners after receiving his degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He has worked on many of the firm’s most significant projects, including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. He has also designed exhibitions, including for renowned French artist Sophie Calle in Luxembourg. He is currently working on the design of the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation in Paris.
Brian Chesky, CEO & Co-Founder, Airbnb (@bchesky) The CEO and Co-Founder of Airbnb has thoroughly disrupted the online accommodation industry with an idea that has changed the way people travel. Airbnb was launched in 2008, and has since received investments from Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital and Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments, among others. In 2011, the company raised an additional $112 million, and is now valued at $1 billion. 2011 also saw Airbnb reach a major milestone when the one millionth booking was recorded.
Steffi Czerny, DLD Co-Founder & Director Steffi Czerny is one of the creative minds at Hubert Burda Media. She is Co-Founder of the DLD Conference, Managing Director of DLD Media & DLD Ventures GmbH and founder of the inspirational DLDwomen Conference. After joining the Burda group in 1995, Steffi has held several executive posts in new media activities. Her background is in political science and communications. She has also earned a degree in journalism at the renowned Deutsche Journalistenschule. Steffi has followed developments in the digital world for over 20 years now and focuses on developing branding and communication initiatives. She remains true to her personal credo in everything she does; connect the unexpected. Errol Damelin, Founder and CEO, Wonga (@ed_wonga) While conventional credit lenders profit when lenders default on their debts, Erol Damelin created an online lender that makes a profit when people repay their loans. Backed by Balderton Capital, Wonga aims to revolutionize the UK consumer credit market with small, short-term loans. Wired Magazine called Wonga “one of the most radical financial-sector disruptors in years”, and today the company has more than £90 million in venture capital behind it from such investors as Accel Partners, Oak Investment Partners and Meritech Capital Partners. Sonali De Rycker, ACCEL Partners (@sonalidr) Currently with Accel in London, Sonali de Rycker has been active in the European venture business sector for twelve years where she has focused on investments in the consumer Internet and digital media sectors. With a talent for spotting e-commerce opportunities, she has been responsible for investments in some of the biggest online successes of the past years, including Spotify, Wonga and Moo.
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Nick D'Aloisio, Founder, Summly (@nickdalisio) The 16-year-old from South London founded Summly in June 2011 with the aim of bringing a concise and efficient web browsing service to mobile and desktop devices. His critically acclaimed iOS app works by allowing an instant summary of a webpage’s content. Before this, he had created Facemood, a service which used sentiment analysis to determine the mood of Facebook users, and SongStumblr, a geo-social music discovery service. Summly investor Horizons Ventures is a technology venture firm which was also an early investor in Facebook, Spotify and Siri. Peter Diamandis, CEO and Chairman, X-Prize Foundation (@PeterDiamandis) In his new book Abundance, entrepreneur-turned-philantropist Peter Diamandis presents a optimistic vision of how humanity will soon be able to meet the needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. According to Diamandis, technological advances, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion are the driving forces behind solving our biggest problems, and soon we will have plenty of reason to believe that abundance is within our grasp.
John Donahoe, CEO, eBay (@Tallboy6) John Donahoe has been the President and CEO of eBay since 2008. He has been driven by a strong focus on innovation, technology and the integration of new devices. Under his watch, the company established an early lead in mobile commerce, in part by announcing a new partnership with Best Buy for eBay’s barcode scanning app, RedLaser, with enhanced integration for its affiliate, PayPal. In his recent keynote address at the CEA Leaders in Technology Dinner at CES, Donahoe predicted that eBay mobile will top $8 billion in Gross Merchandise Volume for 2012, while PayPal will surpass $7 billion in payment volume in the coming year. Ben Donovan, Co-Founder, Maker Studios The Co-Founder of Maker Studios develops and executes the company’s overall strategy. He studied acting at the famed HB Studio in New York and started out working on TV shows including Crossing Jordan and Felicity. He then shifted his talents to acting, writing and producing for the online space, teaming up with his sister, Lisa Donovan, to create the tremendously successful YouTube channel LisaNova.
Lisa Donovan, Co-Founder, Maker Studios The American actress is a Co-Founder of Maker Studios, where she mentors YouTube personalities. Known as LisaNova, she has one of the most successful YouTube channels of all time with about 716,000 subscribers and 176 million video views. Additionally, the 31-yearold was one of the first YouTube content creators to cross over into mainstream Hollywood when she was cast on MADtv in 2007. She is the sister of fellow YouTuber and Maker Studios Co-Founder, Ben Donovan.
Jack Dorsey, Chairman & Co-Founder, Twitter, Founder & CEO, Square (@jack) The 35-year-old is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Twitter. In September 2011, Twitter CEO Costolo announced that the social media platform now had 100 million active users logging in at least once a month and 50 million active users every day who send a total of 230 million tweets per day. The American software architect Dorsey had the original idea for Twitter while still at Odeo, a podcasting start-up. In 2009, Dorsey announced his latest project: Square. Originally code-named Squirrel, Square is a mobile payment start-up with both an app and a piece of hardware that allows the iPhone and Android to accept credit card payments.
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Jesse Draper, CEO & Host, The Valley Girl Show (@JesseDraper) With a fresh approach to talk show entertainment, Jesse Draper’s Valley Girl Show has found a brand new niche somewhere in between web-based business journalism and rosy comedy. The fun-spirited show features interviews with some of the top entrepreneurs in the world. Past guests include Scott McNealy, founder of S.U.N. Microsystems, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and Eric Schmidt, to name a few.
Timothy Draper, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson The Co-Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson is a successful Silicon Valley investor. Draper suggested using "viral marketing", which became key to the success of Hotmail and YahooMail, and has now been adopted as a standard marketing technique. He later launched DFJ Global Network, an international network of early-stage venture capital funds with offices in over 30 cities around the globe. Draper has a degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jamie Drummond, Executive Director & Global Strategy, ONE (@DrumJamie) Jamie Drummond co-founded the ONE advocacy organization, whose more than 2.5 million members and influential friends help it fight for a big mission: ensuring that the citizens of the world’s poorest countries, especially in Africa, achieve the Millennium Development Goals. ONE has worked closely with governments and political leaders from across the globe and is dedicated to enabling third-world citizens to determine their own destinies. Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Drummond’s work includes pushing transparency, effective aid, trade, investment, good governance and debt cancellation. Pavel Durov, Founder & CEO, vKontakte (VK) (@durov) The 27-year-old Pavel Durov is the Founder and CEO of vKontakte (VK), the largest social network in Russia, launched in 2006. According to Techcrunch the so-called Facebook-clone accounts for more than half of web traffic in the CIS region. One distinction of VK is its integration with torrent filesharing technology which allows users to share larger files. In February 2011 Durov returned to an “invites only” system which was introduced in the very beginning of the network’s development. As of January 2012, VK has over 140 million accounts, ranks 46 in Alexa's global Top 500 sites and is available in 67 languages. Esther Dyson, Chairwoman, EDventure (@edyson) The former Wall Street technology analyst is primarily involved in investing in and nurturing start-ups, with a recent focus on health care, government transparency and aerospace. In this light, she is the Chairwoman of EDventure Holdings and on the boards of the Sunlight Foundation, StopBadware (an anti-malware group) and PersonalGenome. Her past investments include Flickr and Delicious (sold to Yahoo). One of her special achievements was to spend six months training as a backup cosmonaut in Star City outside Moscow, Russia. She is also a member of the NASA Advisory Council. Freeman Dyson, Physicist & Mathematician The British-born theoretical physicist and mathematician wrote two papers on the foundations of quantum electrodynamics that have had a lasting influence on many branches of modern physics. The retired Princeton professor went on to work in condensed-matter physics, nuclear engineering, climate studies, astrophysics and biology. The 88-year-old scientist’s books for the general public include Disturbing the Universe. In 2000, he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He is the father of George and Esther Dyson, and explores the question of how to nurture creativity in a digital age.
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George Dyson, Digital Technology Historian, Author, Boat Designer The scientist and techno-historian is the son of Freeman and brother of Esther Dyson. He is the Founder of Dyson, Baidarka & Company, which designs Aleut-style skin kayaks. His other interests embrace the evolution of digital computing and the exploration of space. In his books, Project Orion and Darwin among the Machines, he suggests that the Internet is a living, sentient being. His forthcoming book, Turing's Cathedral, is scheduled for publication in early 2012 and has been described as “a creation myth of the digital universe”.
Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend Forecaster (@edelkoort) The trend forecaster, curator, publisher and educator lives primarily in the future. Focused on studying the links between art, fashion, design and consumer culture, Edelkoort’s work has pioneered trend forecasting and helped creative professionals from around the world pinpoint the evolution of society and identify consumer tendencies long before anyone else. In 2003, TIME magazine for instance named her one of the world’s 25 most influential people in fashion. She is the creator of TrendTablet.com, a social media platform designed to explain how trends grow, evolve and flow. It also helps users better perceive and understand how trends interact with our daily lives. Olafur Eliasson, Artist The Danish artist and professor at the Berlin University of the Arts is best known for large-scale installations, often centering on the intricate use of light and reflection. Among his many projects, Eliasson is a keen supporter of improving living conditions on the African continent. This has led him to undertake tasks like Eye See You, a project for Louis Vuitton, which he used to promote 121 Ethiopia, a non-profit aid organization he founded with his wife to improve the lives of Ethiopian orphans.
Khaled Elmufti, Head of e-Libya & Strategic Advisor, ICT Ministry, Libya Khaled Elmufti was a key player in the Libyan revolution in February 2011, and helped establish a communication infrastructure. He currently heads the e-Libya initiative and is a Strategic Advisor to the ICT Ministry for the new interim government of Libya (National Transitional Council). In 2010 Khaled founded Tatweer Research for Engineering and Information Technology, a €200 million organization headquartered in Benghazi, to create an ecosystem for innovation. He also founded Sapientia Consulting in 2008 to partner leading international firms to bring state-of-the-art technology to Libyan organizations. Casey Fenton, CIO, CouchSurfing (@CS_Casey) One of the Co-Founders and the Chief Inspiration Officer of CouchSurfing, Fenton created the concept of an international travelers’ network in 1999. Prior to this, he had initiated several technology companies and worked as the Director of Internet Strategy for Alaska Governor Knowles and as a Legislative Aide in the Alaska State House. From 2003 to 2009, Casey created the CouchSurfing website, and decided to work there full-time in 2005.
Rebecca Ferguson, Singer, X Factor (@RebeccaFMusic) The 25-year-old is the runner up of the seventh series of X Factor and was mentored by Cheryl Cole. After signing a record deal with Sony Music’s Syco Music label, she released her first single Nothing’s Real But Love in late 2011, from her album Heaven. A qualified legal secretary, Ferguson kicked off the music career of her dreams and already sung a duet with her idol, Christina Aguilera.
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Yoel Flohr, Vice President Digital, Shine Group Yoel Flohr is the Vice President Digital at the Shine Group, a global production company founded in 2001 by Elisabeth Murdoch. The group creates, produces, sells and distributes innovative and compelling TV content for broadcasters across the globe including the BBC, Five, Channel 4, Sky and HBO, and across digital media platforms. Big TV successes include Masterchef, The Biggest Loser and The Office US. The 30-year-old Flohr comes from a long background in the mobile media industry, having worked for companies like Bebo and TMobile, and has a MSc from the London School of Economics. Ed Fornieles, Artist (@EdFornielesInd) After graduating in 2011 from the Royal College of Art with an MA in sculpture, the 28-year-old Fornieles’ controversial and groundbreaking work has centered on notions of youth culture and obscure irony. His works are often digital and interactive and invite for exploration. In two of his most innovative pieces, Dorm Daze and Animal House, Fornieles used a number of Facebook and Twitter accounts to create living communities that later evolved into works of sculpture, installation and film. Despite his young age his work has already been exhibited on both sides of the Atlantic.
Christoph Franz, Chairman & CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG Since January 2011 Christoph Franz has been the Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the world's fourth-largest airline in terms of overall passengers carried. In 2011, a total of 106.3 million passengers chose to fly with the Lufthansa Group (consisting of Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, bmi and Germanwings), of that were 65.5 million passengers flying with Lufthansa-brand planes. Under Franz’ wings, the leading aircraft carrier has embraced new technologies and innovative uses for the vast amounts of data made available from the operation of thousands of flights every day. Franz has experience in various leading companies in the travel industry, including executive functions at Deutsche Bahn AG and Swiss International Air Lines. Philipp Freise, Director, KKR Investment Firm As the Director of the U.S. investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) in London, Philipp Freise was personally involved in KKR's investments in major companies like Demag, Zumtobel, MTU Aero Engines, and SBS Broadcasting, ProSiebenSat.1, to name a few. He is also a Co-Founder of the Venturepark AG business incubator in Berlin, and was named a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in 2009.
Roman Friedrich (Moderator), Partner, Booz&Co. Acknowledged as an expert in the area of mobile technologies, Roman Friedrich also has a background as a scientist working in the field of theoretical elementary particle physics. At Booz&Co., he leads the Communications, Media & Technology Practice in Europe today.
Mike Fries, President & CEO, Liberty Global A 20-year veteran of the cable and media industry, Mike Fries is President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global (LGI), the second largest cable TV operator in the world and the largest outside the U.S. In December 2011, LGI won German antitrust approval to acquire cable operator Kabel Baden-Wurttemberg GmbH in a deal worth €3.16 billion. The historic acquisition will bring Liberty Global’s subscriber base in Germany to almost 7 million, while also presenting new challenges for the ever-evolving media giant.
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Maria Furtwängler-Burda, DLDwomen Chairwoman Maria Furtwängler-Burda is a physician and actress. Born in Munich, Furtwängler-Burda has practiced as a medical doctor while also working as an actress on TV. She has enjoyed great success with her role as police detective Charlotte Lindholm in the popular Tatort series. Her movies received the highest ratings and reached an audience of more than 10 million viewers. She is also deeply dedicated to charity work through her Ärzte für die Dritte Welt (Doctors for Developing Countries) project, which provides aid to citizens in third-world countries, including the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Nicaragua. For her work with the organization she received the Germany's Federal Cross of Merit in 2003 and the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2007. She also sits on the Board of Bündnis für Kinder - Gegen Gewalt. Liz Gannes (Moderator), Senior Editor, AllThingsD. (@lizgannes) The Silicon Valley-based business technology reporter started her career at Red Herring technology analysis media in 2004. She then covered the rise of the social Internet at GigaOM from 2006 until 2010. During this time she founded NewTeeVee, a site that became the preeminent source for news about and analysis of Internet video and ultimately the intersection of entertainment and technology. Since November 2010, she has written the NetworkEffect column for AllThingsD. with a focus on social media and start-ups.
Christian Gärtner, Director Stylepark (Audi) Christian Gärtner is the Director of Stylepark, an international platform for architecture and design, consultancy, publishing, commentary and more. Stylepark is also the official curator of the Audi Urban Future Initiative. The Audi Urban Future Initiative is a four-pillar project aimed at establishing dialogue on the synergy of mobility, architecture and urban development. Through organizing an award, a summit, a special insight team and pertinent research, the Urban Future Initiative raises questions about the perspectives for the sustainable city of the future, and integrates the results into the work of Audi. Julius Genachowski, Chairman, U.S. FCC Throughout his career, the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has been heavily involved in media and law, serving as an industry frontrunner in both private and public sectors. Following Barack Obama’s election as U.S. President, Genachowski co-led the Technology, Innovation and Government Reform Group for the President’s Transition Team, before he was chosen to head the FCC in 2009. Today, he spearheads the Commission’s work in a number of fields, including policy and governance, as well as modernizing programs for the digital age. Anne Gfrerer, HypoVereinsbank Anne Gfererer is the Head of Identity and Communication for HypoVerinsbank/Unicredit Bank AG. Her purview includes reputation management in online and traditional media. She is one of the co-initiators of the HVB Women’s Council, which offers advice and mentoring to female business founders. A successful and resourceful professional herself, Gfererer has been a driving force and a source of inspiration for the Women’s Council’s success in putting the leadership of women on the agenda.
Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, Wired & Author, the Decision Tree (@tgoetz) Goetz’ most recent book, The Decision Tree published in 2010, portrayed modern medical decision-making and technology and encouraged people to take control of their health in an age of personalized medicine. Since then, he has been occupied with theories of feedback loops, which have changed the way we use information and data to influence behavior and learn about ourselves. Feedback loops have the potential to radically change human patterns of habit and understanding, and in so doing, make the world a better and safer place for future generations. Goetz is the Executive Editor at Wired and has written for publications such as the Wall Street Journal on technology and how we use it to improve our lives.
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Dave Goldberg, CEO, SurveyMonkey (@davegoldberg) Dave Goldberg is the Chief Executive Officer of SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions and an industry leader in the area of consumer insight. He is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, technology and music industry executive and serves on the Board of Directors at Ancestry, GMG Entertainment and Dashbox. He is the former Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo Music which witnessed traffic increase from two million to twenty five million unique users per month under his tenure.
Greg Greeley, Vice President, European Retail, Marketing & Business Development, Amazon EU Greg Greeley is responsible for Amazon Europe’s ecommerce businesses, including retail, marketing and marketplace operations of Amazon’s five European websites: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es. Coming from Sun Microsystems, Greeley joined Amazon.com in 1999 holding various executive positions in the US. Greeley relocated to Amazon’s European headquarter in Luxembourg in 2007, and is in his current role responsible for making sure customers can find anything they might want to buy online on any of the European Amazon websites. On peak day this holiday season, Amazon customers ordered 2.8 million articles via Amazon.de alone, more than 32 per second, with the €99 Kindle eReader WiFi being the bestseller on all of Amazon’s European sites. Stefan Groß-Selbeck, CEO, XING AG (@stefangs67) Since January 2009 Stefan Groß-Selbeck has been CEO of XING AG, a social networking platform for business professionals. He is a well-known German Internet manager who started his career at Boston Consulting Group (with an MBA from the top French Business School Insead), and in 2002 became General Manager of eBay Deutschland. Through his work with Xing, Groß-Selbeck has spread consciousness just how important technology and networking are in constructing a professional online profile.
Dean Hachamovitch, VP & Head Internet Explorer, Microsoft The head of the Windows Internet Explorer team at Microsoft Corp., Dean Hachamovitch, is responsible for the current version of the Microsoft browser. IE9 has been designed with features like Tracking Protection to give users more privacy and control over their activities online. Hachamovitch, who joined Microsoft in 1990, also co-led the development of several versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office on both Windows and Macintosh. He holds a degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
Jonathan Harris, Artist & Computer Scientist, Cowbird Under the premise that people share intimate details of their emotions online, artist and computer scientist Jonathan Harris co-created Wefeelfine.org which combines vast data sets and visuals into a contemporary image of the online state of mind. In his newest project Cowbird, Harris aspires to create an intimate diary of human experience by facilitating users’ ability to write, design and share their personal stories. Participants are given a set of novel features to upload their experiences, or “sagas”, adding to a growing library of real-life impressions. Harris studied at Princeton University and has been awarded a Fabrica fellowship and three Webby Awards. His work is in the permanent collection of the MoMA and has been exhibited worldwide. Lisa Haydon, Actress and Model (@officialLisaHay) One of the most sought-after models in India and from a mixed background as a global citizen from Australia and the U.S., Lisa Haydon has unique insight into the movements of the Indian market space. A model citizen of the global fashion community, her take on contemporary fashion and brand dynamics are inspirational for investors and fashion addicts alike, in India and beyond.
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Nick Heller, Head of New Business Development, Europe & Principle, Google EMEA Nick Heller is the Head of New Business Development, Europe, and a Principle at Google EMEA. He is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and has a focus for instance on new product incubation and exploratory efforts in technology, meta-data licensing, and alternative distribution. Heller has a rich history of working within the media industry, primarily across mobile, television and online. He is a serial entrepreneur, a board member of several tech startups, and holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the University of Cambridge. Lars Hinrichs (Moderator), Founder, XING Lars Hinrichs is a serial entrepreneur, investor and self-proclaimed tech geek. One of his first efforts, politik-digital.de, was an award-winning platform for politics and new media he launched at the age of 22. To his most successful efforts belongs XING, a business networking platform. As Founder and former CEO for five years until 2009, Hinrichs oversaw its 2006 IPO, making XING the world’s first Web 2.0 company to go public. His most recent, HackFwd, is an innovative pre-seed investment company that supports Europe’s geeks in launching exciting tech start-ups. Klaus Hommels, Investor & Founder, Hommels Holding, Lakestar Investor and venture capitalist Klaus Hommels eyed successful Internet companies like QXL/Tradus, Skype, Facebook, king.com, StarDoll, Xing and Spotify from their inception before finally founding the Hommels Holding venture capital fund. He has created Lakestar, an institutional fund that invests in consumer Internet companies with the potential to quickly reach a global scale.
Drew Houston, Co-Founder & CEO, Dropbox (@drewhouston) Drew Houston is the creator of Dropbox, a file-sharing service that allows users to connect and share information and data using cloud computing. Houston founded the service in 2007 because he needed a way of simplifying the transfer of his work between several laptops and devices. Over the years, Dropbox has been used in countless innovative ways, from high tech research to industrial farming. Today, Dropbox serves more than 45 million users worldwide.
Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post (@ariannahuff) The Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post, fueled by an army of about 9,000 bloggers, is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of thirteen books including her latest, Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream. The news and blog site Huffington Post was launched in 2005 and quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. Huffington was ranked number 31 in Forbes’ Most Powerful Women in 2011. She is also a go-to source for her views on Internet infrastructure and policy, contemporary politics, culture and arts. HuffingtonPost.com receives about 15.6 million page views per weekday, according to Quantcast. Meanwhile, Huffington has become a voice of the modern media generation and has influenced and inspired millions along her path. Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo (@Ron_Huldai) After serving as a combat pilot during the Six-Day and Yom Kippur wars, Ron Huldai held several key senior command positions. He was also the principal of Gymnasia Herzlyia, the first Hebrew-speaking high school in Israel before joining the Labour party and being elected mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo, initially in 1998 and again in 2003 and 2008. Huldai’s vision for Tel Aviv-Yafo is to further solidify the city as the epicenter of pluralism and liberalism, higher education, commerce, scientific achievement, quality of life and the focal point of Israeli art and culture.
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Ellen Dias Jorgensen, Co-Founder and President, Genspace (@FeyScientist) Ellen Jorgensen is the Co-Founder and President of Genspace NYC, the world’s first community biotechnology laboratory, dedicated to promoting science literacy and demystify the latest advances in biotechnology and synthetic biology for non-scientists. Jorgensen is passionate about increasing science literacy in both student and adult populations, particularly in the areas of synthetic biology and biotechnology. In addition to teaching and actively researching, Jorgensen has held various positions in the biotechnology industry and in biomedical research-based nonprofits. Paul-Bernhard Kallen, CEO, Hubert Burda Media Paul Bernhard Kallen is the Chief Executive Officer of Hubert Burda Media, active in German and international publishing, digital media, printing, and direct marketing,with annual sales of 2.17 billion euros. He has been key to the company’s expansion into Turkey, Asia and France. Kallen holds a PhD in economics and started his career in the Otto Wolff Group and as a partner at the McKinsey & Co consulting firm.
David Karp, Founder & CEO, Tumblr (@davidkarp) Tapping into people’s desire to share the things they love and embrace digital artistry, David Karp created Tumblr in 2007 with $5.25 million from Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Betaworks. Since then, more than 40 million blogs have been created with the service, and today Tumblr offers an on-demand alternative to a whole generation of artistically oriented users, who use the platform to create and share a new breed of stunningly progressive content.
Andrew Keen, Author of “Digital Vertigo: An Anti-Social Manifesto,” coming in 2012 (@ajkeen) The Anglo-American entrepreneur, writer, broadcaster and public speaker is widely known for his international hit Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing Our Culture. In his new book about social media’s impact on our lives, Digital Vertigo: An Anti-Social Manifesto, Keen argues that the social media revolution is in fact dividing, weakening and disorienting us, rather than creating a new egalitarian and communal age. In the paradox of our times, Keen claims we in fact grow lonelier the more connected we become.
Kosmas-Keller, Daniel Keller (@DnlKlr) and Nik Kosmas, Artists, AIDS 3D Aids 3D is an artistic collective formed by American artists Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas. The duo’s works seeks to represent the seemingly endless amount of information, noise and processed images that float in the contemporary digitalized world. Based in Berlin, the collective uses sculpture, photography, light, installation and mp3s to breathe life into their offand online works.
David Kirkpatrick, Founder, Host & CEO, Techonomy (@DavidKirkpatric) David Kirkpatrick is the author of The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World, published in 2010. Considered one of the world’s most well-known technology journalists, Kirkpatrick is the tech columnist for the Daily Beast, writes for Fortune and most recently, Vanity Fair. He created Fortune's Brainstorm conference series, and a conference at Lake Tahoe called Techonomy about the importance of technological innovation for all human activity.
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Andrian Kreye (Moderator), Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung (@akreye) Editor of the Feuilleton of Süddeutsche Zeitung since 2007, Andrian Kreye is also an author and producer. Part of the founding team of Tempo magazine in 1986, he has published four books about America, as well producing numerous TV documentaries. From 1988 to 2006 he worked as a correspondent for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin and Tempo in New York. He has also worked in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Barbara Kux, MMB, CSO & SCM, Siemens AG Barbara Kux is a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, as well as the company’s head of the Supply Chain Management and Chief Sustainability Officer, having taken over the marketing of the cross-sector environmental portfolio. Kux ranked number four in Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in the Global category in 2011. She is involved in developing strategies for sustainable business and a proponent of recognizing the opportunities in innovative green solutions in a number of industries and areas.
Marit Larsen, Singer & Songwriter Marit Larsen is a Norwegian singer/songwriter, regarded as one of the European music scene’s shooting stars. From a musical background, Larson was part of the M2M group before going solo to work on her own projects more recently. In 2011, she released her critically acclaimed new album Spark, which she wrote during a stay in New York City. She will be spending most of 2012 on tour, visiting Germany, Denmark, Austria, the USA and her native Norway along her way.
Michael Lazerow, Chairman & CEO, Buddy Media (@lazerow) Michael Lazerow is the Chairman and CEO of New York-based Buddy Media, the creator of a Facebook management system, the Buddy Media Platform, that is now used by a host of global advertisers. In September 2011, the company announced that it received $54 million in D-Series funding for company growth, with investments from GGV Capital, Institutional Venture Partners and Bay Partners, as well as new investor Insight Venture Partner. In the past year, Buddy Media won the prestigious "Best Enterprise" TechCrunch "Crunchie" award, was named on the Advertising Age "2011 Digital A-List" and Michael Lazerow was selected as 2011 “New York Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young. Lazerow has also co-founded other Internet start-ups like Golf.com and the student-run newspaper network University Wire, which is now owned by CBS. Jim Lanzone, President, CBS Interactive (@jlanzone) Before becoming President of CBS Interactive, the CBS Corporation's online content network for information and entertainment, Jim Lanzone was CEO of Clicker, a leading Internet television guide for Internet programming. From 2001 to 2008, Lanzone held various executive roles at Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves), and was one of the executives responsible for establishing Ask.com as an innovation leader. Jim Lanzone also raised $8 million to develop Clicker as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Redpoint Ventures.
Oliver Laric, Artist, Co-Founder, VVORK art blog Berlin-based artist Oliver Laric takes iconoclasm as a subject of his artwork, since the Internet copies, samples and remixes images, and makes the original a “version of itself”. His works centers on notions of historical image hierarchy and shows how copying an expression, object or image renders the notions of original and copy irrelevant rather than simply turning them into “versions”. He is a co-founder of VVORK, a widely recognized art blog that acts as an exhibition space and a place to organize art events.
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Tan Le, Co-Founder & President, Emotiv Lifesciences (@TanTTLe) A Vietnamese refugee in Australia, Tan Le co-founded the wireless technology company SASme International in 2000 which has grown to become a leading provider in Australia. Today she presides over Emotiv Lifesciences, an electronics firm that develops brain-computer interfaces based on electroencephalography technology (EEG). EEG is a method of measuring brainwave activity used in neuroscience, cognitive science, cognitive psychology, and psychophysiological research.
Jure Leskovec, Assistant Professors, Stanford University InfoLab & Artificial Intelligence Lab (@jure) Jure Leskovec is a promising data expert and member of Stanford University’s InfoLab and Artificial Intelligence Lab. The AI Lab seeks to develop the next generations in theory, algorithms, and systems that will help us attach meaning to bits and bytes. The lab has contributed to fields as diverse as bio-informatics, cognition, computational geometry, computer vision, decision theory, game theory, image processing, information retrieval, knowledge systems, logic, machine learning, neural networks, and robotics. Jenn Lim, CEO & Chief Happiness Officer, Delivering Happiness (@JennLim) The CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of the Delivering Happiness social venture co-founded the company in 2010 with Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) to inspire happiness in work and community every day. Her mission is to “inspire, be inspired, and create happiness,” which has developed into a movement. In 2005, she started Zappos’ Culture Book, now a global symbol for successful and happiness based companies. In 2009 Zappos was sold to Amazon in a deal valued at $1.2 billion. In 2010, Lim led the launch and management of Hsieh’s first book, Delivering Happiness, an international bestseller. Alexander Ljung, Co-Founder, SoundCloud (@alexanderljung) Alexander Ljung describes himself as a creative entrepreneur with love for and interest in music, technology, media, arts, research and traveling. In 2008, he helped starting SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform which allows collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio recordings. Today, SoundCloud has more than five million registered users. The company initially received more than $10 million in funding from among others Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures and Guy Oseary’s A-Grade Fund. In January 2012, Techcrunch reported that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers had led a new fundraising round, raising around $50 million and giving the company a $200 million pre-money evaluation. Born in the UK, raised in Sweden and now living in Berlin, Ljung is also an author, business advisor, public speaker and hobby hacker. Felix Marquardt (Moderator), Atlantic Dinners, International Herald Tribune (@Feleaks) The Founder and CEO of Marquardt & Marquardt as well as the founder of the Atlantic Dinners, acted as Director of Communications of the International Herald Tribune from 2004 to 2006. Here, he oversaw communication strategy development and implementation for the Paris-based international daily newspaper. Previously, he was speechwriter and media relations consultant for the CEO’s of Vivendi Universal Publishing and L’Oréal.
Andrew Mason, Founder & CEO, Groupon (@andrewmason) Coming fresh off is company’s recent IPO, Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason will know what it feels like to have created one of the biggest successes in Internet history. Groupon’s recipe has been copied by hundreds of other websites since its creation just four years ago, and Mason created headlines in December 2010, when it was reported that he had turned down an acquisition offer from Google worth $6 billon. Orginally a Northwestern University graduate in music, Mason also worked with Chicago-based entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky before going solo and starting Groupon in 2008.
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Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist, bitly & Co-Founder, HackNY (@hmason) The Chief Scientist at bit.ly finds in vast data sets. In her role as Chief Scientist at bit.ly, Mason is an expert on digital growth, and has helped people rediscover how to track and share content online. She is also the co-founder of HackNY, a non-profit organization that connects talented student hackers from around the globe in an attempt to bring digital creativity to the NYC mega-metropol. More recently, she also became a member of New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s newly created Council on Technology and Innovation.
Jürgen Mayer, Architect In 1996, Jürgen Mayer founded the J. MAYER H Architects’ studio in Berlin which focuses on works at the intersection of architecture, communication and new technology. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide and has won numerous international awards. Additionally, he has taught at Princeton, Columbia and Harvard University, among others. Mayer has been called Germany’s first “starchitect” since Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe.
Oliver Medvedik, Co-Founder, Genspace & Bioworks Institute Writers, engineers, artists and biologists work together at Genspace, a New York grass-root biotechnology incubator co-founded by Oliver Medvedik to improve teaching and innovation in the field. Genspace acts as a garage lab designed to make biotechnology more accessible to the public. Medvedik earned his PhD from Harvard Medical School in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences program and has worked as a biotechnology consultant for biotechnology firms.
Josette Melchor, Executive Director & Co-Founder, GAFFTA (@JosetteMelchor) At only 19, Melchor started her first gallery and studio program by self-funding projects through her work in the tech industry. Since then, she worked as a curator with notable designers and prestigious interdisciplinary research centers such as the MiT SENSEable City Lab and has given speeches at events such as PICNIC and TEDx Silicon Valley. She is currently the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA), a program working with data artists and cities to increase appreciation for and participation in digital arts and culture. Heidi Messer, Co-Founder, Chairwoman, Collective[i] Heidi Messer is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Collective[i] (Cross Commerce Media), a cloud-based analytics platform that unifies a company’s marketing data from disparate sources so that marketers can access and analyze data in real time and in a single place. She also is the CEO of World Evolved, which she is currently building alongside her brother, Stephen. Prior to this, Messer was the Founder of LinkShare, which was sold for $425 to Japanese shopping portal Rakuten in 2005. Today Messer is acknowledged as a revolutionary force in the field of e-commerce and works as a sought-after advisor for some of the major players in the industry. Matt Michelsen, CEO & Co-Founder, Backplane (@mattmichelsen) Matthew Michelsen worked as a hedge fund manager before befriending rapper 50 Cent who introduced him to Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter. He became Gaga’s social media guru in 2010 and co-launched The Backplane, a platform providing online communities with tools to socialize. Together, they started the web’s largest and most hardcore fan community, with 46 million Facebook fans and 18 million Twitter followers – Gaga’s very own “Little Monsters.”
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Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman, CEO & Founder, Rakuten (@hiroshimikitani) Born in Kobe, Japan, Hiroshi Mikitani is Chairman and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world’s top three e-commerce companies by revenue. Unique among Japanese CEO’s, Mikitani has been called a leader of an emerging “New Japan.” As founder, Mikitani created Rakuten’s “Omotenashi” (Japanese service mindset) approach to business, which has empowered over 38,000 merchants of all sizes in a huge online marketplace that offers its 73 million members ecommerce, travel, banking, securities, e-money and more, all connected to a powerful loyalty program. In 2008 Mikitani began to take his unique B2B2C model global. Jonathan Miller, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Digital Officer of Digital Media Group at News Corp. Jonathan Miller serves as the Chairman and CEO of Digital Media Group at News Corp and has been its Chief Digital Officer since April 2009. Before joining News Corp, Miller was the Chairman and CEO of AOL Time Warner’s America Online. He is also the founder of Velocity Interactive Group, a leading investment firm that focuses on digital media and communications along with his business associate Ross Levinsohn and with support from Asian billionaire Keyur Patel. Under his rule at News Corp, the company has launched the world’s first iPad-only newspaper, The Daily. During Miller’s tenure, News Corp has also launched cross-platform media successes like the hit series Glee that have come characterize the dawn of a new digital media reality. Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, Artist, Writer & Musician (@djspooky) The New York-based conceptual artist, writer and musician has written pieces for The Village Voice, Artforum, and Paper Magazines, produced world-renowned music and participated in poster projects aimed at raising awareness about global warming. A modern renaissance artist and a gifted performer, Miller’s message is that of social and environmental awareness. In 2007, he traveled to Antarctica for the production of his large-scale multimedia performance piece The Antarctic Suite, a unique take on the tale of a rapidly changing continent.
Matt Mills, Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Aurasma (Autonomy/HP) (@mattmills) Matt Mills heads the Innovation and Strategic Partnership of Aurasma, the world’s first visual browser developed by the software company Autonomy (HP), for smartphones and tablets. By using advanced image and pattern recognition to recognize and understand real-world images and objects, this free browser presents a new augmented-reality technology that merges the physical world with the virtual. Since its launch in June 2011, Aurasma has had more than 3 million downloads. Prior to working on Aurasma, Mills held the position of Senior VP for Autonomy’s Optimization platform for Europe. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Durham. Pedro Miranda, Corporate Vice President & Head of Corporate Development, SiemensOne, Siemens AG Since 2009 Pedro Miranda is the Corporate Vice President and Head of Corporate Development, SiemensOne, and is engaged in the research and proliferation of sustainable cities. Through his work at Siemens, Miranda has among other things worked to develop the “German Green City Index”, a research project conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by Siemens. By forming strategic partnerships like these, Siemens has become an important player in the debate of how to manage, understand and build tomorrow’s sustainable cities. Jon Nash, Artist Born in 1986, London-based Jon Nash studied at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth from 2006 to 2007 followed by London Collage of Communication from 2007 to 2010. In 2008 he curated the exhibition Turning Around in a Circle at Coleman Road in South East London. His work has featured in group shows including Between The Eyes at Coleman Road, Practice at Southwark Art Space and Television at French Riviera. His recent solo show at French Riviera titled You know you're not the first included sculpture, painting and photography. Nash's work has been published in the Financial Times, iD magazine and the Sunday Times among others. His work will be included in the 4th Marrakech Biennial.
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Sebastian Nerz, Federal Chairman, Piratenpartei (German Pirate Party) (@tirsales) Born in 1983, Sebastian Nerz studied bio-informatics at the University of Tübingen. A member of the center-right CDU party since 2001, he officially left the CDU in 2009 to join the Pirate Party. Rapidly gaining more responsibilities within the party, he became the Federal Chairman of the Pirate Party in May 2011. He focuses his interest on questions of citizenship and data protection as the Internet increasingly defines itself as a societal driver. He is also concerned with issues like health politics and the social implication of new technologies, as well as the environment and genetic engineering. Hans Ulrich Obrist (Moderator), Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes & Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery Art Review Magazine named Hans Ulrich Obrist the number-one most influential person in the art world for decades, Obrist has authored analytical commentaries on contemporary art while simultaneously redefining its presentation at renowned institutions such as the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Recipient in March 2011 of the Bard College Award for Curatorial Excellence, the Swiss Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London has worked with and interviewed famous artists like Ai Weiwei. In the past few years he has released two 1,000page volumes of his collected conversations with the most talented artists, architects, scientists, engineers and thinkers living today. Obrist also takes a special interest in “Light of Africa”, a dialogue about sustainable development and ecopreneurship in Africa initiated by access to electric energy. Stefan Olander, Vice President of Digital Sport, Nike A native Swede, Stefan Olander joined Nike as the Advertising Manager for Nike Nordics in 1996. Today, after holding numerous key marketing positions within Nike, Olander is the Vice President of Digital Sport for the company. Blending his passion for the digital world with traditional communication skills, Olander has led many of Nike’s most innovative initiatives like Nike+, creating a worldwide community of Nike consumers. Olander is also behind some of Nike’s most iconic viral video ads featuring, among others, Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho.
Yoko Ono, Multi-Media Artist, Musician & Peace Activist (@yokoono) Yoko Ono is a multi-media artist who constantly disrupts the traditional boundaries of sculpture, painting, theatre and music. Her groundbreaking conceptual and performance pieces in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, experimental films, solo music, and music created in association with John Cage and Ornette Coleman, among others, and then a remarkable collaboration with John Lennon from the time they met until his death, as well as international one-woman shows and retrospectives during the 1980’s and 1990’s, all illustrate her varied career. A performer and artist always on the move, Ono’s latest work shows that she is also embracing an artinspired digital future. Ian Osborne, investor, Osborne & Partners Ian Osborne advises political and business leaders on international affairs, and on all aspects of their reputation. The advisory firm which he founded, Osborne & Partners, acts for a selected group of governments and corporations across the world. The firm’s clients include some of the world’s most admired leaders and philanthropists. He is also Managing Director at DST, the global Internet investment firm (e.g. investments in Facebook, Twitter, Groupon), and a client of Osborne & Partners. Osborne is a Contributing Editor of The Spectator and GQ, and writes occasional columns for several newspapers. He is an Ambassador for Team 2012, the British effort for the London Olympics.
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Alemsah Öztürk, Founder & Chief Happiness Officer, 41?29! (@alemsah) Alemsah Öztürk is the Founder and Chief Happiness Officer of 41?29!, a creative digital marketing agency in Turkey, launched in 2007. 41?29! specializes in hyper-creative, interactive advertising campaigns that uses advergames, viral videos and social media, all with cutting edge design and high levels of interactivity. The company's name originates from Istanbul's global coordinates at 41°N and 29°E. 41? 29! has won more that 70+ awards in 5 years with innovative projects. Öztürk says on Linkedin that his experiences as “a gamer and a dreamer” has helped him build what is today an example of how digital marketing can reach out to clients and consumers through unconventional channels. Felix Petersen, Co-Founder & CEO, Amen (@fiahless) Entrepreneur Felix Petersen started the context and location-based service Plazes in 2005 which he sold to Nokia only three years later. Then he operated as Director Product Strategy at Nokia until he co-founded Amen alongside Twitter’s first engineer Florian Weber in February 2011. Amen allows users to share their opinion and create interactive statements as well as best and worst lists and publish them online. The company generated significant buzz over the past year and reportedly received $2 million in investments from the likes of Ashton Kutcher and Madonna manager Guy Oseary. In November 2011, Amen was nominated for three “The EUROPAS” Awards, including the prize for “Best Mobile or Apps Start-up”. Living in Berlin, Petersen is also an active investor and advisor for other European start-ups, like Soundcloud. Chris Poole, Founder 4chan & Canv.as Better known as “moot”, Christopher Poole is the founder of image-board-turned-Internet-darklair 4chan and a passionate proponent of a better understanding of online identities. “Online identities are dependent on context, and having the possibility to define ourselves in a variety of ways is important as an integral part of the modern human condition”, Poole argues. Voted the world's most influential person of 2008 by an open Internet poll conducted by Time Magazine - with results allegedly being rigged by 4chan users - “moot” launched a new social image board, Canv.as, for the game in January 2011. Jessica Powell, CMO, Badoo Jessica Powell is the Chief Marketing Officer of Badoo, a social dating website launched in 2006 that gather 130 million subscribers in over 180 countries generating 7 billion page views per month. Badoo’s recipe for success is aligned with a unique ability to nurture the social, creating a space for meeting and sharing experiences with new and exciting people. Although the site has embraced micro payments and premium subscription models, the core of the service remains free. Badoo, according to Powell, is the closest thing to the experience of meeting people in real life. Lakshmi Pratury, Founder, Host & Curator, The INK Conference Named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes Asia in 2010, Pratury is one of the most successful and influential Indian women of her generation. After working for Intel for more than a decade as an evangelist and marketer, Pratury began focusing her efforts on social entrepreneurship and the ideas of spiritual business, and founded the INK Conference. Taking place once a year, INK focuses particularly on inspiring youth in emerging economies and furthering artistic and creative-innovative thinking on a global scale.
Nicolas Princen, Advisor for New Media and Information Technology at the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy (@NicoPrincen) A graduate from France’s best “Grandes Ecoles”, Nicolas Princen has been French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s the advisor for New Media and Information Technology since 2008, when he joined the presidential staff at age 24. His responsibilities range from New Media (leading the team in charge of digital communication at the Elysée), to Internet policy, setting President Sarkozy’s digital agenda. In 2011, he organized the e-G8 Forum in Paris, putting together the first high-level meeting between the G8 heads of state and the leaders of the tech community.
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Hosain Rahman, CEO & Founder, Jawbone (@hossrahman) Hosain Rahman is the producer of award-winning mobile headsets, speakers and the UP personal health device, which can track users' exercise and sleeping patterns. More recently, Jawbone has also enjoyed tremendous success with its wireless JAMBOX SmartSpeaker, which can be synchronized with Jawbone’s own MyTALK online platform to download apps and software upgrades and ensure a personalized listening experience. Jawbone raised a total of $160 million in 2011, with investments coming from private investor Yuri Milner. Jawbone’s work with personalized data devices like UP and JAMBOX has propelled the company to the very center of digital lifestyle development, emphasized by the company’s massive success, iconic products, rapid growth and a valuation of approximately $1.5 billion. Lisa Randall, Physicist, Harvard University (@lirarandall) Lisa Randall is a professor of theoretical physics at Havard University and a celebrated author. In her latest book Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World, Randall shows how new developments in physics can reshape our understanding of the modern world, and asks what role humanity’s love of science and the spiritual plays in this process. Taking her reader on a ride through some of the most fundamental questions of today, Randall’s ingenious writing is a recipe for inspiration.
JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist, Salesforce JP Rangaswami is the Chief Scientist of Salesforce, where he has helped developing the concept of the Social Enterprise, a set of digital solutions tailored to provide clients with the necessary social media tools to reach out to their customers and increase productivity. An advocate of open source and using disruptive technologies to improve information sharing, education and collaboration, Rangaswami was named for instance “CIO Innovator of the Year” by the European Technology Forum in 2004, and in 2010 he was ranked 18th in the Wired 100, a list of the most influential "digital powerbrokers" voted by Wired Magazine. Osman Rashid, Co-Founder & CEO, Kno (@osmanrashid) Osman Rashid is an entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of Kno, a multi-platform application that makes learning engaging, effective and social for students. Aimed at redefining how students use technology like tablet computers in their daily work, Kno was founded in 2009 with investment coming from Andreessen Horowitz, among others. The company has since licensed its hardware design to Intel, and is now operating out of its main office in Santa Clara, California.
Carlo Ratti, Founder and Director, MIT SENSEable City Lab Coming from a long academic career in engineering and architecture, the Italian Carlo Ratti established the MIT SENSEable City Lab in 2004, dedicated to the increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in built environments and cities. Through the work in the lab, Ratti and his colleagues are studying these developments and the changes they bring to our understanding of cities. That is what he describes as "augmented architecture". He was included in Esquire's list of "Best and Brightest" and the SENSEable Lab in 2010 received the World Technology Award in the Environment-Corporate category. Mark Read, Director of Strategy, Member of the Board, WPP & CEO, WPP Digital Mark Read is WPP’s Director of Strategy and Member of the Board, as well as CEO of WPP Digital. His responsibilities include strengthening the Group's digital and technology capabilities. WPP Digital encompasses an agency group, among others Quasar, as well as technology companies like 24/7 Real Media. In addition, WPP Digital holds the Group's investments in leading technology companies as for instance Buddy Media. Read has a background as Principal at the consultancy firm of Booz-Allen & Hamilton where he worked in the media and marketing areas for clients such as the BBC. He has a degree in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University, was a Henry Fellow at Harvard University and has an MBA from INSEAD.
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Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship (@VivianeRedingEU) The incumbent Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, made headlines when she spoke in favor of a measure that would grant EU citizens the right to see personal online data erased at the citizen’s request. Reding, a former journalist, was a member of the European Parliament between 1989 and 1999, followed by a membership of the EU Commission starting in 1999 in the Education and Culture office. After 2004, Reding served within the Information Society and Media section until 2010. Marcel Reichart, DLD Co-Founder & Director (@MarcelReichart) Marcel Reichart is Co-Founder of DLD and Managing Director of DLD Media & Ventures. At Burda, he previously managed Burda’s corporate R&D, Marketing and Communications activities and was staff chief of Dr. Hubert Burda. After studying economic sciences and history at WHU and abroad, he earned a doctorate and acted as personal advisor to former German Federal Minister of Economy Otto Graf Lambsdorff as well as worked with Bertelsmann’s digital initiatives. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a Board Member of Glam Media. Spencer Reiss (Moderator), Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine Spencer Reiss writes about new media, alternative energy and commercial space travel for San Francisco-based Wired Magazine. He also directed the program for the annual Monaco Media Forum, as well for the Abu Dhabi Media Summit in March 2010. As a former Newsweek correspondent in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, he believes that technology of all kinds is the planet's best hope for a brighter future. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University.
Frank Rosenberger, Director Global Products and Services & Director of Group Technology Products and Services, Vodafone Frank Rosenberger is Director Global Products and Services at Vodafone, as well as Director of Group Technology Products and Services at Vodafone Group, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company measured by revenues. After graduating from the Technical University of Darmstadt and the University of Helsinki with a degree in industrial engineering, Frank Rosenberger first joined Mannesmann Mobilfunk in 1994, becoming Director Customer Strategy at Vodafone Global Products and Services in 2001. Rosenberger played a key role in the launch of the text messaging service and the "CallYa" tariff for prepaid customers. He also managed the company-wide introduction of the Vodafone live! multimedia portal. Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (@AlecJRoss) In 2006, Alec Ross joined U.S. President Obama’s presidential campaign and was in charge of coordinating policy advisers like Eric Schmidt and Lawrence Lessig. Later he joined the state department as Senior Adviser for Information to Hillary Clinton. Before that, Ross co-founded the nonprofit organization One Economy which uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology to people in low income brackets. Starting his career as a sixth grade teacher, Ross was named one of “40 leaders under 40” in International Development, and Huffington Post. He had also been in their list of “2010 Game Changers”. Foreign Policy also named him a “Top Global Thinker” in 2011. Renzo Rosso, Founder, Diesel (@Renzorosso) Renzo Rosso is the founder of Diesel, one of the world’s leading and most popular fashion brands. Under Rosso’s leadership, Diesel has consistantly sought out new creative strategies for marketing and branding. In his 2011 book Be Stupid: For Successfu Living, Rosso discusses the philosophy of his provocative Be Stupid campaign. Rosso is also the founder of Only the Brave. This group for brands like Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf and Staff International, which manufactures and distributes DSquared2, Just Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, and Marc Jacobs Menswear. He is the founder of the not-for-profit organization Only The Brave Foundation and the President of the Red Circle investment group as well as presiding over the Pelican Hotel in Miami and his local professional football club, Bassano Virtus 55.
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David Rowan (Moderator), Editor, Wired (@iRowan) David Rowan currently works as Editor of the UK edition of Wired Magazine and writes the monthly Digital Life column for GQ Magazine as well as the Tech Traveler column in Condé Nast Traveller. He has also been involved in editing The Guardian´s website, has made TV movies for Channel 4 and written for the Sunday Times Magazine and The Observer, where he wrote weekly tech and trend-watch columns. Recently, he edited The Jewish Chronicle and had speaker engagements on diverse topics, including TV and radio appearances for BBC and Channel 4, Radio 4´s The Today Programme and The Media Show. Rafaël Rozendaal, Internet Artist (@newrafael) Born in 1980 and holding Dutch and Brazilian citizenship, Rozendaal has made a habit of living and working all around the globe. For more than a decade, this visual artist has used the Internet as his canvas. His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, drawings and writing. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience of over 15 million unique visits per year. His initiative BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) is an open-source DIY curatorial format using projectors that is spreading across the world.
David Sable, CEO, Young & Rubicam (@DavidSable) David Sable is the CEO of the marketing and communications company Young & Rubicam. One of the world’s leading advertising and brand identity agencies, Y&R is constantly on the forefront of trends and developments, and has successfully integrated social media and digital experiences into its ever-expanding portfolio. Always proudly looking for ways to swim against the current, Sable has made creating compelling marketing into an art form. In January 2012, Sable was called on to act as a jugde for the Facebook Studio Awards to act as a judge and to help point out the best use of creativity and marketing on Facebook. Sidar Sahin, Co-Founder & CEO, Peak Games (@s_sahin) Sidar Sahin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Peak Games, one of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets social gaming companies for emerging markets. Peak Games focuses on providing culturally relevant games in emerging markets, mainly Turkey & MENA, and has over 15 million active users. In 2011, the company raised $11.5 million to further pursue its strategies, which evolve around targeting local markets while paying attention to cultural diversity. As such, the company is as such a reflection of the fast-rising growth of social gaming platforms like Facebook in Turkey and other countries. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook (@sherylsandberg) Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. The world’s largest social network is at the center of rumors of a possible IPO, rolling out several new features, and questions about digital policy, which affects more than 800 million active users all over the world. Prior to Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, and was also involved in launching Google's philanthropic arm Google.org. Prior to Google, Sandberg served as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and she worked as a research assistant for Havard University Professor Larry Summers at the World Bank. In 2011, she was ranked fifth on "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" by Forbes and she has been named one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Web" by Business Week. Dimitar Sasselov, Professor of Astronomy, founding director, Origins of Life Initiative Harvard University Sasselov is a space explorer, pushing forward the new frontier. Recently, the Harvard astronomy professor and his team discovered several Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, a discovery made possible thanks to new technology and the cooperation of NASA. In his new book The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt For Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet, Sasselov shows that the answer to questions about life in the universe can be found both on faraway planets and in our own labs right here on earth.
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Naguib Sawiris, Executive Chairman, Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH), Executive Chairman, Wind Telecom & Founder, Free Egyptians Party (@NaguibSawiris) Naguib Sawiris is an Egyptian businessman and politician. Sawiris played a leading role in establishing the dominant Orascom Group’s railway, information technology and telecommunications sectors, including the first mobile operator in Egypt, Mobinil, in 1998. He is also the Founder of Weather Investments, which later became Wind Telecom. In April 2011, VimpelCom Ltd., Russia’s second-largest mobile phone operator, and Sawiris merged their phone assets in a transaction valued at about US$6.6 billion. In 2011, Sawiris turned to politics; among other things, he was instrumental in the Egyptian Revolution, where he worked as a financer and as a mediating figure between Hosni Mubarak’s people and the protesters. Sawiris is also the founder of the Free Egyptians Party. Jennifer Schenker (Moderator), Journalist & Informilo founder (@jennschenker) Jennifer L. Schenker left her most recent job as European technology correspondent for BusinessWeek in January 2009 to create Informilo, a digital magazine about the global tech industry accompanied by content publications for events such as DLD in 2012. A journalist for 30 years prior to her move, she worked for daily newspapers in the U.S. and covered the technology sector in Europe starting in 1985. She is a also former technology writer for the International Herald Tribune.
Jean-Paul Schmetz, Founder, Cliqz (@jpschmetz) Jean Paul Schmetz is the man behind Cliqz, a service that delivers dynamic and relevant news content to users by analyzing networks of connected people. Through scanning networks from other social networks like Twitter, the app constantly finds new sources. Schmetz was the CTO and CEO of Burda Digital for seven years, and helped create more than 20 successful digital companies worldwide. Today, Schmetz is an advisor to the management of Hubert Burda Media, a board member of XING, as well as he is the director of Hackfwd, an exclusive preseed investment company based in Hamburg. Holger Schmidt, Web Economist, FOCUS Magazine (@HolgerSchmidt) Before joining FOCUS Magazine in January 2012, Holger Schmidt wrote for Netzwirtschaft in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). An Internet and social media expert, Schmidt analyzes and writes about online trends in an economic light, such as online advertising, the environment and e-commerce. He is a web economist and analyst, and has a PhD in Environmental Economics. He is also the founder of Twitter directory Tweetranking.com.
Michael Schneider, CEO, Mobile Roadie (@msfd) Michael Schneider established himself as an entrepreneur at only 15 when he started one of the first websites to sell new and used video games. Several years and several projects later, Michael founded Mobile Roadie in 2009 with investment from Mike Jones, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, among others. Mobile Roadie is a platform that allows anyone to quickly, easily, and inexpensively build and manage a mobile app that seamlessly integrates communication between web and social platforms like Twitter. Customers include Warner Music, the World Economic Forum, Madonna, and Harvard University. Among the company’s many partners are Ustream, Soundcloud and Livestream. In 2011, Mobile Roadie was named one of Entrepreneur’s 100 Brilliant Companies, representing the category of Mobile. Joe Schoendorf, Accel Partners Joe Schoendorf has been with Accel Partners for more than 20 years, and has been active high-tech industries for more than 45 year as a veteran of Silicon Valley. He has held various technology and marketing-related positions, including VP of marketing at Apple. Today, he is concerned with how globalization accelerates radical changes in our lives to an extent we may not fully understand. He is a seasoned keynote speaker and is known for his illustrious take on the digital future and its implications for all of mankind.
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René Schuster, CEO, Telefónica Germany René Schuster, born 1961 in New York, has been the CEO of Telefónica Germany since June 2009. He has several years of experience in the telecommunications and IT sector, and comes from a background in development engineering and consultancy. As CEO of one of the largest telecommunications companies in Germany, Schuster is facing immense challenges as he and Telefónica work on bringing new solutions to millions of clients across the nation. In January 2012, Telefónica announced a new long-term agreement with Deutsche Telekom to deliver faster, more cost-efficient mobile data to clients. Darshan Shankar, Co-Founder, Flotype (@DShankar) Darshan Shankar is the Co-Founder of Flotype, a service that builds real-time web applications. Coming out of the Y Combinator incubator project, however, Flototype started out in a completely different ballgame. Originally thought to be a clothes shopping project for the iPad, Shankar and his team made a decision to shift and focus their energy on building a complex and advanced suite of enterprise technologies. Recenty, the company raised $1.4 million, with investments coming from Andreessen Horowitz and Yuri Milner, among others.
Hans-Peter Siebenhaar (Moderator), Business Editor, Handelsblatt Hans-Peter Siebenhaar is a German journalist and author. Since 2000 he works as business editor of the daily newspaper Handelsblatt within the companies and markets department. Siebenhaar is primarily specialized in media and telecommunication. He has a background in political science, theater studies, communication and sociology, studying in Erlangen (Germany), Kalamazoo (USA) and Madrid (Spain). During his studies, he worked as a freelancer for Bayerischer Rundfunk and volunteered at "Fränkischen Tag" (Bamberg, Germany). Siebenhaar graduated in "media politics within the European Union" and received a scholarship from European Parliament in Luxemburg. Ludwig Siegele (Moderator), Online Business & Finance Editor / Deputy International Editor, The Economist (@EconoScribe) Siegele, a German award-winning journalist and author, was one of the digital revolution’s early observers. Holding degrees in economics, political science and journalism, he started his career as the Paris business and political correspondent for Die Zeit in 1990 before moving to California to cover the Internet for several German publications. In 1998, he became The Economist’s US technology correspondent and later moved to Berlin to serve as a correspondent. He is now London-based, once again covering developments in the IT industry. Veit Siegenheim, Managing Director, Strategy Facts Veit Siegenheim is the founder of Siegenheim & Cie, a consulting and investment firm specializing in digital media. Through its market intelligence service, StrategyFacts, Siegenheim & Cie among other things offers analytical insight into the movements and strategies of the digital marketplace’s four biggest players; Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook. Under the motto “Where it’s needed as long as it’s needed”, the company offers investment advice, preparing its clients for the challenges of today’s digital media markets.
Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Co-Founder & CEO, Klarna (@klarnasebastian) Sebastian Siemiatkowski is Co-Founder and CEO of Klarna, a Swedish start-up that works to improve online payment solutions for the e-commerce sector. Operating with investments from Klaus Hommels, among others, Klarna’s solution allows consumers to pay after they receive their goods. In 2011, Klarna launched a new service for mobile services that allows for a similar smooth and hassle-free purchasing process for consumers on the go. Klarna today offers its services across 14,000 e-stores across Europe. In early 2011, Klarna was listed as one of Europe’s 100 most promising young tech companies by The Telegraph.
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Jason Silva, Techno-Optimist (@jason_silva) The 29-year-old techno-optimist is a filmmaker, journalist and media expert from Venezuela and a firm believer of the importance of design in making technology presentations infectious, awe-inspiring and visually stunning. According to the Emmy-winning Current TV founding producer and host, the future is black a blank canvas for us to bring our dreams into being. Silva has produced material covering a wide range of content and has produced work that has been hailed as innovative and boldly redefining journalism. Moreover, he was featured as part of GAP’s worldwide Fall 2008 Icons print campaign. Rohan Silva, Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne Ranking 19th in the 2011 Top 100 Most Influential on the Right list by the Telegraph, Rohan Silva is a Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. Before that, he was a Senior Policy Adviser to the UK Prime Minister. Through his work with the UK government, Silva has been instrumental in driving forward the use of technology, opening up procurement, using crowdsourcing platforms to develop policy, and releasing government data.
Saul Singer, journalist and author (@saulsinger) Saul Singer is an American-Israeli journalist, columnist, editor an author. Through his work for outlets like The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, Singer has become an authority on Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship. He is the co-author of the bestselling book “StartUp Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle”, and the former editor of The Jerusalem Post’s Editorial Page. Singer’s work focuses on Israeli prowess and innovation culture, with a strong emphasis on the unique Israeli political system and history, among other things.
Kevin Slavin (Moderator), Co-Founder & Managing Director, area/code & Starling, Algoculturalist (@slavin_fpo) Kevin Slavin is one of the initial drivers behind next-generation gaming and an expert on social networking and personal data. Slavin serves as an advisor to and investor in several start-ups, and is an expert on how algorithms increasingly shape not only business, but also our daily lives. He also investigates the increasing impact of play and game dynamics on business, as well as on the social and political spheres. His 2011 TED Talk “How algorithms shape our world” from Edinburgh has become a modern classic and generated more than 1 million views. Alison Smale (Moderator), Executive Editor, IHT (@asmale_iht) Alison Smale is the Executive Editor of the International Herald Tribune and is involved in developing the overall strategy for The New York Times Media Group. She has organized much of the prize-winning New York Times coverage of the war in Afghanistan and in Iraq, and has worked as the Associated Press bureau chief for Eastern Europe. She has covered the historical events in the Balkans and in Russia, and is an expert on the dynamics that shape the EU’s borderland and outer frontiers.
Rupert Stadler, CEO, Audi AG Rupert Stadler is the CEO of Audi AG, who started his career at Philips Kommunikation Industrie before joining Audi in 1990. He soon progressed through the ranks of the company and became Member of the Board of AUDI AG in 2003. Issues of mobility and technology mark the future of a classic car company that is facing important global developments. With more than 1.3 million cars sold in 2011, Audi is growing in a number of new markets, including Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and especially China.
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Katie Stanton, Head of International Strategy, Twitter (@KatieS) Ranked 56th on Forbes’ list of Most Powerful Women, Stanton has been the V.P. of International Strategy at Twitter since July 2010. After one year, she has 70% of tweets come from outside the US. One fifth of the world leaders are now on the service. Jacobs Stanton joined the microblogging service from the State Department, where she worked with Secretary Hillary Clinton and launched Text Haiti, a mobile donation campaign that raised $33 million for the American Red Cross' aid efforts in the earthquake ravaged island in its first week. She was the White House's first Director of Citizen Participation. Robert Stephens (Moderator), CTO, Best Buy (@rstephens) Robert Stephens is the current Chief Technology Officer of Best Buy and the founder of Geek Squad, the first national 24-hour service for repairing technical devices. Geek Squad was started with just $200 in capital, and is now a major technology support company offering phone, in-store, in-home, and online support. With more than 1,000 stores around the world, Best Buy remains one of the largest retailers of consumer electronics in the world.
Linda Stone, Journalist, Author (@LindaStone) Coming from her work as an executive at a number of technology first-movers, Stone today is widely recognized as a visionary thinker, writer, speaker and consultant focusing on trends and consumer implications. She coined phrases such as email apnea to describe the impaired breathing pattern people take on while being in an intense hyper-communicative mode in front of a screen. She is also concerned with how humans handle today’s vast oceans of information and data, and she is also a writer for major publications like The New York Times and The Economist and a current member of the WWF National Council. Shilo Shiv Suleman, artist, creator of the Khoya app (@shilo1221) Shilo Shiv Suleman is an Indian illustrator, animator and visual artist based in Bangalore. More recently, she has also crossed over to the digital domain, where she is working on creating visual narratives for children on the iPad through the Khoya app. Khoya is a visual interactive adventure tha combines magical storytelling with touch screen technologies and photography to create the ultimate digital fairytale experience.
Lucian Tarnowski, CEO, Founder, BraveNewTalent (@LucianT) The just 28-year-old Lucian Tarnowski is the founder of the career social network BraveNewTalent, which put a focus on how social networks can help find and recruit the needed talent for tomorrow’s biggest challenges. Tarnowski’s own talent has long been acknowledged through several awards and honors, including being Europe’s youngest Young Global Leader recognized by the World Economic Forum. Tarnowski’s work to put today’s young talent on the agenda in the fields of media, entrepreneurship and leadership has made him an in-demand speaker, and earned him a description as one of Britain’s rising business stars by The Spectator Business. John Taylor, Bass Guitarist and Co-Founder, Duran Duran (@thisisthereaIJT) John Taylor is the bass guitarist and co-founder of the pop rock band Duran Duran, which has enjoyed large successes over the past three decades with hits like Rio, Come Undone and Ordinary World. The band has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and made progressive use of early music videos and technology. Taylor left to pursue a solo career in 1997, however, in 2001 he agreed to reunite the band and continues to tour and record till this day. The band released its 13th studio album All You Need is Now in 2010 and has a world tour coming up in 2012.
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Sebastian Thrun, Uni 2.0 professor, Stanford University (@SebastianThrun) Sebastian Thrun is a Google VP and Fellow and a Research Professor at Stanford University, focusing on robotics and artificial intelligence. He brings e-learning to a new level by giving free online classes to students from all over the world; the curriculum draws on introductory Artificial Intelligence course. His last course started out with 160,000 students. He is also working with Google to develop driverless cars which he believes can help save up to one million lives a year. Fast Company named Thrun the fifth most creative person in business, Fortune Magazine called him one of the smartest people in tech, and he was named one of the Brilliant Ten by Popular Science. In 2011, Thrun won the Max Planck Research Award for his cuttingedge work. Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran (Moderator), The Economist Vijay Vaitheeswaran is a global correspondent for The Economist, a celebrated author, and has lectured at Stanford, Yale and Oxford University. He is currently the magazine’s China Business Editor and will open the Economist’s first Shanghai bureau in 2012. He is also the author of the bestselling book Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution will Transform an Industry, Change our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet. In his latest book Need, Speed and Greed, Vaitheeswaran takes on the a new socio-economic reality, powered by globalization and technological advances, and asks how we can share the benefits more equally among society. Franciscus van Meel, Head of Electromobility Strategy, Audi As the leader of Audi’s Electromobility Strategy, Franciscus van Meel is in charge of the company’s e-tron series of electronic and hybrid high-performance cars, launched in 2009. The series focuses on developing high-end technology cars that are sustainable while delivering performances that are comparable to that of Audi's regular combustion engine models. In 2012, Audi presented the A1 e-tron, a hybrid vehicle capable of going up to 54 km on a single charge. The A1 concept car was presented on the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi, India, and is destined to be followed by the unveiling of an e-tron R8 sports car later this year. Jimmy Wales, Co-Founder, Wikipedia Jimmy Wales is an Internet entrepreneur widely known for co-founding Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia, in 2001. It has grown since to consist of more than 20 million articles in 283 languages, written by more than 100,000 regular contributors. According to Techcrunch, Wikipedia receives more than 2.7 billion page views annually from the U.S. alone. In 2006 Wales made TIME Magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world, and was among FORBES’ 25 Web Celebs in 2007. The Economist awarded Wales the Business Process Award in 2008. In January 2012, Wikipedia was at the forefront of a protest demonstration against proposed anti-piracy legislation, orchestrating a blackout of the site to illustrate the effects of the proposed laws. Yossi Vardi, Co-Chairman, DLD Joseph (Yossi) Vardi is Co-Chair of DLD. With 40 years’ experience co-founding, leading and participating in building over 60 high-tech companies, he is one of Israel’s early entrepreneurs. Yossi co-pioneered instant messaging as the founding investor and the former Chairman of Mirabilis Ltd., which created ICQ. Yossi Vardi looks back on an extensive government and public career, including Director General of the Ministry of Energy and Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation. Numerous investments that Yossi Vardi co-founded, invested in or helped to build have gone public, or have been acquired. He now serves on the Advisory Board of Amdocs and blackberry ventures. Vardi has served on boards of directors and advisory boards of numerous state and private companies. He has also been an advisor to many CEOs. He has received many awards, including the Prime Minister of Israel’s Hi-Tech award for life achievements twice, and was included into the C-E-O’s Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame.
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Martin Varsavsky, CEO & Founder, FON (@martinvars) Argentinian-born Martín Varsavsky is a renowned entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist. His resume includes a wide array of businesses and start-ups, including project development, telecommunications, biotechnology and even fashion. Through his work, he has constantly been on the forefront of human progress, successfully promoting causes like HIV testing, education and renewable energy. He is currently the CEO of FON, a global wi-fi sharing service that allows users to share wifi connections and connect to other members’ networks via FON’s more than 4 million hotspots around the globe. Arkady Volozh, Founder & CEO, Yandex Russian serial entrepreneur Arkady Volozh has a background in computer science, and has been behind several successful IT enterprises like InfiNet Wireless and CompTek International ever since he first started working with search engine software in 1989. Today he is the CEO and Principal Founder of Yandex, which among other things runs the country’s largest search engine with a 64% market share and 56 million users worldwide. In May 2011, Yandex raised $1.3 billion in an initial public offering on the NASDAQ. It was the biggest U.S. IPO for a dotcom since Google Inc. went public in 2004. Among the largest investors were Baring Vostok Capital Partners and Tiger Global Management. Maria-Theresia von Seidlein, Founder and Shareholder, S&L Media Group, Mentor for the HypoVereinsbank’s Women’s Council Maria Theresia von Seidlein is a founding member, a mentor and a driving force behind the HypoVereinsbank’s Women’s Council. The council aims to help selected female entrepreneurs and businesswomen with business start-ups. Under the motto “For Women by Women”, the council offers professional and socio-political advice through workshops and specially tailored mentoring programs in order to further the proliferation of individual businesses by motivated women. Robin Wauters (Moderator), Writer, Techcrunch (@robinwauters) Aside from his work as a tech writer and commentator, Wauters is an entrepreneur, event organizer, occasional board adviser, angel investor and self-proclaimed all-round start-up champion. Living in Brussels, Belgium, Wauters writes about technology and the online media industry. In 2007, he started Plugg, a one-day conference in Brussels aimed at raising awareness for Europe’s most promising web/mobile startups. He is also the organizer of the OpenCoffee Club Brussels meetups.
Heinrich Wefing, Political Editor, Die Zeit Heinrich Wefing is a journalist at the politics section of Die Zeit, a German weekly quality paper. On his profile at Die Zeit he shares that he keeps a “liberal eye on the legal policy”. Welfing studied law and history of art in Bonn and Fribourg.
Andreas Weigend (Moderator), Social Data Expert (@aweigend) Andreas Weigend is social data aficionado and an expert in social and mobile technologies. With a PhD in Physics, Weigend has spent his career working with companies like Lufthansa, Amazon and JP Morgan, offering insight into how humans create and share data. He is the initiator of the “Social Data Revolution” concept, in which he discusses how technology influence consumer behavior, for instance. He is also a consultant, a teacher at Stanford and Tsinghua universities and a keynote speaker.
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Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO, Shapeways (@weijmarshausen) Peter Weijmarhausen is the CEO of Shapeways, a company that lets users make their ideas a reality by using 3D printing. Backed by investments from Union Square Ventures and Index Ventures, the company is one of the first to bring this groundbreaking technology to the broader masses. Now users can easily upload and print their own designs using a variety of different materials. Shapeways also hosts an expanding marketplace community where ideas are exchanged and realized every day.
Mark Wigley, Dean, Professor of Architecture Columbia University Mark Wigley is a New Zealand-born architect, academic, author and lecturer at Columbia University. In 2005, Wigley founded, together with Rem Kolhaas and Ole Boumann, Volume Magazine, an experimental think tank that aims to explore alternative views on architecture and design, in the process touching upon notions of progressive journalism and spatial reflexivity. Wigley is also a driving force behind the Institute of Failure and a former lecturer at Princeton University.
Sasha Wilkins (Moderator), Liberty London Girl (@LibertyLndnGirl) Sasha Wilkins is the voice behind Liberty London Girl, an in-demand blog on fashion, architecture, food and philanthropy. She has also worked as the Executive Style Editor at The Wall Street Journal, as well as being a social media consultant for major brands like TopShop, Christian Louboutin and Saatchi & Saatchi. By embracing social media as an engine for success, Wilkins has created a strong brand with a loyal following. Liberty London Girl is also part of Vogue.com’s fashion blog hub, as their “pick of the world’s most exciting fashion blogs”.
Stefan Winners (Moderator), CEO, Tomorrow Focus AG Stefan Winners is the CEO of Tomorrow Focus AG, one of Germany’s fastest growing Internet media companies, focusing on advertising and platforms. Winners is also a member of several supervisory boards and is the Chairman of the Board of Administration of HolidayCheck AG and a member of the Board of Adjug Ltd. Before being appointed as CEO of Tomorrow Focus AG in 2005, he held various executive management positions for Vogel Business Media and Bertelsmann. Nathan Wolfe, Founder & Director, Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (GVFI.org), (@virushunter) Named one of Rolling Stone's "Top 100 Agents of Change" in 2011, among several other awards and honors collected in his career, Nathan Wolfe is one of the world's leading virologists. He is currently Director of the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (GVFI) and the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University. He has also received numerous honors for his work as the Founder and Director of the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative. Wolfe has been a driving force in developing an early warning system for pandemics and combating AIDS, as well as doing research for almost a decade in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Patrick Wölke (Moderator), Managing Director, Burda Innovation Lab Patrick Wölke is the Managing Director of the iLab media innovation lab. iLab is Hubert Burda Media’s own digital think tank and focuses on transforming of magazine experiences to a digitally influenced media world, among other things. Wölke has a background with AOL, where he served as Head of Programming and Marketing, overseeing operations in the UK, Germany, and France. He joined iLab in August 2010.
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Danny Zappin, CEO & Co-Founder, Maker Studios Together with Lisa and Ben Donovan, Zappin co-founded Maker Studios, a next-generation media company that bridges the gap between YouTube and TV. He began his career in L.A. in various TV and film projects. In 2006, he started creating the LisaNova channel, which remains one of the most followed channels with more than 700,000 subscriptions. In June 2009, Maker Studios was born to create a new kind of studio, built specifically for YouTube with the goal of serving the needs of YouTube’s creative content creators and viewers.
Martin Zeil, Bavarian Deputy Prime Minister Martin Zeil is a Munich-born politician of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) in Germany, and, as a member of the Bavarian parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister of Horst Seehofer’s cabinet since October 2008, and the Bavarian Minister of State, responsible for Economy, Infrastructure, Traffic and Technology. On his website he shares his pride for Bavaria as a stable and successful location for employment and innovation. He holds a law degree from the LMU in Munich, and was from 2005 until 2008 a member of the German Bundestag. Niklas Zennström, CEO & Co-Founder, Atomico Niklas Zennström is best known for having co-founded Skype and Kazaa. The file-sharing service Kazaa has become the world's most downloaded Internet software and in September 2011, Skype reached 663 million registered users. In October 2011, Skype completed the sale of all of its technologies to Microsoft in a deal worth $8.5 billion. Zennström is also the CoFounder of Atomico, a venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of consumer-facing technology businesses. In 2010, Atomico announced the setting up of a second $165 million Atomico Ventures fund, and has so far invested in more than 30 businesses such as FON, RDIO, Rovio, Hailo, Technorati and Last.fm.
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