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DLD17

Over 150 speakers and 1000 attendees touched base at #DLD17. For the 13th time, "Europe's hottest conference invitation" brought together the most influential opinion-makers, industry leaders, start-ups and digital giants in Munich, January 15-17, 2017.

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HITS & HIGHLIGHTS

Fixing Education for the AI Age

DLD Team
(CO-CREATED BY COGNITIONX)

Without doubt, Artificial Intelligence will soon enough impact every aspect of our lives. How can education profit from machine learning systems? And what are the most important skills we need to ...

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Friending the news

DLD Team

Following the Brexit Vote and the US Election, the filter bubble and the possibility to distribute fake news to large audiences via social media have been seen as critical factors for the ...

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The Future of Storytelling and Content Creation

DLD Team

How will we experience and share stories in the future? Oded Vardi hosts a panel with Allen Lau (Wattpad), Alex Hofman (musical.ly) and René Rechtman (Walt Disney) on the next generation content: ...

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Southern Super-Hub I

Romy Mlinzk

Crazy stuff here in Munich. • many regions will play a significant role in the future, not only Silicon Valley • local neighborhood, micro-ecosystems ** Frederik Brantner, Magazino** • Serial ...

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Bird Migration & Peacekeeping

Romy Mlinzk

Birds are often symbols in our society - e.g. freedom or power. The barn owl is recognized as a bad omen in the Middle East, but Mansour Abu Rashid, Prof. Yossi Leshem, and Prof. Alexandre Roulin ...

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Global business leaders turn to Bloomberg for breaking business news and analysis they can’t find anywhere else. Through print, television, online, mobile, radio and conferences, we cover the business world with more than 2,400 multimedia professionals in 72 countries. The editorial staff of each media platform leverages the innovation and scale of Bloomberg News, technology, analytics and distribution to provide unrivaled business and financial news coverage – and drive deeper engagement ... More »
Microsoft is a technology company whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft strives to create local opportunity, growth, and impact in every country around the world. Its strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with artificial intelligence (“AI”). Founded in 1975, we operate worldwide and have offices in more than 100 countries. We develop, ... More »
Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides ... More »
Bavaria – Success in future Markets Bavaria is traditionally an economically powerful region. Whether small enterprises or global players like BMW or Audi – these traditional sectors are becoming increasingly digital and are always looking for new technologies, new materials and new business models. Also, the European Commission ranked Bavaria´s Capital Munich as Europe’s top ICT hub. Success in future markets demands creative disruption and interdisciplinary networking. In Bavaria, ... More »
Lufthansa has declared 2017 to be its “Year of Digital Aviation”. While flying itself will always be a physical experience, everything else along the entire chain of air travel can be digitalized. The focus is on bots, wearables and virtual reality, in addition to continuous wireless connection to the internet during travel. FlyingLab helps Lufthansa identify new trends and sentiments quickly and efficiently – on the ground and in the air. Lufthansa is the first airline to offer exclusive ... More »
Nest’s mission is to create a home that’s thoughtful - one that takes care of itself and the people inside it. The company focuses on simple, beautiful and delightful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services keep you comfortable and address home energy consumption. The Nest Protect™ smoke and carbon monoxide alarm helps keep you safe and Nest Safety Rewards lets you save money through participating home insurance providers, while Nest Cam™ keeps ... More »
Acton Capital Partners is a growth investor in consumer internet businesses. Based in Munich/Germany, Acton targets later stage companies with a proven business model and established revenues. Acton typically invests between USD 5-20M per company and is active across Europe and North America. Having managed more than 65 investments since its inception in 1999, the team has a deep knowledge of the sector and a strong exit track record. At present, Acton has 4 funds under ... More »
CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 425 million households around the globe. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and has a US presence which includes CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news ... More »
With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2015, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.247 million cars and nearly 137,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the ... More »
Burda Principal Investments (BPI), a division of Hubert Burda Media, provides long term growth equity for fast growing digital technology and media companies. Hubert Burda Media is one of Europe’s largest media and technology conglomerates with a strong investment track record in internet-centric businesses since 1998. We have been partners for visionary entrepreneurs, leveraging Burda’s capital, brands and sector expertise, particularly in the areas of business expansion, ... More »
EQT has a passion for developing companies – supported by active ownership and access to high caliber business specialists and entrepreneurs, portfolio companies owned by EQT can transform, prosper and accelerate growth to reach their full potential. EQT is an active owner and investor, with a strong platform and track record within the TMT-sector, targeting high quality companies across the world with a mission to develop and grow them into great and future-proof companies. EQT as an owner ... More »
Deloitte ist die führende Professional Services Firm weltweit. Das Unternehmen investiert in Ideen und Technologien, die Fortschritt vorantreiben. Mit innovativen Services hilft Deloitte seinen Kunden, wettbewerbsfähig zu bleiben und nachhaltig zu wachsen. Grundlage ist das multidisziplinäre Geschäftsmodell aus Wirtschaftsprüfung, Risk Advisory, Steuer- und Rechtsberatung, Financial Advisory und Consulting. Deloitte bringt Menschen mit unterschiedlichen Kompetenzen und Erfahrungen zusammen, ... More »
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enables us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our 29 million customers who subscribe to 60 million television, broadband ... More »
The leading online business network in German-speaking countries supports its members in mastering the transformations taking place in the world of work. XING helps its 11 million members to balance their professional and private life as well as possible within an environment defined by a lack of skilled workers, digitalisation and changing values. To this end, members can visit XING Jobs to look for vacancies that appeal to them, stay up to date with news offers by XING, or browse the ... More »
VisualVest is a state of the art Online Investment Portal offering tailor-made investment portfolios to Consumers. These portfolios consist of actively managed funds or passive, exchange trading funds (ETFs) depending on the customers preference. The company's mission is to provide a transparent cost structure and straightforward advice in line with the customers personal means and goals. Thus the perfect balance between high-risk speculation and the security of an instant access savings ... More »
Lithium builds trusted relationships between the world’s best brands and their customers, helping people get answers and share their experiences. Customers in more than 34 countries rely on Lithium to help them connect, engage, and understand their total community. With more than 100 million monthly visits over all Lithium communities and 750 million online profiles scored by Klout, Lithium has one of the largest digital footprints in the world. Using that data and the company’s software, ... More »
Airbus Group – Shaping the Future of Aeronautics and Space Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. It comprises Airbus as a leading global manufacturer of highly innovative commercial aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space as the defence and space leader in Europe, providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services, and Airbus Helicopters which offers the world’s widest range of civil and military ... More »
The Allianz Group is a global financial services provider. With over 142,000 employees worldwide, the Allianz Group serves over 85 million retail and corporate clients in more than 70 countries. On the insurance side, Allianz is market leader in the German market and has a strong international presence. In fiscal year 2015 the Allianz Group achieved total revenues of 125.2 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.7 billion euros. Allianz is one of the world’s largest asset managers, with ... More »
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) is one of the leading national daily and economic newspapers in Germany and the world. It stands for independence, journalistic quality, exclusive news and well-founded analyses. Its editorial office, which has won many prizes, makes the F.A.Z. one of the most important news sources for 1.005* million readers every day. The F.A.Z. has more than 300 editors and one of the largest own correspondent networks of all newspapers. Together with the ... More »
Founded in Geneva in 1805, Pictet is today one of Europe's leading independent wealth and asset managers, with more than EUR 414 billion in assets under management and custody at September 2016. The Pictet Group is owned and managed by six partners with principles of ownership and succession that have remained unchanged since foundation. These principles encourage a spirit of collegial management and entrepreneurship, a long-term vision and commitment by the Partners as well as a prudent ... More »
Telefónica Deutschland – Germany’s largest mobile provider Telefónica Deutschland offers mobile and fixed services for private and business customers. With a total of 49.2 million customer accesses, the company is one of the three leading integrated telecommunications providers in Germany. In the mobile segment alone, Telefónica Deutschland is responsible for more than 44.1 million accesses – making it the German market leader. Becoming the leading digital telecommunications company ... More »
EOS is the global technology leader for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Founded in 1989, the independent company is a pioneer and innovator for holistic solutions in additive manufacturing. Everything EOS does is founded on the cornerstones of corporate responsibility and sustainability, both inward- and outward-facing. Whereby EOS embraces a deep commitment to customers and their needs. Like no other company, EOS is mastering the interaction of laser and powder material. ... More »
The NZZ has shaped the media industry in Switzerland since 1780. We stand for high-quality journalistic products and services and champion a liberal world view. We get to the heart of current affairs, heighten perception of the essential – and show the big picture. By doing so, we provide a foundation for the development of independent points of view and foster one of society's most valuable assets: critical public opinion. We ask the right questions, follow uncharted paths – and drive ... More »
MUST – The Munich Summit is a two-day event, bringing together cutting edge science & technology start-ups with industry leaders and investors, initiated by Munich’s top university centers for entrepreneurship: Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship, German Entrepreneurship GmbH, and UnternehmerTUM. It is this spot, where revolutionary ideas become business reality and extraordinary deals are made – in one of the world’s most promising cities. MUST is set up and organized by MUC SUMMIT ... More »
Ströer SE & Co. KGaA is a leading digital multi-channel media company and offers advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. The Ströer Group commercializes and operates several thousand websites in German-speaking countries in particular and operates approximately 300,000 advertising media in the out-of-home segment. The expansion and integration of vertical value chains (multichannel media and transaction services) ensures the long-term and ... More »
Stripe is a technology platform that developers use to build internet businesses. Thousands of businesses – ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies – rely on Stripe’s software tools to securely accept payments, expand globally, and create new revenue streams. Stripe users include Twitter, Kickstarter, Shopify, Salesforce, Lyft and many more. Today, merchants in 25 countries can use Stripe to accept payments in 130+ currencies, as well as Apple Pay, Android Pay, iDEAL, Sofort and SEPA ... More »
With over 500 print and digital consumer media and major technology projects, Burda is one of Germany’s largest media and tech companies. We want to actively shape the changes taking place in the media world. With 10,300 employees around the globe, we drive our products with expertise and entrepreneurial passion. Journalistic content is the foundation of our work and the root of our value creation process. We create and curate fascinating content. Through our media, we inform individuals, ... More »
Dropbox simplifies the way millions of people work together by enabling secure sharing and collaboration anytime and from anywhere. Offering both consumer and business products, 500 million registered users and almost 200,000 businesses use Dropbox to collaborate and be more productive. Dropbox’s customers include leading companies, such as: adidas group, HPE, Nasdaq, Ecolab, News Corp, Under Armour, Expedia, Washington post, and National Geographic. For more information, please visit ... More »
Cliqz creates a new kind of user interface for the web by combining search, big data and browser technologies. With the world’s only quick search engine, we bring users directly to where they want and spare them the detour via search engine result pages. Privacy is in our DNA: We never collect any data about users and actively protect them from any 3rd party tracking. We aim to disrupt the current business model of building user profiles. We will soon launch innovative advertising products ... More »
Thunder is a web-based, open-source, Drupal 8-based Content Management System for professional publishers. Publishers, industry partners, and developers can leverage worldwide community collaboration to implement Thunder, build custom extensions and share them with the Coalition to further enhance the system and innovate faster and cheaper together. Thunder was released in March 2016 by Hubert Burda Media. Since then, Burda has migrated many of its brands to Thunder (e.g. instyle.de, ... More »
dpa Picture-Alliance GmbH based in Frankfurt/Main is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German Press Agency dpa and as such one of the leading photo agencies in Germany and the world in the fields of image production, documentation and marketing. The agency runs a content-portal under www.picture-alliance.com which offers a diverse selection of 45 million high-quality images, graphics, illustrations and clips from more than 240 partner agencies around the world. The covered subjects range ... More »
Augmented and Virtual Reality Experts We’re changing the way we use technology. Founded in 2012, RE’FLEKT has evolved into Europe’s leading experts for Augmented and Virtual Reality business solutions. At the Munich, Düsseldorf and Los Angeles offices, over 50 employees from different nations create human-centred content platforms enabling industry, media and marketing enterprises to create their own interactive Augmented and Virtual Reality applications without programing knowledge. Its ... More »
Techcast stands for innovative technologies in the area of video streaming and knowledge transfer. This includes the recording and broadcasting of speeches, live streaming and technical documentation with video. Already in 2005 the current Techcast-team developed a streaming technology that allows playing the speaker as well as the screen presentation live and synchronously. Since then our technology is continuously being enhanced and adapted to the latest technical developments. Thereby ... More »
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines, and more than 17 million broadband lines. We provide fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries. With a staff of 226,000 ... More »
City of Munich Leading global innovation hub and one of Europe's best place to live Home to 1.52 million residents, Munich is Germany's third-largest city – right in the heart of Europe. A leading global innovation hub in its own right, the Bavarian capital hosts a broad and diversified range of vertical high-tech industries, including automotive, information and communication technologies, aerospace, biotechnology, environmental engineering and medical technologies. Studies by the European ... More »
As a universal bank, HypoVereinsbank offers its clients – private clients, private banking customers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), corporate and real estate clients and institutional clients – a comprehensive range of financial services. HypoVereinsbank is one of Germany's leading private sector banks and is part of UniCredit, one of the most important banking groups in Europe. It is therefore unsurpassed among German banks for its combination of a long-standing regional ... More »
EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation. Our mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. We bring together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and ... More »

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