We are on the final sprint for our first DLD Berlin, premiering on October 26/27, 2017. “I am delighted to be visiting the capital with our international DLD network, friends and partners for the first time. Berlin is a fascinating city of great innovative prowess and an interesting mix of art, culture and politics. Its opinion leaders, change makers, activists and digerati perfectly fit into the DLD network. After all, DLD conferences stand out for their varied topics and interdisciplinarity – factors which are also reflected in the program for DLD Berlin. As the founder of DLD, I am always seeking for exciting ecosystems and looking forward to learning from the Berliners!“, says DLD founder Steffi Czerny.
Who and what can you expect? Slack founder Stewart Butterfield, will be back for the third time on DLD´s stage. With Flickr, he changed the way we manage and share photos. With Slack, he changes the way we work. What will be next? The buzz topic of how chatbots and AI can enhance marketing will be discussed by Ben Parr, co-founder of messenger marketing company Octane AI, investor and author of attention-creating bible Captivology. For the second time, four promising start-ups will pitch head to head on the DLD stage at SevenVentures Pitch Day. Expect a tough competition for a media package worth 3 million Euros. The winner will be chosen by the audience and an expert jury including presenter and investor Joko Winterscheidt and SevenVentures CEO Florian Pauthner. Next to startups, what’s new in the corporate world: Leading a company through digital transformation requires a totally new management approach and largely depends on innovative employees and recruiting new talent. Telefónica CEO Markus Haas and Elisabeth Denison (Deloitte) will discuss how digital transformation does not just disrupt business but also leadership. Alongside investors, entrepreneurs and politicians such as Jens Spahn (CDU), DLD Berlin will – as usual – take a broader view into the creative digital ecosystem: We will welcome internationally renowned star pianist Igor Levit, fashion designers Marina Hoermanseder and Leyla Piedayesh (Lala Berlin), Chinese, Berlin-based artist Aaajiao and ZKM President as well as nomad between art and science Peter Weibel. Intrigued? Click for more information here.