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DLD Europe 19

Brussels, Sep 09

DLD Tel Aviv 19

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Sep 18/19

DLD Singapore 19

Singapore, Oct 22

DLD Campus Bayreuth 19

Bayreuth, Jun 27

Judith Gerlach

Bavarian State Ministery...

Katharina Schulze

Bavarian Parliament

David Hanson

Hanson Robotics Inc.

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Stanford University

Terry von Bibra


Alexandra Schiel

DLD Media GmbH

Jennifer Schenker

The Innovator

Stephanie Czerny

DLD Media

Jörg Liebe

Lufthansa Group

Herbert Mangesius

Vito Ventures

Karsten Lemm

Business & Technology...

Patrick Bernau

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Wolfgang Kerler


Martin Wippermann


Ute Weiland

Land der Ideen...

Andreas Kunze


Maks Giordano


Stefan Leible

University of Bayreuth

Christian Laforsch

University of Bayreuth

Frank Kühne

Adalbert Raps Stiftung

Brigitte Merk-Erbe

Stadt Bayreuth

Jonas Brügmann


Timo Grüneke


Gilbert Fridgen

University of Bayreuth...

Carina Keller

Patient Information Empowerment...

André Schweizer

qbound GmbH

Patrick Boos


Martin Šoltés

Evum Motors GmbH

Sara Maki


Michael Danzer

University of Bayreuth

Gudrun Herrmann

TikTok / ByteDance

Philipp Zimmermann

Franka Emika

Nick Lin-Hi

Universität Vechta

Maureen Stender

Invest in Bavaria

Gerhard Nüssler

BSH Hausgeräte

Alfred Maydorn

Börsenmedien AG

Dirk Treiber

medi GmbH &...

Martina Tröger

Kompetenzzentrum für Ernährung...

Maximilian Ermer

Patient Information Empowerment...

Hendrik Naasner

Patient Information Empowerment...

Leonard Saenger

Patient Information Empowerment...

Johannes Gartner


Sebastian Ifland


Sebastian Sauder


Lena Bernheine


Fabian Schwarz


Maximilian Schenke


Martin Hänel


Eva Ritz


Nicolas Ruhland


Alison Stille


Jakob Palmer

Munich New York Brussels Berlin Tel Aviv


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#DLD19 Recap: A Matter of Trust

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Trust is a simple concept that has enormous power. Without trust there would be no community, no commerce, no democracy. Trust requires faith – in another person, in government, in anything new ...

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DLD 2019 speaker preview

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Find out who’s scheduled to appear onstage at DLD 2019 from January 19-21 in Munich by visiting our event page. Below is an overview of select topics and speakers. In addition, you’ll find ...

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BURDA DIGITAL Holding is one of the leading European internet companies linked to a media company. The holding is part of Hubert Burda Media and pools successful digital companies such as Xing, the number one business network in Germany and Europe; CHIP Xonio Online GmbH (CXO), the leading German media company specializing in consumer technologies; TOMORROW FOCUS AG with the hotel rating and travel booking portal HOLIDAYCHECK, the premium online dating site ELITEPARTNER and FOCUS Online, one ... More »
medi – ich fühl mich besser. Für das Unternehmen medi leisten weltweit rund 2.700 Mitarbeiter einen maßgeblichen Beitrag, dass Menschen sich besser fühlen. Das Ziel ist es, Anwendern und Patienten maximale Therapieerfolge im medizinischen Bereich (medi Medical) und ein einzigartiges Körpergefühl im Sport- und Fashion-Segment (CEP und ITEM m6) zu ermöglichen. Die Leistungspalette von medi Medical umfasst medizinische Kompressionsstrümpfe, adaptive Kompressionsversorgungen, Bandagen, Orthesen, ... 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 »
Kondrauer - Erfrischend bayerisch. Qualität, Gesundheit, Natürlichkeit – dafür steht die Kondrauer Mineral- und Heilbrunnen GmbH & Co. KG. Seit mehr als 700 Jahren liefert das Familienunternehmen Naturqualität aus dem dicht bewaldeten Norden Bayerns. Einen guten Schluck bayerische Heimat kann man heute in vier Mineralwasserorten genießen: Prickelnd, Medium, Sanft und Naturell. Erneut zeichnete das Monde Selection Institut, eine der ältesten und bedeutendsten Organisationen im Bereich ... 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 »
Founded in Geneva in 1805, Pictet is today one of Europe's leading independent wealth and asset managers, with more than EUR 451 billion in assets under management and custody at September 2018. The Pictet Group is owned and managed by seven 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 »
Siemens is one of the premier, German household appliance brand, which sets new global standards in terms of technology, innovation and design for home appliances. Through its connected product portfolio, Siemens enables a seamless world of exciting possibilities for its consumers. Besides its strong focus on refined built-in appliances, the product range encompasses stand-alone appliances in the areas of cooking, laundry care, refrigeration, freezing and dish care as well as consumer ... More »
Ströer is a leading digital multi-channel media company and offers its customers end-to-end solutions along the entire marketing and sales value chain. Ströer’s objective is to be the most customer-centric media company. The addition of dialog marketing enables Ströer to offer customers holistic performance-based solutions ranging from location or content-specific reach and interaction across the entire spectrum of dialog marketing through to transactions. Furthermore, in digital publishing, ... More »
Knotel empowers companies to be their most productive by providing tailored, responsive spaces that flex to meet their evolving needs. Named a Business Insider Top 50 Startup and New York's Hottest New Workspace Model, Knotel has over 100 locations across more than 2 million square feet in New York, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Brazil. Founded in 2016, Knotel has raised $160 million in funding. Knotel’s member network includes companies like Starbucks, Microsoft, Netflix, ... More »
Polymerspezialist REHAU schafft nachhaltige Beiträge für die ökologischen und ökonomischen Herausforderungen von morgen. Über 20.000 Mitarbeiter rund um den Globus engagieren sich dafür. Ausgezeichnete Innovationen, modernste Fertigungstechnologien und flexible Logistik haben das seit über 70 Jahren bestehende unabhängige Familienunternehmen für nahezu alle Wirtschaftsbereiche zum zukunftsorientierten und zuverlässigen Partner mit Know-how gemacht. Schwerpunkt sind die Themen Mobilität, ... 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 »
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. ... More »
Deutschland – Land der Ideen: Wir werben für Deutschland Ideen sind unser wertvollster Rohstoff, ein Garant für eine lebenswerte Zukunft. Wir suchen gute Ideen und Menschen, die sie umsetzen. Wir machen sie sichtbar, wir würdigen und vernetzen sie. So werben wir für Deutschland im In- und Ausland. Die Ideen und Menschen unseres Netzwerks stehen für Inspiration, Offenheit und mutiges Handeln. Sie sind unsere Botschafter für ein zukunftsfähiges und weltoffenes Deutschland. Deshalb haben ... More »
Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. The company is part of the Würth Group, the global market leader for fastener technology. It employs 74.159 people and generated sales of almost 12.722 million Euros in 2017. Würth Elektronik eiSos is active in 50 countries worldwide. Manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America ensure delivery to a customer base that is growing worldwide. The ... More »
TÜV SÜD is a trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions. It specialises in testing, certification, auditing and advisory services. Since 1866, the company has remained committed to its purpose of enabling progress by protecting people, the environment and assets from technology-related risks. Today, TÜV SÜD is present in over 1,000 locations worldwide with its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Through expert teams represented by more than 24,000 employees, it ... More »
BOTlabs is a Berlin based blockchain company. BOTLabs makes blockchain technology accessible for industry and public administration. The core product is the KILT-Protocol. KILT is an open source standard and implementation of a permissionless blockchain, which enables players to establish trust relations on the internet. Possible use cases range from secure single-sign-on to issuing official documents and various IOT applications. KILT strictly keeps the user in control of her data and thus ... More »
Klöckner & Co is one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies worldwide. Based on its distribution and service network of around 170 locations in 13 countries, the Group supplies around 120,000 customers. As a pioneer of the digital transformation in the steel industry, Klöckner & Co’s target is to fully digitalize its supply and service chain as well as to expand the independent open industry platform ... More »
Target Global is an international Venture Capital firm headquartered in Berlin, with €700m in assets under management. Connecting the key European startup ecosystems we leverage the unique DNA of each of our target geographies, across our global network. Building on our experienced team with substantial operational and investment experience, we help exceptional entrepreneurs to build market leaders. Target Global follows a lifecycle approach, investing in fast-growing online platforms, ... More »
ERGO is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. Worldwide, the Group is represented in over 30 countries, focussing on Europe and Asia. ERGO offers a comprehensive spectrum of insurance, provision and services. In its home market Germany, ERGO ranks among the leading providers across all segments. Around 44,000 people work for the Group. In 2017, ERGO recorded a premium income of 19 billion euros and rendered benefits to customers of 18 billion euros. ERGO is part of Munich ... 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 »
Bloomberg Media Group, the consumer-facing media organisation of Bloomberg LP, is the leading global business and financial media company reaching a premium audience of more than 90 million consumers. With more than 2,700 journalists and analysts across 120 countries, Bloomberg Media Group connects influential audiences to news, ideas and intelligence across every platform: digital, TV, radio, print and live events. More »
Since its first groundbreaking innovation – a steel fireproof wastebasket – in 1914, Steelcase Inc. has made it its mission to create great experiences for people at the world's leading organizations across industries. We demonstrate this through our user-centered research and family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision®, Turnstone®, Smith System®, Orangebox® and AMQ™. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology ... More »
Bavaria – Success in future Markets Bavaria is traditionally an economically powerful region. Whether small enterprises or global players like BMW or Audi – these traditional sectors are becoming increasingly digital and are always looking for new technologies, new materials and new business models. Also, the European Commission ranked Bavaria´s Capital Munich as Europe’s top ICT hub. Success in future markets demands creative disruption and interdisciplinary networking. In Bavaria, ... More »
Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy. Each February, it brings together more than 450 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as high ranking representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security ... More »
Techcast stands for innovative technologies in the area of video streaming and knowledge transfer. This includes the recording and broadcasting of speeches, live streaming and technical documentation with video. Already in 2005 the current Techcast-team developed a streaming technology that allows playing the speaker as well as the screen presentation live and synchronously. Since then our technology is continuously being enhanced and adapted to the latest technical developments. Thereby ... More »
Airbus – Shaping the Future of Aeronautics and Space Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In ... More »
Founded in 1862, MAMMUT is a Swiss outdoor company that provides high-quality products and unique brand experiences for fans of mountain sports around the world. This leading international premium brand has stood for safety and pioneering innovation for more than 155 years. MAMMUT products combine functionality and performance with contemporary design. With its combination of hardware, shoes and clothing, MAMMUT is one of the most complete suppliers in the outdoor market. MAMMUT Sports Group ... 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 »
Founded in 1925 in Burgkunstadt BAUR successfully transformed over the past 10 years from a traditional mail order company into a dynamic e-commerce player. Today baur.de is one of the top ten largest online shops in Germany. As a member of the Otto Group, BAUR is in the midst of digital transformation to become an agile e-commerce driven company. The key factors of success are putting a strong focus on customers and services, high quality demand and an up-to-date offer of fashion, shoes ... More »
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) ranges among the most eminent newspapers in Germany and worldwide. It is known and trusted for political, economic and societal relevance as well as a commitment to journalistic excellence. Every single day, more than 300 editors provide first-class journalism across Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s print and digital properties. The multi-award-winning editorial staff draws on the strength of an in-house network of international correspondents that ... More »
VisualVest is a state of the art Online Investment Portal offering tailor-made investment portfolios to Consumers. These portfolios consist of exchange trading funds (ETFs) or sustainable funds depending on the customers preference. VisualVest was the first robo advisor to offer sustainable investments. 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 ideal balance between high-risk ... More »
Caixin Media is a media group of professional journalists and editors who generate high-quality original content, and are dedicated to providing financial and business news through integrated multimedia platforms, including websites, mobile apps, periodicals, video programs, books and conferences. Caixin Media is regarded as the most credible Chinese media overseas and an essential reference for the international community to understand China. Visit us at www.caixinglobal.com More »
Founded in Germany in 1949, today the Otto Group is a globally active retail and services group with around 51,800 employees. The Group comprises 123 major companies and does business in over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Its business activities are grouped into three segments: Multichannel Retail, Financial Services, and Service. In the 2017/18 financial year (to 28 February) the Otto Group generated revenues of 13.7 billion euros. With online revenues ... More »
The leader in Cognac, the Maison Hennessy has shined around the world with its exceptional blends for more than 250 years. Built on founder Richard Hennessy's spirit of conquest, the brand is present in more than 130 countries. Based in the heart of the Charente region, Hennessy is also a steadfast pillar of the regional economy, the standerd-bearer for a sector rich in expertise. The House's success and longevity are rooted in the excellence of its cognacs, each of which is born of a unique ... 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 about 70 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 management and is ... More »
Die Börsenmedien AG zählt zu den führenden Medienhäusern für Finanzinformationen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Das Unternehmen mit Sitz im fränkischen Kulmbach vereint zahlreiche erfolgreiche Marken unter einem Dach, darunter Deutschlands großes Börsenmagazin DER AKTIONÄR, das Wochenmagazin für Börse und private Finanzen, DER ANLEGER, das Monatsmagazin für alle Themen rund um die Geldanlage, sowie DER AKTIONÄR TV, das Bewegtbildportal für Anleger. Gegründet wurde die Gesellschaft im Jahr 1989 ... More »
Lakestar is one of Europe's leading venture capital firm investing in technology companies led by exceptional entrepreneurs. Early investments included Skype, Spotify, Facebook and airbnb. Since raising a first fund in 2013, Lakestar manages an aggregated volume of EUR 1bn across three early stage funds, and more recently a growth fund. Lakestar has expanded and broadened their portfolio, with more recent investments in Harry's, Opendoor, GoEuro, FiveAI and Revolut. Lakestar has presence in ... More »
The Lufthansa Group consists of the Network-Airlines Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines plus the point-to-point Airlines Eurowings and Brussels Airlines. In total, the Lufthansa Group operates 1,700 planes each day, transporting 300,000 passengers on about 2,800 flights. While air travel is a hands-on and analog business, the Lufthansa Group enriches the experience of its passengers with digital services. Apps, bots, virtual- and augmented-reality are just a few examples. The exclusive ... More »
Mediengruppe Oberfranken is a regional publishing company based in Bamberg, Germany and further locations. The MGO combines the business units local media, digital, printing houses and publishers in a modern and innovative company. The media group acts as a top player in a media-oriented environment and defines the potential of cross-media opportunities for the benefit of its readers, customers and partners according to the latest requirements. By consistently bundling specific know-how from ... More »
Brainlab, headquartered in Munich, develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to advanced, less invasive patient treatments. Core products center on image guided surgery, radiosurgery, precision radiation therapy, digital operating room integration, and information and knowledge exchange. Brainlab technology powers treatments in radiosurgery and radiotherapy as well as numerous surgical fields including neurosurgery, orthopedic, ENT, CMF, spine and ... More »
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit ... More »
The Digital Hub Initiative is run by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and aims to strengthen Germany in its position as a world leading digital ecosystem and attractive digital location. By bringing together the expertise of established companies with innovative start-up concepts and scientific excel- lence, the Digital Hub Initiative promotes new digital business models and a strong culture of innovation. Twelve Digital Hubs distributed over the whole of Germany form a ... More »
Deloitte erbringt Dienstleistungen in den Bereichen Wirtschaftsprüfung, Risk Advisory, Steuerberatung, Financial Advisory und Consulting für Unternehmen und Institutionen aus allen Wirtschaftszweigen; Rechtsberatung wird in Deutschland von Deloitte Legal erbracht. Mit einem weltweiten Netzwerk von Mitgliedsgesellschaften in mehr als 150 Ländern verbindet Deloitte herausragende Kompetenz mit erstklassigen Leistungen und unterstützt Kunden bei der Lösung ihrer komplexen unternehmerischen ... More »
As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ... More »
The leading social network for professional contacts in German-speaking countries accompanies its members through the process of change in the world of work. Against the backdrop of skills shortages, digitalisation and a shift in values, XING supports 15 million members in reconciling work and private life as seamlessly as possible. Members are thereby able to use XING Jobs to search for a job that suits their individual needs, stay up to date with news offers on XING, participate in ... More »
BurdaStyle has a portfolio of exclusive media brands, including the luxury titles Elle, Elle Decoration, InStyle, Instyle Men and Harper’s Bazaar and premium titles Bunte and Freundin. With over eight million readers and almost 16 million users, BurdaStyle is Germany’s largest media provider for fashion and entertainment. The company offers magazines, online services, events and products for predominantly female readers and users. BurdaStyle brands are staged on online portals, via social ... More »
EMH Partners is a European investment company based in Munich. It aims to close the gap between venture capital and international buyout funds and to support the growth and digitisation of medium-sized companies in Europe – from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. With its Growth Fund, EMH Partners strengthens the digital landscape by using capital and digitisation expertise to unlock the hidden potential of Mittelstand enterprises. It invests in unique businesses with an innovative profile and ... More »
Telefónica Deutschland – no other domestic network operator connects more people Telefónica Deutschland offers telecommunications services for private and business customers, as well as innovative digital products and services in the fields of the Internet of Things and data analytics. With a total of 49.6 million customer connections, the company is one of the leading integrated telecommunications providers in Germany. In the mobile segment alone, Telefónica Deutschland is responsible for ... More »
ProSiebenSat.1 is the leading German entertainment player with a strong e-commerce business. We want to offer great entertainment – whenever, wherever and on any device. Every day, 45 million TV households in Germany, Austria and Switzerland enjoy our 14 free and pay TV channels. ProSiebenSat.1 generates more than one billion video views per month with its online platforms. Our online presence via web, mobile, smart TV, apps and social media generates more than five billion video views ... More »
Die Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft und ihre Töchter sind eine Unternehmensfamilie mit rund 900 Mitarbeitern, die Bierspezialitäten und alkoholfreie Getränke produziert und vertreibt. Mit einem Umsatz von über 220 Mio. Euro zählt die Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft zu den führenden Getränkeherstellern Süddeutschlands. Dabei baut sie auf Qualität, Tradition und Innovation sowie Regionalität und Sortenvielfalt. Zu den Unternehmen der Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft ... More »
The roots of the ADALBERT RAPS Foundation go back to the founder of RAPS GmbH & CO KG.: Adalbert Raps. Deceasing in 1976 without any offspring, he determined in his last will that a part of his asset was to be transferred to a foundation. Since then, the group annually distributes 25 % of its pre-tax profit to the foundation. The foundation’s commitment focuses on two main issues – charity and research. In terms of the charity it takes care of the ill, disabled, needful and disadvantaged ... More »