DLD Dialogues

This series features trailblazers within the world of digital design and digital learning. Hailing from different regions of the world, this innovative group of individuals have laid the foundation for the tech industry. DLD Dialogues was produced at the DLD2012 Conference in Munich, Germany, and was an opportunity to sit down with leading minds, investors and business practitioners for meaningful conversations about their impact and careers. The opinions and insight gleaned from these discussions continue to reflect current and future trends in world markets.

About the show

Hosted by: Matthew Bishop

Music: Dennis White

20 episodes

Location: DLD Conference, Munich Germany

Studio: Martine Dubin Company

About Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is the US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist. Mr. Bishop was previously the magazine’s London-based Business Editor. He co-founded and advises the #givingtuesday campaign and the Social Progress Index. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business.

Mr. Bishop is the author of several books. Most notably, Philanthrocapitalism, on the new movement that brings together the business and social sectors to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

More with Matthew Bishop: Philanthrocapitalism


About the DLD Conference: Digital-Life-Design

Founded in 2005 as an intimate gathering of friends, DLD (Digital – Life – Design) has developed into Europe’s leading innovation conference for visionaries from around the globe. DLD takes pride in connecting the unexpected, presenting insights from business and politics, science and art.

The conference aims to spark conversations that cross boundaries and bring participants together in a common search for answers to the most challenging questions that arise through digital change. DLD prioritizes an intimate gathering atmosphere among friends through a highly curated, “invitation only” application process for attendees.

The annual conference takes place in Munich each January, shortly before the World Economic in Davos, and is internationally renowned for attracting the best and the brightest in the world of digital.

Among speakers DLD has welcomed over the years include Mark Zuckerberg, Norman Foster, Arianna Huffington, Tony Fadell, Satya Nadella, Lady Gaga, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, Alanis Morrisette, Ai Wei Wei and many more. As a part of Hubert Burda Media, one Germany’s leading publishing houses, DLD typically attracts more than 200 journalists from leading media outlets such as The New York Times, Bloomberg, WIRED, The Economist, Financial Times, The Guardian, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Focus, Spiegel, Sueddeutsche Zeitung and CNBC.

Nathan Wolfe

Nathan Wolfe

Dr. Nathan Wolfe is one of the most prominent 'virus hunters’ known today; the Indiana Jones of the virology world as many would say. Wolfe’s expertise is global pandemics and specifically viruses that originate and transmit from animals to humans. He discusses his knowledge and theories surrounding society’s readiness for viruses like COVID-19. Read more.

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Pavel Durov

Pavel Durov

Paul Durov is often recognized as Russia’s Zuckerberg for founding social platform, Vkontakte by the age of 22. He is also the founder and majority owner of messaging app Telegram Messenger, a free service which has more than 300 million users worldwide. Read more.

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Drew Houston

Drew Houston

Named one of the Most Promising Players Under 30 by Business Week and top 30 under-30 Entrepreneurs by INC.com is none other than Drew Houston. Houston is the CEO of Dropbox, a file storage and sharing service. Read more.

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Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky is a serial entrepreneur, professor and investor who has founded 8 companies in the United States and Europe in the last 30 years. Varsavsky has a passion for building sustainable ventures in the medical and technology industries. Read more.

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Troy Carter

Troy Carter

Troy Carter is an American entrepreneur who is the founder, chairman and CEO of Atom Factory, a full-service talent agency, music management, film and production company. Read more.

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Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis

Peter H. Diamandis is the founder of XPRIZE Foundation which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the executive founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution. Read more.

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Chris Prescott

Chris Prescott

Chris Prescott has a long history of building consumer tech products and businesses, winning awards like Amazon's Global Startup Challenge. He has co-founded the e-commerce platform, Fantasy Shopper and TBH, a messaging app, and is the Head of Product for Mixcloud. Read more.

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Nick D'Aloisio

Nick D'Aloisio

Nick D'Aloisio is an English computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known as the inventor of Summly, which is a summarization and artificial intelligence technology developed with SRI International. Read more.

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Naif Al-Mutawa

Naif Al-Mutawa

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, clinical psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist who is the founder of The Soor Center for Professional Therapy and Assessment, Kuwait’s leading professional source of a broad range of psychological services. Read more.

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Bill Gross

Bill Gross

Bill Gross’s investing career spans more than four decades. Over that time, he created the first investable market for fixed income accessible to all investors, co-founded and led one of the largest and most successful investment firms, provided highly anticipated monthly market commentary and became one of the most charitable benefactors of those in need.

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Errol Damelin

Errol Damelin

Errol Damelin is a South African-born, Israeli entrepreneur and early-stage technology investor. He co-founded Wonga, an internet payday loan company. Damelin is also of one of the world's leading providers of hosted supply chain collaboration solutions through his company, Supply Chain Connect Ltd. Read more.

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Alejandro Ramirez

Alejandro Ramirez

He became FIDE Master at the age of 9, an International Master at 13, and earned his Grandmaster title by the age of 15. That achievement set Ramirez as the first Centro-American to earn the elite title and, at the time, the second youngest grandmaster. Read more.

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Matt Michelsen

Matt Michelsen

Matt Michelson co-founded multiple companies and currently advises 8VC, Palantir Technologies & Gunnar Optiks. He is also the founder of Gothams which acts as a force multiplier and strategist for clients in the aerospace and defense sector. Read more.

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Lucian Tarnowski

Lucian Tarnowski

Lucian is Founding Ambassador of Civana, a platform cooperative dedicated to optimizing the flow of resources necessary to ensure a thriving global civilization for all. Civana focuses on creating products and programs for movements, communities, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. Read more.

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Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of Emmy nominated television series, The Valley Girl Show. Draper is a 4th generation venture capitalist focused on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology. Read more.

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Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin is Co-founder of humbition, and founded Indiegogo, a company dedicated to empowering people from all over the world to make their ideas a reality. Before Indiegogo, Slava was a strategy consultant working on behalf of clients such as MasterCard, Goldman Sachs and FedEx. Read more.

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Linda Abraham

Linda Abraham

Linda Abraham is the founder and senior admissions consultant at Accepted, a foundation which has helped thousands of applicants submit winning applications to MBA programs, medical school, law school, graduate school and colleges. Read more.

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Sandy Climan

Sandy Climan

Sanford R. Climan is President of Entertainment Media Ventures (EMV) a company active in media investment and strategic advisory work. Read more.

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Bruce Aust

Bruce Aust

Assisting over 200 companies with going public at NASDAQ OMX, Google, Facebook & Dunkin Donuts, Bruce Aust has been key in bringing the most cutting-edge brands to the NASDAQ OMX market. Read more.

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Michael Lazerow

Michael Lazerow

Michael Lazerow is a serial entrepreneur who has who has founded and sold over 4 media companies and invested in over 25 others. Most notably in 2007, Michael co-founded Buddy Media, Inc., Read more.

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