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.
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.
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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.
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.Watch
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.Watch
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.Watch
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.Coming Soon
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.Watch
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.Watch
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.Coming Soon