DLD Dialogues

Produced in partnership with Burda Media the DLD Dialogues at DLD2012 Conference in Munich, Germany, features the trailblazers of the digital design world and highlighting its growing relevance today. Hosted by Matthew Bishop, The Economist, DLD engages in dialogues with 20 leaders, including Dropbox founder & CEO Drew Houston, XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis, tech investor Martin Varsavsky, VKontakte founder Pavel Durov and Wonga founder Errol Damelin. DLD Dialogues connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors within the digital design world for cross-over conversation on the current trends & markets.

About the show

Hosted by: Matthew Bishop

Music: Dennis White

20 episodes

Location: DLD Conference, Munich Germany

Studio: Martine Dubin Company

Pavel Durov

Pavel Durov

With the Russian social network VKONTAKTE, the most promising Northern European leader under 30 Pavel Durov turned a personal project into one of the largest Russian companies in a market that knows very little start-ups.

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Drew Houston

Drew Houston

Named one of the most promising players aged 30 and under by Business Week and the top 30 under-30 entrepreneurs by inc.com, Drew Houston turned his MIT project DROPBOX into one of the 20 best startups of Silicon Valley.

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Troy Carter

Troy Carter

Founder of music management brand Atom Factory, Troy Carter has managed countless recording artists like John Legend and Lady Gaga.

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Nick D'Aloisio

Nick D'Aloisio

Making headlines for becoming a teenage multi-millionaire by selling Summly to Yahoo, Nick D'Aliosio was yet still a pupil at a high school in South London while rising to the top of the tech world.

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Linda Abraham

Linda Abraham

Heading the Media Board of the World Economic Forum, Linda Abraham isalso the co-founder of the internet marketing research company ComScore.

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Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis

Serving as the Founder of X Prize Foundation and Zero Gravity Corporation & the Chairman of Space Adventures, Peter Diamandis also founded the Internationl Space Univeristy & Singularity University.

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Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky

Honored as Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, and entrepreneur of the year, Varsavsky has been an active founder as well as investor from Fon to GSpace, Joost, Google Europe, Xing, Tumblr.

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Bruce Aust

Bruce Aust

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

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Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin is the brain behind the pioneer funding platform for the creative, cause-related, or entrepreneurial ideas Indiegogo.com, which has raised more than 10 million dollars in almost every country in the world.

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Errol Damelin

Errol Damelin

Errol Damelin is the Founder and CEO of one of the world's leading providers of hosted supply chain collaboration solutions Supply Chain Connect Ltd. and the co-founder of the online automated lender Wonga.

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Naif Al-Mutawa

Naif Al-Mutawa

Graced as The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations “Marketplace of Ideas” Awardee, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa is the creator of The 99- the first and the world acclaimed comic superheroes ispired by the Islamic archetype.

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Michael Lazerow

Michael Lazerow

With over $2 billion of successful exits, Lazerow is considered Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of business’ hottest rising stars, a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded and sold four internet-based media companies and invested in 25 more.

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Bill Gross

Bill Gross

Founder of business incubator Idealab, GNP Loudspeakers, Knowledge Adventure, goto.com, tweetup.com, Bill Gross contiues to be on the forefront of technology for decades.

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Alejandro Ramirez

Alejandro Ramirez

Alejandro Ramirez is the president of Cinepolis and Cineticket- the largest film exhibitor in Latin America and the first ticket selling system in Mexico.

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Lucian Tarnowski

Lucian Tarnowski

Lucian is the Founder and CEO of Brave New Talent and Europe's youngest Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.

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Matt Michelsen

Matt Michelsen

Besides having been the Social Media Marketer of Lady Gaga and 50 cent, Matt Michelsen is the CEO and Founder of Backplane, Emarcadero Securities, and UNX, and the chairman of Gunnar Optiks.

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Nathan Wolfe

Nathan Wolfe

American Virologist and Global Viral Forecasting Intiative Director Dr. Nathan Wolfe is the brain behind the early warning system for pandemics that monitors transmission of diseases for both animals and humas.

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Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper is a Nickelodeon Star turned into The Tech World’s Queen of Networking and the founder and CEO of the multi-platform brand Valley Girl Inc.

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Sandy Climan

Sandy Climan

Sandy Climan is the executive behind Entertainment Media Ventures, a former advisor to Buddy Media, the former President of Worldwide Business Development for Universal Studios Inc. and senior manager at Creative Artist Agency - CAA.

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Chris Prescott

Chris Prescott

Chris Prescott is the Co-founder of Fantasy Shopper, one of the first gamified loyalty and shopping apps and the winner of 2011 Amazon Global Startup Challenge.

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