DLD (Digital - Life - Design) is a global conference network on innovation, digital, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration. DLD creates events and experiences in hubs like New York, Beijing, San Francisco, London, Moscow, New Dehli, Sao Paolo, Tel Aviv and Munich.The next DLD Conference is held January 23-25, 2011 in Munich, followed by a DLD Nightcap at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 26. Chairmen of DLD are Hubert Burda, owner of Hubert Burda Media and Yossi Vardi, serial digital investor. In 2005, DLD was founded by Stephanie Czerny and Marcel Reichart.
Amongst previous speakers of the DLD Conference have been Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, YouTube founder Chad Hurley, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Newscorp's James Murdoch, Hulu CEO Jason Killar, Demand Media co-founder Shawn Colo, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley, Marissa Mayer and Nikesh Arora of Google, Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann, Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer, Deutsche Post/DHL CEO Frank Appel, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell and BBDO CEO Andrew Robertson, biologists Craig Venter and Richard Dawkins, authors Nassim Taleb and Paulo Coelho, architects Lord Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid, designers Constantin Gricic and M&M, film director Luc Besson and Simpsons director David Silverman, Nobel Laureates Martti Ahtisaari, Muhammad Yunus and Daniel Kahneman, explorers Bertrand Piccard and David Rothschild, Apax CEO Martin Halusa, Jim Breyer of Accel and Yuri Millner of DST, media entrepreneurs Martha Stewart and Arianna Huffington, senior writers Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal and Matthew Bishop of Economist as well as curators Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery) and Paula Antonelli (Moma) as well artists Ai Wei Wei and Olafur Eliarsson. Performing live at DLD have been Lady Gaga and Sheryl Cole, jazz trumpeter Till Brönner as well as violinists Hillary Hahn and David Garrett.
The DLD Conference creates 250 mio. quality media contacts and is covered and attended by over 180 journalists from opinion forming media such as New York Times, IHT, Economist, Guardian, Fortune, Financial Times, FAZ, FOCUS, Spiegel, CNBC, Thomson Reuters, Getty, Deutsche Welle, AllThingsD, HuffingtonPost or TechCrunch as well as widely followed on the internet.
DLD has evolved top-level partnerships with many companies and their global innovation and marketing organizations including BMW, Booz&Co, CNBC, Deutsche Post/ DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Ernst & Young, General Electric, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Lufthansa, Mercedes-Benz, Merck, Microsoft, Nokia, Sixt, SKY, Thomson Reuters, Unicredit or Yahoo, and collaborates with various global investors.
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