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DLDnyc 16

In New York City we connected digital natives, creators and enablers from Europe and Israel to those in the U.S to explore the infinite opportunities of the digital world and learn about the most important trends headed our way.

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The Panama Papers: The making of a scoop

Alessa Kästner

Wolfgang Krach, Editor-in-Chief of Sueddeutsche Zeitung, was interviewed by Ken Auletta, media critic for The New Yorker, discussing an explosive topic: The Panama Papers. These are among the ...

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You are what you eat – The Future of Food

Alessa Kästner

A healthy diet is important – but often hard to implement in the daily life. Edward Shenderovich (Kite Ventures) welcomed on stage Josh Hix (Plated), Esther Dyson (HICCUP) and Chuck Templeton (S2G ...

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The Blockchain Revolution

Alessa Kästner

The panel was opened by Alex Tapscott, co-author with Don Tapscott of the upcoming book "Blockchain Revolution: How the Underlying Technology of Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the ...

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Mass Migration and Tech: Solutions for a global issue

Alessa Kästner

The last panel of the day focused on the refugee crisis and how digitalization could help to solve it. The speakers were introduced by Solveigh Hieronimus (McKinsey &Co): Thomas Holl (Babbel), ...

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How to hack the brain

Alessa Kästner

Hello New York! Welcome back to DLDnyc and let's start the second day with some really important questions: Why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? And what are the forces that ...

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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 »
METRO AG is one of the most important international retailing companies. It generated sales of some €59 billion in financial year 2014/15. The company operates over 2,000 locations in 29 countries and employs more than 220,000 people. The performance of METRO GROUP is based on the strength of its sales brands, which act independently on the market: METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry, the international leader in the self-service wholesale trade; Media Markt and Saturn, the European market leader in ... More »
First choice: Berlin Partner for Business and Technology Business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin – this is the Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH mission. With customized services and an excellent science and research network, our many experts provide an outstanding range of programs to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin. A unique public-private partnership, Berlin Partner ... More »
Entrepreneurship is one of Pictet’s core values and a key factor behind the Group’s growth. Founded in 1805 in Geneva, the Pictet Group is today one of Europe’s largest privately held banks and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 528 billion in assets under management and custody. Pictet has 4,300 employees with a global presence of 27 offices. More »
RoundGlass is a socially-conscious global firm spurring innovation and disruption in digital health and wellness. Our mission is to build a vibrant ecosystem of innovation through investment, knowledge sharing and technology. We energize industry, technology and human connections to shape macro-level trends in health and wellness. As investors, we fund and mentor the disruptors and mavericks that are accelerating the future of digital health. RoundGlass was established to catalyze positive ... More »
SevenVentures. Your Growth is our Business. We are the leading TV media investor worldwide. As the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, we are the ideal partner for B2C growth companies, especially in the consumer goods, retail and service sectors that have the potential to achieve sustainable success through the use of TV advertising. Zalando is a great example to illustrate how companies can benefit from our media power to become market leaders or well-known brands within a ... 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 »
About Strategy& Strategy& is a global team of practical strategists committed to helping our clients to seize essential advantage. We do that by working alongside our clients to solve your toughest problems and helping them capture your greatest opportunities. These are complex and high-stakes undertakings —often game-changing transformations. We bring 100 years of strategy consulting experience and the unrivaled industry and functional capabilities of the PwC network to the task. We are ... More »
IEG – Investment Banking Group is one of the leading, global independent investment banking boutiques focused on Mergers & Acquisitions, Financing & Corporate Advisory for Internet, Technology & Services. Locally present in the key international growth regions and/or emerging markets, IEG – Investment Banking Group is a unique, influential and trusted partner for growth companies and larger, international corporates. Founded in 1999 and owned by its partners, IEG now employs more than 100 ... 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 80 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 just ... More »
Behold the $5 million startup competition With $5 million in cash prizes, including a top award of $1 million, one $600,000 award, six $500,000 awards and $400,000 in follow-on funding, 43North is helping entrepreneurs and startups from across the globe grow their businesses in Buffalo, NY. On top of cash, winners also receive free incubator space for a year, mentorship, marketing exposure and access to START-UP NY, a program that enables companies to operate tax-free in New York State ... 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 »
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 »
With nearly 12,000 employees in 20 countries, more than 600 digital and printed consumer media products, 174 million users of our digital services and platforms and 33,000 advertising customers Hubert Burda Media (Burda) is one of Germany’s largest media und tech companies. Burda is home to many of the leading platforms and brands in the DACH region such as Xing, jameda, HolidayCheck, Focus, Bunte or Instyle. And we constantly challenge ourselves to create new products - with the goal of ... More »