Find out who’s scheduled to appear onstage at DLD 2019 from January 19-21 in Munich by visiting our event page. Below is an overview of select topics and speakers. In addition, you’ll find interviews with several speakers on our News page.
The year in tech
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, will hold this year’s keynote speech on January 20.
IoT and infrastructure
Africa’s hidden potential
While Asia is booming and getting much attention, the world’s second-largest continent holds great promise for the future as well. Speakers include Juliana Rotich, Ludwig Bayern, Okendo Lewis-Gayle, Eghosa Omoigui and Fatoumata Ba.
Blockchain and the value of data
Who’s in control of today’s biggest digital treasure? Can blockchain and related technologies break the power of platforms? Speakers include Joe Lubin, Don Tapscott, Sandy Pentland, Juan Benet and Jutta Steiner
One planet, many challenges – from feeding 8 billion people to plastic waste in the oceans. But also many new solutions. Speakers include Marcella Hansch, Brian Spears, Hila Cohen, Zack Denfeld, and Bill Gross.
Europe, lost in digitalization?
Hackers can break into smart homes, ruin companies, even hijack elections. What should defenders do to keep attackers out of their systems? Speakers include: Wolfgang Ischinger, Udo Helmbrecht, Abe Chen, and Oren Falkovitz.
Democracy in the age of digital
So many channels, so much noise and hostility. How do we return to a civil discourse? And have multinational corporations become too powerful? Speakers include Andrew Keen, Scott Galloway, Ian Goldin, and Parag Khanna.
Dancer Sergei Polunin, painter Katharina Grosse and director Alvaro Delgado Aparicio are among the artists this year who will illustrate how culture can be inspired by technology and how much richer our world is thanks to arts.
Innovation: Rachel Botsman Why Innovation Depends On “Leaps of Trust”