More than 300 guests joined DLD founder Steffi Czerny, DLD Chairman Yossi Vardi, and Burda CEO Martin Weiss at the Burda DLD Nightcap, in Davos on January 17 where the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place.
„You have to trust in yourself, go your own way and follow your own personal goals. But when you really want to go beyond what you think is possible, then you need people around you, who will encourage you to do this.” Steffi Czerny touched the hearts of the DLD community with these last reflections on Saturday afternoon as she brought Burda´s innovation conference DLD Munich 23 to a close. The DLD-Managing Director said goodbye with the words: „It is essential that you are part of a community!” And DLD really is a community – one that lives and grows thanks to its unique DLD spirit, really bringing everyone who experiences it together.
Innovation conference covers a wide range of topics
Over three days and on three stages, Steffi Czerny and her team brought a multitude of topics to this most modern of locations – the “House of Communication.” The topics covered by the global interdisciplinary experts were characteristically diverse. Artificial Intelligence (AI) was clearly the main topic of the conference.
In the panel on the future of the media industry, Burda CEO Martin Weiss predicts the following on how AI will affect journalism: “AI will not kill off journalism. It is a tremendous opportunity to enhance journalism and we need to delve into it. For me, that’s a great perspective for 2023.”
Musixmatch founder Max Ciociola, Ole Obermann, Global Head of Music at TikTok and Bytedance, and music producer and ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus were amongst those who tackled the question: will AI one day be able to write better music than humans do? The consensus being that the lines between what humans can create and what AI can create will become increasingly blurred.
Live Podcast Session and the Aenne Burda Award Presentation
Scott Galloway, marketing professor at NYU Stern School of Business, and tech journalist Kara Swisher created a special highlight on the first day of DLD Munich 23: The two came together on stage for a live session of their podcast "Pivot". Topics included EU regulations in the technology sector and the future of OpenAI in Microsoft products.
A final conference highlight and an emotional one was the traditional presentation of the Aenne Burda Award. This annual award, in memory of the late Aenne Burda, honours women who have made a significant impact to society with their outstanding entrepreneurial and creative achievements. This year, the award went to the Turkish social entrepreneur Ebru Baybara Demir: The chef stands out in more ways than one. Not only does she have exceptional culinary skills, but she is also the driving force behind significant social and sustainability projects. She was visibly touched by this recognition – and the audience in turn with her moving acceptance speech.
Impressions of these and further DLD Munich 23 highlights can be viewed in the picture gallery. You can download more pictures on from our Flickr Account.
The Highights of Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and selected panels can be viewed on the Youtube Channel