Burda welcomes Microsoft-CEO Satya Nadella to DLD in Munich


With Burda’s thirteenth DLD (Digital, Life, Design) conference in Munich only a few days away (January 15th – 17th), one of the most influential leaders of the tech industry has confirmed his attendance: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, will be appearing on the DLD stage on Monday (16 January). In a fireside chat on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Nadella will outline how responsive and responsible leadership in the era of Artificial intelligence is becoming an increasingly important issue. He will also point out the opportunities and dramatic changes that can be achieved through humans and machines working together. Besides Nadella, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith will also be speaking at Europe’s leading innovation conference.

Donald Trump's US election win has shaken global markets leaving Silicon Valley reeling. On the first day of DLD17, Megan Murphy (Bloomberg Businessweek), Hilary Rosen (SKDKnickerbocker) and Tammy Haddad (Haddad Media) will therefore discuss Trump’s relationship with Silicon Valley and how to cope with a new reality. The panel will be moderated by Recode’s Kara Swisher.

Overall, there are about 70 curated panels at DLD17 awaiting more than 1,000 participants. One of the conference highlights on day two: The meet-up of two giants in the publishing sector with Mathias Doepfner (Axel Springer) and Paul-Bernhard Kallen (Burda) discussing the future of the publishing industry. On stage at the same day: Dan Rose, Vice President of Partnerships at Facebook, with Jeff Jarvis, visionary and journalism professor at City University of New York, with a session on “Platforms and (Fake) News”.

DLD17 also welcomes high-level politicians such as EU commissioner Guenther Oettinger and Chief Technology Officer of France Henri Verdier.

A full program of DLD17 will be available shortly via the DLD website on dld.co.

DLD17 Event Dates

Venue: Alte Bayerische Staatsbank, Prannerstraße 2, 80333 Munich

Sunday, 15 January 2017: 9.20 – 18.30
Monday, 16 January 2017: 8.30 – 19.30
Tuesday, 17 January 2017: 9.00 – 12.00

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