This series features trailblazers within the world of digital design and digital learning. Hailing from different regions of the world, this innovative group of individuals have laid the foundation for the tech industry. DLD Dialogues was produced at the DLD2012 Conference in Munich, Germany, and was an opportunity to sit down with leading minds, investors and business practitioners for meaningful conversations about their impact and careers. The opinions and insight gleaned from these discussions continue to reflect current and future trends in world markets.
Matthew Bishop is the US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist. Mr. Bishop was previously the magazine’s London-based Business Editor. He co-founded and advises the #givingtuesday campaign and the Social Progress Index. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business.
Mr. Bishop is the author of several books. Most notably, Philanthrocapitalism, on the new movement that brings together the business and social sectors to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Dr. Nathan Wolfe is one of the most prominent 'virus hunters’ known today; the Indiana Jones of the virology world as many would say. Wolfe’s expertise is global pandemics and specifically viruses that originate and transmit from animals to humans. He discusses his knowledge and theories surrounding society’s readiness for viruses like COVID-19. Read more.Watch Now
Pavel Durov is often recognized as Russia’s Zuckerberg for founding social platform, Vkontakte by the age of 22. He is also the founder and majority owner of messaging app Telegram Messenger, a free service which has more than 300 million users worldwide. Read more.Watch Now
Martin Varsavsky is a serial entrepreneur, professor and investor who has founded 8 companies in the United States and Europe in the last 30 years. Varsavsky has a passion for building sustainable ventures in the medical and technology industries. Read more.Watch Now
Peter H. Diamandis is the founder of XPRIZE Foundation which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the executive founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution. Read more.Watch Now
Chris Prescott has a long history of building consumer tech products and businesses, winning awards like Amazon's Global Startup Challenge. He has co-founded the e-commerce platform, Fantasy Shopper and TBH, a messaging app, and is the Head of Product for Mixcloud. Read more.Watch Now
Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, clinical psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist who is the founder of The Soor Center for Professional Therapy and Assessment, Kuwait’s leading professional source of a broad range of psychological services. Read more.Watch Now
Bill Gross’s investing career spans more than four decades. Over that time, he created the first investable market for fixed income accessible to all investors, co-founded and led one of the largest and most successful investment firms, provided highly anticipated monthly market commentary and became one of the most charitable benefactors of those in need. Read more.Watch Now
Errol Damelin is a South African-born, Israeli entrepreneur and early-stage technology investor. He co-founded Wonga, an internet payday loan company. Damelin is also of one of the world's leading providers of hosted supply chain collaboration solutions through his company, Supply Chain Connect Ltd.Watch Now
He became FIDE Master at the age of 9, an International Master at 13, and earned his Grandmaster title by the age of 15. That achievement set Ramirez as the first Centro-American to earn the elite title and, at the time, the second youngest grandmaster. Read more.Watch Now
Matt Michelson co-founded multiple companies and currently advises 8VC, Palantir Technologies & Gunnar Optiks. He is also the founder of Gothams which acts as a force multiplier and strategist for clients in the aerospace and defense sector. Read more.Watch Now
Lucian is Founding Ambassador of Civana, a platform cooperative dedicated to optimizing the flow of resources necessary to ensure a thriving global civilization for all. Civana focuses on creating products and programs for movements, communities, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. Read more.Watch Now
Jesse Draper founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of Emmy nominated television series, The Valley Girl Show. Draper is a 4th generation venture capitalist focused on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology. Read more.Watch Now
Slava Rubin is Co-founder of humbition, and founded Indiegogo, a company dedicated to empowering people from all over the world to make their ideas a reality. Before Indiegogo, Slava was a strategy consultant working on behalf of clients such as MasterCard, Goldman Sachs and FedEx. Read more.Watch Now
Assisting over 200 companies with going public at NASDAQ OMX, Google, Facebook & Dunkin Donuts, Bruce Aust has been key in bringing the most cutting-edge brands to the NASDAQ OMX market.