MUNICH, Germany, January 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
High-profile founders, managers and investors look to the future
Main topics: social, commerce, data, mobile and emerging markets in Israel, Russia and Turkey
Founders like Jack Dorsey (Twitter), CEOs like Rupert Stadler (Audi), Christoph Franz (Lufthansa) and John Danahoe (Ebay) as well as investors like Yuri Milner (Founder, DST) and Jim Breyer (Accel/ Board of Directors, Facebook) are once again making the international digital DLD conference in Munich a hub of entrepreneurial ideas and visions (22 to 24 January). Three days before the World Economic Forum in Davos (WEF), leading representatives from international companies are starting to shape the agenda for what will be, from an economic perspective, a challenging year in 2012.
To this end, DLD is assembling lateral thinkers from a broad array of economic sectors in Munich and will specifically highlight upcoming developments in the digital world. The largest technology stock market launch of the decade will also be a topic: Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandberg, will talk about the social impact of social media and and numerous CEOs will outline how the sales approach and business model are changing as a result of digital media and data. In addition, DLD will shine a spotlight in 2012 on emerging markets: Digital entrepreneurs from Israel, Russia and Turkey will present their projects. In addition, the Turkish Minister for EU affairs, Egemen Bagis, will speak about his government's plans.
Additional speakers at DLD include: Nikesh Arora (Chief Business Officer Google), Barbara Kux (Chief Sustainability Officer, Siemens), Hiroshi Mikitani (CEO, Rakuten), René Obermann (CEO, Deutsche Telekom) Sean Parker (Founder, Napster, Founding President, Facebook), René Schuster (CEO, Téléfonica Germany), Arkady Volozh (Yandex) and Niklas Zennström (Founder, Skype).
Additional information regarding the conference can be found at http://www.dld-conference.com
DLD is a Burda Digital company, one of the leading European Internet companies related to a media group. The group with managed revenues of Euro 1.2 billion contains the companies Tomorrow Focus AG, Burda Consumer Tech Group, Burda Direkt Services and Xing AG as well as a venture business with holdings in, among others, Zooplus, Glam Inc. and Ubermedia.
Michael A. Pries
Hubert Burda Media
SOURCE Hubert Burda Media