I was putting together a list, for a friend, Â of what talks from DLD (Digital-Life-Design) that I loved. DLD was on in Munich in mid-January and proceeds the World Economic Forum in Davos for many of the speakers. The caliber of the speakers is very high and the videos are well work checking out. These are four talks that I particularly enjoyed.
- What’s Up WhatsApp? (Jan Koum, David Rowan) Jan Koum talks about how big WhatsApp has gotten. Jan doesn’t do many interviews, so this one was particularly interesting for me.
- Common Themes Among Successful Data-Driven Startups (Max Levchin) Max, the former CTO of PayPal talks about data and how companies in the future will be doing things. A high paced talk with lots of interesting take aways. This was the first time I had seen Max talk and I wasn’t disappointed.
- Domesticating Apps (James Whittaker, David Kirkpatrick) His title at Microsoft is “Distinguished Technical Evangelist”, he has worked for Google in the past and wrote “How Google tests Software“. James talks about the future of apps and what is Microsoft’s vision for the future.
- More Is More: Mindset of Abundance (Claudia Gonzalez, Naveen Jain) Naveen is going for Â a moonshot literally. His talk is comes with a very interesting view on how we should treat the worlds resources.
The full listing of talks can be seen on the 2014 DLD video page. Let me know your favorites !