Build better digital products.

Learn from Europe's greatest minds at the intersection of tech, design and business.

Cologne, November 27th & 28th 2019 Get your Ticket
1000+ Attendees
40+ Top Speakers
25+ Sessions
2 Days

About the Conference

The second edition of our Digitale Leute Summit is a two-day event for digital professionals in tech, design and product. On the first day we offer a range of full-day workshops with experienced coaches. These workshops give you a unique and hands-on opportunity to learn from industry leading experts.

On the second day our conference with up to 1.000 attendees and over 30 speakers will take place on three stages at a thrilling location in Cologne, Germany. Our on-stage interviews, panels, fireside-chats and case studies provide deep insights into the tools, tactics and methods of professionals developing digital products in large scale environments. Learn how these individuals and organizations find unique solutions to their digital challenges and get pragmatic advice for your daily work. Browse last years experience: programpictures, videos, speakers.

Spend time networking with inspiring thinkers and doers during our evening event & party. Like last year, we top off the conference with interactive art installations, an electronic live music performance, streetfood and drinks powered by ART@TECH.

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Confirmed Speakers

Colleen Graneto

Product Leader at Airbnb. Teaches Product Management, Scrum and Agile at General more

Frank Bach

Lead Product Designer Headspace. Worked as Senior Visual & Interaction Designer at more

Khushboo Jha

Product Lead Amazon Alexa. Teaches as featured speaker at Product more

Scott Weiss

VP Product Design Babbel. Held design roles at SwiftKey, Microsoft & more

Jochen Jaser

CIO at HRS. Held leadership roles at Matrix42, Avira and Bearing Pointread more

Sade Snowden-Akintunde

Data scientist at Codecademy. Worked on personalization at more

Philip Baumann

Chief Product Officer at Ecosia. Led Product Management Mobile at DaWanda. read more

Benoit Terpereau

VP Product at Deezer. Worked as Product Director at Enablon and CTO at more

Stephanie Kaiser

Founder Heartbeat Labs & council to the federal government. Led product management at more

Marc Abraham

Product Ownership Practice Lead at He is a Global Product Tank Coordinator at Mind the more

Robert Weller

Head of People Analytics more

Ole Bossdorf

Head of Business Intelligence at Project A. read more

Fritz Gerhard

VP Prototypes & Product more

Brittni Bowering

Head of Brand AJ&Smart. Design Sprint Expert and Training more

Fabian Dill

CEO and Head of Data Science at Die more

Dat Tran

Head of AI at Axel Springer AI. Held Data Scientist roles at Idealo, Pivotal and more

Markus Kuchnia

Managing Director Digital Products more

Philipp Panizza

Team Lead Digital Products at more

Tim Herbig

Product Lead at Iridion. Trainer and Book more

Niels Anhalt

Unit Director at Nexum. Held roles at Pironet and Pixelpark.

Stefan Tilkov

Co-founder and principal consultant at more

Mateo Vondey

Head of Customer Experience Auxmoney. Held UX-Roles at QVC and more

Ann-Lee Chou

User Experience Researcher at Eyeo. Held roles at Google and Doubleclick.

Justas Petronis

Product Manager at Trafi. Worked as Project Manager at Adform.

Sebastian Wolf

Product Owner ticket & mobility apps at Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG).

Stefanie Grewening

Software Developer at ThoughtWorks.

Michael Fait

Lead Developer for Smart Ecosystems at ThoughtWorks.

Sandra Griffel

Experience Design Director at Denkwerk.

Robert Jänisch

Founder and CEO at IOX Lab.

Fiona Coath

Senior Consultant Developer at Thoughtworks.

Adam Janes

Data Visualisation Engineer and Co-Founder at more

Sebastian Deutsch

Founder and CTO at 9elements.

Gero Duppel

Managing Director and CTO at more

Ayk Odabasyan

CEO at Appmatics. Worked as Product Manager at more

Jonas Spengler

Co-founder and CTO at Komootread more

Oliver Pitsch

Head of UX and QA at Trusted Shops. Co-founded more

Michael Wegener

CEO at Talentformation. Former Head of Product Management at Otto Group.

Sven Christian Andrä

Chief Digital Officer at Klingel Gruppe.

André Christ

CEO at LeanIX.


Stage 1
Main Hall
Stage 2
Side Hall
Stage 3
Side Hall
Break Out Stage 1
Break Out Stage 1
Stage 1
Main Hall
Stage 2
Side Hall
Stage 3
Side Hall
Break Out Stage 1
Break Out Stage 1

Introduction to DL Summit 2019

Stefan Vosskötter, Founder Digitale Leute



by Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne


Coffee Break




Coffee Break



Ann-Lee Chou, User Experience Researcher Eyeo


Niels Anhalt
Unit Director Nexum


Wrap up by Digitale Leute Team & Dinner


Evening Event powered by ART@TECH

We close the day with digital art, streetfood, drinks and live music at our product garden in the main hall.

Topics 2019

Designing Products is not just about UX anymore.
How do you enable your teams to create great products?
Sustainability in Tech
How tech can have a positive impact on our world.
AI &
Data Science
Insights into successful data driven product and growth strategies.
How to develop large scale E-Commerce platforms.
Remote Work
Work independently from time and location without friction.
Managing Yourself
How to manage frustrations and how to stay productive.
Fintech Products
How to design and develop fintech products.

Our Pre-Conference Workshops

Beyond Agile – Build Better Products at Airbnb with Colleen Graneto

This workshop will go beyond traditional agile practices and cover techniques for generating ideas, prioritizing opportunities, validating product-market fit, developing product strategy, and identifying product metrics to measure success.

Product Discovery Essentials with Jan Milz & Nikkel Blaase

Learn how to turn a fuzzy vision into a successful product. Product Discovery is an innovation technique that helps organisations to continuously improve existing products in new meaningful ways or to create completely new products that provide significant new customer value.

Domain Driven Design with Aminata Sidibe & Oliver Tigges

Cross-Team Empathy: How we develop a common understanding of our product with Domain-driven Design, Event Storming and Domain Storytelling.

OKRs in Agile Product Development with Sonja Mewes & Tim Herbig

Building products by using agile principles is an effective way to grow a business. Learn what effective OKRs are made of and how to use them for setting your team up for working on outcomes instead of features.

Product Management at Amazon Alexa with Khushboo Jha

The Product Owner workshop shares an approach that allows product managers to think like startups CEOs and own end-to-end of their product. This, of course, means starting from the customer and working backwards.

Design Sprints on Steroids with Niels Anhalt

User experience, service design and design thinking communities have given us a lot of help to solve problems with the user and the business in mind. But how can we combine the right methods and bring them together in a format that fits the busy business schedule of product development teams?

Rapid Prototyping with Robert Jänisch

Robert will provide a step by step explanation on how to start IoT projects that both include stakeholders and provide visible results to demonstrate the value of your vision.

Bridging the Gap – Using Design Thinking and Agile to Build Better Products

In this workshop you will learn how to incorporate Enterprise Design Thinking methods into your everyday project flow and apply a range of practical tools and principles that will make your team's work easier.

AI Envisioning: How to find and describe valuable AI solutions to improve your business!

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn an agile methodology that helps you develop AI-based use cases and set up an entire portfolio of such use cases.

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Schanzenstraße 40
51063 Köln – Germany



The Summit will take place in the historic mechanical engineering factory in Cologne’s vibrant quarter Schanzenviertel.




Schanzenstraße 40, 51063 Köln

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