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Digitale Leute - Build Better Products.
Cologne - November 15 + 16, 2021
1000+ Attendees
40+ Speakers
35+ Sessions
2 Days

Germany’s leading conference at the intersection of Tech, UX & Product

We believe that software product people are the ones that create the future. Successful digital products are developed by teams at the intersection of tech, design & business. Digitale Leute Summit is the only networking- and professional education event for Software Engineers, Designers, Product- and Digital Managers that focuses on the cross-functional aspects of digital product development.

In two days, you learn from top-notch international speakers how to successfully build better digital products. Get 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.

The team of Digitale Leute is aware that we are still living and working in mid-pandemic COVID-19 times. Please read here for more information about our strategy and what we do to bring our Digitale Leute experience to you in a save and healthy way.

November 15th – Pre-Conference Day

  • 5 hands-on full-day Expert Workshops
  • Digital Executive Dinner (invite-only)
  • Official DL Summit Reception for all Summit ticket holders

November 16th – Conference Day

  • Palladium Cologne
  • 40+ top-notch international speakers
  • Interviews, Talks, Panels, Tech Demos, Masterclasses
  • 30+ exhibitors at DL Expo
  • Social Hours & Evening Drinks

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Day 1 – November 15th – Multiple Locations


10:00AM to 5:00PM @Startplatz, MediaPark

Our workshops are hands-on expert sessions with a high degree of interaction. We are planning 6-8 parallel running workshops, covering topics relevant for all digital professionals working in cross-functional teams, i.e. Design Sprints, Product Discovery or OKRs in Agile Development.

Digital Executive Dinner

6:30PM to 8:30PM @Restaurant, Carlswerke

We will host a networking event exclusively for selected CPOs, CTOs, CIOs and CDOs of large tech teams. The event is free of charge on an invite-only basis.

Official DL Summit Reception

7:00PM to 12:00PM Location: tbd

Digitale Leute wants to be the platform where people come together, learn from each other and discuss actual topics. Therefore we offer our attendees a networking area where you can chat, have a call and meet like-minded people.


Day 2 – November 16th – 10AM to 9PM @ Palladium

Talks & Interviews

In talks and interviews, international experts give insights of their everyday work in interdisciplinary teams. The audience will learn first hand about tools and tactics to build better digital products.


In 45 minutes long masterclasses, the participants have the chance to take a deeper dive into the speaker’s discipline and get answers to more complex challenges.

Tech Demos

The tool stack for people from product, software development and UX Design has grown exponentially. In a dedicated 45-minute Tech Demo Masterclass, you can show your target group how to efficiently use your software tool in their daily workflows.


In a dedicated and prominent area of the event location, companies can present their product, service or job possibilities at their own booth. Attendees can stroll through the area and discover new interesting companies or make an appointment in advance with our conference app.


Anne Tempelmeier

UX Designer at HubSpot.

Data-driven redesign of the HubSpot sign-up funnel

Nesrine Changuel

Product Manager Google Meet. Held product roles at Spotify & Skype.

PM for audio and video products at Microsoft, Spotify and Google

Thorsten Lünborg

Core team member at vue.js.

Product development at the open source frontend-framework vue.js

Jutta Horstmann

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer at eyeo.

The pleasures and pitfalls of scaling an industry disruptor

Laïla von Alvensleben

Head of Culture & Collaboration at Mural.

Benedikt Stemmildt

CIO at Blume2000.

How Blume2000 performs with good old HTML and macro services

Dr. Reiner Kraft

Founder at The Mindful Leader & former VP Engineering at Zalando.

Mind Management and Biohacking for Tech Leaders

Lucia Terrenghi

Director of UX at Google Travel.



Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our ticket options. Volunteers can get a free ticket in exchange for a few hours of work at our DL Summit. Contact us!

Palladium, Cologne

On day two, the Summit will take place in the historic mechanical engineering factory in Cologne's vibrant quarter Schanzenviertel. Our five stages are located in two halls. The main stage is located in the big hall usually used for international concerts. Our master classes will take place in the gallery in the main hall. The second hall houses stage two and three as well as the main exhibitors' area.

Schanzenstraße 36
51063 Cologne
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