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Digitale Leute – Build Better Products

Cologne - November 15/16th, 2022
1000+ Attendees
50+ Speaker
50+ 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.

November 15th – Pre-Conference Day

  • 5 hands-on full-day Expert Workshops
  • Official DL Summit Reception for all Summit ticket holders

November 16th – Conference Day

  • Palladium Cologne
  • 50+ top-notch international speakers
  • Interviews, Talks, Panels, Tech Demos
  • 20+ exhibitors at DL Lounge Area
  • Social Hours & Evening Drinks

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Day 1 – November 15th – Multiple Locations


10:00AM to 5:00PM @STARTPLATZ, Mediapark Cologne

Our workshops are hands-on expert sessions with a high degree of interaction. We are planning 5 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.

Official DL Summit Reception

7:00PM to 00:00AM @Palladium, Cologne

On the evening before our conference, we invite all ticket holders to our reception at Palladium in Cologne’s vibrant quarter Schanzenviertel. There will be music, food and drinks to network and dance all night long.


Day 2 – November 16th – 10AM to 10PM @ 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 our 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.

Job and Company Presentations

This year we have added a brand new stage for you at our DL Summit: the Talent Stage. Well-known tech companies will showcase themselves and their benefits with case studies and even offer you potential jobs in the areas of Product, Software Development and UX/Design.


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.


Christina Lange

Domain Owner Product Coaching at METRO.digital.

Corporate eats product? more

Stuart Wainstock

Senior Manager Global E-Commerce User Interface at PUMA.

Change Management at PUMA, through the eyes of a designer more

Tamer El-Hawari

CPO at Project A Ventures and former Product Manager at Rocket Internet.

Product Map Framework – The Elements of Product Management more

Annette Hamann

CIO at Beiersdorf.

Smash IT — 6 management wishes more

Timo Sturm

Senior Product Manager at HubSpot and former VP Product at Jodel.

Why Up or Out is not the answer to Careers in Product Management more

Dr. Ruth Janning

Head of Data Science at OBI next and former Director of Engineering at real.digital.

How to marry Data Science and Product more

Jan Hegewald

VP Engineering at SumUp. Held roles at Idealo and Zalando.

Scaling Tech Teams more

Katrin Pereslavskaya

Senior UX Researcher at QUDOSOFT GmbH (KLiNGEL Group).

How to build a UX research department from scratch & survive more

Johannes Mainusch

CTO at kommitment and former VP at XING. Held CTO roles at Otto GmbH and Deutsche Post.

Smash IT — 6 management wishes more

David Behlich

Head of Product at OTTO. Held roles at SAP and Arvato Systems.

How to establish & protect a product bubble inside your company more

Oliver Wahner

Senior Solutions Consultant at Amplitude.

Deep dive into product insights with a Digital Analytics Platform more

Itamar Gilad

Product Management Coach. Held roles at Google and Microsoft.

High-Impact Product Management Using Evidence more

Karolin Wisch

CPO at Flaconi and former Head of App Product Management and User Experience at Otto.de.

What my Leadership Journey as UX & Product Leader has taught me so far more

Martin Eriksson

Product Partner at EQT Ventures. Held roles at The Financial Times, Monster and Cazoo.

How to Make Better Decisions, Faster more

Gergana Angelova

UX Designer at MyHammer.

Level Up Your Product Discovery With Opportunity Solution Trees more

Jens Echterling

Chief Talent Product Officer at HeyJobs. Held roles at Greator and Focus Online.

Career start in PM — Challenges and expectations for young professional more

Alexander Hüsing

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief at deutsche-startups.de.

Live Recording DS Insider Podcast more

Tim Niemeier

Founder at ROQ Technology and former CTO at Rocket Internet.

How to build a scalable web application in weeks, not months more

Arne Kittler

CPO at facelift and former VP Product at XING.

Conversation: The Decision Stack in Practice more

Sven Schmidt

CMO at Maschinensucher and OMR Podcast Legend.

Live Recording DS Insider Podcast more


Partnership Opportunities
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Palladium, Cologne

In 2024, we will again welcome you to the Palladium in Cologne for the 7th Digitale Leute Summit. Located in Cologne’s upcoming tech hub, „Schanzenviertel“, this iconic industrial building will invite you to enjoy a unique and vibrant DL Summit atmosphere — On roundabout 3.500 m², you can immerse yourself in our stages, including our Conference Stages and the Tech Demo Stage in the gallery. Additionally, we will integrate a Talent Stage where you can meet our official partners and learn about their job vacancies. Do you want to make contact with interesting companies and your potential future employers at the conference? No problem! Visit our partner booths in the Lounge Area and enjoy friendly conversations with fellow attendees.

Schanzenstraße 36