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Digitale Leute – Build Better Products

Cologne - November 7/8th, 2023
1000+ Attendees
50+ Speaker
30+ Sessions
2 Days

Germany’s leading conference at the intersection of Engineering, UX/Design & 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 Engineering, Product, UX/Design & Business. Digitale Leute Summit is the only cross-functional professional education and networking event focused on software product development.

In two days, Software Engineers, UX-Designers, Product- and Digital Managers learn how to develop better software products from international speakers. 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 7th – Pre-Conference Day

  • STARTPLATZ Cologne Mediapark
  • Hands-on full-day Expert Workshops
  • Speaker’s Dinner

November 8th – Conference Day

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

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Day 1 – November 7th


9:00AM to 5:00PM @STARTPLATZ, Mediapark Cologne

Our full-day workshops are hands-on expert sessions with a high level of interaction. We are planning four simultaneous workshops covering topics relevant to everyone working in cross-functional teams.

Speaker's Dinner

7:00PM to 22:00AM @Palladium, Cologne

We are hosting a networking event for our speakers and invite our partners exclusively to the evening.


Day 2 – November 8th – 9AM to midnight @Palladium, Cologne

Talks and Interviews

In talks and interviews, international experts give insights in their daily work in interdisciplinary teams. The audience will learn first-hand which tools and tactics can be used to develop better digital products.

Tech Demos

The tool stack for people from Product, Engineering and UX Design has grown exponentially. In a dedicated 40-minute Tech Demo, software product companies will show how to efficiently use their software tool in your daily workflows.

Job and Company Presentations

Our partners will present their company and job vacancies to you, our tech community at the dedicated Talent Stage.

DL Partner Lounge Area

In two designated areas, our partners will present products, services and/or job offers in their lounges to you. You can stroll through the areas and discover new exciting companies or make an appointment in advance via our conference app.

Social Hours & Evening Drinks

To wrap up a perfect day, we offer all attendees the chance to network and connect in a laid-back atmosphere over drinks and snacks after the official agenda.


Frank Harris

VP of Product, Platform at Slack. Held roles at Google, Etsy and InVision.

In Conversation: Mastering Enterprise SaaS Challenges more

Sara Kalinoski

Senior Product Design Manager at Delivery Hero. Held roles at Apple, Zalando and Contentful.

Collaborating with designers towards impactful outcomes more

Omayma Said

Senior Data Scientist (Machine Learning) at trivago.

Cloudy with a chance of AI: System Design Beyond Prototypes more

Roman Pichler

Product Management Expert, Coach and Book Author.

The Product Roadmap — A Curse or Blessing for Product People? more

Bernhard Spielmann

Executive Director, Product Development, Retail & Platform at Redcare Pharmacy.

How Redcare Pharmacy is continuously transforming the organization for its employees more

Dr. Alexander Borek

Director of Data Analytics at Zalando and former Global Head of Data, Analytics & AI at VW.

Data Masterclass Panel: Generative AI and the Evolving Role of Data Products more

Mohamed Salah

Senior Director of Product at Opera.

The Evolution of Product Delivery: Lessons from Mature Organisations more

Stephanie Leue

Chief Product Officer at Doodle. Held roles at Europace, Contentful and PayPal.

From Feature Factory to Product-Led Success more

Christian Zweckerl

Director/VP Online Product & Technology at Tchibo.

Engineering excellency more

Clemence W. Chee

VP Data and Analytics at Babbel and former Global Senior Director Data at HelloFresh SE.

Data Masterclass Panel: Generative AI and the Evolving Role of Data Products more

Tobias Freudenreich

Product Coach and Consultant. Former Director Product at XING.

Rethinking Product Leadership in Cross-Functional Environments more

Andreas Stryz

CTO and Co-Founder at FINN. Held roles at Picus Capital and Westwing.

Driving efficiency with NoCode & LowCode more

Johannes Mainusch

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

Engineering excellency more

Nacho Bassino

Product Leadership Coach at Product Direction. Former Director of Product Management at XING.

Empowering with Strong Strategies more

Robin Jose

Co-Founder and CTO at Taiwa. Held roles at wefox, Dell EMC and Cisco.

Data Masterclass Panel: Generative AI and the Evolving Role of Data Products more

Axel Altweger

CEO of Swimmondo.

Revolutionizing App Development: The Power and Potential of Low-Code Tools more

Büşra Coşkuner

Founder and Product Management Coach at Producteer. Held roles at Doodle and home24.

Aligning business goals and user outcomes with Impact Mapping more

Vidu Glöck

Senior iOS Developer and Consultant. Former iOS Lead Developer at XING and EyeEm.

Ship Mobile Apps Faster with Your Own Low-Code System more

Dominik Kress

Product Manager at Giant Swarm.

Product Journey Value Mapping: Paving the Way for Continuous Value Delivery more

Marcel Hecht

IT-Director at Swimmondo.

Revolutionizing App Development: The Power and Potential of Low-Code Tools more


Partnership Opportunities
For general questions please contact atheisen[at]digitale-leute.de.
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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