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Digitale Leute – Build Better Products

Cologne - November 13 + 14, 2024
1000+ Attendees
40+ Speakers
30+ Sessions
2 Days

Germany’s leading conference at the intersection of Product, Engineering and UX/Design

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 13 – Conference Day

  • Palladium Cologne
  • 40+ top-notch international speakers
  • Interviews, talks, panels, tech masterclasses and company demos
  • 20+ exhibitors
  • Official DL Summit party

November 14 – Post-Conference Day

  • STARTPLATZ Cologne
  • Interactive networking breaks
  • Hands-on full-day expert workshops

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Conference Day

Day 1 – November 13, 9 am to midnight @Palladium, Cologne

Talks, Interviews and Panels

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 Masterclasses

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.

Company Presentations

Our partners will present their company and job vacancies to you, our tech community. You will get special insights into their daily work and team.

DL Partner Area

Our partners will present their products, services and open job positions to you. You can stroll through the partner area and discover new exciting companies with the possibility to make an appointment in advance via our conference app.

Social Hours and 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.

Post-Conference Day

Day 2 – November 14, 9 am to 5 pm @STARTPLATZ Cologne


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


Matthew Skelton

Director at ConfluxHQ & Co-author at Team Topologies.

Manuel Pais

IT Organizational Consultant & Co-author at Team Topologies.

Jan Hegewald

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

Laura Müller

Head of UX/UI at Henkel.

Itamar Medeiros

VP Design Strategy, SAP SuccessFactors at SAP.

Matthias Patzak

Enterprise Strategist at Amazon Web Services.

Stephan Wimösterer

Advisor, Consultant and CPTO at Adevinta Spain.

Christina Lange

Team Lead Agile Masters at METRO.digital and OKR Coach at Pragmatic Change.

Ingo Schellhammer

CTO at Statista.

Tim Herbig

Product Management Coach.

Anita Schüttler

Head of Sustainability at neuland - Büro für Informatik GmbH.

David Pereira

CEO & CPO at omoqo.

Matthias Lau

CTO and Founder of Heureka Labs.

Timothy Krechel

Head of Digital Product Consulting at Qvest.

Benedikt Stemmildt

CTO at TalentFormation. Held roles at Blume2000 and Breuninger.



Super Early Bird

Ends April 09

Early Bird

Begins April 09

Normal Bird

Begins June 18

Final Bird

Begins October 29

Conference Ticket 499€

Gain valuable insights and learn more about tools, tactics and methods from our top-notch international speakers on each of our five stages and have access to all areas - enjoy the full conference experience on Wednesday.

Including - November 13, 2024 Access to all conference stages Full-day catering (meals + drinks) Access to the official DL Summit Party (free drinks + snacks) No access to the workshops on Nov 14, 2024
Expert Ticket 999€
The complete package

This ticket entitles you to participate in one of our full-day workshops on the post-conference day, and also provides you with full access to the official conference program.

Including - November 13 + 14, 2024 All features of the Workshop Ticket All features of the Conference Ticket
Workshop Ticket 699€
Full-day deep dive

This ticket entitles you to participate in one of our hands-on expert workshops with a high degree of interaction.

Including - November 14, 2024 Access to one full-day workshop Catering (light breakfast, lunch + drinks) No access to the conference on Nov 13, 2024
Team Package 5 for 4 - 1.996€
Bring your team

Bring your team and save money! With our team package, you get 5 conference tickets for the price of 4. You and your colleagues get access to all areas of the Digitale Leute Summit with all stages.

Including - November 13, 2024 Access to all stages at the conference Full-day catering (meals + drinks) Access to the official DL Summit Party (free drinks + snacks) No access to the workshops on Nov 14, 2024
Student/Startup Special Get your discount!

Are you a student or start-up team member and want to attend the Digitale Leute Summit in Cologne? Then apply for a student (99€) or startup (199€) Conference Ticket.

Partnership Opportunities
For general questions please contact atheisen[at]digitale-leute.de.
Press the button below for detailed information about partnership opportunities and prices.
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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


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