Tyrone Rubin thinks and learns

28 Feb 2010 – DLD Conference and online video

Posted in Computing, Internet, Technology by Tyrone Rubin on February 28, 2010

I love watching the lead tech guys talk, wether it be on a talk show like Charlie Rose or on google tech talks or at conferences. I find the lead tech guys talks everywhere, videos.google.com is obviously a great resource for me, especially due to there search criterier features. I love online video of educational content, espeicaly tech related but with regards to pretty much anything and everything. I have recently watched to great talks from the recent DLD conference. It was in Munich and this years dates 2010, 23rd – 25th Janurary. Here is a little about the conference from the website “DLD (Digital – Life – Design) is a three-day experience gathering 800 entrepreneurs, investors, philantropists, scientists, artists and creative minds from all over the world. With global diversity in attendees and an interdisciplinary perspective of digital, media, design, art, science, brands, consumers and society, the conference is known as the European forum for the “creative class“. ” Thats totally my interest right there, yeah baby! and a wonderful picture below.

mmmmm yummy.
Some of the speakers listed on their site

Speakers and guests of previous DLD conferences include James Murdoch, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, YouTube founder Chad Hurley and Google’s VP Marissa Mayer, LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman, Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell and BBDO CEO Andrew Robertson, Apax CEO Martin Halusa, biologists Craig Venter and Richard Dawkins, Designer Yves Behar and Ross Lovegrove, curators Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery) and Paola Antonelli (MoMA), Esther Dyson, John Brockman, “Black Swan” author Nassim Taleb and Noble Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, architects Lord Norman Foster and Rem Koolhaas, philantropist Abigail Disney, allstar Edwin Moses, film director Luc Besson, media entrepreneurs Martha Stewart and Arianna Huffington as well as senior writers Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and Matthew Bishop (Economist).Every year more than 80 digital entrepreneurs from Israel, India and China come to DLD.
As mentioned I have watched a couple videos which can be found here. I abosultely love these conferences and there are too many wonderful ones to mention but I will post a schedule this year of my favourite conferences coming up and obviously detail them as they occur. As for the videos, I have watched a couple already but today the two I have watched so far is this one below. Unfortunately WP does not allow the embedded code of the video to be inserted directly into the blog, which I would have loved so very much. So I am putting a picture that is linked to the video.
Titled: Link Value – DLD10
Some info on the video
About this panel
Social networking online has become ubiquitous in all our lives, and connecting online is valuable for all of us. The panelists from some of the world’s most successful social networking sites discuss the separation of personal and professional networking online, scaling internationally and where social networking is going.
About David Kirkpatrick
David Kirkpatrick, longtime senior editor for internet and technology at Fortune Magazine, has written for two decades about the computer and technology industries, as well as the impact of the Internet on business and society. His book, entitled “The Facebook Effect”
About Reid Hoffman
Reid was LinkedIn’s founding CEO for the first four years before moving to his role as Chairman and President, Products in February 2007. While CEO, Reid built the company to over 9 million members and profitability
About Marc Cenedella
Marc Cenedella is the founder and chief executive officer of TheLadders.com, the world’s leading online marketplace for $100K+ jobs and $100K+ job seekers.
About Nazar Yasin
Nazar is the CEO of Forticom, which is the world’s 3rd largest social networking company and the #1 social networking company in Eastern Europe / Russia / CIS. Forticom operates the world’s leading Russian social network (Odnoklassniki), the #1 Polish social network (Nasza-klasa), and the largest social networking brand in the Baltic states (ONE).
About Stefan Gross-Selbeck
Dr. Stefan Gross-Selbeck (42) has been CEO of XING AG since January 2009. In this position he is responsible for pursuing and broadening XING’s growth strategy through the opening up of additional new business fields, the ongoing enhancement of the services on offer to members and continued internationalization.

The interesting thing I will mention and if anyone knows more about this I would appreciate some feedback, but I will look more into it myself. Reid talks about patents, and that is something I have never thought of regarding the social media space. He mentions some of FB and LinkedIn’s patents that have solidificed certain business models going forward. I found this article regarding some patents in the social media space but it is definately something that opened up to me from this talk.

The next talk I watched and will end this post was a very interesting talk on perception. Here are some of the details.
About this panel
Al Seckel’s research focuses on perception. The fascinating thing about perception? It’s hard to change – even it you know you’re being fooled you can’t help it. Al took the audience through a tour de force of different examples how perception can be fooled – even if you actually know that what you’re seeing or hearing isn’t really there. Context is very important for the way we perceive information and making decisions.
About Al Seckel
Al Seckel, formerly of the California Institute of Technology, is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on visual and other types of sensory illusions. He has authored over 15 books on the subject.

I am certainly going to look more into Al Seckel and his work. His talk was extremely interesting and the demonstrations he does are wonderfully filmed so people watching the video can also experience the demonstrations he delivers.

The video is titled “Perception – DLD10

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