• Collective Sensing


    As Foursquare adds more than 30,000 users per day and is close to pass the 10-Million users, we can safely say that location-based applications have crossed the chasm and have gone mainstream. It was a matter of time: mobile networks now can deliver (mostly) reliable data communication; the smart phone…

    By Euro Beinat

  • Data Love and Data Hatred


    We live in the age of data. Everything – from our biological code to our economic identity to the technology of our social relations – has been reduced to data. We have become transformed into data in the way it was once thought that we were playthings of the gods,…

    By Andrew Keen

  • Reviewing NEXT11. A Summary.


    We’re proud that NEXT11 has been a great success. Lots has been said, commented, written, posted and tweeted. We’ve gathered a few thoughts of everyone on basically everything for you in this post. Visual fans can check out our event pictures and our first videos at

    By Anja Waltemate

  • First NEXT11 Videos Are Online


    You missed engaging NEXT11 talks? You’d like to check out your favourite keynotes again? You’d like to learn how to become a world champion? Great! Our first videos are now online. We will present you with all videos of our main programme tracks at our video platform  …

    By Anja Waltemate

  • NEXT11 is History – a Big Thank You!


    We’re done. The show is over, and my small core team and me had an awesome time last night at our after-show party in a small karaoke bar which also happens to be an indonesian bistro. That was a super exclusive event, just the six of us. Sorry to everyone…

    By Martin Recke

  • Getting Ready for NEXT11


    We’re excited! To meet you! In just two days, on May 17 & 18, we will welcome you to NEXT11 at STATION-Berlin, Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, 10963 Berlin. More than 1400 participants are already confirmed. Tickets You don’t have your ticket yet? Don’t worry, there are still…

    By Martin Recke

  • All we had was Data and Creativity


    It’s one of the worst kept secrets of the advertising industry that we are in the middle of a massive paradigm shift. This paradigm shift is not only a result of changed behaviour in media reception, but also a direct result of new opportunities the internet has to offer. On…

    By Nico Lumma

  • NEXT Meetup reloaded – feat. Sharon Phillips and DJane BRIXX


    NEXT11 is just one week away, and we’re really excited about it. I’m especially looking forward to the NEXT Meetup on Tuesday, May 17. Today we are thrilled to announce that, courtesy of our sponsor Woizzer, the live act of the night will be Sharon Phillips. The…

    By Martin Recke

  • FOCUS Online joins NEXT11 as Media Partner


    We are delighted to introduce another Media Partner for NEXT11: Welcome FOCUS Online, one of Germany’s most popular online news platforms! In the following days, FOCUS Online’s digital section will host „NEXT Word!“, a special editorial series featuring essays by prominent, keen thinkers attending the NEXT Conference.

    By Christoph Salzig

  • Jury Named 12 Finalists for NEXT Elevator Pitch


    It’s done! The final 12 start-ups are up. The jury of the start-up competition has identified the finalists for the NEXT Elevator Pitch. And here they are: egoArchive Gerald Bäck’s start-up becomes a personal memory for users. egoArchive saves every website that a user…

    By Anja Waltemate

  • Stefan Glaenzer and Mike Butcher Join Jury for NEXT Elevator


    The jury for the NEXT Elevator Pitch – the large start-up competition for the NEXT Conference – has been finalised. After the community has selected the top 30 start-ups from all submitted applications, by voting at, the final choice now rests with the jury. Mike Butcher, the European…

    By Anja Waltemate

  • Online-Stammtisch Deutschland joins NEXT11 as Event Partner


    We are happy to introduce the “Online-Stammtisch Deutschland“ to you as a new event partner of the NEXT Conference. The digital media “NETwork“ hosts the “OSB 3.0 powered by myTaxi“ on May 16, an evening before NEXT11 begins. The network location will be the trendy Play Berlin…

    By Djure Meinen

  • 12 Best Start-ups to be Nominated for NEXT Elevator Pitch


    Applying is done, voting is done, now it’s time to get excited! Out of the 30 start-ups most voted-for by the NEXT Community, the jury will now select the lucky 12 finalists to present on the NEXT stage on May 17. The finalists will be officially announced in…

    By Anja Waltemate

  • Our best man: Introducing Coach Ole Tillmann


    Each and everyone of our speakers is unique and has unique ideas. Presenting at NEXT is a special experience. That’s why we offer our speakers a special opportunity: To be trained by a speaking coach before the conference. It’s a great chance to receive personal and professional feedback on any…

    By Anja Waltemate

  • Don’t know where to stay for NEXT11? has a discount for you!


    In just 26 days NEXT11 kicks off in Berlin. So this might be the right time for you to book your bed for these exciting days in the merry month of May. Tired of hotels? In this case you want to give a try. They offer the best…

    By Martin Recke

  • Vote Now for the Best Start-ups to Pitch on the NEXT Stage!


    They are young, fresh & exciting! A bunch of start-ups has been applying for the big show at our NEXT Elevator in Berlin. We’ve already received more than 40 proposals. Now it’s time for you to vote for the best Start-ups that should be put in front of…

    By Martin Recke

  • NEXT Elevator reloaded: Now open for more cool Start-ups!


    Once upon a time, we launched the NEXT Elevator Pitch for cool start-ups. The first bunch of founders already applied, and the community started voting and choosing the lucky start-ups who’ll be presenting at NEXT. But we’ve learned from the feedback we received that the criteria we…

    By Martin Recke

  • First Programme Draft for NEXT11 is Safe & Sound


    It took great minds, lots of hands and streams of data: The milestones of the NEXT Conference programme are set! In one International Track and six vertical theme tracks, titled Commerce, Media, Mobile, Social, Branding, and Technology, numerous prominent speakers will present their ideas, opinions and concepts on our…

    By Anja Waltemate

  • Scale the Job Ladder and become NEXT Young Professional!


    Want to reach the next step of your job ladder? Then get your NEXT Young Professional ticket today and leave the other newcomers behind. The NEXT Conference offers a Young Professional ticket for all young and ambitious minds in the digital industry. A limited amound of tickets is available…

    By Sabine Teufel

  • The Next Web joins NEXT11 as Media Partner


    We are looking forward to welcome our friends of The Next Web from Amsterdam in Berlin. Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten will be speaker, moderator and member of the NEXT Elevator jury at NEXT11. Journalist & New Media Entrepreneur Hermione Way will be the icing on our cake. Besides…

    By Line Andermark

  • Spread the word and save your money!


    Thanks to our partner active value we can offer you a great deal: Just tell your timeline that you will attend the NEXT11 and you will save 20 per cent at the ticket shop! You can choose between informing your Twitter followers or your Facebook friends. See…

    By Tim Koch

  • Rolf Schmidt-Holtz becomes Chairman of NEXT Conference


    Rolf Schmidt-Holtz is this year’s chairman of the NEXT Conference. Thereby, one of the well-known representatives of the traditional media world is now chairing the most important European conference of the digital economy. He will be co-chairing the conference together with Matthias Schrader, CEO of SinnerSchrader and founder of…

    By Anja Waltemate

  • Contagious Magazine joins NEXT11 as Media Partner


    A new media partner is putting a smile upon our faces: Fabulous Contagious Magazine from UK! . Writer and Consultant, Will Sansom, presents Contagious insights at the social track at NEXT11. Contagious focuses on future-facing marketing ideas and emerging technologies across a diverse range…

    By Line Andermark

  • Receive a friendship bonus on NEXT11 ticket sales


    Every one wants to be your best friend after this: You can keep ticket costs for your friends lower than regular and also earn money for activating them. How does it work? – You buy/or already have your NEXT11 ticket. In your buying acknowledgement you can find a friend promotion…

    By Sabine Teufel