• AKQA at NEXT Berlin 2012


    The founders of the international agency AKQA Ajaz Ahmed and James Hillton are not only charming, but also very inspiring. At NEXT Berlin 2012 they presented their formula for being successful in a world gone digital: ‘Velocity’.

  • Jens Garberding – How UI Design Can Help Managing Chaos


    Not long ago, our digital desktops looked like a simple digitisation of our analog desks. Today GUIs use a “metro-style design language”, which is universally understandable and stripped off unnecessary information, Jens Garberding explains in his talk at NEXT Berlin 2012.

  • Isaac Wolkerstorfer – All You Need Is Love


    The message Isaac Wolkerstorfer brings across in his talk at NEXT Berlin 2012 describes a future trend not only for programming, but for every kind of creative work: love driven development.

  • Philipp Moeser – Woogaʼs Declaration of Independence: Everything scales


    There are many approaches to developing software. One of them is the Agile concept, which Philipp Moeser, CTO at Wooga, explained at NEXT Berlin 2012. He also talked about the implications it has when implemented in a company.

  • Malte Ubl – Programming; Explained.


    For Malte Ubl, programming is a hobby for which you can even get paid. In his talk at NEXT Berlin 2012 he gave the audience a better understanding of why he considers programming that way and how you can get started yourself.

  • Xyologic – App Store Analytics


    Xyologic is a search engine for apps - going beyond the search on the Android Market or iTunes. Matthäus Krzykowski explains Xyologic's mission and why he employs mostly Eastern European staff.

  • OZON – Russia’s Largest Online Retailer


    OZON is Russia’s biggest online retailer - so its CEO Maelle Gavet is not just “Looking East”, but is already successfully running her business there. Knowing the Russian market very well, she gives us very intersting insights.

  • Resonate – Platform for Art and Technology


    Filip Visnjic is editor-in-chief of CAN, architect, teacher and organiser of the Resonate festival. He explains why Eastern Europe is the perfect place for this kind of festival.

  • LHBS – Bridging East and West


    The main business of the Austrian think tank LHBS is building a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. Stefan Erschwendner explains why and how the company tries to accomplish that.

  • How Men And Robots Will Cooperate


    Even though it is impossible to imagine industrial production without robots, the interaction of humans and factory robots has been quite difficult - at least up until now. At NEXT Berlin 2012 Elias Knubben und Alexander Hildebrandt presented the latest developments in robotics.

  • Morphing: The People’s Car Project


    Of course, knowing the desires and needs of your stakeholders is the basis for developing successful products and services. In China, Volkswagen therefore used an open innovation approach: ‘The People’s Car Project’.

  • Alexander Shapiro – Chinese Women Over 30: What makes them tick and click?


    China’s economy is not only one of the largest in the world, but also one of the fastest growing. At NEXT Berlin 2012 Alexander Shapiro explained why this development was accompanied by fundamental changes in terms of consumption and internet usage.

  • Will Sansom – People Power: From Social Marketing to Social Business


    Social Media has been used as a marketing tool for quite a while now, but maybe not the right way. At NEXT Berlin 2012 Will Sansom explained that many brands use social media like a broadcasting channel - which obviously does not exploit their full potential.

  • Soundcloud – Share Your Sound


    David Noël explains what Soundcloud's mission is: to “unmute the web”.

  • Amen!


    Felix Petersen introduces his Berlin startup Amen, an app allowing you to easily share your opinion with others.

  • Gidsy – A Marketplace For Things To Do


    Gidsy is a peer-to-peer marketplace for things to do. In this presentation co-founder and CEO Edial Dekker explains the idea behind.

  • Kate Hartman – On The Body


    Kate Hartman describes her work as “body-centric”: She explores how technology and wearable objects like jewelry or clothes can be combined allowing our bodies to communicate. In her keynote speech at NEXT Berlin, she presented several interesting projects on that topic.

  • Jeremy Abbett – Creation, Makers and Co.


    At NEXT Berlin 2012, Jeremy Abbett introduced the maker movement and his view on where our society should be heading for. Makers are a subculture that developed out of the Do-it-yourself culture and refers to creating anything from electronics or robotics to 3D prints yourself.

  • Kyle McDonald – Appropriating New Technologies


    When media artist Kyle McDonald first shared the face tracking software he developed, he didn’t know what would happen: A large community formed and explored the ways in which this tool could be used. In his keynote talk at NEXT Berlin 2012 he presented a variety of applications.

  • Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino – The Soft Power of Objects


    Interaction designer Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino explores the relationship between robots and humans. At NEXT Berlin 2012 she shared her keen observations about how the development of robots changed - and how they changed us.

  • Spotify – The Platform For Music


    Spotify is a platform for music that launched in March 2012 in Germany and is active in 13 countries worldwide. At NEXT Berlin 2012, the company’s evangelist Axel Bringéus presented Spotify’s plans for the future.

  • Airbnb – A Marketplace For Extraordinary Places To Stay


    Gunnar Froh is Country Manager Germany at Airbnb - a San Francisco based startup. In this presentation during the “International Startups in Berlin” session at NEXT Berlin 2012 he tells us the story of Airbnb.

  • Jason Whitmire – A VC’s Perspective on Berlin


    Being a Partner at Earlybird, Jason Whitmire gives us an insight on a VC's view on Berlin and its international startup scene.

  • Deepa Iyengar at NEXT Berlin 2012


    Bending spoons with the power of your mind? What reminds of Uri Geller, actually is a mind-controlled game Deepa Iyengar presented at NEXT Berlin 2012.