Steffi Czerny is managing director of DLD Media and co-founder of DLD Conference as well as its global spin-offs DLDwomen Conference, DLD Tel Aviv Festival, DLDmoscow, and DLDcities. Joining the Burda Group in 1995, Steffi has held several executive positions in new media activities. Her background is in political sciences and communications. Steffi has followed developments in the digital world for over 20 years and focuses on developing branding and communication initiatives. In 2010, Steffi was identified as one of Germany’s 25 most influential business women by Financial Times Germany for her success in bringing the international digital elite together at DLD.