Kim Kardashian, Scott Galloway and Carsten Koerl to speak at OMR24 in Hamburg
Pop culture icon, entrepreneur & marketing prof, sports tech billionaire—the next three headliners to speak at OMR24 drop today
The OMR Festival returns to the Hamburg Exhibition Center this May 7 & 8. As always, we are committed to putting on a show for Festival goers with a wide range of experts and influential players in the digital and marketing spaces, as well as prominent figures from pop culture and politics—all with the goal of giving attendees insights, inspiration and a bit of entertainment. Today, we're dropping the next trio of top speakers.
As we slowly, but surely begin to train our sights on the Festival in May, we've had a few speaker drops of influential figures confirmed to take part in OMR24. These include tech journalist Kara Swisher and author of The 4-Hour Workweek Tim Ferriss, legendary music producer Rick Rubin and influencer Mrs. Bella and our first music acts drop with Tokio Hotel and Ski Aggu. You'll find a complete list of confirmed speakers here.
In recent years, not only has the OMR Festival typically been sold out shortly before the event, but also the accommodation options in Hamburg have been in short supply. To wit: if you want to be sure you don't miss out on OMR24, get your ticket now and start looking for accommodation today.
Pop culture icon and billion-dollar entrepreneur
Entrepreneur, business mogul, actor and producer Kim Kardashian first burst onto the scene in 2007 after the premiere of her hit E! Entertainment reality series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” which ended in 2021 after twenty seasons. Kardashian and her family signed a new multi-year deal with HULU to create “The Kardashians”, which began airing in early 2022 and is now in its fifth season. In 2023, Kim starred in “American Horror Story” season 12 alongside Emma Roberts and announced two upcoming projects—as producer and star of a legal drama series created by Ryan Murphy and as producer and actor in the comedy film, “The Fifth Wheel”, which was sold to Netflix.
Kardashian is the founder of SKIMS, the solutions-oriented underwear, loungewear and shapewear brand, which launched in 2019 and is now valued at USD 4b. In 2022, she launched both her innovative skincare brand SKKN BY KIM and private equity firm SKKY Partners with Jay Sammons.
Kardashian, as one of the most followed social media accounts on the internet, uses her platform to bring awareness and attention to her fight for criminal justice reform and is currently studying for a law degree through the apprenticeship program in the state of California. She passed the first of two bar exams in December 2021. She is also a supporter of numerous charitable organizations including the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Dream Foundation and disaster relief efforts including the fires in Los Angeles, and helped open the Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health at UCLA.
Entrepreneur and marketing professor
If you've been following OMR for any amount of time, then you've surely come to know—and maybe even love—Scott Galloway. Most recently he was in the OMR Podcast in early 2023. From critiquing the Big Four and analyzing business models to lauding EU tech regulations, Galloway's insights are always on point. He shares his takes on his award-winning podcast "Pivot" alongside co-host Kara Swisher, who will also be speaking at OMR24.
Galloway is also active on Youtube, where millions tune into "The Prof. G Show" for interviews with big-name guests and opinions on current tech trends. Professor of Marketing at NYU’s Stern School of Business and a serial entrepreneur, Galloway was named one of the world’s best business professors by Poets & Quants. Scott has founded nine companies, including Prophet, RedEnvelope, L2, and Section School, where he also teaches. He is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Four, The Algebra of Happiness, Post Corona and Adrift: America in 100 Charts. Scott has served on the boards of directors of The New York Times Company, Urban Outfitters, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Panera Bread, and Ledger. Across his Prof G and Pivot podcasts, No Mercy / No Malice newsletter, and his YouTube channel, Scott reaches millions. He has won multiple Webby and Best Podcast awards, and his books have been translated into 28 languages.
The German sports-tech billionaire and his global data empire
If there was ever a perfect example of a hidden champion, it's Carsten Koerl. Born in Bavaria, he got his start getting what's now online sports betting platform Bwin up and running in 1997, before founding Sportradar and creating a global sports data empire in 2001. From FIFA to the NBA, Sportradar is the official data partner of the biggest players in the sports industry and in turn makes its troves of data available to sports media and betting providers. In total, Sportradar covers almost one million events in over 90 sports every year from its HQ in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
For his part, Koerl has primarily remained out of the spotlight during his entrepreneurial career. However, those days of anonymity came to an end by September 2021, when he and Sportradar made waves by having NBA GOAT Michael Jordan headline the company's IPO on Nasdaq. Jordan is among some very prominent investors in Sportradar, including Chelsea owner Todd Boehly and now former owner of the Dallas Mavericks. At the time of its IPO, the valuation of Sportsradar was a staggering USD 4.7b—and CEO Koerl heads a team of nearly 4000 in 20 different countries.