Czerny studied political science and at the German School for Journalists in Munich. After that, among others, she worked for the US edition of Playboy as well as for the journal "Architektur und Wohnen" (architecture and living). In 1995 she met editor Hubert Burda in a gondola on the Wallberg mountain in southern Bavaria, for whom she started working as a Digital Scout. Traveling the world, she brought state-of-the-art web ideas to Munich. In 2005, Stephanie Czerny founded DLD as an annual conference scheme. Its main purpose is to connect business, creative and social leaders, opinion formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration. Digital Life Design (DLD) is a global conference network, organized by the Munich based DLD Media, a company of Burda Digital.