Dr. Matthias Röder is an award-winning music and technology strategist. He is co-founder and managing partner of The Mindshift, a creative leadership and innovation strategy consultancy. Matthias is currently a trustee of the Karajan Foundation and CEO of the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Mozarteum Foundation. In 2017, Matthias founded the Karajan Music Tech Conference, a cross-industry event to promote cutting-edge technologies in music, media and audio.
He is also the founder of the Classical Music Hack Day series, which he launched in 2013. Together with his wife, Seda Röder, Matthias co-founded the Sonophilia Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes a scientific approach to creativity. Matthias has won numerous awards and accolades for his work, including most recently the "Game Changer" award from the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce. He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer who has taught at Harvard University, the Change and Innovation Management Program at the University of St. Gallen and the University of Salzburg. He holds a doctorate in music from Harvard University and is an alumnus of the Mozarteum University Salzburg.