The Founders

Seda Röder
Seda RöderFounder

Seda Röder is an unconventional musician and leadership expert for innovation management and creativity culture. Her background on international music stages as a performer and composer as well as her teaching experience at Ivy League universities such as Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) constitute the foundation of her insights in creativity and innovation. Ms. Röder is an exceptionally eloquent public speaker and builder of communities such as the Sonophilia™ Network; a global think-tank for creative leadership and cross-industry collaboration. At The Mindshift™, she provides leaders with tools to reinvent their innovation process, to utilise their assets effectively and to integrate innovation into their company’s DNA.

Dr. Matthias Röder
Dr. Matthias RöderFounder

Dr. Matthias Röder is an expert on intellectual property and technology management with a special interest in uses of artificial intelligence and blockchain in business. He is the CEO of the Karajan Institute as well as a board member of the Karajan Foundation. In 2017, Dr. Röder founded the Karajan Music Tech Conference to explore future opportunities at the intersection of different industries, music and media. Furthermore he co-founded the Sonophilia™ Network for Creative Leadership. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and is an alumnus of the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Moreover, Dr. Röder is a sought-after speaker and a lecturer who has taught at Harvard University, at the Change & Innovation Management Program at University of St. Gall, and Salzburg University.