Matthias Röder

CEO @ Karajan Institute

Dr. Matthias Röder is an expert on intellectual property and innovation management. He holds a PhD in music from Harvard University and is an alumnus of the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Matthias currently serves as a board member of the Karajan Foundation and as a member of the board of trustees of the Mozarteum Foundation. He is the Managing Director of the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute as well as the CEO of Karajan Cinema Classics. In 2017, Matthias founded the Karajan Music Tech Conference, a cross-industry event to promote breakthrough 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 Network for Creative Leaders, an international, invite-only think tank that brings together top-level executives, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists. Matthias has won numerous prizes and accolades for his work, including most recently, the “Game Changer” Award of the Chamber of Commerce Salzburg. He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer who has taught at Harvard University, the Change & Innovation Management Program at University of St. Gall, and Salzburg University.