Hi, my name is Matthias Meller and I am Master candidate in the elite graduate programme Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology at the Technical University of Munich.

My current research interest is centred on the power dimensions, particularly the economic-infrastructural ones, of digital platforms and their implications for society and policy. Furthermore, I’m interested in innovation cultures for example as in (regional) digital transformation strategies, narratives of innovation and (seemingly inevitable) futures as often seen in discussion of “disruptive technologies”, and issues of responsibility in computer science (education).

Over the course of the last years I did a number of things:

Previously, I was Entrepreneur in Residence at a financial technology startup, managing a high growth phase after venture capital backing, creating financial models and implementing GDPR compliance; I helped a sustainability bank to start wholly new, digital product and learned the intracacies of digital health at a health technology startup. More recently, I was Policy Analyst trainee at a Ministry for Digital Affairs, delving into regional digital transformation strategies.

I am a fellow of German National Academic Foundation and graduated in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth, with research semesters at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and the Free University of Bolzano, Italy.

I am dearly in love with Italian espresso, enjoy reading the Financial Times, and learning new technical things such as Hugo.