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#DL Summit Workshop: Toward a High-Performance Mind

13. Oktober 2022

Learn how measurable mindfulness & mind-management combined with the latest findings in epigenetics & biohacking can assist you in achieving a state of a High-Performance Mind, support optimal brain health, and help you to transform into the best version of yourself.

About the Workshop

Date & Location: 15th of November 2022, 10 am to 5 pm — STARTPLATZ, Cologne
Trainer: Dr Reiner Kraft
Language: English

This workshop is part of our Pre-Conference Workshop Day for Digitale Leute Summit 2022.

As a tech leader (all levels), the amount of pressure and information you are asked to absorb and manage can be overwhelming. Many tech leaders experience an overload of new priorities, information, and deadlines. These reduce productivity and kick off a negative feedback loop: Leadership performance drops, cognitive abilities exhaust, and more energy needs to be invested, only to achieve fewer outcomes.

This happened to Dr Reiner Kraft about 10 years ago – as a director of engineering at Yahoo! In Silicon Valley, he was known for his passion for tech, research, and innovation. Reiner grew as a leader while managing various teams of up to 30 engineers. After some years of success, it became evident that his workload was just not sustainable, his mind wandered off, and the performance dropped. His mind was just unable to cope with the long-term pressure. But Reiner knew he was more than capable of it.

As he realized the profound impact of mindfulness, Reiner got motivated to learn and study the mind. That’s how he immersed himself really deep into mind-management practices.

However, as a scientist, Reiner always had the feeling that mindfulness is somehow this “fluffy” thing.

Reiner could not answer those. And so, his scientific mind kept nagging and introducing doubts. Subjectively he felt much better, so Reiner knew he was onto something good.

Reiner also found proof of their effectiveness as he built the Zalando’s Search, Personalization, and Research organization with up to 400 FTEs. Most importantly, Reiner felt way less trouble than he had back then with a 30 people organization at Yahoo! The main driver for this had been the mind-management practices he implemented and refined over the years.

A few years ago, Reiner had some “Aha” moments, and that was the starting point to a practice, which he now refers to as “Measurable Mindfulness”, a path toward a state of a High-Performance Mind and true self.

In this workshop, Reiner motivates and gives an introduction to how to use a scientific, structured, and data-driven process to systematically upgrade your mind by using clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor and track your progress.

You will learn the basics in

These are the first attempts at what Reiner refers to as setting up your own effective mind-management & biohacking practice.

Mind management goes well beyond meditation. And a healthy mind needs a healthy brain to thrive fully. This is where the latest scientific findings in the area of epigenetics are essential to leveraging toward your journey of achieving a state of a High-Performance Mind.

After studying various aspects of mind-management, neuroscience, biohacking, epigenetics, mindfulness, as well as neurofeedback for over 10 years, Reiner helps tech leaders avoid failing in their careers because they have no science-driven strategy to manage their minds.

For this, he has developed a data-driven 12-week training program (see themindfulleader.net) leveraging the latest science and technology (e.g., wearable tech) to assist senior tech leaders in optimizing their mind and brain performance to thrive in high-pressure environments. The workshop gives you glimpses and actionable insights on how to get started on the fascinating to upgrading your mind and body.

Reiner will share a few success stories with tech leaders he has been working with for the past years and how it impacted their leadership performance and effectiveness.

It will be a highly interactive event where you can get the answer to all of your questions about measurable mindfulness, mind-management, and epigenetics/biohacking.

About Dr Reiner Kraft

Dr Reiner Kraft is a seasoned technology leader, engineer, scientist, technical advisor, trainer, executive coach, and teacher who shares transformative principles of presence, mind-management, and epigenetics/biohacking.


STARTPLATZ is a startup incubator and accelerator with branches in Cologne and Düsseldorf and functions as a hub for the local founders’ scene. It was founded in 2012 by Dr Lorenz Gräf and Matthias Gräf. On approximately 4.500 square meters in Cologne Mediapark and 1.900 square meters in Düsseldorf’s MedienHafen, an ecosystem was created that offers aspiring startups and innovative companies space for growth, advice & coaching, workshops & events, as well as a connection to the large network. More than 200 startups have already worked on their business ideas, over 20 million euros have been invested in them, and more than 135 teams have participated in the accelerator program. In cooperation with partners from the ecosystem, STARTPLATZ also offers companies and medium-sized enterprises various solutions from the startup world to implement and promote digitization and innovative processes successfully. Visit www.startplatz.de for more information.

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