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emerging tech economy

Delivering the insights, designs and capabilities our clients need to navigate the transformation of organizations, industries, and economies.

Igniting Transformation

Our team of scholar-practitioners combines academically rooted thought leadership with practical execution experience to deliver differentiated strategic foresight and solution designs in a world transformed by AI and advanced technologies.

Research, Foresight & Strategy

We blend our extensive scholarship, data-analysis skills and consulting craft to drive cutting-edge research and generate future scenarios. We use those insights to derive relevant implications and practical strategies so leaders can take a proactive approach to disruption.

Solution Concept Designs

We develop tailored product and governance model designs that address the blind spots we identify in our customers' threat and opportunity horizons.

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We help leaders expand their personal and organizational capabilities through an array of executive training, workshop, coaching and convening programs.

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CBS News: Tesla plans to lay off thousands of Bay Area employees

CBS News Bay Area anchor Ryan Yamamoto asks Olaf Groth, PhD, from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business what this all means for the company and for California.

The use of AI by companies: balancing regulation and entrepreneurial freedom

Tobias discusses AI regulation, governance, ethics and entrepreneurial freedom with Prof. Daniel Graewe.

Dr Olaf Groth - Keynote on the Cognitive Era at the AI Summit 2021 in Hamburg

Dr. Olaf Groth will open AI Summit 2021 - Accelerating the Cognitive Economy with a keynote on cognification in the context of Covid-19, crypto, cybersecurity, climate change, and China. For more information on the AI Summit, check out: https://ai.hamburg/ai-summit-2021

AI.SUMMIT Accelerating the Cognitive Economy

AI.SUMMIT Accelerating the Cognitive Economy Join the AI.SUMMIT to network and explore Hamburg’s AI ecosystem and international partnerships to accelerate the cognitive economy.

Olaf Groth on Everday MBA with Kevin Craine

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Meet our team of expert leaders

Our experienced professionals are here to help you succeed. Meet our expert team and discover how we can help you achieve your goals.
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Olaf Groth

Co-Founder, CEO

SF Bay Area, California

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Tobias Straube

VP Research & Operations

Hamburg, Germany

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Manu Kalia

VP Data Science

SF Bay Area, California

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Julia Reinhardt

Sr. Adviser & Representative - Berlin & Brussels

Berlin, Germany

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Mark Nitzberg

Head of AI

SF Bay Area, CA

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Stephen Goodman

Sr. Adviser & Representative - USA East Coast

Boston, MA

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Ryan Liu

Head of Business Insights

SF, Bay Area, CA

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Lauren Hildenbrand

Sr. Manager - Business Design.

SF, Bay Area, CA

Research & Strategic Insights

Actionable judgment rooted in deep academic research and paired with extensive practitioner experience across business, R&D, economic development and national security domains.

Solution Concept Designs

Innovative ideas turned into concrete blueprints for product and governance solutions that help organizations achieve success at the frontiers of the Geotech economy.

Thought Leadership

Unique points of view that allow decision makers to see the multi-dimensionality of problem spaces, gauge challenges from different angles and reframe opportunities. 

Our global
teams & projects

Gladys Kuzmuk

Executive Assistant

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gladys Kuzmuk

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sana Pandey

Analyst / Associate - Research & Design

SF Bay Area, California

Sana Pandey

SF Bay Area, California

Data Science, Cognitive Science

Kirthi Kumar

Research associate - AI & governance

SF Bay Area, California

Kirthi Kumar

SF Bay Area, California

National security policy, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, emerging technology

Katherine Wang

Counselor for Privacy & Data Security Law

SF Bay Area, California

Katherine Wang

SF Bay Area, California

Digital / Internet

David Babington

Chief of Staff

SF Bay Area, California

David Babington

SF Bay Area, California

Government, Geospatial Technology, Heavy Industry, Healthcare

Julia Reinhardt

Sr. Adviser & Representative - Berlin & Brussels

Berlin Germany

Julia Reinhardt

Berlin Germany

Privacy and Data Protection

Manu Kalia

VP Data Science

SF Bay Area, California

Manu Kalia

SF Bay Area, California

Optoelectronics, semiconductor IP, renewable energy development, smart-grid technology, and cloud computing.

Adam Tatarynowicz, PhD

Sr. Adviser & Representative

Singapore

Adam Tatarynowicz, PhD

Singapore

Deep tech, data science

Adam Tatarynowicz, PhD

Sr. Adviser & Representative

Bangkok, Thailand

Adam Tatarynowicz, PhD

Bangkok, Thailand

Deep tech, data science

Ryan Liu

Head of Business Insights

Temple City, California

Ryan Liu

Temple City, California

Advanced Technology (High Tech), Financial Services, Healthcare, Professional Services, Retail

Lauren Hildenbrand

Sr. Manager - Business Design

Copenhagen, Denmark

Lauren Hildenbrand

Copenhagen, Denmark

Retail, FMCG, Luxury, Banking

Stephen Goodman

Sr. Adviser & Representative - USA East Coast

Boston Massachusetts

Stephen Goodman

Boston Massachusetts

Life Sciences/Pharma, ClimateTech, Software/SaaS, Enterprise B2B, Industrials and Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Digital Health, Food & Beverage, Financial Services, GeoTech, Design & Product Development

Oliver Michaelis

CTO

San Diego, California

Oliver Michaelis

San Diego, California

Decentralized zero-trust architectures & data assurance in contested environments, mobile applications and cloud services, system security (HW and SW), mobile content distribution & DRM, m-payment, NFC, connected vehicles & infotainment solutions, and high-speed wireless data services.

Thomas Sanderson

Sr. Adviser & Representative - Washington DC

Washington DC

Thomas Sanderson

Washington DC

Consultant, Lecturer, Field Researcher

Ander Dobo

Head of Product Development

San Francisco, California

Ander Dobo

San Francisco, California

Product Management

Burkhard Schrage, PhD

Sr. Adviser & Representative - Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Burkhard Schrage, PhD

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Managing Partner, Explora Capital; Professor at RMIT; former professor at Singapore Management University and investment banker

Dan Zehr

Editor-in-chief and Vice President of Communications

Austin, Texas

Dan Zehr

Austin, Texas

Advanced technologies, U.S. and global economies, general business

Leea Craig

Manager of Engagements

Boston, Massachusetts

Leea Craig

Boston, Massachusetts

Operations; Organizational Change Management; Technologic Change; Digitization

Rehan Khan

Sr. Adviser & Representative - UAE

Dubai, UAE

Rehan Khan

Dubai, UAE

Global Head of Digital Consulting, British Telecom; Visiting Professor, Hult International Business School Dubai; former Head of ICT Business, Batelco; serial leadership and fiction author

Olaf Groth

Co-Founder, CEO

Berkeley, California

Olaf Groth

Berkeley, California

Tech/Telecom, Energy, Transportation/Auto/Aerospace, VC/Private Equity, Consulting, Government;

Tobias Straube

VP Research & Operations

Hamburg, Germany

Tobias Straube

Hamburg, Germany

Public Sector/Public Policy, Business Administration, AI, Automation & Robotics, Web 3, Crypto, Blockchain, FinTech & Investment Services, Climate & Clean Energy Tech, Data Valuation & Markets, Geo-tech (tech in geo-pol & geo-econ), and Development Cooperation (Global South).

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