Olaf Groth

Founder & CEO
Cambrian Group

From a home base of the San Francisco Bay Area Dr. Groth serves as CEO of Cambrian Futures Inc, which advises on global disruption futures, strategies and designs for the global digital innovation economy. He has served on advisory boards of Fortune 100 companies and startups, and has held managerial roles or consulted with the likes of Bechtel, Boeing, Caruma Technlogies, Hayden AI, Chevron, Ferrari, GE ecomagination, GKN, Monitor, NASA, Phillips 66, Qualcomm, Q-Cells, Siemens, VCs, Vodafone, VW, etc.
He is also a Professional Faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a Global Professor of Strategy, Innovation & Economics and Disruption Futures at Hult International Business School.

Dr. Groth is a member of the Global Expert Network for the 4th Industrial Revolution at the World Economic Forum, a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) and its program Working with Intelligent Tools & Systems (WITS). He has served as a Sr. Adviser to the UK’s All Parliament AI Global Governance Commission (AIGG), IEEE's USA Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems Policy Committee, and the Institute for Business in the Global Context at Tufts University’s Fletcher School.

Dr. Groth speaks and testifies frequently on disruptive technology trends in the global economy, such as AI, Fully Autonomous Vehicles, IOT and the 4th Industrial Revolution (TEDx talk). He has published in WIRED, Financial Times, The Hill, HBR Quartz, Zeit, Focus, etc. He is co-author of the AI book “Solomon’s Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines,” which was featured on US National Public Radio (NPR), Singularity University, Germany’s DW News, ZDF Morgen Magazin, and a number of podcasts. Dr. Groth holds PhD & MALD degrees in international affairs with business, economics and technology focus from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, MAIPS & BA degrees with economics focus from Middlebury Institute (MIIS).

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