About Cambrian

Cambrian provides clarity and strategy for the global innovation economy. We encourage the responsible harnessing of the potential of intelligent systems for the benefit of all.

Headed by Olaf J. Groth, Ph.D., and Mark J. Nitzberg, Ph.D., Cambrian’s leadership combines expertise in computer science, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 4th industrial revolution, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship, global-scale innovation programs, the political economy, and economic development.

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Clients

Hult Ashridge Executive Education

Hult Ashridge Executive Education

Hult International Business School

Hult International Business School

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Phillips 66

Phillips 66

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum

General Electric

General Electric

Boeing International

Boeing International

Qualcomm

Qualcomm

Q Cells

Q Cells

Monitor Group

Monitor Group

Vodafone Group

Vodafone Group

Acme Innovation

Acme Innovation

Fletcher School, Tufts University

Fletcher School, Tufts University

Aalto University Executive Education

Aalto University Executive Education

 
 

Testimonials

"Olaf has been a valuable and personable thought-partner for me in my innovation focused roles at Volkswagen, as we have explored the frontiers of automobile transportation and venturing. He has stepped to my side with a rare combination of the ability to connect dots between insights in different content domains, a passion for creative strategic thinking on frontiers, empathy for organizational dynamics, and an extensive global network."

— Burkhard Huhnke, VP of eMobility at Volkswagen of America

"During my time at Boeing International and the BMW Foundation, I have found Olaf to be a dynamic and loyal collaborator. He is a savvy builder of strategic dialogues, initiatives, and networks with diverse sets of senior stakeholders ranging from government executives, diplomats, and R&D leaders to think-tank managers, entrepreneurs, and corporate CEOs. Olaf's help was instrumental to our early efforts at Boeing to set the agenda and get anchored in the market vis-a-vis strong local competition."

— Horst Teltschik, Former President of Boeing Germany

"During a difficult and uncertain consolidation period in the global solar industry, Olaf stepped into a role as an interim VP for Corporate Development & Innovation at Q-Cells, providing much needed strategic leadership. He did so by contributing the focused energy of an entrepreneur and the judgment of a seasoned executive. Olaf successfully brought us a fresh perspective at competitive dynamics and the global market context as we re-calibrated our approach to winning business. I look forward to working with his firm again soon."

— Boris Schubert, CEO at ET Capital, Former CEO at Q-Cells

"Olaf provided critical guidance on a strategy for the acquisition of a new internal early stage technology fund focused on the energy innovation domain, specifically smart grids. As Olaf lent his expertise innovation trends and in qualifying new initiatives with senior executives, he quickly integrated into our team and was responsive to our daily pressures while also retaining his intellectual independence as an adviser."

— Chenyang Xu, GM at Siemens Technology to Business

"Olaf and his firm lent us invaluable expertise in innovation strategy, ventures, and networks, as well as innovation-driven economic development. His ability to frame innovation themes and trends that matter most, and then place them in a global context, enabled us to effectively describe the relevance of our regional system for our stakeholders regionally, nationally and globally."

— Sean Randolph, Former CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute