Olaf Groth

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Olaf Groth
BornViersen, Germany
🏳️ NationalityGerman
🎓 Alma materMiddlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (MALD and Ph.D.)
💼 Occupation
Expert on Artificial intelligence

Olaf Groth (born in Viersen, Germany) is a professor of Global Strategy, Innovation, and Economics and an expert on artificial intelligence.[1][2][3] He is the founder and managing partner of Cambrian, LLC, a think thank that advises executives on disruption, opportunity, and risk in the global digital economy. Groth is also the co-author of Solomon's Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines.[4][5][6]


Groth obtained a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in international policy studies (MAIPS) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He holds a second master's degree in international affairs (MALD) as well as a PhD in international business relations, technology policy and management, and international political economy from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.[7][8][9]


Groth is a recognized expert on artificial intelligence.[2][3][6][10] He is the founder and managing partner of Cambrian, LLC, founded in 2011.[11] In June 2019 Groth was appointed to the Advisory Board of Hayden AI Technologies, Inc.[12]

Additional affiliations and memberships[edit]

Groth is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Expert Network and a Visiting Scholar on innovation strategy and policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He serves as a program director for digital and disruption futures at Ashridge Executive Education and adjunct faculty at Aalto University Executive Education.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Groth is married to Ann Elizabeth Reidy, PhD. They have two children.[5][15]


  1. "International Business School Faculty | Hult". Hult Business School. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "The Day – Olaf Groth on Data and Trade | DW | 01.06.2018". DW.COM. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Künstliche Intelligenz: "Potential ausschöpfen"". www.zdf.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  4. hermes (2019-06-19). "US and China lead new index on AI development, the Cambrian AI Index". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Artificial Intelligence Needs Rules". Robert Bosch Stiftung. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Germany, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart. ""Stuttgarter Gespräch": Künstliche Intelligenz braucht Regeln". stuttgarter-zeitung.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  7. "A Conversation with Olaf Groth". Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  8. "Olaf J Groth « Silicon Valley Institute for Business Innovation". svibi.com. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  9. "Olaf Groth". GABA - German American Business Association. 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  10. "Human Values and Power in a World of Artificial Intelligence | Olaf Groth | TEDxHultAshridge". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "Cambrian Futures - A global network of thought leaders". Cambrian Group. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  12. Technologies, Hayden AI (2019-09-18). "Hayden Welcomes Olaf Groth, Ph.D., Global Strategy, Innovation, and Venture Development Expert, to Advisory Board". Medium. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  13. "Olaf Groth, Author at The Decision Lab". The Decision Lab. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  14. "Digital Future and How to Be Ready for the Disruption It Causes - Aalto EE". www.aaltoee.com. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  15. Groth, Olaf; Nitzberg, Mark (2018-11-06). Solomon's Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines. Pegasus Books. ISBN 9781681779355. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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