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Those relying on misleading maps, no matter their effort, will lose their way more quickly. Leadership’s essence is in having the right maps.


Harald Katzmair, Founder and Director at FAS Research

Mapping Reality

FAS Strategy Map

Stakeholder Mapping

Using advanced AI and network analysis, we identify key stakeholders and topics from vast information sources.

Systems Mapping

Our Situation R® platform enables systems analysis, revealing leverage & tipping points in collaborative setting.

Strategy Mapping

Leveraging our strong foundation in science and consulting, we create meta-models for unique strategies & tactics.


Situation R® offers leaders an AI-driven platform designed for swift, systemic, and synchronized analysis, enabling collaborative strategy development.

FAS Situation R


Instead of painfully long processes, Situation R® delivers results in 3-4 hours sprints, which would take months in other settings.


Situation R® is designed not to get lost in meticulous details, but to reveal the essential systemic levers and tipping points.


Situation R® facilitates a participatory process, overcomes rigid hierarchies, in a psychologically safe setting.

Our AI-guided network mappings offer insights into power and influence dynamics, and informs clients about strengths and opportunities in strategic settings.

FAS Mapping

Grounded in Reality

Our analyses blend scientific rigor with deep policy advisory and business consulting experience.

Deep Data

Our network maps are evaluated by stakeholders’ critical experience, guaranteeing unique data quality.

AI Infused

Our FAS Research LLM positions our network mappings at the forefront of the AI revolution.

Harald Katzmair, founder and director of FAS Research, draws from a deep well of science, philosophy, and international consulting to provide fresh perspectives on how everything is linked together, what brought us here and what to do about it.

Times of the Poly Crisis

Katzmair’s lectures span a range of topics including power, influence, resilience, health, geopolitics, energy, AI, democracy, as well as the challenges of leading teams and stakeholders through complex and disruptive times.

The Big Picture View

Katzmair uses vivid imagery to illustrate how one can understand complex interconnections holistically. Challenges must be addressed at the roots; otherwise, efforts become entangled in the mere combating of symptoms.

Networks & Resilience

For over 25 years, the themes of relationships and resilience have been a common thread throughout the lectures. He emphasizes the essential role of networks in providing strength and agility during disruptive times—both in personal and professional contexts.

The FAS Research Story

Origin and Mission

Established in 1995 as a University of Vienna spin-off, FAS Research has ever since been a leading force of applied network analysis in consulting.

Global Outlook

Our venture into Silicon Valley from 2005 to 2010 marked the inception of our international presence. This experience, has fortified our global perspective and resilience.

Cross-Industry Expertise

Our track record showcases expertise across various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, energy, venture investment, AI, election campaigns, political lobbying, and foundation projects, as well as our work in critical areas like education and water resources in the Middle East.

Ongoing Innovation

Our Situation R® platform exemplifies our dedication to advancing our technology, with a special focus on situational analysis and coordination tech for decision-makers. Enabling clients to respond more effectively to the challenges of today’s volatile and fragmented world.

AI Frontiers

Today, the rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence and Large Language Models drives our work. As analysis and strategy consultants, we develop proprietary LLMs to equip our clients with cutting-edge solutions in a world marked by escalating systemic risks.

FAS History


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