Harald Katzmair, Founder and Director at FAS Research
Using advanced AI and network analysis, we identify key stakeholders and topics from vast information sources.
Our Situation R® platform enables systems analysis, revealing leverage & tipping points in collaborative setting.
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.
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.
Grounded in Reality
Our analyses blend scientific rigor with deep policy advisory and business consulting experience.
Our network maps are evaluated by stakeholders’ critical experience, guaranteeing unique data quality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Harald Katzmair is the founder and director of FAS Research, a leading company in network- and resilience-based strategic consulting. With his extensive expertise in network analysis, AI-supported data sciences, and a background in philosophy and game theory, he assists global corporations, philanthropic institutions, and political entities in addressing complex strategic challenges related to fundamental transformations and disruptions in the fields of economy, society, and ecology.
Having been involved in over 2500 international projects and making numerous appearances at conferences, meetings, and symposiums, Dr. Katzmair also serves as a lecturer and guest speaker at various universities.
Harald Katzmair is the father of two sons and has a passionate interest in music, photography, and ornithology.
Valerie De Icco-Streibel, with her robust background in economics and extensive corporate experience in communications, serves as Co-Managing Director, Authorized Signatory, and Partner at our firm. Her leadership is integral to our operational management and corporate communications, blending economic acumen with industry insights for strategic decision-making.
As the primary point of contact for acquisition inquiries and operational queries, Valerie adeptly navigates market challenges, driving business growth and providing tailored solutions. Her role in communication agendas is equally vital, ensuring our messaging is both impactful and aligned with our objectives.
In her multifaceted position, Valerie’s expertise not only guides our operational strategies but also fortifies our presence in the industry, making her a key asset to our team and stakeholders.
Christian Gulas is a seasoned sociologist whose expertise in statistics and data analysis greatly enhances our team at FASresearch. He expertly oversees our data collection and evaluation, ensuring each dataset is thoroughly analyzed for maximum insight and relevance. Christian’s approach is meticulous, blending rigorous scientific methods with practical insights gained from his vast experience in policy advisory and business consulting.
As a key partner and authorized signatory, Christian is integral to embodying the core principles of FASresearch. He adeptly utilizes our unique network mapping approach, incorporating critical insights from stakeholders. This strategy ensures the data we produce is not only of unmatched quality but also deeply relevant and context-specific. Furthermore, Christian’s dedication to embracing cutting-edge technology is evident in his use of the FAS Research LLM.
Paul Poledna combines his extensive background in physics and philosophy with a keen interest in the transformative power of data science. At FASresearch, his work encompasses a wide range of research and data aggregation tasks, with a special focus on artificial intelligence.
In the realm of AI, Paul is at the forefront, embodying the AI Infused ethos of FASresearch. His work with the FAS Research LLM tool places our network mappings at the cutting edge of the AI revolution. This integration of advanced AI techniques into our research methodologies empowers Paul to deliver insights that are innovative and forward-thinking. In his role at FASresearch, Paul Poledna is not just a data analyst; he is a catalyst for AI innovation, driving the company’s efforts to shape and understand intelligent systems in our increasingly digital world.
Gudrun Hrebicek is a vital part of our team, skillfully managing the front office and playing a key role in maintaining our customer database. Her expertise ensures that our client information is meticulously organized and up-to-date, facilitating smooth and efficient operations.
In addition to her responsibilities in client relations, Gudrun excels in internal event management. She orchestrates various company events with precision and flair, ensuring each occasion is both memorable and aligns perfectly with our organizational objectives.
For scheduling and appointment inquiries, Gudrun Hrebicek is the primary point of contact. Her proficiency and attention to detail make her exceptionally equipped to handle appointment requests, ensuring a seamless experience for clients and team members alike.
Elisabeth Flügel brings a wealth of professional experience to her role as Office Manager. Her extensive background in commercial and organizational fields underpins her exceptional handling of office operations. With a keen eye for detail and a strong grasp of efficient management practices, she ensures that our office runs smoothly and effectively.
Elisabeth is the go-to expert for inquiries related to finance and human resources. Her profound knowledge and experience in these areas make her an invaluable resource for both internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, she oversees various office management activities, skillfully coordinating a range of administrative tasks and ensuring organizational excellence.
For any queries regarding financial processes, human resource management, or general office operations, Elisabeth Flügel is the designated contact person. Her expertise and approachable demeanor make her adept at addressing a wide array of questions and concerns, ensuring clarity and streamlined operations.
With her extensive experience in empirical social research, Christina Wegleitner stands out as a seasoned expert in managing, conceptualizing, and analyzing projects, both within national frameworks and on the international stage. Her expertise extends to in-depth Deep Data analyses, where she applies FASresearch’s unique approach of enriching network maps with critical stakeholder experiences. This ensures the delivery of data that is not only comprehensive but also nuanced and contextually rich.
Christina’s talents also encompass a strong creative dimension. As a connoisseur of good design, she skillfully gives network analytical data a visually appealing and comprehensible layout, making complex information accessible and engaging.
Please note that Christina Wegleitner is currently on maternity leave. During her absence, her responsibilities and projects are being managed by a dedicated team, ensuring continuity and excellence in service.
Katharina Sacher excels in qualitative research within the realms of urban development, education, family friendliness, and climate change. Her role at FAS Research involves coordinating and supporting projects in these critical areas, significantly contributing to informed and sustainable urban development strategies. Her approach to research incorporates Deep Data analysis, a method that enriches network maps with detailed stakeholder experiences. This approach ensures comprehensive and contextually rich data, enabling Katharina to derive nuanced insights into urban structures and policies.
Please note that Katharina Sacher is currently on maternity leave. During her absence, her responsibilities and projects are being carefully managed by a team of skilled colleagues, ensuring the continued delivery of high-quality work and services.
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