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Valdis Krebs

"Connect on your similarities and profit from your diversities"

Valdis is a management consultant, researcher, trainer, author, and the developer of InFlow software for social and organizational network analysis [SNA/ONA]. InFlow maps and measures knowledge exchange, information flow, emergent communities, networks of alliances and other connections within and between organizations and communities. Since 1988, Valdis has participated in almost 500 SNA/ONA projects.

Clients such as IBM Global Services, TRW, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Aventis, Solvay, Cardinal Health, Annie E Casey Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Barr Foundation, Centers for Disease Control [CDC], ACENet, Scottish Enterprise, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Jaakko Poyry, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, KPMG, University of Michigan Business School, Naval Postgraduate School, CapitalOne, Target, Sempra Energy, Lucent Technologies, Hiram Walker, Shell, various government offices, and hundreds of independent consultants use his software and services to map and measure networks, flows, and relationships in organizations, communities, and other complex human systems.

Valdis is an often quoted expert on network analysis and network weaving. His work has been covered in major media including Business Week, Discover Magazine, Business 2.0, New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, CNN, Entrepreneur, First Monday, Optimize Magazine, Training, PC, ZDNet, O'Reilly Network, Knowledge Management, Across the Board, HR Executive, Personnel Journal, Forbes, FORTUNE, CIO Magazine, MSNBC.com, HR.com, Release 1.0, several major newspapers around the world including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, USA Today, Washington Post, and Associated Press. Krebs is also quoted in dozens of books, many of which have reprinted his network maps.

Valdis has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics & Computer Science, and a graduate degree in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources and has studied applied Artificial Intelligence. He has given invited talks on organizational networks at major business conferences such as Conference Board, BrainTrust, Supernova, IHRIM, Corporate Leadership Council, and at top universities such as UCLA School of Public Policy and The Anderson School of Management, Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Weatherhead School of Management - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, University of Michigan Business School, Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University and the University of Latvia.

Before starting his own business, Valdis held various HRIS/HRMS management positions at Disney, TRW, Toyota, and Ford. Valdis works from his office in Cleveland, Ohio with a network of colleagues in the USA, Canada and Europe.