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"In networks, it is not so much those that stick out that matter, as those who help us stick together!"
Valdis Krebs

"Connect on your Similarities, and Benefit from your Differences"
- Valdis Krebs

Valdis Krebs, Founder & Chief Scientist at Orgnet LLC, is a organizational consultant, data scientist, and the developer of network analysis software. His first organizational network analysis projects were completed working as an HR Manager in Fortune 500 organizations during the 1990s. Since those early days, he has participated in hundreds of network projects and trained over a thousand people in both the process, and use of software, in performing social network analysis in communities, organizations, and cities around the world.

"You are only as smart as the network(s) you are embedded in"
- Valdis Krebs

Clients such as IBM, Google, Edelman, Vodafone, Aventis, Solvay, Merck, Genentech, Cardinal Health, Kaiser Permanente, Centers for Disease Control [CDC], MacArthur Foundation, Barr Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Annie E Casey Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Famicos Foundation, Global Cleveland, Rustbelt Analytics, Pact, ACENet, EDGE, Scottish Enterprise, Deloitte Touche, Jaakko Poyry, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EY, Booz Allen Hamilton, KPMG, Katzenbach Partners, Rijkswaterstaat, Rackspace, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, TRW, Boeing, RAND, Europol, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, United States Military Academy - West Point, University of Michigan Business School, Naval Postgraduate School, CapitalOne, Target, Sempra Energy, Lucent Technologies, Hiram Walker, Shell, Navitus, The Gap, National Semiconductor, various government offices, and hundreds of independent consultants who use InFlow and InFloPro software and services to map and measure networks in organizations, communities, and other complex human systems.

"Golden Rule of Networks: Location, Location, Location"
- Valdis Krebs

Projects performed by Orgnet,LLC have been covered in major media including The Economist, WIRED, Fast Company, Forbes, FORTUNE, Business Week, CIO Magazine, Entrepreneur, First Monday, HR Magazine, Training, PC, ZDNet, OReilly Network, Knowledge Management, Across the Board, HR Executive, Personnel Journal, Release 1.0, Discover Magazine, Business 2.0, and 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.

Orgnet projects appear in over 100 business books, and have been cited in over 3500 academic publications.

"Know the net ... to knit, nudge & navigate the net!"
- Valdis Krebs

Valdis has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics & Computer Science, a graduate degree in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources and a Certificate in Applied Artificial Intelligence.

"In human networks, distance --> delays, distorts, and divides"
- Valdis Krebs

Krebs has been invited to lecture on a variety of network topics at many universities around the world, including School of Public Policy/Anderson School of Management @ UCLA, Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Weatherhead School of Management - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University School of Communications, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Kellogg School of Management / School of Communication / Medill School of Journalism all at Northwestern University, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, University of Latvia, Riga Stradins University, Central European University, Copenhagen Business School, University of Kentucky, University of Texas, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Windsor, University of Houston, Riga Technical University and Riga Business School.

"Your choices reveal who you are, and whom you are like!"
- Valdis Krebs

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"Network strategy yesterday: be between,
  Network strategy today: be among!"
- Valdis Krebs
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