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Colabria® announces the Value of Networks Summit and broad industry sponsorship for value networks (VN) and value network analysis (VNA) in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA on October 12-13, 2006.

...not only value chains but entire value networks.

Colabria® -- the leading action/research network of the knowledge economy announces the Value of Networks Summit in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA on October 12-13, 2006. In collaboration with Cisco Systems, Verna Allee Associates, Euro-Focus, and others, this summit provides sponsorship, leadership and collaboration for value networks (VN) and value network analysis (VNA). Cisco Systems and Colabria are among the enterprise sponsors. All are welcome.

Value networks and value networks analysis are superior methods for understanding, visualizing and leading knowledge-based and network-centric organizations.

This open, non-commercial Value of Networks Summit is a gathering of sponsors, leaders, members and practitioners in the broad industry value networks consortium.

Value networks are redefining operations, tactics and strategies in the smartest organizations. They provide the roadmap to their network-centric future. Value networks lead mastery of intangibles in the knowledge-based organizations of the knowledge economy.

Value networks and value network analysis are becoming commonplace in top global firms. Value networks drive improvements in resource utilization, productivity, innovation and sharply improved performance overall. Value networks fundamentally expand and redefine the scope, value and importance of intangibles to business, economies and civil society.

Firms like WalMart (NYSE: WMT, Fortune 2/500) have discovered the spectacular business advantages of transforming from a supply chain mentality to a value networks philosophy. "Value Networks aid our understanding and ability to address key issues and opportunities in our business." says the WalMart Corporate Website.

Giant ERP vendors like Oracle are urging customers, " evolve their companies' supply chains into value networks..."

Dr. Henning Kagermann, Chairman and CEO, SAP AG, the central nervous system of 47,000 companies worldwide, is transforming the firm's software products and service offerings to master, "...not only value chains but entire value networks."

Value networks are popular in diverse institutional settings such as the European Commission, Geneva-based NGOs, the Red Cross and global health organizations.

The Value of Networks Summit is sponsored by action/research participants only. The venue is the stunning Forefront Center for Meetings and Conferences in Waltham, Massachusetts USA.

Among the topics and luminaries appearing at the Value of Networks are:

Value Networks and Financial Reporting Standards: Tools, Standards, Results - Oliver Schwabe, Eurofocus. Dr. Schwabe will cover the applied use of value networks for measurement, reporting and optimization of intangibles. These emerging, standard techniques and XML taxonomies are based on the XBRL framework and other open financial and non-financial reporting standards.

Value Network Archetypes: Truth to Power -- Carol Rozwell, VP & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Life Sciences. Networks are the center of organizational transformations. Carol will examine these transformations ant their lifecycles. She will discuss these critical network archetypes and how they fit on the Gartner Hype Cycle for emerging technologies.

The action/research sessions are open, low-cost, practical and conversational. They are for executives, directors, experts, researchers, scholars, consultants and practitioners having immediate needs for improved performance, growth, greater effectiveness, faster innovation, customer delight and mastery of network-centric business.

Pricing and Availability

Registration for the Value of Networks Summit is open and available now. All are welcome. The event tuition, the full, two-day learning experience, meals, refreshments, books, parking, materials, discounts and registration is $599.00. Secure online registration in advance required. All are welcome. Visit:

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