Colabria Announces the Value of Networks Summit

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Colabria in collaboration with Cisco Systems, Jones University International, Verna Allee Associates, Euro-Focus announces the Value of Networks Summit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Friday 23 March 2007.

Value Networks aid our understanding and ability to address key issues and opportunities in our business

Colabria in collaboration with Cisco Systems, Jones University International, Verna Allee Associates, Euro-Focus, and others announces the Value of Networks Summit in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday 23 March 2007. This non-commercial international leadership summit provides deep expertise, open tools and relationships for mastery of value networks (VN) and value network analysis (VNA). It is tuned and optimized for business leaders. All are welcome.

The Value of Networks

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

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."

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

Value Networks Consortium

Giant ERP vendor Oracle is urging customers, "... to evolve their companies' supply chains into value networks ..." says Stephen Slade, Oracle Director.

Value networks are redefining operations, tactics and strategies in the smartest organizations. They provide the roadmap to transform process orientation into the network-centric future. Value networks achieve mastery of intangibles for the knowledge economy.

"Now that I know the value networks methodology, I would not consider doing a six sigma, lean or any other kind of project without first doing a VNA to provide the 'systems' context for the initiative." -- Glenda Turner, Boeing, Supply Chain Integrator, Integrated Defense Systems

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.

Firms like WalMart 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.

Value networks fundamentally expand and redefine the scope, value and importance of intangibles to business, economies and civil society. Value networks contribute to sustainability, resilience, innovation and growth in the world's largest companies, organizations, countries and broad economic zones.

The Value of Networks Summit is sponsored by participants only. The venue for this open leadership retreat is the stunning Kingbridge Centre's Learning Laboratory, located just minutes outside Toronto and conveniently accessible from Toronto International Airport.

Among the themes 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.

Network Strategies for Enterprise Value Networks: Organizational Complexity and Value Network Analysis -- Verna Allee, Verna Allee Associates and best-selling author on Value Networks will describe how the world's most prestigious organizations are weaving value networks into their daily operations to optimize and lead organizational networks and complexity.

Wikinomics: How the Smartest Companies Create Value in the Age of Mass Collaboration -- Anthony Williams, co-author with Don Tapscott of Wikinomics will reinforce though myriad examples the staggering importance of collaborative networks to business, economics and civil society.

The action/research sessions are open, low-cost, practical and conversational. Participation is capped to optimize interactions. 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-day learning experience, meals, refreshments, two books, parking, materials, discounts and registration is $399.00. Secure online registration in advance required. All are welcome. Visit: Value Networks


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