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February 07, 2005


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John T. Maloney

Hi -

Here is a gathering that may interest Northern California people...

New Directions in SNA and Business
Monday, February 14, 2004, 8:30am - 5pm

The current "social networking" applications use more or less sophosticated methods of searching through links of acquaintences to find paths from
one person to another. The primary purpose of this is sales or sales related activity like finding a job (selling your labor) or finding a date. Understanding the structure of the networks can tell us so much more and icrease innovation, help organizations work better, help create better products and much more.

The Institute for Social Network Analysis of the Economy and swissnex are launching a mini-conference Feb. 14 with key speakers the SNA field. In addition Stanford graduate students from Mark Granovetter's Silicon Valley Network Analysis Project and Woody Powell's group present hands-on SNA projects.

Monday, February 14, 2004, 8:30am - 5pm

swissnex, 730 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
(between Washington and Jackson Streets*)

*nearby parking at 621 Sansome, 622 Washington, 800 Kearny, 170
Columbus, among others


8:30 - 9:15 - open door & breakfast
9:15 - 10:00 - welcome by swissnex
- Don Steiny, Institute for Social Network Analysis
of the Economy outline of the day and an
introductory talk about "New Directions in
Social Networks"
10:00 - 11:00 - "SNA and business" by Harald Katzmair, FAS
Research, Austria
11:00 - 12:00 - Panel Discussion:
Woody Powell, Stanford Univ.,
Andrew Hargadon, UC Davis - Networks and
Gerald Barnett, UCSC - Technology transfer
Harald Katzmair, FAS Consulting, Austria
Moderator: Don Steiny
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 - "Innonvation and Social Networks" by Andrew
Hargadon, UC Davis, author of "How
Breakthroughs Happen"
2:00 - 2:30 - "Social Networks and Tech Transfer Part 1" by Mick
Stadler, Seges Capital
2:30 - 3:00 - "Social Networks and Tech Transfer" by Gerald
Barnett, UC Santa Cruz
3:30 - 4:00 - (Kaisa Snellman) Networks of control and power in
4:00 - 4:30 - "Creating Network Maps from Relational Data" by
Jurgen ?, ?, Austria
4:30 - 5:00 - "Network Maps from Public Data" by Sean Everton,
Stanford University

Don Steiny

$20.00 - Isnae members
$25.00 - Non-members

Includes: continental breakfast, lunch




John Maloney
T: 415.902.9676

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