On February 10th, I am attending and acting as the local champion for the Optimizing Business Performance Workshop being presented by San Francisco based Value Networks.
UPDATE: Best selling author David Ticoll will be presenting on mitigating the risks of adopting network management methods.
UPDATE2: On the evening of the 10th, a few of us are registered to attend the “Markets Making Music” concert & lecture being presented by the Martin Prosperity Institute at Rotman. You should register for this event too if you plan on hanging in there for the evening. Note MC: I am still going to this.
UPDATE, Jan. 19th from John Maloney, VP of ValueNetworks.com ..
Because of the demand and popularity of the VNA Workshop, it has been decide to configure it into a worldwide ‘road show’ versus separate, ‘one-off’ events. This will allow us to win sponsorship, leverage marketing and conduct a better series of distributed events overall for the whole of 2009.
We are still coming to Toronto, but the date needs to slip a bit to allow the pre-work to take place. We are looking at 20 March 2009 for your event. Note from MC: I guess this puts the event back into the tentative column until otherwise confirmed.
Also, if you have any local enterprise sponsor prospects for the event, let us know.
The event is being held at the MaRS Collaboration Centre, South Tower, 101 College Street, Suite 100, Toronto, ON Canada M5G 1L7.
Early bird registration is available through Jan. 9th. All the details and links are available here.
The workshop leader will be value network pioneer Verna Allee. Please click though to discover more about her 20 years of experience in value networks, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and new business models, Verna has been a trusted advisor to more than 100 Fortune 1000 companies, leading government agencies, civil society organizations, and entrepreneurial startups — including Cisco Systems, the Boeing Company, HP, Telenor, AgResearch, PwC, and Mayo Clinic.
Please pass on this notice to everyone who should attend or send someone from their organisation:
Executives, directors, managers and leaders;
Entrepreneurs, scholars, academics and students;
Consultants, practitioners and subject matter experts;
Business collaboration evangelists and community managers.
Abstract and Benefits
The Value Network Analysis Workshop themes are value networks and value network analysis (VNA).
Over the last decade networks and analysis have exploded onto the business scene. Widespread, fundamental advancements in productivity, innovation and collaboration are being achieved with value networks and VNA.
VNA Professional Edition is leading new, innovative practices in network analysis. The Value Network Analysis Workshop equips you with the following benefits and advantages.
Develop skills in value networks;
Gain hands-on practical experience with VNA;
Understand social, organizational and value network analysis;
Identify value networks, process engineering and system dynamics synergies;
Understand how to plan and apply value network analysis for business improvement;
Describe value network users organizations and their advantages;
Expand your visualization and analysis capability with VNA technology;
Elaborate how value networks and VNA expands and improves current methods such as Lean, TQM, 6-Sigma, Hoshin, ISO-9000, OD/OL, System Dynamics, Baldridge, etc.
Generate multi-faceted, cross-industries insights and dialogue in value networks.
This special, low-cost workshop includes a 90-day, fully functional licenses to VNA Professional Edition Workshop with your registration.
Special thanks to John Maloney & Sarah Jones who reached out to get me involved in this event.