SCVA in 90 seconds

Hmmm … not bad for a first attempt.  Thanks to the folks at groundreport and WeMedia who got me on the spot for this as part of the competition.

I am interested in your feedback.  Clearly this could be better, what are your thoughts?

Note: click on the “full screen” button so that you can actually read the flash cards.

Value Network Analysis Workshop: Optimizing Business Performance

Below is the news release from Value Networks. I am looking forward to this event. Thanks to John and team for making the trip to Toronto a reality.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2009 — ValueNetworks.com® — a leader in organizational network visualization and analysis applications — announces the Value Network Analysis Workshop: Optimizing Business Performance.

The Value Network Analysis Workshop will be held at the MaRS Collaboration Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 20 March 2009. This workshop develops leadership, fluency and visualization expertise for value networks. It offers a hands-on introduction to social, organizational and value network analysis (VNA) application technology.

http://www.vncluster.com/YYZ09.htm

Value network analysis is a superior method for understanding, visualizing, optimizing and leading complex organizations and businesses. It applies to both internal and operational value networks as well as industry value networks and business webs. Value networks fundamentally expand and redefine the scope, value and importance of networks to business, economies and civil society.

Value network tools are redefining operations, tactics and strategies in the smartest organizations. They provide a powerful road map to the network-centric future. Value networks and value network analysis are becoming commonplace in top global firms. Value networks drive improvements in resource utilization, productivity, innovation and bring sharp business results overall.

Firms like Wal-Mart [NYSE: WMT] have discovered the spectacular business advantages of transforming from a supply chain mentality to sustainable value networks mindset. “Value Networks aid our understanding and ability to address key issues and opportunities in our business,” says the Wal Mart Corporate Website.

Giant ERP vendor Oracle [Nasdaq: ORCL] is urging customers, “…to evolve their companies’ supply chains into value networks…”

SAP AG [NYSE: SAP], the central nervous system of 47,000 companies worldwide is leading dozens of industry value networks. Dr. Henning Kagermann, Chairman and CEO of SAP, is transforming the firm and its software 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 Network Analysis Workshop is sponsored only by participants. The workshop tuition includes a full-privilege, 90-day subscription to ValueNetworks.com™ Professional Edition. It provides a foundation for immediate application of value network methods to everyday business issues. It is designed both for people who are new to value networks and for those who would like to expand their methods and tools.

The venue is the stunning MaRS Collaboration Centre in downtown Toronto.

The Value Networks Analysis Workshop is open, low-cost, practical and conversational. It is for executives, directors, experts, researchers, scholars, consultants and practitioners having immediate needs for improved performance, greater effectiveness, faster innovation, customer delight and mastery of network-centric business models.

Pricing and Availability:

Registration for the Value Networks Analysis Workshop is open and available now. The event tuition, 90-day subscription to ValueNetworks.com™ Professional Edition, meals, refreshments, parking, materials, and registration is $499.00. Secure online registration in advance required. All are welcome.

Visit: http://www.vncluster.com/YYZ09.htm

Contact:

Sarah V. Jones, Event Director
ValueNetworks.com®
1072 Folsom Street, #386
San Francisco CA 94103
(978) 468-0267
http://www.valuenetworks.com/

379 entries from 48 countries … good news! SCVA is a finalist.

I received a little good news last week. Social Capital Value Add was selected as a finalist by WeMedia from a field of 379 entries from 48 countries. Details here: http://www.changemakers.net/en-us/competition/powerofus

Thank you to everyone who supported my entry. Don’t forget to let me know if you clicked through. You might win the ticket.

I know that the rules say that the judges make the selections, not the voters but feel free to try to add comments or rate my entry here: http://www.changemakers.net/en-us/node/14479

@BeCircle tweeted this about the SCVA entry:

“@memeticbrand only after reading this http://bit.ly/14kAM did I ‘get’ SCVA. SCVA.com needs this front and center”

You see competition can make things better.  I will amend the “about” page here to incorporate the language from the submission.

They gave Al Gore more than 12 minutes when he took the WeMedia stage, but then again that was before we knew it takes just 4 minutes. :)

Is anyone else going to be in Miami for February 24th to 27th?