Valdis Krebs is the Founder, and Chief Scientist, at Orgnet, LLC. Valdis is a management consultant, researcher, trainer, author, and the developer of InFlow software for social and organizational network analysis [SNA/ONA]. InFlow maps and measures knowledge exchange, information flow, emergent communities, networks of alliances and other connections within and between organizations and communities. Since 1987, Valdis has participated in over 500 SNA/ONA projects.
Clients such as IBM, Google, Edelman, Vodafone, Aventis, Solvay, Merck, Genentech, Cardinal Health, Kaiser Permanente, Genetic Alliance, Annie E Casey Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Barr Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Pact, Centers for Disease Control [CDC], ACENet, Scottish Enterprise, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Jaakko Poyry, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Booz Allen Hamilton, KPMG, Katzenbach Partners, Nokia, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, TRW, Boeing, Europol, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, University of Michigan Business School, Naval Postgraduate School, CapitalOne, Target, Sempra Energy, Lucent Technologies, Hiram Walker, Shell, The Gap, National Semiconductor, various government offices, and hundreds of independent consultants and not-for-profit organizations use orgnet.com software and services to map and measure networks in organizations, communities, and other complex human systems.
Before starting his own business, Valdis held various HR management positions at Disney, TRW, Toyota, and Ford. Valdis works from his office in Cleveland, Ohio with a network of colleagues in the USA, Canada and Europe.
Valdis is an often quoted expert on network analysis and network weaving. His work has been covered in major media including Business Week, Discover Magazine, Business 2.0, New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, CNN, Entrepreneur, First Monday, Optimize Magazine, Training, PC, ZDNet, O'Reilly Network, Knowledge Management, Across the Board, HR Executive, Personnel Journal, Forbes, FORTUNE, CIO Magazine, MSNBC.com, HR.com, Release 1.0, several major newspapers around the world including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, USA Today, Washington Post, and Associated Press. Krebs is also quoted in 100+ books, many of which have reprinted his network maps. His paper describing how he mapped the Sept. 11 terror network is one of the most cited academic papers in the field with over 600 citations.
Valdis has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics & Computer Science, and a graduate degree in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources and has studied applied Artificial Intelligence.
He has given invited lectures on a variety of network topics at many universities around the world, including School of Public Policy/Anderson School of Management @ UCLA, Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Weatherhead School of Management - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Kellogg School of Management/School of Communication/Medill School of Journalism @ Northwestern University, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, University of Latvia, Central European University, Copenhagen Business School, University of Kentucky, Ohio State University College of Medicine and Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.