Founder, Chief Scientist
Valdis is a management consultant, researcher, trainer, author, and the developer of InFlow software for social and organizational network analysis. 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 with clients such as IBM, Google, Edelman, Vodafone, Aventis, Solvay, Merck, Genentech, Cardinal Health, and Kaiser Permanente.
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.
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.