The Circuits of Profit satellite workshop associated with NetSci2011 was mainly made up of network analysts that were also consultants or employed by private organisations. As I predicted in a previous post, the group spans a wide range of abilities and a wide range of perceptions. However, it was quite nice to see that network analysis is becoming more and more acceptable to large organisations because I’m hoping that means access to a larger range of more analysis-friendly data.
And of course, some very high-powered scientists were present. For me, the most impressive presentations were made by Harald Katzmair (Founder and Director of FAS Research). A very interesting and charismatic presenter who really understands analysis and modelling in networks. If a company needs a consultant to improve business processes and structures, this would be the best person to consult.