SONEAN - Social Network Analysis (SNA) Lab 2014
At SONEAN our aim is to move our clients beyond financial and non-financial (ESG) data in order to spot risks and opportunities in a profoundly new way. We bring the social network perspective into their decision making processes and as a strategy consultant help them to use network analytic insights in their investment related and organizational decisions. In order to create greater awareness, but more importantly identify future colleagues, we initiated the SNA Lab in 2013 to train young talented people in social network analysis and specifically its application to organizational phenomena. In May/June 2014 we welcomed our latest SNA Lab team and it is an outstanding experience for all of us. By ensuring that more people adopt a social network related perspective we can create greater awareness for its unique and complementary role. In ten years, it is going to be the third pillar and a standard in decision making next to financial, and non-financial (ESG – Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria) criteria, we are already working on this today with our SNA Lab team members in line with our motto “Welcome Tomorrow”. With “SNA at Work” furthermore (initiated by our sister company Funds@Work already in 2012) we ensure that our application related insights and latest research is also spread among academic groups globally. SNA at Work is thus complementary to the SNA Lab and brings together an esteemed team of researchers from across the world, from various continents, to regularly come together and share ideas and latest research but at the same time promote social network analysis and its application among bachelor, master, and doctoral students as well as executives. Below you will find our latest SNA Lab team which we formed in May/June 2014 complementing our existing team members and the core staff.