Speaker

Dan Evans
Dan Evans is a Senior Researcher at the Network Science Center at West Point and the founder of Storm King Analytics, a firm applying innovative network-based approaches to challenging real-world problems. His recent work has focused on economic development and market intelligence on the continent of Africa. Dan served in the United States Army for over twenty years as an Infantry Officer, an Operations Research Analyst, and as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the United States Military Academy, West Point. He is a combat veteran and graduate of the prestigious US Army Ranger School. Dan is a 1987 graduate of West Point and completed his Masters of Business Administration at the College of William and Mary.


Dr. Remzi Gözübüyük
Remzi obtained an undergraduate degree in engineering from Middle East Technical University and an MBA from Bilkent University, both in Ankara, Turkey. After working for the family business in Ankara, he moved to the USA and obtained a Ph.D. in business administration from University of Minnesota in 2007. He also received training from Harvard University on teaching and writing cases in 2009. After completing his PhD, he moved to Madrid in order to work at the IE Business School, a top business school in Europe, as a full time faculty. Following 5 years in Spain, Remzi went back home to Turkey and is currently working at the Sabanci University and living in Istanbul. He has also been working with SONEAN, an innovative consulting company focusing on social network analysis located in Frankfurt, Germany. In the last 10 years, Remzi has been teaching social network analysis, strategy, international business, and organization theory to executives in MNCs in addition to MBA and doctoral students. He also conducts cutting-edge research on social network analysis, particularly on the effects of networks on managers and firms’ behavior and performance. He published his work on top journals such as Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Perspectives.


Dr. Murat Ünal
Murat is an Advisory Board Member of WHU and a Member of the International Network for Social Network Analysts. He is also an Advisory Board Member of Itijah (Common Purpose) as well as a Trustee of Common Purpose`s board in Frankfurt-Germany. He is furthermore an Editorial Board Member of the Journal in Network Theory in Finance.

With a group of professors from across the globe he created a very fine team of academics (called SNA at Work) dedicated to the application of social network analysis (SNA) aiming to make SNA a standard source for competitive/ecosystem intelligence and a basis for decision making, going beyond financial and non-financial (ESG) data.

Since 2001, as the founder of Funds@Work AG, a pioneering and innovative strategy consultancy for the investment industry, he has been in charge with his team for over 250 international projects.

In 2013 he set up SONEAN to provide institutional investors as well as corporate decision makers with unique social network analytic insights alongside their investment and decision making processes. SONEAN was designated as "innovative young company" by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in 2015 and complements Funds@Work's work uniquely.

Together with his team he has won over two dozens of international, presidential, and other awards for his network analytic research and consulting work.

Murat graduated from the Uni of Adelaide/Australia with a B.Com degree. He holds an M.B.A degree from Kellogg/USA and WHU/Germany and its network programs at Tel Aviv Uni/Israel and Hong Kong Uni of Science and Technology/China SAR. Murat further has a LL.M. degree from the School of Law at Northwestern Uni in Chicago and a Doctorate in Business Administration from IE Business School in Madrid specializing in social network analysis (SNA). He regularly lectures at leading universities internationally focusing on the unique application of SNA.