Episode #22

In this episode of The Story Of Digital Identity (logo) I interview Dr. Bruce Hoppe.

Dr. Hoppe, is the founder of Connective Associates, a nationally acclaimed expert on network optimization with combined expertise in technology and organizational development. A leading authority on applying social network analysis to accelerate business results, Bruce has helped many Fortune 500 companies to optimize their operational networks with his groundbreaking decision-support tools. Bruce has also led numerous community renewal programs. He was a professor of operations research at Rice University and received his PhD in computer science from Cornell University. Bruce writes a widely acclaimed blog, Connectedness, full of practical and thought-provoking insights on business applications of social network analysis.

In this interview Dr. Hoppe and I speak about various aspects of social network analysis (SNA). In addition we talk about the connections between the field of SNA and digital identity.

Show Notes:

Bibliography for Social Network Analysis

Bridging & Bonding

– Structural Holes: Ronald S. Burt

– Dr. Hoppe's class at Boston University

Cp Square

"What Machines Can't do" by Robert Joseph Thomas
Audio Links:

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2 Responses

  1. […] One of the best descriptions I’ve heard about the key roles in a social network were talked about by Bruce Hoppe (Connectedness Blog) in a couple of recent podcasts (Digital Identity – Episode 22 April 12, 2006 and MarketingMonger – Episode 48 June 22, 2006). The role of bridging between groups is essential to connecting disparate groups while the role of bonder brings greater cohesion to specific groups. Take a listen to what Bruce has to say to get a more accurate and complete picture. […]

  2. Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the challenges.
    It was really informative. Your website is extremely
    helpful. Many thanks for sharing!

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