Julia Hobsbawm: Doing business in the age of networks and networking

A networks seminar event organised by the Networks Research Group (www.nrg-swansea.com) at Swansea University, will take place on Thursday, May 9, featuring guest speaker Julia Hobsbawm.

Julia HobsbawmTitle: Doing Business in the Age of Networks and Networking

Speaker: Julia Hobsbawm, businesswoman, CEO and founder of Editorial Intelligence, the knowledge networking business, and the UK’s first honorary professor of networking at Cass Business School in London.


Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Time: 1pm until 3pm. Refreshments and buffet lunch will be provided.

Venue: SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University. (Please note we  regret  that  only  disabled  visitors  are  allowed  to  park  on  the University  campus.   All other vehicles must park in the Recreation Ground Car Park on Oystermouth Road. For directions visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/directions/).  

Admission: All welcome and admission to the seminar is free. As seating in the venue is limited, those wishing to attend are required to register in advance by contacting Dr Pavel Loskot, College of Engineering, Tel: 01792 602619, or email: p.loskot@swansea.ac.uk.

Sponsored by Bridging the Gaps, Escalator Fund project.


Event summary: Although data-driven analysis of social networks may be a popular subject of scientific and technical research, most of us probably want to know how these networks really work in our everyday lives, and how they can contribute to our personal and professional development.

In this talk, Julia Hobsbawm argues that fresh approaches to social networks are needed to fully understand how they work and to fully exploit their potential.  Arguing for longitudinal study in workplaces and amongst professional freelancers, she will explain how social networks are vital for our careers but that the practice of networking itself needs far closer examination if we are to understand why the better networked individuals achieve better success and how networking should therefore be understood as one of the main drivers of economic productivity in the workplace.

Julia Hobsbawm is a businesswoman and the UK’s first honorary professor of networking at Cass Business School in London. She is CEO and founder of Editorial Intelligence, the knowledge networking business. Her aim to “bring connections and ideas to professional individuals who have been isolated for too long in their corporate silos” has become the benchmark of modern social networking.

She is the only UK media businesswoman member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on “Informed Societies”. In her twenty five years media career spanning Tellex to Twitter, she has worked in book publishing, television and politics.

She is the author of several books, and is co-writing the new Editorial Intelligence education books and tutorials on networking for the Curious Corporation.

She tweets from @juliahobsbawm, and her views on networking can be found in the Financial Times, CNN and other global media, or from her websites: www.juliahobsbawm.com and www.editorialintelligence.com.


For further information about this event, please contact Dr Pavel Loskot, College of Engineering, Tel: 01792 602619, or email: p.loskot@swansea.ac.uk.