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PNODN February 2018 Monthly Meeting - Improving organizations through new visual tools for organizing functional data

  • February 26, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center


  • PNODN Member who has pre-registered
  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
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Improving organizations through new visual tools for organizing functional data 

with Burr Stewart

Participants prep - bring a list of your current duties and responsibilities, for both internal and external positions. The list should be 8 to 15 short sentences or phrases describing the responsibilities you most commonly perform. 

Burr Stewart will facilitate the meeting and dialog on the topic of “improving organizations through new visual tools for organizing functional data”. Burr will share some of his recent work with startups seeking to understand and map the ways that workers, departments, companies and industries function and interact in ways that have consistent symantics around the world. (e.g. and ). His definition of function is “resources+activities=outcomes.” Discussion questions will involve barriers to visual communications inside companies and how to reduce the vulnerability often experienced when sharing functional data, and the power of functional visibility in developing a sense of “meaning”.

Burr Stewart. Strategic Advisor and Project Developer. Burr has been an advisor to hi-tech startups, consulting firms and public agencies since 2010, in the areas of community economic development, project management, sustainability and strategic planning. He previously worked for the Port of Seattle for 30 years, the Puget Sound Regional Council for one, and a global transportation consultancy in Washington DC for two. He has developed and managed airport master plans, state rail plans, new runways, IT integration strategies, climate change programs, sustainability strategies, organizational development programs, operational and financial modeling, and stakeholder outreach.

Burr holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a frequent speaker on sustainability related strategic planning and visual communication of complex systems. He serves on several committees of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC, the Washington Public Ports Association in Olympia, and is the current chair of the Grants Committee at the Rotary Club of Seattle.


 Join us for networking starting at 6 pm!



$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$20 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$20 Walk in rate for members

$25 Walk in rate for non members

$10 for students pre-registered or walk in


We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are welcome.


6:00 - 6:30 pm  We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)

6:30 - 8:00 pm Topic Presented

8:00 - 8:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements

Please be aware that our meetings could be recorded or photographed.

Online registration closes the Sunday prior to the meeting. PNODN welcomes and encourages walk ins at the door where the walk in rates will be:


$20 Walk in rate for members

$25 Walk in rate for non members

$10 for students pre-registered or walk in


Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $90 savings for the year.

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