|Background of Organization
||Forio is a San Francisco-based system dynamics company that builds custom simulations and sells simulation development software to businesses, universities, and government agencies around the world.
Forio focuses on strategic planning and training simulations for mid- and senior-level managers. Forio provides development services (to build and launch a new simulation) and server software (to run simulations on desktop computers or over the web).
Forio software and services focus on training and performance enhancement. Simulations are typically geared toward medium- and long-term strategic and operational issues facing large organizations. Forio simulations are often used at corporate retreats as a way of enhancing discussion and explaining new initiatives, strategies, or competitive threats facing organizations. Forio has built simulations for audiences as small as 10 users to over 100,000 users.
||1159 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Type of SD Work
||Modeling and programming: Forio builds sophisticated custom simulations for large businesses and government agencies. Forio sells software to create and distribute web simulations. Forio helps other organizations sell and distribute their simulations.
|Where SD fits in your organization
||System dynamics is our primary modeling tool for nearly all of our simulations. We focus on strategic planning and training simulations for mid- and senior-level managers. We provide development services (to build and launch a new simulation) and server software (to run simulations on desktop computers or over the web). We use the system dynamics simulation methodology, developed at MIT, which works well for explaining the consequences of managerial decisions over time.
|Typical career path
||There are two primary career paths at Forio -- software development and consulting. In both there are long term opportunities for managing others, working with clients and customers, and developing technical expertise.
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