Early Warning Intelligence Complementary eBroadcast August 2

Fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) hamstring businesses. Companies are waiting until new market developments are fully understood before deciding on a course of action, but by that time, it’s too late to do anything meaningful.

Early warning intelligence addresses FUD head-on, and helps companies respond to early stage market developments with more decision-flexibility and confidence. Join SCIP and Outward Insights on August 2nd at 2pm ET for a complimentary eBroadcast as we discuss how to use an intelligence early warning system to minimize surprise and outpace the competitive forces in your market.

During this complimentary eBroadcast, you will learn:

  • How to assess the damage that fear, uncertainty, and doubt causes your business
  • Five critical components of an intelligence early warning system, and how to develop and sustain them
  • Best practices from organizations that have successfully implemented and benefited from an intelligence early warning system

For more information, visit www.frost.com/fud and learn how to build, manage, and use an intelligence early warning system in your organization.


SCIP South Florida Chapter: Inaugural meeting with Ben Gilad

July 12, Ft. Lauderdale

SCIP, the global association for experts who provide skilled analysis on the competitive environment, has just launched a South Florida chapter with a newly formed steering committee made up of highly experienced local professionals.  The inaugural meeting will be held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Citrix’s office, and we are very excited to have Dr. Ben Gilad join us to lead a discussion.

Do you collect and analyze a lot of competitive information as a marketing / advertising / business development / strategic planning professional to make decisions? Do you get involved in strategic planning exercises? Do you do competitive analysis for your company or for your clients? Both SCIP members and non-members are welcome.  For more information go to the SCIP chapter page.

Wisconsin Chapter: Training camp of competitive analysis

June 21, Lambeau Field, Green Bay Wisconsin

Craig Fleisher will lead a workshop on how to conduct the proper interval training when it comes to the correct application of leading analytical models.  The application of analysis to competitive intelligence situations, and the more deeply the business conditions or problems Ci can help your organization overcome, is challenging but still within your grasp.

Positioned for the intermediate-level competitive intelligence practitioner, key takeaways are:

  • Employ a percussive, systematic process for performing competitive analysis
  • Develop an understanding of the need to critically evaluate analytical techniques
  • Gain working-level exposure to over a dozen techniques
  • Recognize when to adapt or combine techniques for specific purposes

For more information and to register, please go to the SCIP Chapter web page.

SCIP Austin Tx: Speed networking — a goldmine of connections

June 13, Radisson Downtown, Austin Texas

Meet a large number of business professionals in strategic and competitive intelligence, make quality contacts and enjoy meaningful conversations at this event.

Whether you are a CI veteran, an experience practitioner, or a complete newbie to the field, this night of networking is sure to yield new insights and accelerate your career. Consider all the new people and firms in the Austin area that you can now help by knowing what they do and in turn who can help you.

Find out more and register for this event at the SCIP chapter web page.


Massachusetts Chapter: Are you in the loop? Highlights from SCIP 2012

June 14 Breakfast meeting, Rebecca’s Cafe Newton

Miss the SCIP Conference in Philadelphia? Join the SCIP MA Chapter for conference highlights, discussions, and networking. We will fill you in on :

  • Key take-aways from the sessions
  • Developments in CI practices
  • The news from SCIP headquarters
  • Information about next year’s conference

If you attended SCIP,  join us to share your perspective and information on the sessions which you attended, as well as network with chapter colleagues.  For more information, check this SCIP Chapter webpage


SCIP 2012 European Summit 6-8 November, Registration

Registration will open next week for the SCIP 2012 European Summit, 6-8 November 2012, Dublin, Ireland, at the Burlington Hotel.

Join SCIP in Dublin and be part of the largest and most comprehensive Competitive Intelligence and Strategy event in Europe. Follow the latest trends in CI, network with key industry executives, and learn how other organisations are finding success. This year’s sessions will cover the following topics:

• Future Oriented Analysis
• Innovative Integration

• Secure Future

• Communicating with Impact

• Manage Information Overload

• Career Planning
To learn more about this event and the early bird savings packages offered (expires September Sept. 24th, 2012), do not hesitate to drop us a line today! Don’t miss out on a chance to attend an event that brings you real-world best practices, interactive problem solving and tools to develop a leading-edge CI function! Walk away from the program with all this, plus multiple new top-executive contacts!


Here’s what past delegates say:
The SCIP European Summit is a great, must go gathering of CI specialists to exchange thoughts about all your CI questions. For me, the event could be twice as long as I am sure much more time can be spent in a valuable way here. Many take aways!-Joep Lauret , General Manager Strategy & Business intelligence, Wartsila Corporation


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