Competitive Intelligence from the Deep Web: SCIP Iowa and South Florida eLearning Chapter Meetings, September 20

Join your strategic and competitive intelligence peers at the Iowa and South Florida SCIP chapter eLearning meetings which focus on leveraging the Deep Web for competitive intelligence. This unique blend of webinar and in-person event provides both a learning and networking environment.

Organizations today leave a digital exhaust that can be seen across the internet.  While the trail is larger for publicly traded organizations, smaller or medium-sized businesses also leave a large smoke trail that can be followed to its source. Presenters Sean Campbell and Scott Swigart will show you how to spot an organization’s digital exhaust at a distance, how to mine it for insights, and how to relate the information you find with other relevant data sources such as interviews. They’ll also discuss ways in which you can remain anonymous while conducting this type of research.

Sean and Scott will close with a discussion about where Fortune 500 organizations are headed both in their efforts to mine the digital exhaust of their competitors and to limit the visibility of their own smoke trail.  All attendees will receive a copy of Sean and Scott’s book on the subject of open source intelligence collection, now in its 3rd edition: “Going Beyond Google: Gathering Internet Intelligence.”

 Meeting locations and format

The SCIP Iowa Chapter will hold its meeting on Thursday, September 20, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm CST at the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa (more information here).  The SCIP South Florida Chapter will hold its meeting the same day from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm EST at Citrix Systems in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (more information here). Questions and comments can be directed to Robyn Reals at SCIP: (703) 739-0696 x 107,

The unique ‘onsite eLearning’ event combines the best opportunity to both learn from expert speakers and network with your geographical peers. You must attend the chapter meetings in person to benefit from the program and the conversation.


About SCIP News
The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), formerly the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, is a global nonprofit membership organization for everyone involved in creating and managing business knowledge. Our mission is to enhance the success of our members through leadership, education, advocacy, and networking. Specifically, SCIP provides education and networking opportunities for business professionals working in the rapidly growing field of competitive intelligence (the legal and ethical collection and analysis of information regarding the capabilities, vulnerabilities, and intentions of business competitors). Many SCIP members have backgrounds in market research, strategic analysis, or science and technology. Established in 1986, today SCIP has chapters around the world, with individual members in nations around the globe. In addition, SCIP has alliance partnerships with independent affiliate organizations in many countries.

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