From CIA to Motorola: How to Develop Intelligence That Leads to Smarter Strategic Decisions – SCIP DC Chapter December 6.

A pioneer and leading consultant in the field of business intelligence, Jan Herring will share his experience in creating an intelligence function at Motorola, including a review of the obstacles and challenges faced when first establishing a competitive intelligence group and culture. He will also provide suggestions to improve the success rate for those efforts to set up internal intelligence functions, such as recommendations on approaches that work (and don’t), how to set goals, and effective methods for remaining relevant in the constantly-changing business environment.

Join members of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) DC Metropolitan Chapter for an extraordinary networking and learning opportunity. The meeting will be held in McLean, VA at Northrop Grumman Information Systems from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 6. Registration fee is $10 for SCIP members and $20 for non-members.

Please note: no walk-ins or onsite registrations are available for this event – pre-registration is necessary.  For further information please see the web site or contact Robyn Reals at 703.739.0696 x107 or

About the Speaker

Jan Herring was an intelligence officer with the CIA for 20 years where he set up the federal government’s first unit that analyzed the impact of foreign civilian technology on the U.S. economy. Later, at Motorola, he developed a business-intelligence function based on his national security experience.   Jan created and ran The Futures Group’s Business Intelligence Practice for ten years. Jan and Ben Gilad established the Academy of Competitive Intelligence, where Jan continues to lecture on the topic of “Organizing and Managing World Class CI Programs.” Jan is a recipient of the SCIP Meritorious Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Society.


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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