August Jackson of Ernst & Young Elected 2013 Board Vice-Chair

During the last full board meeting of the calendar year the SCIP Board of Directors elected the Officers of the Society. Joining Melanie Wing, 2013 Chair, and Andrew Beurschgens, 2012-3 Secretary-Treasurer, will be Board member August Jackson, Associate Director of Strategic Market Intelligence at Ernst & Young as Vice-Chair. He will succeed Wing as Board Chair in 2014.

“This is an exciting time to be part of SCIP and part of this profession,” said August. “I’m honored to serve in this role. Over the coming year we will build SCIP and grow the value we offer to competitive intelligence and strategy practitioners, service providers and academics.”

August’s functional expertise is in corporate and business strategy, marketing and competitive intelligence. He has demonstrated expertise in knowledge discovery through primary and secondary research (HUMINT and OSINT), statistical analysis, social network analysis and visual analytics. Prior to joining Ernst & Young August spent over 10 years in the telecommunications industry in marketing and competitive intelligence roles with Verizon, British Telecom and AT&T’s Concert joint venture. He has also worked with government agencies to help them apply commercial intelligence methods and semantic technology to government intelligence challenges. August received his MBA from the University of Maryland and his BA in International Affairs from George Washington University.

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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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