Monitoring and Analyzing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Funding Announcements

Rostyk Hursky, Senior Advisor of Business Intelligence with the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) will present an executive insight session on how RFPs can be utilized to gather competitive intelligence and drive business development on Wednesday, May 8 at the 28th Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) International Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fl.

Intelligence professionals are continuously looking for avenues, means and sources of information which can be impactful, relevant and applicable to their organization.  Gathering Intelligence through analyzing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Funding Opportunities can provide them with a wealth of knowledge which can then be applied to create a link between Competitive Intelligence (CI), Business Development and R&D.  During this session and through practical examples, attendees will gain a better understanding of how these tools are utilized in CI activities and what type of information is used to identify opportunities, maximize output and increase success of the organization’s Business Development and R&D efforts.

“We have seen the topic I will be discussing during my session as an area of opportunity for our team at SRC and have taken the initiative to develop a structured, continuous approach to RFP monitoring and analysis, as well as understanding the funding opportunities that are available to the organization” said Mr. Hursky. “Companies continually strive to build business, advance their products and services, develop new ones and look for new opportunities in existing and emerging markets.  Through these two avenues we are able to further advance those efforts and understand some of the trends in the needs of industry and government.” He added, “As a result of these new initiatives, we have seen increased involvement and engagement from individuals across the organization and our team has been able to quantify some of the impacts of our efforts which will be discussed during this session.” During his session Mr. Hursky will be providing an overview of how the initiative got started, how it evolved, which information is available and where this activity will possibly develop in the near future.

In addition to sharing his experiences with others, Mr. Hursky gains personal value from his SCIP conference participation. “This will be my third consecutive year attending the SCIP Conference which I believe provides tremendous value not only to participants but to the organizations that consider CI Professionals,” he stated. “Attendees, thought leaders, presenters, and keynote speakers at the SCIP Conference are global CI experts who strive to share, learn and educate others about the profession.”

Mr. Hursky added, “As my involvement with SCIP evolved over the years, I have become more engaged and found that during this event everyone is extremely open to learning and knowledge advancement.  Veterans of competitive intelligence, as well as those new to the profession, learn from each other, create lasting connections and relationships advancing CI to new heights of expertise, excellence and recognition.  Based on my personal experiences, I have come back from the Conference with a wealth of ideas, with great and renewed enthusiasm and powerfully developed networks – leaving me wanting for more and never being able to look at information and its applicability in the same way.”

The 2013 SCIP International Conference and Exhibition will be held on May 6 through 9 at the Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida. SCIP 2013 has a powerful and dynamic agenda: 5 track themes, 2 learning levels, 25 executive insight presentations from leading competitive intelligence professionals and competitive strategy executives, 30 interactive sessions, and 8 pre-conference workshops. All this, combined with endless opportunities to network, make new contacts, share experiences, understand best practices and lessons learned, makes SCIP 2013 the premier conference for sharpening your competitive edge. It is truly “Where the world’s intelligence leaders meet.” For further information please go to http://www.scip.org .

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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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