Clifford Kalb to Receive Meritorious Award for Competitive Intelligence at the SCIP Annual Conference

Each year SCIP recognizes one individual for their professional achievements and promotion of the competitive intelligence profession. For 2013 a select volunteer committee reviewed the submissions of all individuals nominated by their peers for the SCIP Meritorious award, and selected Clifford Kalb as this year’s recipient. The Meritorious  Cliff will be honored for his contribution to the profession at the 28th Annual Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals International Conference, May 6-9 in Orlando Florida.

“My experience in competitive intelligence and strategy provided a very special opportunity to become closely engaged with senior executives at major global pharmaceutical companies,” said Cliff. “I’ve been extremely lucky to learn from great mentors in corporate professional roles and in my industry, as well as in SCIP and the competitive intelligence profession. I believe the greatest contribution that one can make is to “pay it forward” to others who have a thirst for knowledge and an unquenchable natural curiosity, and who are motivated to invent new ways to promote the art and science of decision-support.”

“I’ve been given wonderful opportunities to serve as an intelligence practitioner, consultant, instructor, and volunteer leader,” he added. “Along the way I’ve had the chance to develop and coach several hundred remarkably talented individuals, many who have gone on to successful careers and achieved far greater accomplishments than I could ever have imagined. I share this award with my mentors, co-workers, colleagues and all the friends I’ve been privileged to meet and I continue to learn from. I will be forever grateful to SCIP and the intelligence community for this high honor.”

Nan Bulger, Executive Director of SCIP, congratulates Mr. Kalb on receiving the Meritorious award. “Cliff has been instrumental in the development of competitive intelligence as a core competency and skill in industry. He has been a dedicated SCIP member and Fellow for many years. Cliff currently leads the Fellows group where he is responsible for orchestrating our Fellows FAQs and the Fellows at the Fireside effort. We are grateful for his dedicated and long term efforts on behalf of the intelligence profession and the SCIP organization.”

Please join us in honoring Clifford Kalb and the other SCIP award recipients at this year’s SCIP annual conference, May 6-9 in Orlando Florida. SCIP 2013 is 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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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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