Framework Fight Club: SCIP SW Ohio Chapter Meeting, April 16

On Tuesday, April 16 the SCIP SW Ohio Chapter will host an onsite eSeries chapter meeting in Dublin Ohio.

“Analyze thyself” seems to be a mantra in any company of long standing. As a result, there are scorecards, dashboards, metrics, and even simple spreadsheets to meet the needs of any executive, director or manager. On the other hand, that rich universe of metrics often focuses attention only on internal operations and results, without the benefit of a broader industry or competitor perspective.  And obviously, it’s vital to understand the fickle, shifting market you’re a part of. There is really no choice; it’s not an exaggeration to say that your competitors are out to displace you, and even end your existence.

This fight club is for all those leaders who feel their organization has grown too myopic or simply too fond of staring in the mirror every morning instead of out of the window. Our goal is a simple one: to provide you with frameworks that will help you make better sense of your market and competitors. During this presentation you’ll learn about 10 frameworks you can use to better analyze your industry, competitors, or even your own company.  By the end you’ll see your own strengths in a broader perspective and uncover weaknesses you didn’t know you had.

The presenter, Sean Campbell of Cascade Insights,  founded his competitive intelligence work on many years of working with bleeding-edge hardware and software technologies long before they became mainstream. Sean has written several books for tech giants such as Intel and Microsoft and co-wrote Going Beyond Google: Gathering Internet Intelligence, listed as a must-read for 2009–2010 by the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals society (SCIP). As a recognized thought leader in the competitive intelligence space, Sean regularly speaks at national events on competitive intelligence and industry analysis. He received the Catalyst Award from SCIP and co-chaired the Oregon SCIP chapter. Additionally, Sean is a contributing assistant professor at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management, where he teaches industry analysis and competitive intelligence.

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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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