What's New in CI and at SCIA?
Here you can find the latest SCIA news as well as other interesting developments in the field of Competitive Intelligence.
Dear SCIA members,
It is my honour to serve as the next President of the SCIA, and I look forward to building upon the solid foundations that have been laid by
the founding members and previous Boards. In 2013, SCIA will be represented by Kurt Kobel, Richard Siegel and myself, hoping and expecting that additional members will volunteer to contribute to the objectives of our association. We will further enhance the content of education, training and problem solving in competitive intelligence, meeting the statutory purpose of the association to:
- Facilitate knowledge exchange and networking;
- Promote the achievement of high standards of quality and greater efficiency (best practice);
- Promote content in education, training and problem solving;
- Promote a positive awareness and perception of competitive intelligence among key users and opinion leaders;
- Collaborate internationally in the field of competitive intelligence.
In addition, it is my personal ambition for this year to expand SCIA’s presence into the French-speaking part of Switzerland (Suisse romande). My aim is to double our member base by offering theme events in the region, and to advance a Swiss-wide network of peers, whether practitioners, consultant vendors or students. I will pay special attention to the organisational structure and procedures of the association, improve communication and focus on informing our membership about new developments and on-going initiatives in the CI community. I want to encourage involvement of our members in making SCIA a more attractive platform which is advantageous to all our present and future members. I look forward to working with and for you, to building SCIA into a nationwide, member centric association, which genuinely adds value to the development of CI professionals and to the promotion of the competitive intelligence discipline in an international environment.
The quest for information advantage: opportunities and risks in Corporate Intelligence
In Scalaris Economic Crime Intelligence conference this year we will approach Corporate Intelligence as business development and security factor for large businesses.
In past editions we focused on more specific topics (like data leakage or human risk factors).
This time the topic is much wider, as we will dig into both offensive and defensive intelligence aspects.
Corporate Intelligence specialists (in businesses and among practitioners) rarely expose themselves to the public to present their skills and ethics: the conference is a unique opportunity to meet specialists like:
- Alain Julliet, former chief operations officer of the french secret service and responsible for Corporate Intelligence issues in the French Prime minister staff
- Prof. Solange Ghernaouti-Helie, president of the Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory & Research Group
- Christian Aghroum, former Head of Cyber-Security in the french national police and now Chief Security officer of a large Swiss industrial company
- Claudio Foglini, Scalaris Senior Consultant, Economic Crime Intelligence
Please register here to this free conference: http://eci.scalaris.com/events
NB: The conference is in FRENCH
Looking for a talented CI professional to fill a new job opening in your organization? Let us know, we are glad to help.
As a new feature, SCIA website is offering the CI Jobs- a place where you can post any job openings related to competitive intelligence. The format will include the date it has been uploaded, a short description of the job advertised and a direct contact for application.
If you are interested, please send the a.m. details directly to our websie administrator Sanja Kais (cc: Monika Giese).
Since 1989, SCIP’s annual awards program has honored individuals for their outstanding efforts and achievements in the field of competitive intelligence.
Robin Kirkby, speaker at our next event, has received these honours for his outstanding career in Competitive Intelligence and his tireless efforts to advance and promote the CI profession. Full article here
Since 1992, Swiss-owned I.S.I.S. with offices in Lucerne and 5 other countries has provided systematic CI monitoring services, CI baseline assessments, pre-sales intelligence and win/loss analysis, counter-intelligence programs, conference coverage, and due diligence investigations with 65 market investigators and well-cultivated, pre-qualified industry contacts in 4 global regions. Loyal Fortune 500 clientele in the pharma/biotech and IT industries; founder & president is a life-time SCIP member.