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How to Use War Games to Determine Corporate Strategy at the 3rd SCIP Latin American Competitive Intelligence Conference


The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and Informa present the 3rd Latin American Competitive Intelligence Summit, October 4-6, 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil. A featured session by Adrian Alvarez shows how war games can improve strategic development.

Alexandria, VA, August 12, 2011 --(PR.com)-- War games are very useful to determining strategy in markets where a few competitors play key roles, as the game’s prediction power is very high in a variety of industries. When war games are successfully implemented, they consistently predict the ways competitors will behave.

This topic, along with case studies, will be addressed at the SCIP Latin American Competitive Intelligence Conference by Adrian Alvarez from Midas Consulting. “War games are particularly important in Latin America, where most markets are oligopolistic in nature, with a few companies dominating regional markets,” said Adrian. “Knowing in which situations war games work best, and understanding the critical issues in implementation significantly increases the war game’s success. In addition, sharing case studies help individual understand what value can be obtained from this very useful analysis technique.”

Adrian’s session will include how war games benefit the design of an organization’s strategy, and how the games work in practice. It will also contain war game examples from the pharmaceutical, FMCG, and educational industries to bring the concepts down to earth. A summary of the key learnings will help to fix the concepts in the listeners’ minds.

About the speaker

Adrian Alvarez, Founding Partner of Midas Consulting, has conducted war games throughout Latin America where he has advised large multinationals and regional companies on strategy and competitive intelligence issues. He also manages a postgraduate degree on competitive intelligence at the Universidad de Belgrano and has been invited to teach at the MBA on CI at FIPE in Brazil. Adrian is the country liaison of SCIP’s International Advisory Committee for all Latin American countries, a current SCIP board member and recipient of the SCIP catalyst award.

About the conference

The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and Informa present the 3rd Latin American Competitive Intelligence Summit, October 4-6, 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil. The conference theme this year is “Intelligence and Strategy: The Key to Winning in Emerging Markets.” The intended audience for this event is made ​​up of entrepreneurs, managers, directors, executives with responsibility and interest in processes involving decision making, management information, market research, innovation, entrepreneurship and organizational planning. More information on this conference can be found at the SCIP website www[dot]scip.[dot]org (in English) and at www[dot]sciplatam[dot]com (in Portuguese).

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