Falls Church, VA, December 14, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- During the last full board meeting of the calendar year the SCIP Board of Directors elected the Officers of the Society. Joining Melanie Wing, 2013 Chair, and Andrew Beurschgens, 2012-3 Secretary-Treasurer, will be Board member August Jackson, Associate Director of Strategic Market Intelligence at Ernst & Young as Vice-Chair. He will succeed Wing as Board Chair in 2014.
“This is an exciting time to be part of SCIP and part of this profession,” said August. “I'm honored to serve in this role. Over the coming year we will build SCIP and grow the value we offer to competitive intelligence and strategy practitioners, service providers and academics.”
August’s functional expertise is in corporate and business strategy, marketing and competitive intelligence. He has demonstrated expertise in knowledge discovery through primary and secondary research (HUMINT and OSINT), statistical analysis, social network analysis and visual analytics. Prior to joining Ernst & Young August spent over 10 years in the telecommunications industry in marketing and competitive intelligence roles with Verizon, British Telecom and AT&T's Concert joint venture. He has also worked with government agencies to help them apply commercial intelligence methods and semantic technology to government intelligence challenges. August received his MBA from the University of Maryland and his BA in International Affairs from George Washington University.
About Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
With members in over 70 countries, SCIP is a 3000-member global non-profit membership organization for everyone involved in creating and managing strategic and competitive intelligence. Education and training have been a critical component of SCIP’s member services since the Society’s founding in 1986, 1986 and SCIP provides its global membership access to the world’s most admired certification program. In addition to articles and books, SCIP provides networking opportunities at its annual conferences in the US, Europe, Brazil and Singapore, and through chapter meetings and webinars. The Society supports everyone involved in creating and managing strategic and competitive intelligence, and many members have backgrounds in market research, strategic analysis, science and technology.