Falls Church, VA, January 17, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Whether a person has been an Information or Intelligence Professional for 10 years or 10 months, one thing is likely – they have struggled at times to understand how their customers can effectively use the insights they provide to drive action. Once that professional has figured out that secret recipe, they must then determine how to repeatedly deliver on that value to new and existing customers alike.
Jan Herring, a former CIA officer and later director of intelligence at Motorola, will describe how to develop an intelligence function that leads to enhanced competitiveness, better decision-making and more effective strategic planning. His insights, immediately applicable to any situation, will focus on:
1. More efficient identification of the stakeholders’ real competitive intelligence needs (e.g. KITs).
2. Developing an understanding on how to produce actionable intelligence.
3. Effectively defining the value of intelligence to the organization.
Join members of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) Wisconsin Chapter for an extraordinary networking and learning opportunity. The luncheon meeting will be held in Madison, WI at the Madison Club on Tuesday, March 5 from 10:30 am to 1:45 pm. The registration fee is $45 for SCIP members, $55 for non-members, and $35 for students. For further information please see the SCIP.org website or contact Robyn Reals at 703.739.0696 x197.
About the Speaker
Jan Herring was an intelligence officer with the CIA for 20 years, where he set up the federal government's first unit that analyzed the impact of foreign civilian technology on the U.S. economy. Later, at Motorola, he developed a business-intelligence function based on his national security experience. Jan created and ran The Futures Group company's Business Intelligence Practice for about ten years. Jan and Ben Gilad established the Academy of Competitive Intelligence, where Jan continues to lecture on the topic of "Organizing and Managing World Class CI Programs."
About Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
With members in over 70 countries, SCIP is a 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 group’s founding in 1986, and SCIP provides its global membership access to the world’s most admired certification program. 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.