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From CIA to Motorola: Develop Intelligence That Leads to Smarter Strategic Decisions – SCIP DC

Jan Herring, a former CIA officer and director of intelligence at Motorola, will show how to develop a competitive intelligence function that leads to improved competitiveness, better decision-making, and effective strategic planning.

PRLog - Dec. 4, 2012 - A pioneer and leading consultant in the field of business intelligence, Jan Herring will share his experience in creating an intelligence function at Motorola, including a review of the obstacles and challenges faced when first establishing a competitive intelligence group and culture. He will also provide suggestions to improve the success rate for those efforts to set up internal intelligence functions, such as recommendations on approaches that work (and don’t), how to set goals, and effective methods for remaining relevant in the constantly-changing business environment.

Join members of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) DC Metropolitan Chapter for an extraordinary networking and learning opportunity. The meeting will be held in McLean, VA at Northrop Grumman Information Systems from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 6. Registration fee is $10 for SCIP members and $20 for non-members.

Please note: no walk-ins or onsite registrations is available for this event – pre-registration is necessary.  For further information please see the scip.org web site or contact Robyn Reals at 703.739.0696 x107.

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's Business Intelligence Practice for 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." Jan is a recipient of the SCIP Meritorious Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Society.

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.

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