Competitive Intelligence & the Deep Web: SCIP Iowa & South Florida Chapter Meetings, Sept. 20

Join your strategic and competitive intelligence peers at the Iowa & South Florida SCIP chapter meetings on leveraging the Deep Web for competitive intelligence. This unique blend of webinar and in-person event provides both learning and networking.
Sept. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Organizations today leave a digital exhaust that can be seen across the internet.  While the trail is larger for publicly traded organizations, smaller or medium-sized businesses also leave a large smoke trail that can be followed to its source. Presenters Sean Campbell and Scott Swigart will show you how to spot an organization’s digital exhaust at a distance, how to mine it for insights, and how to relate the information you find with other relevant data sources such as interviews. They'll also discuss ways in which you can remain anonymous while conducting this type of research.

Sean and Scott will close with a discussion about where Fortune 500 organizations are headed both in their efforts to mine the digital exhaust of their competitors and to limit the visibility of their own smoke trail.  All attendees will receive a copy of Sean and Scott's book on the subject of open source intelligence collection, now in its 3rd edition: “Going Beyond Google: Gathering Internet Intelligence.”  

Meeting locations and format

The SCIP Iowa Chapter will hold its meeting on Thursday, September 20, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm CST at the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa.  The SCIP South Florida Chapter will hold its meeting the same day from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm EST at Citrix Systems in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (See the website for additional information.) Questions and comments can be directed to Robyn Reals at SCIP: (703) 739-0696 X. 107, rreals (at)

The unique ‘onsite eLearning’ event combines the best opportunity to both learn from expert speakers and network with your geographical peers. You must attend the chapter meetings in person to benefit from the program and the conversation.


Sean Campbell, co-founder of Cascade Insights, based his competitive intelligence work on many years of working with bleeding-edge hardware and software technologies long before they became mainstream. He received the Catalyst Award from SCIP and co-chaired the Oregon SCIP chapter. Additionally, Sean is a contributing assistant professor at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management, where he teaches industry analysis and competitive intelligence.

Scott Swigart, co-founder of Cascade Insights, informs his competitive intelligence projects with tech industry insights gained from a career that began decades ago and continues today with programmatic social media mining and cloud-based projects. Scott is well recognized for his contributions to the competitive intelligence community.

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
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