Survivor’s Guide: Making It Through Your First Year in Competitive Intelligence

Ben Schultz and Mick Lariviere of McAfee will present an executive insight session on how to avoid overload as a new competitive intelligence analyst on Thursday, May 9 at the 28th SCIP International Conference in Orlando, Fl.
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Feb. 12, 2013 - PRLog -- Congratulations on getting the job with the prestigious title of Competitive Intelligence Professional! Now what? Dealing with the stress and chaos of the hiring process is one thing. But now, the responsibilities and client requirements that come with this coveted position are demanding attention and responses.

During this executive insight session on May 9 at the SCIP International Conference and Exhibition, Ben Schultz and Mick Lariviere of McAfee will share what they have learned from their experiences in a new competitive intelligence position. Session attendees will learn hard-won tips on how to avoid becoming overwhelmed by limited time resources and information overload, how to build the contents of a flexible CI toolbox, and how to successfully cope with self-imposed, unrealistic expectations.

“Within my first year in the competitive intelligence field, there were many moments where I wondered: why didn’t someone tell me about that?” Mr. Schultz said. “By sharing tips and tricks discovered by two CI guys who survived their first year, this session aims to answer that question for others in the early stages of their intelligence career.”

In addition to sharing his experiences with others, Mr. Schultz has gained personal value from participating in SCIP conferences. “Attending this conference is essential for competitive intelligence professionals just beginning their career, as no other event will expose you to so many CI training opportunities under one roof,” he noted. “You will learn more in three days than you thought possible.”

The 2013 SCIP International Conference and Exhibition will be held on May 6 through 9 at the Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida. SCIP 2013 has a powerful and dynamic agenda: 5 track themes, 2 learning levels, 25 executive insight presentations from leading competitive intelligence professionals and competitive strategy executives, 30 interactive sessions, and 8 pre-conference workshops. All this, combined with endless opportunities to network, make new contacts, share experiences, understand best practices and lessons learned, makes SCIP 2013 the premier conference for sharpening your competitive edge. It is truly “Where the world’s intelligence leaders meet.” For further information please go to the website.

About Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)

With members in over 70 countries, SCIP is the only 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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