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World-Class CI Summit™

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World-Class CI Summit™

Time: July 12, 2010 all day
Location: Barcelona (Spain)
Street: HOTEL "NH Constanza", C/ Deu i Mata, 69-99.
City/Town: Barcelona
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Event Type: summit, -, conference
Organized By: Alessandro Comai
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2010

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Event Description

Information analyst and Intelligence practitioners are invited to come together in World-Class CI Summit™ to learn, and share ideas and experiences with each other and with subject experts and to enhance their Competitive Intelligence capabilities. The World-Class CI Summit™ series will be realized with the participation of managers and/or Competitive Intelligence directors who are interested in obtaining a superior understanding of how to plan, develop and achieve a world class competitive intelligence function.The summit is designed for whom are involved or are in the process of developing a CI function or provides strategic insights and innovations to senior management.

The World-Class CI Summit™ will be structured around a research-generated model of World-Class Competitive Intelligence developed by the workshop leaders; the model incorporates a project management approach to the enhancement of Competitive Intelligence.

This Summit will also offer participants a unique opportunity to work with competitive intelligence professionals from other best practicing companies.

The objectives of the Summit are:

- Developing the ideal conditions for implementing a CI framework of Excellence
- Disseminating and sharing best practices and knowledge
- Creating an environment of interaction and discussion enable to leverage key aspects of the CI operation.

Summit Methodology

The summit has been designed to be highly interactive which comprises a mixture of short presentations, small-group activity and plenary discussion. This summit will offer a hands-on approach for establishing a world-class CI capability. Sharing imperative: participants are asked to be highly contributive during the entire sessions so that each company will be able to obtain new and fresh insight for their CI function.


During the Summit
The event will be structured as follows:

9.00-12.30 Opening session: presented by John E Prescott

Best Practice 1

Presented by: Daniel Cho (Philips Medizin Systeme Boeblingen GmbH)

Best Practice 2
CI in Siemens Building Technologies: Moving from a Provider of Information to a Provider of Insights

A practitioner's view of the progress of a CI function within a Division of Siemens Industry Sector along the route towards best practice in implementing and maintaining a competitive intelligence capability which contributes to actionable decision-making. An objective assessment of the organization, using published methodologies and criteria, will be applied to the CI operations of a building technologies unit within Siemens.
Each criteria will be assessed and the challenges and successes in improving the unit's position within the organization will be discussed.
A personal view shared by a senior practitioner in the field with over 20 years experience.

Presented by: Daphne Tomlinson Podolak (Siemens Bulding Technology)

Best Practice 3
CI Communities-of-Practice

Presented by: Monika Giese (ICOCI GmbH - Former Head of Global CI at Novartis)

12.30-14.00 Luncheon + Keynote (speaker to be confirmed).

14.00-17.00 Group Session: participants will participate in interactive sessions 2-3 to establish solutions to specific aspects of an intelligence unit. These aspects will be identified in a previous activity of the events with the support of the organizers.

17.00-18.00 Panel (Closing session): Questions & Answers (Panelists to be confirmed).

- Nigel Aston (Amadeus IT Group SA)

18.00-19.30 Refreshment & Network opportunity.

The event includes some activities prior to the event to accelerate the learning process:

- Using self-assessment tool to establish the level and global achievements.
- Identification of 3 priorities areas for the development of CI operations.
- Definition of few key questions to bring into the discussion panel.

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