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Thank you, Dr. Fleisher. Great ideas - and I do appreciate you taking the time to reply.
This past Thur, I helped prepared a presentation to our local chapter about how one gets into CI. A colleague talked about his career in the private sector, I prepared some ideas on education and the lack of CI-specific programs at many universities, including Wisconsin. If you've a moment, check out the sage advice in slide #6 (attached).
Thanks again. - Brian
Hi Brian: That is pretty astute advice, even now, nearly 8 years after I wrote it.It has long amused/frustrated (etc.) me that we never really developed any respected CI degrees, majors, or concentrations in top 40 MBA programs and their ilk. I have been teaching execs and MBA students in the field for 20+ years, and many of my students have gone on to very successful careers doing/using the CI they learned in my courses. I know CI can be taught, I know it can be learned, and I know it can make a difference. Having said that, until we make a significant break-through in the learning, training and development (LT&D) side of CI, we will be struggling with more of the same, as you have aptly noted.
I hope you get some great speakers, but you may need to position your invites as being broader than CI since it may require you to explain what it (i.e., CI, SCIP) is and why you are inviting them to a SCIP Wisconsin event!
You are having it at Lambeau Field? See if you could get the Packers director of video operations to speak. NFL teams have slick intelligence programs to slice up and tag game tape; the US military is actually using some of the technology developed by NFL programs to handle its deluge of video from UAVs.
Prior to the Snap: How the NFL’s Hyperformance Strategy Safeguards ..., by T.J. Waters. (PDF)