The most important competence of a CI Researcher is retrieval of relevant data. Even professionals tend to act on the next best results given by search engines like Google. Comprehensive and thorough results cannot be expected this way.Learn the principles of CI research from initial determination of the research problem to the presentation of results. The specifics of different information media and research strategies are shown with live demonstrations, reinforced with exercises.This workshop…See More
Competitive Intelligence: Competing, Consumingand Collaborating in a Flat WorldThe European Competitive Intelligence Symposium (ECIS) is now in its third year, and is the premier scholarly venue for topics related to Competitive Intelligence. It aims at providing a ubiquitous platform for topic related to Competitive Intelligence (CI), Market and Marketing Intelligence, Private Intelligence, Intelligence Studies and the relationship between CI and Business Intelligence (software systems). ECIS…See More
Data source, processing, and interpretationFinancial analysis is the core to any interpretation of financial reports (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow, source and application of funds) as well as other assessments of company viability and operations. For the most part, key data is used to assure comparability of companies in an industry or in a strategic group. Also, the CI analyst carries out individual company analyses to e.g. assess the viability of a competitive strategy. Financial…See More
Explorative strategy developmentBusiness War Gaming (BWG) is used to predict possible changes of markets as well as competitor activities and based on this and to develop the best possible reactions. With this analysis, effective strategies with a distinctly competitive oriented character can be formed. Through BWG, the focus can be changed from an internal to an external perception that has the market and the competitors in view.In addition, the following goals are tracked with BWG.* Gaining a…See More
Mr Michaeli is an aeronautical engineer (Technical University of Brunswick, Germany) and an MBA (INSEAD, France) by profession. In 1993 Rainer Michaeli founded DIE DENKFABRIK GmbH (www.denkfabrik.de), a consultancy that specializes in competitive intelligence services. Prior to this he worked in various industries in marketing, sales and R&D. In 2004 Mr. Michaeli founded the "Institute for Competitive Intelligence (ICI)" (www.competitive-intelligence.com) that offers workshops and certification for CI professionals. He is a lecturer at the University of Darmstadt and Anhalt on “Competitive Intelligence” and “Competitive Dynamic Strategies”.
Mr. Michaeli is author and co-author of several publications covering Competitive Intelligence topics, his text book “Competitive Intelligence”, published in 2005, achieved instant acclaim and become a Financial Times Germany Top 3 bestseller in 2006. He is a frequent speaker at conferences in Europe and the USA.
Rainer Michaeli was an elected member of the board of SCIP (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals), the global organization for market and competitive researchers from 2003 to 2005. In 2003 he received the SCIP Catalyst award, in 2009 SCIP's Fellow award.
Vielen Dank für die Freundschaftsanfrage. Ich sehe, dass Sie ICI gegründet. Wir stehen erst am Anfang unserer Reise in die internationalen CI-Arbeit. Hat ICI einen bestimmten Kurs auf das Sammeln von ICI Intelligenz auf dem internationalen Markt? Wenn ja, bieten sie es in den USA?
Hoffe, dass wir irgendwann in der Zukunft zusammenarbeiten können. Ich habe 7 Jahre in Deutschland, so dass mein Deutsch sehr rostig ist.
Congratulations on the Award, Rainer! Too bad we didn't get a chance to talk at the conference - it was so busy, and I think you were on the phone when I saw you. Glad you are now one of the Fellows ... Best, Claudia