I am delighted to announce that Aurora WDC is deepening its partnership with Competitive Futures to integrate the best professional foresight services in the world with Aurora WDC's industry leading Global Primary Research and Virtual Analyst Team intelligence capabilities. The alliance will also contribute to Aurora's new Learning, Training & Development services launching this summer under the leadership of Dr. Craig Fleisher.
Let me know if you have any questions about today's announcement and I hope to introduce you to Eric personally in Philadelphia next week. You can also meet Craig at the SLA Conference where he will be signing books, leading the "UnConference" session on the outlook for intelligence in the year 2020 and will serve as Master of Ceremonies at SLA's CI Division Open House, which Aurora is proudly sponsoring. Please feel free to comment, share the video with colleagues or forward the official press release below, announcing Aurora's alliance with Competitive Futures.
Meanwhile, please join me, Eric, Craig and almost 1,800 other members from more than 85 countries worldwide on the CI Ning community at www.CI2020.com and stay on top of all the latest about intelligence in business.
Derek L. Johnson, CFA
Chief Executive Officer
Aurora WDC announces the expansion of its strategic alliance with international trends forecasting and futures intelligence firm, Competitive Futures.
Aurora WDC, based in Madison, will offer Competitive Futures' consulting and training services to its worldwide executive clientele in concert with Aurora's Global Primary Research and Virtual Analyst Team. Competitive Futures clients will gain priority access to Aurora's industry-diverse menu of strategic intelligence research and analysis capabilities covering more than 80 countries worldwide. Shared clients will also benefit from Aurora's new learning, training and development offerings, led by the legendary scholar of intelligence analysis, Dr. Craig S. Fleisher, and focused on achieving "analytical fitness" by applying development methods similar to the techniques used by world-class coaches to prepare elite athletes for international competition.
Competitive Futures offers advice to business and government on competitive strategy, economic development and opportunity assessment to equip decision-makers with technology foresight, future customer profiling, competitive positioning and investment due diligence needed to act with greater confidence. The application of Competitive Futures professional services have grown in importance as global competition, accelerating rates of industry change and conditions of intense operational uncertainty have become the norm.
Eric Garland, Managing Partner at Competitive Futures commented, “We bring our clients the best possible information and when we need competitive intelligence, there is no finer firm than Aurora WDC in global primary research. As the firm moves in the direction of further elevating this profession through analytical training, events and media production, we could not be more excited to be official partners of Aurora.”
Aurora WDC CEO Derek Johnson added, “We’ve worked together with Eric and his team at Competitive Futures for years now to build the Intelligence Collaborative with the goal of uniting the analytical profession. As Aurora WDC moves into the vitally important intelligence education space, we are excited to partner with Competitive Futures as the world’s leading firm in training executives in the area of foresight.”
The leaders of both companies will appear together at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) conference in Philadelphia, June 12-15, where the theme of "Future-Ready" has become a central priority on the agenda of information centers, corporate libraries and strategic knowledge professionals worldwide.
About Aurora WDC:
Founded in 1995, Aurora offers clients of every kind global primary research, competitive and market analysis, monitoring and training services, software and systems consulting, counter-intelligence, integrated program development and a network of third-party solution partners to intelligence teams and their clients worldwide. For more information visit http://www.AuroraWDC.com or call 800-924-4249.