International Partner for Williams Inference - a global business intelligence service based in Massachusetts, USA. The service specialises in the early identification of social, economic and technological trends through open source techniques. It currently assists over 60 fund managers, including Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments and HSBC Asset Management, in spotting emerging dagers and opportunities. As International Partner, John is responsible for trend analysis and for presenting the service’s quarterly files to clients in New York, London, Zurich, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. He also conducts training workshops on ‘The Art of Inference’.
Before joining Williams Inference in 1994, John spent six years in investment banking, specialising in financial derivatives, interest rate and equity derivatives, option and swap pricing, hedging and marketing. His previous role was as Head of Financial Product Development for GiroCredit in Vienna. John is a member of the Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals and holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
The WILLIAMS INFERENCE service is a respected name in inferential business intelligence. Based in Longmeadow MA, they have been reporting to clients for more than thirty years. Clients use their unique insights about change to inform decision-making and achieve superior performance - year after year.
The Williams approach to environmental scanning focuses attention on those areas of the outside world where change impacts the business environment - be it economic, political, social, technological or demographic. The starting point is the search for clues: anomalies, surprises and the unusual. These early indications of change may easily go unnoticed in today’s morass of information overload.
The service maintains an extended network of skilled readers who monitor a broad spectrum of global information. Our sources include over 200 publications, financial markets, books, film, TV and the Internet. After careful selection, observations are grouped thematically to highlight change as it emerges. Early insight into these new and unfamiliar patterns is the key to anticipating and profiting from a volatile world.