The Competitive Intelligence Division (CID) of Special Libraries Association (SLA) has a great line-up of presentations and fun events at this year’s annual conference in Philadelphia from June 12-15. In the spirit of cooperative intelligence, I have listed the competitive intelligence (CI) events below in chronological order by date with book signings at the end. Look under Twitter #slacid for CI Division Tweets!
Sunday, June 12: Pre-Conference Workshop
How to Create the Advantage of Competitive Intelligence in Your Organization. Seena will share wisdom and highlights from her book, Competitive Intelligence Advantage.
Monday, June 13
10-11:30 a.m.: Convention Center 104B. Dr. Craig Fleisher: College of Coastal Georgia CI Division UnConference. Explore the future of competitive intelligence as we look to 2020.
Noon-1 p.m: SLA Bookstore Booth 1321. Craig’s book signing Business & Competitive Analysis
2-3:30 p.m., Convention Center 109B. Toni Wilson: MarketSmart Research CI Best Practices for Creating Value & Collaboration. Show how to create collaboration between Information Professionals and other areas of your company.
4-5:30 p.m., Convention Center 109B. Panel Discussion: Dispelling Myths about Competitive Intelligence
SLA’s Competitive Intelligence + Legal Divisions
5:30-7:30 p.m., Marriott Salon D. CI Division Open House. Listen to fast paced Pecha Kucha presentations among 6 juried competitors. Winner gets an iPad 2!
Moderator: Dr. Craig Fleisher-College of Coastal Georgia
Sponsor: Aurora WDC; Booth 533 & 1429
Tuesday, June 14
8-9:30 a.m., Convention Center 203A. August Jackson: Verizon Researching Privately Held Companies: Information Sources & Techniques that Work
CI Division + News Division
10-11:30 p.m., Marriott Salon B. The Intelligence Café Join 10 CI experts in interactive sessions to learn several CI topics in an informal setting.
Moderators: Arik Johnson-Aurora WDC and August Jackson-Verizon
Dr. Craig Fleisher-College of Coastal Georgia: Analytical Techniques for CI
Carolyn Vella & John McGonagle-The Helicon Group: Legal & Ethical CI
Ellen Naylor-Business Intelligence Source: Build Internal Knowledge Network for Primary Intelligence
Craig McHenry-Pfizer:Technical Tools for CI
Anna Shallenberger-Shallenberger Intelligence: Unique Collection Sources
Eric Garland-Competitive Futures: The Future is Hidden in Your Library
Derek Johnson-Aurora WDC: CI Model Innovation
Toni Wilson-MarketSmart Research: Collaboration with Clients & End Users
Seena Sharp-Sharp Market Intelligence: The CI Advantage: CI Value Proposition of SLA Members
Nathan Rosen-Morrison & Foerster: CI in the Law Library
Sponsor: IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Booth 1401
Sponsor: Dow Jones & Company, Booth 600
2-3:30 p.m.: Convention Center Ballroom AB. Seena Sharp: Sharp Market Intelligence Extreme Makeover: CI Edition—Spotlight & Need to Know Session. How to minimize risk, avoid surprises and grow your business. Tippers from Seena’s Competitive Intelligence Advantage book on how CI makes money or saves money every time!
CI + Advertising & Marketing + Business & Finance Divisions
Sponsor: LexisNexis, Booth 411
4-5:30 p.m.: Booth 411. Book Signing by Seena Sharp.
6:30 – 8 p.m.: Meet in Philadelphia Marriott lobby. No Host Competitive Intelligence Dinner. Sign‐up for the dinner during the CID Open House (June 13 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Salon D) or email Robin Swan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 15
10-11:30 p.m.: Convention Center 105B. Integrating with Sales & Marketing to Capture & Deliver Intelligence Learn how to gain and provide competitive intelligence for Sales & Marketing in your company. Panel discussion. Informal venue: Q&A format. No PowerPoint.
Moderator: Toni Wilson-MarketSmart Research
Book Signings by CI Division Speakers:
June 13: Dr. Craig Fleisher: Business & Competitive Analysis—Noon-1 p.m.
SLA Bookstore: #1321 Exhibitor Hall
June 14: Seena Sharp: Competitive Intelligence Advantage—4-5:30 p.m.
LexisNexis Booth #411 Exhibitor Hall
June 14: Marcy Phelps: Research on Main Street—4:30-5:15 p.m.
SLA Bookstore: #1321 Exhibitor Hall