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Frost & Sullivan

April 29, 2011 10:04 ET

SCIP 2011 International Annual Conference & Exposition Brings Together Over 600 Top Competitive Intelligence and Strategy Professionals in Orlando for Industry Benchmarking and Networking

Hear Thought Leadership From Intel, Monster, Pfizer, Microsoft

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 29, 2011) - Only a week remains until the most crucial event of the year for Competitive Strategy and Competitive Intelligence professionals, SCIP 2011 International Annual Conference & Exhibition, kicks off on May 9th - 12th at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Gain that competitive edge in the marketplace with over 55 interactive sessions, relationship-building with key decision makers at our numerous networking opportunities along with access to the largest gathering of industry solution providers. Click here for further details.

Here is a snapshot of the industry heavy-hitters on-hand sharing their Thought Leadership:

  • Rick C. Marcet, Director, World Class Selling, Microsoft
  • Ellen Julian , Director, Global Competitive Intelligence, Monster
  • Scott Leeb, Vice President for Business Intelligence, Prudential Retirement
  • Jeff Austin, Vice President, Strategy Planning, Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business
  • Renee Finley, Vice President of Corporate and Market Strategy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Renee Pruneau Novakoff, Senior Defense Intelligence Analyst and Directorate of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (J2) with the United States Southern Command

Our interactive sessions and workshops are tailored to answer the needs of both the early professional and the veteran:

  • Mining the CI Rich World of Social Media
  • Scenario Planning for Resiliency and Flexibility
  • Improving SWOT Analysis
  • Going Global: How to Build Local Intelligence Toolsets on a Shoestring
  • Knowledge Intelligence Management Systems
  • How Good is Your Early Warning System?
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Daily Market Tracking
  • Competitive Intelligence 101®

WHO: For more information and to register, contact Matthew McSweegan at 516-255-3812 or

WHAT: SCIP 2011 International Annual Conference & Exposition

Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
1900 E Buena Vista Drive / P.O. Box 22206
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Monday, May 9th - Pre-Conference Workshops
Tuesday, May 10th - Pre-Conference Workshops, General Session & Exhibition
Wednesday, May 11th - General Session & Exhibition
Thursday, May 12th - General Session, SCIP Annual Awards & Exhibition

About SCIP
The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), formerly the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, is a global nonprofit membership organization for everyone involved in creating and managing business knowledge. Our mission is to enhance the success of our members through leadership, education, advocacy, and networking. Specifically, SCIP provides education and networking opportunities for business professionals working in the rapidly growing field of competitive intelligence (the legal and ethical collection and analysis of information regarding the capabilities, vulnerabilities, and intentions of business competitors). Many SCIP members have backgrounds in market research, strategic analysis, or science and technology. Established in 1986, today SCIP has chapters around the world, with individual members in nations around the globe. In addition, SCIP has alliance partnerships with independent affiliate organizations in many countries. Visit

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