Smart Tools for Effective CI/MI

April 13, 2022 - 14:30 (Berlin Time)

14:30- 15:00

Ice-Breaker Session

Network with peers and like-minded professionals about tools, ideas, experiences.

15:00- 16:30

Battle: Smart Tools for Effective CI/MI

Many CI/MI professionals struggle to get their job done – given the high complexity and a heavy workload!

The good news is that there are many smart tools for supporting individuals to automate MI/CI routine jobs or for extending the envelope of tasks that individuals can handle.

The bad news is however that the tool market is highly dynamic and intransparent. So, peer recommendations are key to our community.


In this session CI/MI practitioners will introduce their favorite tools!

  • Each practitioner will present a 5-minute showcase of their most recommended tool.
  • After these pitches, we’ll open breakout rooms for each presenter!
  • You can join any of these sessions to learn more about these tools and their practical applications.
  • At the end of the session, we’ll ask you to vote for the most useful and relevant CI/MI tools.

Impressions from prior conferences

Tools can be software, services, databases or communities either solving or simplyfying a typical CI/MI task, e.g. organization of research projects, data visualization and analysis, website monitoring, social media analysis/monitoring,  project management, creativity tools, document management, knowledge management, text mining/analysis, patent analysis, reporting/dissemination tools, network analysis, geointel tools, databases, resource indices.

Tools / Practitoners

How to showcase your favorite tool?

  • Simply send a short email to until Jan 31st 2022.
  • Indicate your preferred tool. Make sure you can present the tool in this session in a meaningful way to your fellow professionals.
  • Presenters must be practitioners who use these tools for CI/MI tasks – software vendors are not eligible for this session.
  • All accepted presenters will get a free ticket to our conference.

16:30- 17:00

Randomized Coffee Trial

Chat about your favorite tool presented and  exchange ideas how go beyond current practices.


  • Learn about smart tools from CI/MI practitioners
  • Pick up ideas for your personal efficiency-boosting choices.
  • Get inspired by peers