Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence

Aug 25 - 14:30 Berlin Time



14:30- 15:00

Ice-Breaker Session

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15:00- 16:30

Panel Discussion:

Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence



"Critical thinking" is essential for superior intelligence. While this practice is well developed in national and military intelligence, in competitive/market intelligence it seems to be somewhat neglected.

 

In fact critical thinking for strategic intelligence is a structured analysis approach. It includes double-checking information sources and hypotheses and creating a consistent story. 

 

Our panelists will discuss their experience in strategic intelligence

  • What are the most efficient critical thinking approaches?
  • Implementation of “strategic intelligence” in corporate business processes
  • Career paths and competence build-up

And many more questions that our audience can pose in this live event.

Panelists

Ole Donner, Officer, Intelligence Analysis Professional, Military Academy of the German Armed Forces
Ole Donner, Officer, Intelligence Analysis Professional, Military Academy of the German Armed Forces
Eric Elgersma, Consultant, Trainer, Lecturer, Author, Strategic Analysis Services BV
Eric Elgersma, Consultant, Trainer, Lecturer, Author, Strategic Analysis Services BV
Toufik Achoui
Toufik Achoui, Oil and gas industry CI practitioner, Malaysia
Christina Sterenborg
Christina Sterenborg, Head of Knowledge&Information Management B2B, Deutsche Telekom
Maj Gen Neeraj Bali (Retd)
Maj Gen Neeraj Bali (Retd), Founder & CEO, LeadScape Advisors

Facilitator

Rainer Michaeli is an in­ter­na­tio­nally reco­gnized com­pe­ti­tive in­tel­li­gence (CI) pro­fes­sional. After gra­du­ating as an aero­nautical en­gi­neer from the Uni­versity of Bruns­wick, Germany, he worked as a sys­tems and project engineer in the defense indus­try. Upon com­ple­tion of an MBA at INSEAD, France, he worked as a Mar­ke­ting Mana­ger in the IT industry.

In 1993 Rainer Michaeli set up DIE DENKFABRIK GmbH, an inter­na­tio­nal co­nsul­tan­cy that spe­cia­lizes in com­pe­titive intel­li­gence ser­vices. In 2004 he foun­ded the Ins­ti­tute for Com­pe­ti­tive In­tel­ligence (ICI), a major glo­bal com­pe­ti­tive in­tel­li­gence edu­cation pro­vider, of which he is the Man­aging Direc­tor. He is also an ad­junct lec­turer in CI at the Uni­ver­sity of Darm­stadt.

In addi­tion, Rainer Michaeli founded the leading Ger­man CI society, Deutsches Competitive Intel­ligence Forum, where he is a dedicated board member. In acknow­ledge­ment of his achieve­ments in pro­paga­ting com­pe­ti­tive intel­ligence he has recei­ved awards such as Catalyst and Fellow from SCIP (Strategic and Comp­etitive Intel­ligence Pro­fes­sionals), where he was a board member from 2003 to 2005.

Rainer Michaeli’s text book “Competitive Intelligence” published in 2005, achieved instant acclaim and became a Financial Times Germany TOP 3 best seller.



16:30- 17:00

Randomized Coffee Trial

  • Discuss the approaches with the experts.
  • Exchange your ideas and get advice how to get to the next level in strategic intelligence.
  • Find fellow practitioners and share experiences.
  • Find a mentor for your career in strategic intelligence.