Building and Managing Primary-Source Intelligence Networks

From Nuggets of Gold to a Flow of Crude

Primary-Source Intelligence is critical to an effective competitive intelligence function. While every organization has access to the same set of Secondary Information sources, networks of Primary Human Sources are necessary to create a unique informational advantage for organizations.

This session will cover how to build and manage a collection of internal and external intelligence sources, using principles from disparate fields such as network science and the study of personal influence. Attendees will learn how to leverage the wealth of knowledge inside your own organization, and harness the power of Open-Source Intelligence to identify external Primary Sources. Methods and skills for targeting, collection management, and network maintenance will be covered.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the four common network roles within an organization and how to harness them.
  • How to map and diagnose a personal network in order to forge better connections.
  • How to conduct Early Warning with intelligence networks

Speaker Profile

Trip Krant is an entrepreneur and consultant specializing in Data Intelligence and living in the State of Connecticut.  He has a background in software, maritime, and international relations. A graduate of Boston University, Trip is a previous ICI speaker and panelist.