Expert Talk: Intelligence and the Corona crisis. How can CI methodologies help to navigate uncertainty

Key Take-Aways

Facilitator profiles

Prof. Dr. Klaus Solberg Søilen is Professor at Halmstad University in Sweden and at the Nordic International Management Institute(NIMI) in Chengdu, China. He is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Intelligence Studies in business (JISIB), the associate editor of International Journal of Innovation Science (IJIS) and has written more than half a dozen books. Before entering academia he worked for ten years in industry, in the US, Europe and Scandinavia, the last three years as auditor for KPMG Oslo. He has been a consultant to more than 60 companies world wide.

Dr. Jonathan Calof is a professor of International Business and Strategy at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Jonathan combines research and consulting in competitive intelligence, technical foresight and business analytics to help organizations develop key insights on their competitive environment.


Jonathan has given over 1000 speeches and seminars around the world on intelligence, foresight and analytics and has helped several companies and government agencies around the world enhance their capabilities on these areas. Jonathan has been given several industry awards including Frost and Sullivan’s life time achievement award in competitive intelligence; Fellow award from the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals; and SCIP’s distinguished member award and also several honorary academic awards and appointments including: Honorary Professor at Yunnan Normal University in China; Leading Research Fellow at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia and Extraordinary Professor at North-West University in South Africa