International Competitive Intelligence Conference 2015: Session Formats

Seven different session formats will maximize your learning experience

Practitioner case studies

Presentations by company/corporate practitioners where a specific challenge is described and its solutions are brought forward. Presentations must be based on real-life situations within a company. Confidential information can be disguised to prevent disclosure and ensure anonymity.

Impulse speeches

Interactive impulse speeches will challenge your mindset and invite you to think out-of-the-box. These speeches involve audience participation in an interactive dialog about the topic, by asking questions or assigning tasks (exemplary tasks, group work, role plays …). Impulse speeches may include media (audio, video, flip charts, pin boards ...). They should introduce new and innovative methods, tools, trends or a perspective on CI/MI. Alternatively they might be aimed at providing training for skills that are needed in CI/MI. Topics that are not mainstream CI/MI are also welcome.

Best Practice Lessons

Applicable lessons by CI practitioners to introduce methods and skills needed by any CI practitioner. The presentation needs to describe these methods and skills using practical examples that are directly applicable. These should be supplemented by checklists, templates and frameworks, assignments, and literature lists that enable the attendants to apply the methods at least to an introductory level after attending the session. These materials will be distributed to participants along with the conference handouts.

Tutorial Presentation

Company and tool presentations from vendors (software and services) are CI/MI case studies that show solutions from dedicated CI/MI service providers and software vendors. The tutorials will focus on solutions to real world CI problems, rather than features of the software and services.

Global Village

Learn and work with your peers on three hot CI/MI topics. Each session will be facilitated by a team of subject matter experts who will ensure lively discussions and documentation of the results. Contribute your know-how and in return gain valuable insights from others. This is a very efficient starting point for long-lasting and effective networks.

Expert Talks

The experts’ views on up-to-date CI/MI topics. In our moderated expert talks up to four experts present their thesis about a current CI/MI topic. The expert talk facilitator will introduce the experts and facilitate an open discussion about the topic. The audience is encouraged to join this open discussion.

Scientific research track

Presentations about recent and innovative scientific research on Competitive/Market Intelligence. The track is supported by Halmstad University (Sweden) and the “Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business” (JISIB) and of the Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business (JISIB).