The Boston chapter of SCIP is kicking off the new season with a presentation by Leonard Fuld on October 3.
New Insights from Leonard Fuld
Competitive intelligence is not about the Internet. It’s about a German refugee turned American GI and interpreter in World War II. . It’s about a goat in the field. It’s about Google’s battle with Microsoft. In order to unlock the value of competitive intelligence and see past competitive smoke screens and disruptions, one must first learn its five realities. Only then will you be able decode its secret language and help your business strategy succeed.
Leonard Fuld, president of Fuld & Company, will share his insights on this secret language based on the findings from his most recent book, The Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence, on Tuesday, October 3 at the Microsoft facility in Waltham, MA. SCIP Boston is privileged to have this experienced and popular speaker kick off our year.
Leonard Fuld is a pioneer and recognized leading authority in the field of competitive intelligence. Leonard Fuld created many of the intelligence-gathering techniques currently used by corporations around the globe. Mr. Fuld was among the first four people to be named a Fellow of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and was awarded the Meritorious Award, the highest award offered by SCIP, in 1998.
Fuld & Company (www.fuld.com) is a full-service business intelligence firm, providing research and analysis, strategic consulting, business intelligence process consulting, and training to help clients understand their external competitive environment. With headquarters in Cambridge, MA and offices in London, UK, the company has served over half the Fortune 500 companies as well as corporations around the world.
Mr. Fuld is a widely published author. His most recent book is The Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence (Crown, 2006). For more information on this book, click on http://www.fuld.com/Products/SecretLanguageOfCI.html. His articles have appeared in major business publications including The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, Chief Executive and many others. He has also been featured on The Today Show, Marketplace, CBS Network Newsbreak, Financial News Network Evening News and ESPN's Nation's Business Today.
The networking session will begin at 6 PM. A light meal and refreshments will be served. Mr. Fuld’s presentation will begin at 6:45 PM. There will be time for individual discussions and more networking after the presentations and the evening will wrap up by 9:00 PM.
Microsoft is hosting this event at its Waltham, MA office at 201 Jones Rd. Parking is available underneath the building or in the parking garage. NOTE: Please enter the building from the back entrance as the front entrance closes at 6 PM. Take the elevator to the sixth floor and turn left to find the session.
From the East or West, take the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 15 which is I-95/Rt. 128. Go North one exit to Exit 26 (Route 20). Continue below.
From the North or South, take I-95/Rt. 128 to Exit 26 (Route 20). Continue below.
For all attendees, take Exit 26 onto Rt. 20. Follow Route 20 East through first stoplight. Take next left turn on Stow Street (following signs for Route 117). Take left at Main Street (Route 117 West) stoplight, and then take second left onto Jones Road at the blinking yellow light. Waltham Weston Corporate Center is located at the end of Jones Road (201 Jones Road). For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/info/usaoffices/newengland/waltham.mspx.
The fee for SCIP members is $30; non-members fee is $35. Cancellations received after close of business on Friday September 29 will not be refunded. No-shows will be billed. To register, please visit www.scip.org, then click on Event Calendar.
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