SCIP Massachusetts Chapter Presents Fireside Chat with SCIP Fellows Jan Herring, Clifford Kalb, & Ken Sawka
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 6:00 PM to 8:00PM EDT
Special Thank You to Our Generous Sponsor and Host Fuld & Company
Join us for this special event to hear SCIP Fellows Jan Herring, Herring & Associates LLC, Clifford Kalb, C. Kalb & Associates LLC, and Ken Sawka, Fuld & Company, share their perspectives and lessons on competitive intelligence practice and the state of the CI. Attendees will have the chance to meet these CI leaders and pioneers and engage in a question and answer session. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear what our leading experts have to say and to be a part of this special evening.
THE SCIP FELLOWS
Jan P. Herring serves as an advisor to business executives and intelligence professionals. He assists companies in developing and operating their own Business Intelligence Systems, as well as improving their existing intelligence operations. He is the President of Herring & Associates LLC, a management consultancy, specializing in intelligence matters.
Mr. Herring is a pioneer and recognized expert in the field of Business Intelligence. He is a charter member, Fellow, and 1993 winner of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) highest honor, the Meritorious Award. In 2000, he was given the Faye Brill Service Award for his continuing contributions to SCIP. He has written and lectured extensively on the topic, addressing academic as well as business forums. He has given talks to the U.S. and Canadian Conference Boards, the Association for the Advancement of American Science, the Industrial Research Institute, and the Society of Insurance Research. He has lectured at The Wharton School, Stanford University, MIT's Sloan School, Tufts University's Fletcher School, Northwestern University's Kellogg School, Boston University, Babson College, Henley Management College in the UK, and both Stockholm and Lund Universities' Schools of Economics. Mr. Herring is also the co-founder of the Academy of Competitive Intelligence.
Between 1987 and 1996, Mr. Herring established the profession's leading business intelligence consultancy at The Futures Group (TFG), an international firm specializing in forecasting, strategic planning and policy analysis.
Prior to joining The Futures Group, Mr. Herring was Director of Intelligence at Motorola. At Motorola, he designed and developed the first modern business intelligence system, based on national security principles, which is recognized by many as the most advanced operation of its kind in the corporate world.
Clifford Kalb currently serves as President of C. Kalb & Associates L.L.C., an independent pharmaceutical industry consultancy. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President; Life Sciences at Wood Mackenzie, Inc. where he provided leadership to a knowledge based research and consulting practice, and thought leadership on industry issues. Mr. Kalb has over thirty five years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He served as Senior Director, Strategic Business Analysis in Worldwide Human Health Marketing at Merck & Co., Inc.
Mr. Kalb has served as Chairman of the Conference Board Council on Competitive Analysis. He is also Past President of the board of directors of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), and Past President of the Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence and Research Group (PBIRG). Mr. Kalb is widely published in the field of pharmaceutical industry intelligence and analysis.
In 2004, he was made a Fellow in SCIP, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PBIRG. In 2005, he was named one of top 100 most inspiring people in the pharmaceutical industry by Pharmavoice magazine. He is 2013 winner of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) highest honor, the Meritorious Award. Mr. Kalb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from Rutgers University, and an MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Ken Sawka is a nationally recognized expert in competitive intelligence, scenario planning, and strategy development. He has had a long and acclaimed career as both as a strategic planning practitioner and consultant, having designed and led scenario planning, war-gaming, and other strategy development engagements for leading companies all around the world. He has also developed competitive intelligence programs with numerous Fortune 500 companies.
An expert commentator, Ken is a published author and has been quoted extensively on competitive strategy and intelligence matters in Time, Investor's Business Daily, American Banker, and other prominent journals. He has appeared on CNBC's acclaimed Squawk Box.
Before joining Fuld & Company, Ken was the managing partner at Outward Insights. Ken directed pricing and competitive analysis at Deloitte Consulting and also served as a Practice Leader in Deloitte's Strategy and Operations Group. Earlier, Ken led the competitive intelligence consulting practice at The Futures Group, and was an intelligence analyst with the US Central Intelligence Agency.
Ken is a member of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), where he served on its Board of Directors from 1999—2002. Ken was named a SCIP Fellow in 2003 and received the Meritorious Award, SCIP’s highest honor, in 2010. He is also a member of the Association for Intelligence Officers. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (cum laude) and Master’s Degree in International Relations from American University.
Fuld & Company 25 First Street Cambridge, MA
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Registration and Networking 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Fellow Fireside Chat 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Final Q&A and Networking
REGISTRATION – Please go to www.scip.org, and click on the events page to register and obtain directions to the event. $20.00 SCIP, SLA Members and Students (SLA Members/Students please contact email@example.com for a registration form) $30.00 Non Members
A light meal will be served.
Cynthia Correia/ SCIP MA Chapter Co- Chair/(877)400-0883 firstname.lastname@example.org Parmelee Eastman/SCIP MA Chapter Co-Chair/(781) 416-3686 email@example.com Robyn Reals, SCIP Education & Chapter Mgr./703.739.0696 X 107 firstname.lastname@example.org
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