Joining SCIP allows you to learn the most essential and practical competitive intelligence methods by examining the successes and failures of other SCIP members, the best and brightest competitive intelligence professionals in the world.
Tap into the most extensive intelligence resource available: the collective experience and knowledge of nearly 3,000 members in the field worldwide, making us the world's largest professional not-for-profit organization of competitive intelligence professionals.
August Jackson, Past Chair
SCIP is the only organization of strategy an intelligence professionals that addresses the full spectrum of CI professionals, from novices to the founding generation of competitive intelligence professionals. Many organizations compete to engage and deliver value for the community. Commercial groups publish content and host conferences. Some member organizations target senior CI executives or information professionals. SCIP is the one big tent under which the entire profession can gather.
Membership in SCIP is a form of equity. SCIP is what it is today because of the spirit of generosity and expertise of our members. We are a strong community with much to contribute to the strategy and intelligence professions. Our relationship with SCIP is more than commercial relationship. This is true of academics, practitioners, and service providers alike. Members build their equity in SCIP in many ways.
We're not just attendees at SCIP conferences. SCIP members constitute the program committees that define the themes for each conference and evaluate the speaker proposals. The majority of those conference speakers are SCIP members. I've been to every SCIP conference since the 2005 conference in Chicago. There are members of our community that have been to every conference for decades. Obviously we have a strong sense of ownership about what happens at SCIP conferences and exhibitions.
Chapters are the best value that SCIP has to ofer: an opportunity to connect with your local CI community and learn from, and get to know leading experts in the profession. The chapter leadership is entirely comprised of member volunteers, from speakers to chapter chairs and the steering committees. Without member equity this value would not be possible.
SCIP members aren't just subscribers to publications. The majority of the articles in Competitive Intelligence Magazine and other SCIP publications are written by our members. These articles contribute to the collective knowledge of our profession.
Finally, SCIP's Board of Directors is elected by our fellow members to represent members' equity interest in the association. Our fellow members are our friends and colleagues. We take this responsibility seriously. SCIP succeeds when its leadership takes a broader perspective than a simple commercial perspective.