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SCIP Appoints 8 New Advisory Board Members

Monday, December 9, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cam Mackey
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SCIP, the global non-profit community serving intelligence strategists, is pleased to welcome eight new leaders to its Member Advisory Board.

Paul Santilli, Chairman of the SCIP Member Advisory Board of Directors, said about the Board transition: “This outstanding group of volunteer leaders brings diverse skills and perspectives to the Board. They each have proven results in leveraging intelligence and strategic analysis to drive growth – capabilities that are core to our mission. They will provide multiple levels of expertise and experience across several new disciplines. This is an extremely exciting time for SCIP, and I look forward to their collaboration and involvement in helping develop SCIP initiatives over the coming years to better serve our member community.”

SCIP Executive Director Cam Mackey noted: “Our members face disruption every day, and SCIP is no different. Our mission is to help members leverage insights and best practices to enable smart strategic choices and drive growth. As we transform our value proposition to support the community’s evolving needs, I’m energized to have such a great group of leaders guiding us.”

The new members joining SCIP Advisory Board are:

Dr. Christophe Bisson - Christophe is Scientific Director of the International Strategy & Influence Masters of Science program, and Associate Professor at SKEMA Business School. He lectures on Strategic Information Systems and Competitive Intelligence and explores how strategic and competitive intelligence systems can be augmented by artificial intelligence and data science to better support companies' competitiveness. His work about these systems has been internationally awarded and he received research funds from the American NSF, EU, the French Ministry of Research, Turkey and Peru. He is the Europe associate editor of the Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business and editor committee member of Human Futures.

Graeme Dixon – Graham is CEO of UK-based Octopus Intelligence and has almost ten years of Military Intelligence experience as an Intelligence Corps Analyst of Special Intelligence, achieving the rank of Sergeant within six years managing teams of professional soldiers within various theatres of operation. He has 20 years of Intelligence & Research experience, is a qualified Professional Investigator, an MBA (2002) and BSc (Hons) (2000) with the OUBS. Intelligence work has taken him around the world to deepest India, Dubai, the States, Europe and Vietnam. He is former Chair of the Association of MBAs, and currently Chair of SCIP UK.

Steve Hernan - Steve Hernan is the Market Intelligence Manager at Rauland, a Division of AMETEK, Inc., where he manages and directs all the company's worldwide strategic intelligence activities. Prior to Rauland, Steve worked for over eight years as an intelligence analyst at various private sector consulting firms where he managed CI engagements for the top global companies in the biopharma, information technology, energy/industrial, consumer goods, and financial sectors. Steve has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is the author of "Brain Hacking: The Expert’s Guide to Human Source Intelligence Collection" (Amazon, 2015)

Brielle Lewis - Brielle is Associate Manager of Insights and Analytics for Prudential International Insurance (PII). As a member of the Marketing & Strategy Group, Brielle conducts research and provides business insights to PII’s management team. In addition to Brielle’s primary role of providing business insights, she is also an active member of several Prudential business resource groups and special programs including, The Black Leadership Forum, Talent Management Group, Employee Action Committee, Campus Recruiting, and Prudential’s International Insurance Conference. She is a graduate of Hampton University’s Five-Year MBA program, and returns to the school twice a year to recruit full-time employees and summer interns for Prudential.

Ellie Mirman - Ellie is CMO at Crayon, a market and competitive intelligence company that enables businesses to track, analyze, and act on everything happening outside their four walls. Prior to Crayon, she was VP Marketing at Toast, where she built and led the marketing function across demand gen, content marketing, product marketing, branding, and customer advocacy. Previously, she held multiple marketing leadership positions at HubSpot during its growth from 100 customers to IPO. Ellie loves working at the intersection between Marketing, Sales, and Product, and building marketing from startup to scale-up.

Maureen Nail – Maureen currently leads competitive intelligence for Pfizer's Hospital Business Unit, where she’s responsible for setting yearly objectives for the CI platform and owning all aspects of execution. Maureen also serves as Pfizer’s resident CI expert in LOE markets (i.e., generics and biosimilars). She leads a mentoring program within Pfizer, and co-leads a CI community of practice within the firm.

Jay Nakagawa - Jay is currently Director of Competitive Intelligence with Dell Technologies and has responsibility for the Information Solutions Group (ISG) competitive function. He manages subject matter experts - a team of competitive specialists, technology specialists/architects, and a data sciences team focused on providing insights into the business via data aggregation and mining.

Laurie Young - Laurie is the Director of Competitive Intelligence and Competition Differentiation at Lone Star Analysis. She has been in the Competitive Intelligence field for over 30 years, working in government and commercial industries. During her career, she has supported over 500 engagements. She is the Lone Star lead for strategic Black Hats and has participated and/or facilitated over 150 Black Hats. Prior to joining Lone Star, Laurie held a variety of positions in business and government. At Raytheon Net Centric Systems, she was the senior analyst in Competitive Intelligence in Business Development. At EDS, she worked in Global Market Intelligence, leading competitive analysis and win loss efforts and establishing an Alum debriefing program. At Battelle Research Institute she was the senior member of a team of analysts who assessed industrial and governmental issues, and founded the CI program for the Government business sector. Laurie began her career with the US Government as a political analyst in 1982, leaving as a senior manager in 1991.


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SCIP (Strategic & Competitive Intelligence Professionals) is a global non-profit community of Intelligence Strategists; leaders who leverage insights and best practices to enable smart strategic choices and transformational growth. We increase members’ impact through advancing ethical best practices, developing professional standards, curating innovative ideas, and cultivating a powerful peer community. As a non-profit, we collaborate with members and partners to promote the value of strategic choices driven by insights rather than by gut feeling, conventional wisdom, or the loudest voice in the room.

We are a global community of Intelligence Strategists - leaders who leverage insights and best practices to enable smart strategic choices and transformational growth.

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