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IntelliCon Call for Proposals
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SCIP IntelliCon 2020

May 11–13, 2020 | Loews Chicago O'Hare

Submit Your Proposal

You may not be Chaka Khan or Bill Nye, but if you are a strategic, market and competitive intelligence rockstar you will be a perfect fit for IntelliCon 2020! Held May 11-13, 2020 in Chicago, IntelliCon is an inclusive opportunity for the strategic, market, and competitive intelligence community to gain best practices, frameworks, contacts, and awareness of technologies and services to enable strategic advantage and growth in the face of disruption and uncertainty. SCIP IntelliCon will deliver substantial ROI to attendees by enabling:

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Rather than hearing recycled speeches, attendees will be exposed to fresh ideas, frameworks, and tools that will help them transform the value that they deliver their organizations.

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Most best practices come from outside our organizations, making vibrant professional networks a must. New networking formats and technologies will help attendees make professional connections that stick.

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When disruption is the new normal, “stay the course” is no longer an option. Several of our sessions will address how to build a function that can pivot more quickly in the face of uncertainty.

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SCIP IntelliCon will have a laser-focus on ideas that can make a tangible difference for attendees with limited resources and a desire to thrive through disruption.

SCIP is seeking speaking and facilitation proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice. To deliver exceptional learning experiences, preference will be given to proposals that focus on the following themes:

Theme #1 – Strategic Advantage from Transformational Technologies

Technology is having an enormous impact on how companies create and deliver value to customers. Between the billions of webpages, connected devices, or embedded sensors, there has never been more “digital exhaust” than there is today. This creates an enormous opportunity for intelligence professionals to develop rich understandings of their markets, identify growth opportunities in non-core businesses and detect emerging threats from non-traditional competitors. This requires an openness to change the way that one operates, collects, analyzes and presents data, etc. Example topics include:

  • Use Cases for of Key Intelligence Technologies (AI, ML, etc.)
  • How CI/MI can Impact Digital Transformation/IoT Strategy
  • Tech 101: Identification of key technologies, their application, how to use/access them, etc.
  • Tools/Tech on a Shoestring Budget
  • Finding Hidden Nuggets: Advanced Analytics Use Cases
  • Integrating with Enterprise Systems to Improve Intel Collection & Feedback Loops
  • Blockchain and its Impact on MI/CI/SI
  • Data Discipline: Not Burying Yourself or Colleagues Under Mountains of Data
  • Point/Counterpoint: How Intelligence Functions Are Adapting (And What’s Staying the Same) in Response to Digital Transformation
  • Augmented Intelligence: Integrating HUMINT and Technology
  • Using Data/Insight Visualization to Tell a Story and Drive Strategic Decisions
  • Integrating Tech into War Gaming & Scenario Planning
  • Facilitated Roundtable Sessions – Expert Facilitators Only
Theme #2 – Strategic Advantage from Transforming Your Value Proposition

While technology creates enormous opportunities for new types of thinking and value creation, it’s a means to an end. Progressive organizations are capitalizing on digital to transform their customer value propositions, and for Intelligence groups it’s an equally powerful opportunity to sharpen our focus, and become more agile. To deliver the greatest value to our organizations, throughout the business cycle, how can we transform? Example topics include:

  • Demonstrating/Increasing Your Value Whether You’re an Information Clearinghouse, Threat Identification Shop, or a Strategic Growth Driver
  • Panel: The Future of Strategic Intelligence: Threat Identification, Growth Driver, or Decision Support?
  • Creating an Insight-Driven Culture
  • Role of Emotional Intelligence in Increasing Your Professional Impact
  • Building Your Internal Influence & Brand (e.g. internal marketing, effective visual tools like battlecards, etc.)
  • Post-Mortem on a Failed Intelligence Project
  • Dialogue with the C-Suite on Taking the Gut out of Strategic Choices
  • Dialogue with the C-Suite on What They Want Out of their CI/MI/SI Efforts
  • Using CI to Identify Disruptive Threats from Unexpected Market Entrants
  • Measuring and Improving ROI in Tight Budgetary Climates
  • War Gaming/Scenario Planning Heading Into a Recession (e.g. Trough Planning @ Caterpillar)
  • Successfully Increasing Internal Influence/Decision Impact
  • Trade Show Intelligence Best Practices
  • Using Insights to Drive New Product Design & Development/Commercialization
  • Applying Intelligence Skills to Increase Sales (e.g. Win/Loss) and Profits (e.g. pricing analytics)
  • Facilitated Roundtable Sessions – Expert Facilitators Only

Interested in Presenting? Submit Your Presentation Proposal Online!

Proposals MUST be submitted via the online form below and include: Presentation title, description (limit to 200 words), Presenter’s Name, Company, Email, Phone, Bio and Headshot.


Call for Proposals Deadline is October 25, 2019

Submit your presentation by the end of day Friday, October 25th to be considered for this year’s conference. Selected speakers will be notified by the week of November 18th.


Presenter Expectations & Benefits:

  • Submit a complete proposal online which includes contact information, bio, headshot and session details
  • Agree to the speaker terms
    1. Presentation content and delivery will focus on sharing insights and will not include sales pitches.
    2. Decisions regarding selection of proposals are final and confidential.
    3. SCIP will issue schedule reminders, but each presenter is responsible for complying with deadlines and confirming that their presentation materials are received on time.
    4. In line with ethical best practices, presenter has obtained permission from clients and/or other third parties to present and publish the material presented or provided to this conference.
    5. The contribution shall not infringe upon the copyright, right of use or any other right of intellectual property of any (co-)authors, clients and/or other third parties.
    6. Presenters indemnify SCIP and will ensure that SCIP is not held liable for any claims from (co-)authors, clients and/or other third parties incurred by presenter’s failure to obtain such permissions, copy and usage rights.
    7. Presenters grant SCIP the right to use their professional headshot, name, etc. in marketing materials for the conference whether online or printed.
    8. Presenters grant SCIP the right to record the audio and/or video of my presentation.
    9. SCIP will own all the rights, in such recording(s) and may distribute, display and prepare derivative works based on such recordings in any form or format.
    10. All speakers, including facilitators and workshop leaders, agree that attendees at any session may include suppliers, customers, or competitors.
  • Meet all speaker deadlines including submitting final presentation materials 3 weeks prior to the conference
  • Communicate any necessary changes to the SCIP events team in a timely manner
  • Share your industry knowledge and expertise with conference attendees
  • Receive complimentary conference registration including networking events (excluding workshops, and you will be responsible for your own travel and accommodations)

Submit Your Proposal


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