The Analytic Framework: Module I – Core Certification Courses

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Cross-Competitor Analysis - CI 302

FACULTY: GILAD/ROTHBERG
CREDITS: 0.7 CEU CREDIT
WHEN: Chicago: November 2, 2016 | Amsterdam: April 26, 2017 | Boston: June 14, 2017
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Using a Harvard Business School case study you will learn how to:

  • Predict your industry’s evolution paths
  • Understand competitors’ behaviors and predict significant competitive moves
  • Pinpoint competitors’ soft spots, blindspots, and strategic vulnerabilities
  • Assess the importance of information and the right questions to ask your collection network
  • Evaluate your own company’s strategy and its blindspots, as well as pinpoint its vulnerabilities
  • Identify sources of critical change in the market
  • Create proactive intelligence to preempt competitors’ strategic moves

With this course, attendees will receive Dr. Gilad’s book, Early Warning (Amacom, 2003).

CI 301 – Competitive Blindspots – SAMPLE VIDEO

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Cross-Competitor Analysis - CI 302

FACULTY: GILAD
CREDITS: 0.7 CEU CREDIT
WHEN: Chicago: November 3, 2016 | Amsterdam: April 27, 2017 | Boston: June 15, 2017
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ACIVerified_CIPIFinalThe goal of this high level course is to enable you to simplify predictions of competitors’ moves and countermoves when multiple competitors are involved.

You will learn how to:

  • Refine your understanding of competitors’ behavior when there are several significant competitors.
  • Use strategic mapping – a tool no intelligence analyst should do without and no executive should overlook
  • Analyze paradigm shifts in industries undergoing rapid change or transition
  • Test your ability to make predictions about industries and competitors based on assumptions and minimal data
  • Discover nuances and complexities of analyzing divisions and subsidiaries of holding companies and large diversified parent companies
  • Use analytical frameworks, such as demand analysis, life cycle analysis, and portfolio analysis in evaluating competitors, customers and partners

CI 302 – Cross-Competitor Analysis – SAMPLE VIDEO

Ben Gilad is undoubtedly the best CI master in the world, his wisdom and experience in strategic intelligence is unparalleled…and he is also the funniest!
Heresh Rezavandi, UCB
There is no better way to learn your industry that through this course – especially your own company’s blindspots! Fabulous!
Tyler Oborn, Mars
The course forced me to think differently and more strategically. The small teams, combined with a dynamic and fast-paced instructor, made for a terrific learning experience.
Mark Edelstein, Lundbeck Inc.
If you want to improve your CI skills, this is the course you should take!
Eduardo Quintero, Janssen
Superb techniques, knowledge, examples – many years of experience brought to us in a strong CI skills well thought out and enthusiastic level MBA CI course.
Libby Bernal, BASF
This is the only course where pioneers and veterans of intelligence meet to produce the next generation!
Simon Sang, Kenya Pipeline Co.


The honest dialogue about corporate America & how strategy works in it, will help anyone in their own organization. It is easy to see how ACI has become a cornerstone for CI.
Jeff Orf, The Boeing Co.
I would highly recommend this seminar to anyone aiming at a career in competitive intelligence or strategy.
Tatjana Sparavalo, Itron Inc.


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