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Competia clients say it best...

  • "I have been in the knowledge business for 30 years and I consider Competia to be an oasis in a desert."
    Linda
    Entertainment Industry
    United States
  • "Learnings from your sessions will surely help us in our personal and professional growth. Look forward to meeting you again in the UK and will be in touch."
    Joseph
    IT Industry
    India
  • "In 2007 I attended your 2-day training on Competitive Intelligence which was one of the best sessions I attended related to research."
    Dubravka
    Government of Alberta
    Canada
  • "I gained tremendous value - which has been unmatched!"
    Beth
    Defence Industry
    United States
  • "Difficile de te dire à quel point nous te sommes redevables. Tu nous a énormément aidé à cristalliser notre réflexion. De plus, tu nous a vraiment énergisé, ce qui est le plus important. C'est un don rare que celui que tu possèdes: montrer aux gens le meilleur d'eux-mêmes, ce qu'ils peuvent être."
    Thomas
    University Executive
    France
  • "Thanks for opening our virtual eyes. I suspected this info was there but there was more than expected."
  • "Not sure if directors have as much hands-on role in setting new direction/innovative thinking, but definably can influence. Competia and encouraged me to challenge the status quo."
  • "One of the best speakers and sessions-merci!"
  • "Scary and excellent session - Estelle was a great presenter with a fascinating topic."
  • "Very unexpected discoveries."
  • La meilleure présentation du programme, nouveau contenu, très pertinent- The best presentation of the program, new context, very relevant.
  • Excellente pédagogie. Outils pratiques en ligne avec nécessité pour C.A. de devenir plus stratégique - Excellent teacher. Uses practises in line with the necessities of CA to be more strategic.
  • J'aurais pu l'écouter pendant 3 jours sans m'ennuyer. Estelle est très intéressante et elle nous a ouvert les yeux sur toutes les sources d'information disponibles.
  • Very thought provoking, opened up a world of knowledge.
  • A very competent and confident lecturer who used a very participative style which worked well with the group. This lady is the "superwoman" of McGill's seminar program.
  • The best and most useful of the 12 days!
  • Enjoyed the generic growth staircase to identify divergent activities.
  • Estelle, was one of the best I have ever seen.
  • One of the most impressive teachers I have encountered.
  • Excellent stimulating content that I can actually use.
  • What I liked best: Competitive intelligence methods for data gathering to assist in strategic decisions- not just relating to process and change, but when considering possible acquisition targets.
  • Very well delivered at a speed which led to the content being absorbed. Practical examples were very useful and effective to my learning style.
  • Simply the best.
  • Thank you again for your great Workshop. It was certainly the best one I followed during the conference, due to its content and by your presentation skills.
    Yves
    Switzerland
  • I had the chance to participate to your workshop during the Geneva Lift 10 conference. It was the best workshop I attended and you have showed me a totally new world.
    Natalie
    Consumer Goods
    Switzerland
  • Great introduction to thinking differently.
    Board Member
    Tom
    Canada
  • Absolutely fabulous.
    Board member
    Canada
  • Although disconcerting around privacy, this session was cutting edge and affirmed what all Boards need to do in this context.
    Board Member
    Canada
  • The course was great for inspiration and as an energy boost – but I’m also happy for all the useful material to return to when back.
    Senior Market Analyst
    Christine
    Telecom
    Norway
  • Thanks very much for challenging us on our readiness in the area of competitive intelligence. We also appreciate your sharing a number of different options for intelligence gathering, particularly alerting us to the masses of information available. We are confident that we will all benefit considerably from the knowledge we have gained.
    President
    Arch Gleason
    World Lotteries Association
    United States
  • Je tenais à vous remercier pour la qualité de la formation que vous nous avez dispensée et vous dire combien j’ai apprécié ces deux journées. Je pensais connaitre les outils d’intelligence économique mais j’étais loin du compte. Ce milieu évolue vraiment très vite…
    Competitive Intelligence Manager
    Jean-Marc
    Aerospace Industry
    France

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Courses

Internet As a Tool to Obtain Competitive and Market Intelligence

April 15-16, 2015
Montreal, Canada
Spring 2015
Vancouver, Canada

This course's objective is to provide to managers and executives with toolkits that allow them to not only be more efficient when doing online research, but to identify sources of information that answer their information needs. Learn about the techniques and sources which are part of the "Invisible Web":information that is not yet indexed by search engines (about 70% of the total information about people, technologies and companies), and about the informal web: tracking customer perception, competitors' employees in informal and social networks. Particular emphasis is put on methods to find information about private companies (their alliance partners, marketing strategies, client lists, distribution networks, financial status, management bios, etc...). This course is fully interactive: each participant has access to a computer to practice techniques and test sources of information as the course unfolds.

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Advanced Analysis Techniques in Strategy

March 17-18, 2015
Paris, France
April 28-29, 2015
Montreal, Canada

This two-day course includes the following analysis techniques: evaluation and estimation of the market size, industry dynamics and future profitability patterns, growth path analysis, financial reports analysis, detailed psychological profiling of a competitor's management team (including a discussion about power structure analysis), blue ocean strategy, business model innovation, scenario planning, and blindspots analysis.

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Social Media as a Source of Customer Insight and Competitive Intelligence

February 3-4, 2015 - CLOSED
Paris, France
April 9-10, 2015
Montreal, Canada

Is your Organization taking advantage of New Media? In this very practical and very interactive session, participants will discuss and demystify some of the opportunities offered by the social web as a source of Intelligence: How to best leverage the Web to obtain information while doing research on companies or individuals? How can one mine the social web to obtain Customer Intelligence? Is it possible to trace and anticipate future competitors’ moves? The course will include techniques to obtain *customer information* and analyze customer segment, tools and sources to *scan competitors' strategies and tactics*, methods to *identify and map key influencers*, and finally thought-provoking methods and sources of information to *tackle trends analysis and news scanning*. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss data privacy, the validity of the information gathered and will learn not to leave footprints on the Web. Note that this is a new course and we expect it to fill up rapidly.

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