Proactive Worldwide Will Moderate a Roundtable and Host a Workshop at IntelliSummit™ April 2019

Schaumburg, Illinois, March 20, 2019

Jeff Mansfield, Senior Vice President of Consumer and Industrial Goods at Proactive Worldwide, will moderate a roundtable discussion and host a user conference workshop at IntelliSummit™, which will be held on April 10 through April 12 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Held annually in Stockholm, IntelliSummit™ is a three-day competitive intelligence — or CI — conference that brings together CI professionals from around the world. Organized by Comintelli and sponsored by Intelligence2day®, the event offers outstanding opportunities for networking, learning and giving back, as well as inspiring and drawing inspiration from intelligence leaders and fellow CI professionals.

On April 11, Mansfield will moderate a roundtable discussion titled “Managing expectations in a changing CI world.” The conversation will center on what best practices have proven to be most successful in CI. In addition, it will focus on how leaders’ expectations are changing as a result of disruptive business models, as well as how CI professionals can effectively manage those expectations.

On April 12, Mansfield will host the user conference workshop “How to set up early warnings within Intelligence2day®.” He’ll discuss how an early warning process functions, what elements it requires to be successful and the various forms of indicator classifications. He’ll also explain how to bring all of these concepts into Intelligence2day®.

As an expert qualitative and quantitative researcher, Mansfield possesses more than 13 years of experience providing high-quality decision support services. He’s well-versed in strategic planning, international business practices and value chain analysis across a broad range of industries. In addition, he’s highly skilled at overseeing many different types of global projects including private company profiles, logistics and distribution, supply chain analyses, industry trends, product launches, pre-merger and acquisition due diligence, pricing analyses, facility assessments, ongoing monitoring assessments, product development and benchmarking.

About Proactive Worldwide

Proactive Worldwide is a global research and strategic intelligence organization that has been providing data-driven, actionable information within the competitive intelligence, market intelligence and customer insights domains for well over 22 years. Our highly skilled professionals offer a wide selection of services, including scenario planning events, competitive research, user experience studies, competitor assessments, market entry and defense strategies and war gaming simulations. All of our services are based on primary source research. For more information, contact us online.

President of Proactive Worldwide Will Host a Workshop at SCIP 100/200 Boot Camp

David Kalinowski, President

Schaumburg, Illinois, March 1, 2019

David Kalinowski, President of Proactive Worldwide, will host the workshop “Foundations in Competitive Intelligence” at SCIP 100/200 Boot Camp, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on March 27 and 28, 2019.

The boot camp is an interactive event that’s intended to give participants the opportunity to learn and interact with one another as a part of their professional development. The workshops will teach them the core competencies that are needed to achieve intelligence-enhanced decision-supporting capabilities.

The workshop “Foundations in Competitive Intelligence” fulfills the requirements for the CAP-I Certification. Designed for professionals in search of a refresher course and individuals who are new to competitive intelligence (CI), it’s full of practical takeaways about the fundamentals of CI. When these fundamentals are consistently applied, they contribute significantly to organizational success. Workshop participants will hear stories, watch videos and discuss case studies, as well as participate in role playing and other breakout exercises.

After completing the workshop, participants will know how to implement an intelligence capability model to build their CI function, and they’ll understand the various strategies for managing stakeholder expectations. They’ll gain insights into conducting primary and secondary research and learn about constructing a network. They’ll also develop and practice their analytical skills, outline the various components of an Early Warning program and know how to demonstrate the value of competitive intelligence.

With nearly 30 years of experience in research, competitive intelligence and consulting, Kalinowski oversees all of Proactive Worldwide’s consulting services. He regularly lead numerous successful engagements for domestic and international organizations. In addition, as an expert in CI Function Development and Counterintelligence, he regularly advises executive boards — plus, he frequently acts as a facilitator at war gaming events for strategic leadership teams. He’s a dynamic presenter and a 2005 recipient of the SCIP’s Catalyst Award.

About Proactive Worldwide

Proactive Worldwide, Inc., is a global strategic intelligence and research firm that has been providing data-driven, useful information within the domains of customer insights, market intelligence and competitive intelligence to its clients for more than 23 years. Its professionals offer services that include but aren’t limited to competitor research and assessment, user experience studies, customer experience studies, war gaming simulations, market entry and defense strategies, and scenario planning events. For more information, get in touch with us today.

Proactive Worldwide Will Present at the CAS 2019 Ratemaking, Product and Modeling Seminar & Workshops

David Kalinowski, President

Schaumburg, Illinois, March 1, 2019

David Kalinowski, President of Proactive Worldwide, will be co-hosting with Jeffrey Jablonski of Erie Insurance the workshop “Implement a Strategic Early Warning Program to Mitigate Risk and Seize Opportunities” during the CAS 2019 Ratemaking, Product and Modeling (RPM) Seminar & Workshops, which will take place in Boston from March 25-27, 2019.

The RPM seminar will offer underwriters, actuaries and other insurance professionals the opportunity to stay current with industry developments and further their ongoing education. In addition, the seminar will also provide a networking platform, as well as a venue for a range of exhibitors to demonstrate their knowledge and services.

The workshop “Implement a Strategic Early Warning Program to Mitigate Risk and Seize Opportunities” will be held at 10:15am on March 26th and is intended to educate participants on how to avoid unpleasant surprises and identify high-potential opportunities by implementing a Strategic Early Warning program. This will enable them to monitor disruptive strategies and emerging threats, as well as track significant indicators, drivers, weak signals and other external forces that could impact their organizations’ current and future view of the market — something that’s essential to building greater business value.

As Kalinowski will explain, Strategic Early Warning programs enable organizations to protect themselves against both expected and unexpected competitive and market developments. They alert decision makers to crucial market developments, which allows them to minimize threats and seize opportunities before their competition. This is critical to survive and to thrive in today’s competitive insurance marketplace.

Kalinowski has nearly 30 years of experience in research, competitive intelligence and consulting. As such, he has spearheaded numerous engagements for both domestic and international organizations. Executive boards regularly seek him out for his expertise in CI Function Development and War Gaming. He’s an engaging, dynamic facilitator and a 2005 recipient of the SCIP’s Catalyst Award.

About Proactive Worldwide

Proactive Worldwide, Inc. is an international strategic intelligence and research company that delivers data-driven, insightful information within the domains of market intelligence, competitive intelligence and customer insights. For more than 23 years, our professionals have been providing a wide range of services that are anchored in primary source research, including but not limited to market entry and defense strategies, competitor research and assessments, scenario planning events, user experience studies, customer experience studies and war gaming simulations. Contact us today for more information.

Proactive Worldwide Will Speak at and Sponsor the 2019 SIR Spring Research Workshops Summit

David Kalinowski, President

Schaumburg, Illinois, March 1, 2019

Proactive Worldwide is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 SIR Spring Research Workshops Summit in Chicago, Illinois from March 4 through March 6, 2019. In addition, David Kalinowski, President of Proactive Worldwide, and Anne Ellis, J.D., Director of Quality Assurance at Proactive Worldwide, will both host workshops.

The insurance landscape is continuously becoming more complex, and there are increasingly more data sets of research and competitive intelligence available. It’s critical for insurance professionals to continue to educate themselves and acquire the skills needed to analyze and gain insights into their environment, and then link that knowledge to strategic or tactical decision making.

The 2019 SIR Spring Research Workshops Summit will feature a series of presentations and hands-on experiences specifically designed to enhance and expand insurance professionals’ skills sets. In general, workshops will discuss primary research, secondary research, business and competitive intelligence and financial analysis, as well as development and presentation of findings. There will also be opportunities for attendees to network with peers and presenters.

Kalinowski’s 3-hour workshop is titled “Leveraging War Games for Competitive Advantage” and will take place on Tuesday, March 5th. Participants will learn how to apply war games to analyze competitor activities and have the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in a war room battle theater. By immediately putting their newly acquired knowledge into action, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the value of war games so they can conduct them in their own settings.

Kalinowski possesses nearly 30 years of experience in research and consulting in the field of competitive intelligence. During that time, he has led hundreds of successful engagements, both within the United States and internationally. His expertise on counterintelligence and war gaming is highly sought after and has been speaking at SIR events for the past 8 years. A dynamic presenter and facilitator, he is the recipient of SCIP’s Catalyst Award.

“Creating Professional Presentations From Storyboarding to Data” Co-Hosted by Anne Ellis

Anne Ellis will be co-hosting with Ed Cimoch of State Farm the workshop “Creating Professional Presentations from Storyboarding to Data” on Wednesday, March 6. Participants will learn how to present data and analytics in a visually engaging manner that captures the attention of the C-suite. At the end of the workshop, participants will edit an existing presentation using their newly acquired knowledge.

Ellis has more than 20 years of experience in adult education and professional publishing. At Proactive Worldwide, she oversees content development and ensures all publications meet the organization’s world-class standards. A graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., she is admitted to practice before the Illinois bar, as well as before the Supreme Court.

About Proactive Worldwide

Proactive Worldwide, Inc. is a global strategic intelligence and research company that has been delivering data-driven, practical information within the customer insights, market intelligence and competitive intelligence domains for more than 23 years. Our multilingual professionals provide our clients with a range of services such as competitive research, competitor assessments, user experience studies, customer experience studies, scenario planning events, war gaming simulations, and market entry and defense strategies — all founded in primary source research. To learn more, contact us today.

Proactive Worldwide Will Present at Pharma CI Europe in Basel, Switzerland

Aaron Derdowski, Ph.D. Pharma CI Europe March 2019

Schaumburg, Illinois, February 26, 2019

Vice President, Health Care & Life Sciences of Proactive Worldwide Aaron Derdowski, Ph.D., will be sharing his expertise in a presentation titled “The Asset Journey: Optimizing Tools and Personnel to Maximize ROI from CI Throughout” at Pharma CI Europe in Basel, Switzerland on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Making regulatory predictions is highly dependent on a myriad of variables throughout the lifecycle of drug development — also referred to as the asset journey. Each step has its own unique questions, challenges and indicators that can be leveraged to forecast the drug’s expected impact on the relevant therapeutic landscape.

Dr. Derdowski will provide an overview of the tools, key personnel, and strategies needed to successfully monitor specific steps of the asset journey. Regardless of the specific therapeutic area, by implementing the right combination of experienced, knowledgeable professionals and suitable tools, organizations can achieve maximum ROI when they perform competitive monitoring in the drug development sector.

With the average new drug taking a minimum of 10 years and costing $2.6 billion to develop, pharmaceutical companies need to be aware of all of the variables that could impact the development and commercialization of a new product. In his presentation, Derdowski will highlight the concerns and considerations of each stage, as well as the strategies and tools organizations can use to navigate them. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the factors that can impact the realization and success of their products.

Proactive Worldwide has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical sector, leading numerous pharmaceutical engagements for some of the industry’s key players. This expertise, along with primary evidence-based research, is critical to providing insights into the pharmaceutical landscape of today and tomorrow.

Derdowski coordinates client and research management for a variety of pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare engagements ranging from small, immediate projects to long-term worldwide ones. He has spearheaded more than 200 engagements and possesses a high level of expertise in the tracking pharmaceutical development.

About Proactive Worldwide

Proactive Worldwide, Inc. is an international strategic intelligence and research consulting firm. It provides its clients with data-driven, constructive information that falls within the customer intelligence, competitive intelligence and market intelligence domains. With a solid foundation in primary source research, Proactive Worldwide’s professionals have been assisting clients with competitor assessments, competitive research services, market entry and defense strategies, customer experience studies, user experience studies, scenario planning events and war gaming simulations. For more information, contact us today.