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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.

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