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SCIP Global Business Executive Council
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The global business environment is on the precipice of widespread transformation. More than ever before, business leaders need actionable and reliable intelligence in order to understand shifts in the marketplace and steer their organizations in the right direction.

It is with this outlook that SCIP has assembled the Global Executive Business Council, a select group of high-level executives that convene with other executives to discuss the forces that are shaping the global business outlook and determine strategies for how to adapt. This group will also advocate for SCIP’s programs around the world and define the future of the intelligence community.

 

             
     
Itzik Amiel
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Power Networking Academy
    Nigel Aston
Chief Strategy Officer
Blok-Tech SL
      Neeraj Bali
Former Major General
Indian Army
    Tina Bundgaard
Partner
Lematik Nordics
    Mike Crawford
Vice President &Senior Manager
Fifth Third Bank
 
                             
                     
Amir Fleischman
Founder & Managing Director
Cicom Global
    Stephanie Hughes
Founder
Super H
     

Al Naqvi
President
American Institute

for Artificial Intelligence

    Joseph Rodenberg
Managing Director
Rodenberg Tillman & Associates
    Derek Sugalski
Vice President
Competitive Intelligence, PTC
 
                             

 

 


 

Itzik Amiel, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Power Networking Academy

 

Itzik is the Global Leading Authority on Networking, Relations Capital & Global Expansion. Itzik is a sought after International Professional Speaker, Trainer, Business mentor, Attorney-at-law & Accountant. He is also the bestselling author of "The Attention Switch".


Itzik helps business executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, organizations, and associations create and maintain a successful and strategic relationship; Switch Relation to Revenue and Results for their business, stand out and become the authority & expand globally. Itzik does so by providing internationally public speaking, training & personal mentoring through online and offline programs via The SWITCH®; Power Networking Academy™; and consulting and execution services via his Global Expansion firm - EyeRon Group™. Itzik delivered over few hundreds of keynote presentations and executive briefings in more than 63 countries worldwide. His keynote presentations, training and business mentoring combine in an interactive way practical knowledge with unique how-to's and unforgettable stories. 

 

 

Nigel Aston, Chief Strategy Officer, Blok-Tech SL

 

Nigel Aston is a consultant and Chief Strategy Officer of Blok-Tech SL, a Spanish technology company in the Blockchain, Security and IoT field. Until January 2018 he was Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategy at Amadeus, a leading global technology company headquartered in Madrid, Spain, where he worked for nearly 22 years.  In that time he established and led the CI department in Amadeus and was instrumental in forging Amadeus´s current partnership with the World Economic Forum. He joined Amadeus as senior aide to the former CEO, following a spell as a consultant on EU projects.  In his first career Nigel was a UK civil servant, latterly with responsibility for incoming tourism to the UK, in which role he represented the UK within the EU, OECD and UNWTO. 

 


 

Neeraj Bali, Former Major General of the Indian Army

 

Maj Gen Neeraj Bali, Sena Medal, (Retd) began his career in uniform as a Cadet at National Defence Academy (India’s West Point) in January 1975 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1978 in Infantry in the Indian Army. During his career, he served in various areas, notably for three tours of duty in Jammu & Kashmir – one on the Line of Control, in command of a specialist battalion in anti-terrorist role and finally as a key staff officer handling intelligence and counterinsurgency operations in the Kashmir Valley. He also twice served in Arunachal Pradesh along the border with China, in the state of Assam during insurgency and in the deserts of Rajasthan. He commanded a Brigade in the Western theatre. 

Maj Gen Neeraj Bali likes to read and write on a variety of subjects. His areas of special interest are leadership (particularly its relationship with ‘competitive intelligence’ and handling ‘risk’), intelligence (including its interplay with growth of Social Media) and the growing presence of China and India on the African continent. On last of these subjects he is currently pursuing Ph D at Pune University. He superannuated in April 2016 and is currently the CEO of Pravara Rural Education Society, the oldest education Society in the Indian state of Maharashtra having 92 schools, colleges and institutes, and 42,000 students on its rolls. 

 

 

Tina Bundgaard, Partner, Lematik Nordics

 

Tina has a comprehensive background within Finance, as a former Chief Controller responsible for the Scandinavian and Baltic countries. She has special competencies within business planning, budgeting, strategy input and market analysis. Tina joined the headquarters of Rockwool International in December 2010. The task was to establish a corporate Market Intelligence function from scratch, establis an MI network across the Rockwool group and develop standards for competitive, market and business analysis and tracking. Recently, Tina has been involved in setting up a top level Market Intelligence community with participation of larger companies based in Denmark, and expects to retrieve valuable insight in the MI functions of other companies. Tina is graduate of Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark within the field of Business, Language and Culture. She lives in the southern part of Denmark and enjoys travelling both summer and especially winter when skiing is the top priority. 

 

 

Mike Crawford, Vice President and Senior Manager, Fifth Third Bank

 

Mike Crawford serves as Vice President and Senior Manager in Fifth Third Bancorp’s Digital Team where he leads the development of new, valued experiences for its Millennial consumers. The first of which is Fifth Third Momentum, a brand new app that helps customers pay down student loans 5 years faster (on average).


He joined Fifth Third in 2011 and through September 2016 led building of the customer and competitive intelligence function, process and deliverables within the Corporate Strategy Group. He uncovered key consumer trends and competitive actions that impacted the company’s strategic direction and synthesized that information into actionable insights and opportunities that resulted in new products and programs for Fifth Third. Notably, he focused on researching and designing new experiences for Millennials and Homebuyers.

Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Mike worked at Raytheon, creating the strategy for and leading a global sales team tasked with commercializing a new homeland security analytics product. Prior to that role, he also acted in a sales management and strategy role for an $800M revenue product line in Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems business. Mike also has had several consulting or contract positions providing innovation, product and portfolio management and/or marketing support to leading Fortune 500 companies.Mike earned his M.B.A. in International Business with a concentration in Applied Economics from DePaul University and has a B.S. in Marketing from Clemson University. Mike serves as a mentor to start-ups at Ocean Accelerator (http://www.oceanaccelerator.com) and with his wife, volunteers as a Wish Granter for Make A Wish Foundation.

 

 

Amir Fleischman, Founder & Managing Director, Cicom Global

 

Amir Fleischman is the founder and managing director of Cicom Global. He is an international competitive intelligence expert and delivers around 200 lectures, talks and workshops per year in the field of marketing and CI in various countries and market segments. Amir is the head of competitive intelligence studies at the Homeland Security Academy at the Wingate College, and an ongoing lecturer of business entrepreneurship and management at various educational institutions. He has substantial experience in market research, marketing strategies, project management and consultation practices. He is also a former member of the Israeli Forum of Competitive Intelligence steering committee and has written articles for the “I Am SCIP” magazine. 

 

 

Stephanie Hughes, Founder, Super H

 

In her current role she is co-Founder of Super-h, LLC, a next generation technology landscaping tool., founded in 2015. She is also Founder & CEO for the Chapel Hill North Group, a provider of competitive and market intelligence services for corporations since 1999. Stephanie previously founded three other companies (RiskAware, LLC, Glueworks, LLC and ABX Central). Stephanie also serves as an Associate Professor of Strategy at Northern Kentucky University. Stephanie received her BS in Marketing and an MBA in International Business from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Ph.D. in International Business and Strategic Management at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

 

 


 

Al Naqvi, President, American Institute for Artificial Intelligence

 

Al Naqvi helps companies and government agencies envision, design, and develop strategic artificial intelligence solutions that are safe, responsible, and bias-free. A former technology and finance C-Level executive (CFO of Illinois Health & Science healthcare system, CEO of a Booz Allen Hamilton investment Technology Firm, CPO of Fortune 500 company AES), Naqvi is the President of American Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Executive Director of Society of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare, and Editor in Chief of The AI (Artificial Intelligence) Post. He is a leading voice in responsible adoption of artificial intelligence, machine learning ethics, and artificial intelligence governance. He has pioneered the world’s first and most comprehensive Governance Framework and Capability Maturity Model for artificial intelligence. His doctorate thesis is on Artificial Intelligence Governance (University on Liverpool). He received his Machine Learning training from Stanford University and University of Washington. Naqvi is also certified in IBM Watson. He has an MBA in Accounting and MA in Public Policy.

 

 


 

Joseph Rodenberg, Managing Director, Rodenberg Tillman & Associates

 

Joseph H.A.M. Rodenberg is managing partner of Rodenberg Tillman & Associates, based in the Netherlands, founded in 1985, and active in strategic intelligence solutions across Europe. Before establishing his own firm, Joseph held management positions at Numico Netherlands, Dr.Oetker Group Germany, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco USA and Arthur D Little Benelux. Joseph is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars, universities across the world as well as for many boards of management in-company. Since 2000 he has published five books entitled: Business & Competitive Intelligence(2000), Enterprise Intelligence(2004), Competitive Intelligence and Senior Management(2008), Strategic Intelligence(2012) and Big Boys Big Ego’s and Strategic Intelligence(2015). In spring 2018 his sixth book will be on air: Strategic Intelligence in Future Perspectives. Joseph is Dutch citizen, married, has three children and two labradors.

 

 


 

Derek Sugalski, Vice President, Competitive Intelligence, PTC

 

Derek Sugalski is the Director of Competitive Strategy at PTC, a $1.3B enterprise software company. He is responsible for influencing the development of PTC’s corporate strategies from the perspective of competition. Functioning as internal consultants for the company’s executive leadership, his team manages competitive forecasting, emerging threat assessments, world-wide competitive intelligence and the development of PTC’s intelligence information systems. Mr. Sugalski is passionate about transforming the discipline of competitive intelligence through the application of advanced analytics and other data-centric techniques.

 
   
   
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