AIM Strengthens Leadership Presence in Global Competitive Intelligence Industry

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Continues to Enhance its Relationship With Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)

Midland-based Allis Information Management (AIM), one of North America’s premier strategic intelligence firms, continues to strengthen its relationship with Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), the world’s largest professional organization for competitive intelligence (CI) practitioners.

AIM continues to invest in SCIP, providing assistance with innovative opportunities for educational and training support in CI on a local and national scale, as well as the development of the body of knowledge provided as a resource to practitioners.

  •     In 2012, AIM volunteered to be the catalyst to revive SCIP’s dormant Michigan chapter - after hosting a CI Summit in the Mid-Michigan region and seeing firsthand the strong support and desire for CI educational opportunities in Michigan. Matthew O’Connor, AIM’s Director of Strategic Intelligence, led the way as chapter president to develop new programming that explores the connection between competitive intelligence and business growth. "We were pleased to host a live onsite webinar with MRL & Associates’ Mark Little in August, which focused on building better competitive intelligence through strategic use of networking," O’Connor said. "Based on the strong attendance from leading organizations in Michigan, we’re excited for our upcoming live presentation on December 4th." That event will feature Bill DeGenaro, President of DeGenaro & Associates, who will give what O’Connor calls a "unique and fascinating presentation" on the intersection of competitive intelligence and corporate innovation. Sign up to attend at
  •     In support of our profession, AIM staff members have authored two articles in Competitive Intelligence Magazine, SCIP’s flagship global journal. O’Connor wrote on using competitive intelligence to break through "threat-based thinking" and explore new business opportunities, and Partner and VP of Human Resources Sandra Warner joined him for an article on strategic application of competitive intelligence to help human resources departments defend against outside information collection. Both articles are available for download from AIM’s website at
  •     AIM’s newest involvement with SCIP comes with AIM Partner and President Sue LaBonville’s appointment to the steering committee for the newly formed SCIP Vendor Advisory Council. This council will act as the liaison between the SCIP board of directors and the leading service providers. LaBonville recently traveled to SCIP’s 2013 European Summit in Rome, Italy, to cultivate international relationships. "This was an important opportunity, and getting the chance to network with CI practitioners around the world helped us realize not only the new avenues we can pursue, but also how strong and diverse our current offerings are to help businesses gain and maintain a competitive advantage."

For more information on these and other AIM opportunities, please contact O’Connor at moconnor(at)allisinfo(dot)com or (989) 835-5811, or visit AIM’s website at

AIM provides customized strategic intelligence research and analysis on a global scale. We are a highly respected and leading intelligence firm with a broad range of experience in competitive intelligence, market research and media/issues analysis. For over 30 years, our ability to collect, synthesize, analyze, and communicate critical information has helped clients anticipate threats, capitalize on opportunities, and most importantly, make informed and accurate decisions. For more information, please visit

SCIP is a global nonprofit membership organization for everyone involved in creating and managing business knowledge, working to enhance members’ success through leadership, education, advocacy, and networking. Established in 1986, today SCIP has chapters around the world, with individual members in nations around the globe. For more information, visit

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