Had a marvelous time attending and speaking at the 1st Annual Competitive Intelligence and Strategy Event in San Francisco last week. I was impressed by the depth and breadth of the knowledge of all the practitioners and speakers. It was wonderful to have such a diverse selection of industries on site as well.


Shannon O’Meara Smith, ViaSat Inc.

I am so thrilled to have gotten the opportunity to attend this conference (& boot camp). I have learned a lot that I plan to bring back to my organization and truly look forward to further engaging with ACI and further CI+S events. Having attending this conference, I feel encouraged about building a rewarding career in CI and strategy and hope to be a leader myself to better integrate CI & strategy. Lastly- great network building!


Charlene Kampert, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

It was an amazing experience to be able to take what I’ve learned at ACI, applied on the job and be able to bring current evolving high tech business conditions to this Bootcamp to be analyzed and debated by CI experts from other industries. Ben and Helen always deliver a thought provoking debate on key strategic issues and the level of engagement and critical thinking from the participants was extremely impressive. It was an inspiring and energizing event to have so many dedicated CI and Strategy leaders together to discuss the issues we face, share best practices and return to work ready to try many of the new approaches I learned from networking and the conference events. I would highly recommend it, it exceeded all of my expectations!


Heather Hallenbeck, Bose Corp.

Networking- format that encouraged sharing. Panel discussions- great dialogue. Love the round tables and would like more!


Tracy Berry, National MI