I will be giving a keynote lecture at the Puget Sound Chapter Meeting of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals. Details are noted below. I look forward to seeing you there…[LINK]

Thursday, October 16, 2008 – 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Genie Industries, Redmond, WA

This meeting is open to Non-Members as well as SCIP Members!

Program Description
Based on his recent book, Managing Knowledge Security: Strategies for Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Assets (Kogan Page, 2007), Desouza will describe how human intelligence operations are conducted to ascertain competitive intelligence. Warning his audience of business practitioners that most organizations fail to understand that their core resources intellectual assets are constantly under attack, and that protecting these resources is as important as any other part of the strategic agenda.

Desouza, gives advice on how to recognize dangers of human and technological breaches, hazards of outsourcing and business alliances, implementation of breach prevention measures, and the necessity of working with disaster scenarios. He illustrates his advice with cases from his personal experience working in the fields of competitive intelligence, knowledge management, crisis management, and security operations.
About the Speaker
Dr. Kevin C. Desouza is on the faculty of the Information School at the University of Washington. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the College of Engineering. He currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Innovation in Information Management (I3M) and is an affiliate faculty member of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy, both housed at the University of Washington. He founded the Institute for National Security Education and Research, an inter-disciplinary, university-wide initiative, in August 2006 and served as its Director until February 2008. He has held visiting positions at the Center for International Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) Business School in France, and the Accenture Institute for High Business Performance in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA). In the private sector, he founded the Engaged Enterprise and its think-tank, the Institute for Engaged Business Research. The Engaged Enterprise was a global strategy consulting firm with expertise in the areas of knowledge management, crisis management, strategic deployment of information systems, and government and competitive intelligence assignments.

Book Signing
Dr. Kevin Desouza will be available for a book signing before and after the program. At the meeting there will be a limited supply of Dr. Kevin Desouza’s book Managing Knowledge Security: Strategies for Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Assets. The books will be sold at a discounted price of $50 (cash only). The book is also available through Amazon and other retailers for about $65. Please reserve your book for cash only sales as there is a limited supply. Otherwise, please purchase your book prior to the meeting if you would like an autograph.

Location & Parking
Genie Industries, Inc.
18640 NE 67th Ct., Bldg. 18
Redmond, WA 98052
There is a large lot available for parking by the Genie building.

Registration Fees
SCIP Member – $30.00
Non-Member – $35.00
Non-SCIP Student Member – $20.00 (Please contact Dionedra Dorsey for details)
(Amex, Visa, MC accepted via the web) (Amex, Visa MC, Check or Cash accepted on site)
It is very much appreciated if you register in advance so that we make sure to have adequate space and food & beverage.

4:30pm – 5:30pm – Registration, Networking, Food & Beverage
5:30 pm – 6:30pm – Presentation
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Q&A, Networking
Contact Information
Deborah Trainor, Puget Sound Chapter Chair [email protected], (425) 498-7522.
Dionedra Dorsey, Chapter Relations Coordinator [email protected] 703.739.0696

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