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Sunday, June 14 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
CRESCENDO: New Roles for Librarians and Info Pros: Developing a CI Function from Beginner to Expert

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Whether you’re new to CI or a seasoned expert, you’ll find a wealth of information in this session designed to address various stages of establishing an effective CI function.

• Fred Wergeles, president of Fred Wergeles & Associates, will kick off the discussion as he reveals best practices regarding CI function start-up.  Learn about the skills, strategies and resources you need to set yourself up for success!

• Emily Cunningham Rushing, competitive intelligence manager at Haynes Boone LLP, will keep the ball rolling with suggestions for those who are ready to take the next step as she shares insights in providing CI services: obtaining buy-in, proving value-add, and solidly establishing your CI function.

• Finally, Arjan Singh, lecturer of strategy at UC Irvine, will discuss how established practitioners “take the growing CI function home” with practical tips on working with executives, using CI to advise on strategic initiatives, and other compelling CI services advice that will create win-win situations for both your career and your company’s success.

From beginning to end, our well-versed panel of experts will engage info pros no matter where they are on the CI spectrum! #CIfunctions

Program Takeaways


  • Best practices for setting-up a CI function

  • Strategies for getting buy-in for your function and proving its value-add

  • Practical tips on working with executives and using CI to provide strategic advantage


Session Presentation - Rushing

 



Speaking
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Chad Groenhout

Business Intelligence Associate, Allis Information Management Inc.
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Emily Cunningham Rushing

CI Manager, Haynes and Boone, LLP
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Arjan Singh

Lecturer of Strategy, UC Irvine
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Fred Wergeles

President, Fred Wergeles & Associates


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 253AB

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