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Strategic Analysis Services BV will deliver “Reporting in Intelligence” training through ICI June 22 2020

May 25 2020

https://www.institute-for-competitive-intelligence.com/programs/open-workshops/ici-3-workshop-competitive-market-intelligence-reporting-and-communication-2

Sign Post Six and Strategic Analysis Services BV have become business partners

May 25 2020

Signpost Six BV and SAS BV have signed an agreement to cooperate as business partners. Signpost Six will with immediate effect make SAS BV’s services in the field of competitive intelligence available to its customers. Doing so widens the scope of Signpost Six already broad range of corporate services on offer. Signpost Six is among others Europe’s consultancy thought leader in Insider Risk prevention. This is the discipline within (corporate) counterintelligence that specializes in designing programs to help organizations protect their (business) secrets from leakage through their own staff’s negligence or dissatisfaction. Strategic Analysis Services BV specializes in competitive strategy and intelligence, a complementary discipline to Signpost Six’s specialty.

Parties look forward to a fruitful cooperation.

Data specialist Ronald Faas wrote a positive review about my latest book “Concurreren op Kennis” (in Dutch)

May 10 2020

The hyperlink below takes you directly to the review. Many thanks Ronald!

https://www.frankwatching.com/archive/2020/05/10/kennis-en-inzicht-zijn-key-voor-concurrentiekracht/

IFCN Market intelligence training in Hamburg was a great success

March 10 & 11, 2020

March 10 and 11, IFCN organized a two-day market intelligence training for its customers in Hamburg, Germany. All was organized under the enthusiastic leadership of IFCN’s Muzaffar Yunusov. The timing was challenging. Some companies planning to send participants had already enforced a travel-ban. Fortunately, a significant number of participants did still attend. Strategic Analysis Services BV offered the training as sub-contractor of IFCN.

Participants have been trained in how to turn IFCN’s rich and permanently actualized dairy data into even more value in their companies. The first step to achieve this is by turning data into insights. For this it helps when the internal market intelligence analysis function in a company is built or where applicable and needed further professionalized. The second step is to professionalize how to run both individual market intelligence projects and how to run a portfolio of such projects in parallel.

The third and final step is to ensure that insights emerging from data and market intelligence work are being acted upon. A lot of attention was paid to strengthening the participants’ capabilities to ensure insights do improve the quality of decision-making in their companies.

Participants appreciated the training. Here are some comments:

“Excellent course – Directly applicable to current assignments. Erik brings a wealth of knowledge and experience”. Brent Crossman, Volac

“Inspiring” – Nydia Hernandez Diaz de Leon Madero Dairy Systems

For those that missed the training: the good news is, the next one is again scheduled in Hamburg, Oct. 13,14 – 2020. When you in your company would like to upgrade your market intelligence function to turn data into insights and ultimately into better decisions, please contact IFCN and book your seat at:

https://ifcndairy.org/ifcn-market-intelligence-training-2020-2/

 

 

Just published: Concurreren op Kennis (Competing on Knowledge)

 

March 4, 2020

The book Concurreren op Kennis has been released for sales by Uitgeverij Business Contact in Amsterdam. This book discusses in Dutch why in today’s data-driven world, data management becomes the bedrock of business strategic and tactical decision-making.

The book covers what competing on knowledge means and how to change your organization into one that wins in the market through competing on knowledge.

Recommended reading for anyone that realizes that it is no co-incidence that seven of the world’s most valuable companies by market capitalization today either have been data-driven by design or have been among the earliest converters to a data-driven company architecture.

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Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis now 3rd edition

Feb, 2020

Randy Pherson did it again! He prepared the third and new edition of the masterpiece “Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis”. This book should feature on the shelf of any analyst with a little bit self-respect. It is the golden standard in the field.
The first edition, released in 2010, has initially been prepared by Randy together with Richards J. Heuer Jr. The latter of course is best known for his work Psychology of Intelligence Analysis and for his developing of the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses methodology. Despite Dick Heuer’s passing away in 2018, Randy continues to update and expand the book, now increasing the number of analytic techniques covered in this new edition to sixty-six.
It makes me proud that Randy has invited me for a blurb on the back of this third edition. I wrote:
“In today’s world, truth is increasingly obscured by disinformation and fake news. In analysis it seems an uphill battle to retain objectivity and to continue working exclusively with the facts. Fortunately, Pherson’s seminal book has been updated, continuing to empower analysts and managers in the public and private sectors to cope with today’s analytical challenges.”
Instead, however, of bothering you with my blurb I should say: go and order your own copy now.

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EdenMcCallum and Strategic Analysis Services BV will cooperate

Feb, 2020

February 2020, EdenMcCallum, a global consultancy firm, and Strategic Analysis Services BV have reached the following agreement. EdenMcCallum will with immediate effect make SAS BV’s services available to EdenMcCallum’s customers under EdenMcCallum’s conditions as and when doing so generates a mutual benefit for all involved parties. Parties look forward to a fruitful cooperation.

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Clayton Christensen sadly passed away at age 67

24 Jan, 2020

January 23, 2020 was a sad day not only for the Christensen family but for all management science practitioners. One of the most influential thinkers in the management field, Clayton Christensen, passed away at the age of only 67. He had been severely ill before but had recovered. The cancer he had now contracted, however, became fatal.

 

Christensen, more than any other thinker, has influenced and shaped my understanding of business. His book “The innovator’s dilemma”, published in 1999, I consider the best management study I have ever read. He will forever be remembered for the concept of ‘disruptive innovation’ (see the article How to timely discover market disruption featured under Knowledge & Inspiration at this website). May he rest in peace.

Appointment in the board of the European Chapter of IAFIE

Jan, 2020

January 2020, I have been appointed treasurer in the European Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education. The association consists of academics and training professionals in such fields as Strategy, Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence and Data Collection and Management.

 

The Association faces an exciting year, as June 25 – 27 it hosts the global IAFIE annual scientific conference that likely will attract a crowd of over 200 educators from around the world in the magnificent city of Pordenone, Italy. See: www.iafie.org. The call for papers is open until March 15, 2020.

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International strategy remains a fascinating topic to teach

Jan, 2020

In January 2020 it has been a privilege to have been part of a great team. Together with David Weng, Yves Marien, Brian Tjemkes and Giovanni Machia I delivered the course “International Strategy” in the B.Sc. program of the School of Business and Economics at the VU (Free University, Amsterdam).

Over 200 students participated in the course which highlighted such strategic concepts as Michael Porter’s five forces and four factors. We also made students apply business forecasting tools such as Scenario Planning and Wargaming. In addition, students themselves practiced joint venture contract negotiations, based on a real case.

In addition, we discussed cases in which internationalization of a company was severely hindered by cultural obstacles. We used the cases to introduce and have the students apply the descriptive model of cultural dynamics as introduced by Geert Hofstede.

Sadly, just two weeks after we had made another year of students benefit from his work, the master Hofstede himself passed away, but at the blessed age of 96.

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Master thesis students coaching has started

Jan, 2020

In January 2020, three Master Thesis students at the VU (Free University) School of Business and Economics have started with their research projects. They explore rather different but exciting research questions such as:

  • How to avoid dairy farming in an EU country to be gradually phased out by identifying learnings from another agricultural segment that by now has almost entirely been banned.
  • What critical success factors for business success can be deduced from analysing multiple cases of capital expenditure projects in the FMCG-industry?
  • When does M&A in the agri-food sector result in better market positions for the acquirer and when are acquisitions likely to deliver disappointing business results (and why)?

It is extraordinarily stimulating to see the students proceed with their research. Their projects last until June. When there is more news to share, an update will follow.

 

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How is data like alcohol?

Dec. 12, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma recently picked up a useful
metaphor that is now shared below, anticipating the festive season.

Data is like alcohol.
There’s either not enough to have a party or you have too much and nothing makes sense anymore.

Vicky Hicks

To all readers: happy holidays and enjoy your winter break!

NISA conference stresses relevance for companies to protect themselves against trade secret theft by insiders

Nov. 21, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma today attended the three-yearly conference of the Netherlands Intelligence Study Association. Speakers included Pulitzer Prize Winner James Risen. One of the take-home messages was that Governments and companies in times of recurring protectionism and political antagonism among trade blocks are well-advised to upgrade their counterintelligence capabilities. They need to look at cyber channels but especially beyond when combatting data and trade secret theft; both elements of trade wars. Risks posed by insiders are easier overlooked and possibly harder to identify and control than firewall attacks. Elgersma is proud to announce that in 2020 he will be contributing to a book on corporate counterintelligence by expert writer Udo Hohlfeld, a fellow faculty member of the Institute for Competitive Intelligence.

VU School of Business and Economics to appoint Erik Elgersma to Master thesis guidance staff

Nov. 19, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma has been appointed guest lecturer and Master thesis guidance staff member at the School of Business and Economics at VU (Free University) Amsterdam. In this role Erik will guide Master thesis students in the Faculty of Strategy & Organization during their thesis writing. Thesis topics may be chosen in cooperation with and in the interest of addressing challenges faced by Strategic Analysis Services BV customers.

Kite Consulting Skyline seminar identifies need for dairy sector to unite in communicating sound science

Nov. 6-7, 2019

Kite Consulting Ltd has organized its Skyline seminar in Stretton (Cheshire, UK). At the seminar over 30 participants with various roles in the dairy sector in the UK united to listen to and discuss the various presentations given. The seminar was held under Chatham House rules, so Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma cannot individually attribute the various insights generated during the seminar. A key conclusion at the seminar was that the dairy sector increasingly faces societal pressure which is not always based on the latest science but detrimental to consumer confidence in dairy. The sector needs and is planning to regain the initiative in communicating the goodness of dairy to feed the world – both nutritionally and fitting in a sustainable economy.

Strategic Analysis Services BV has agreed to become an alliance partner of MFIB

Oct. 28, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has participated at the Connections NL wargaming conference held today at the Dutch Defence Ministry’ Institute for Advanced Training (Instituut Defensie Leergangen) in The Hague. Connections NL is annually co-organized by MFIB founder Hans Steensma. Connections NL is the place where professional and serious business and military gamers meet to exchange best practices and yes, also to test play the newest serious games. At the conference MFIB partners Steensma and Van Der Lee reached an agreement with Erik Elgersma to jointly offer market intelligence services and wargaming facilitation to corporate customers that aim to do facts-based business wargaming. MFIB as wargaming facilitation expert will be in the lead.

In a changing world, diplomats of the future need to understand and talk the language of business

Oct. 14, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has delivered as guest lecturer / facilitator a full-day workshop at the Leyden University M.Sc. Advanced Master International Relations & Diplomacy. The future diplomats have through experiential learning practiced how to interact with business, having playing and hence experienced the different roles of business and Government in a free society. The workshop has been hosted by associate professor Jan Melissen and has been co-facilitated by former Swedish diplomat, scientist and IKEA manager Martina Smedberg.

(Picture by Jan Melissen)

Strategic Analysis Services BV has operated as Trainer/Actor for The Netherlands Defence Academy

Oct. 8, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma has participated as Trainer/Actor in training exercises for Dutch officer cadets in the field of counterintelligence. Even when technically the exercises have not been classified, we will tell no more…

Strategic Analysis Services BV has signed a cooperation with Kite Consulting Ltd.

Oct. 6, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has signed a cooperation contract with Kite Consulting Ltd. Kite Consulting is the leading UK consultant in the dairy sector. Kite and Strategic Analysis Services will cooperate in among others jointly offering workshops and consultancy services to Kite’s predominantly UK-based customers base.

Data-driven decision-making is not limited to the corporate world

Sept. 24, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has today facilitated a Master Class “Data-driven decision-making” for the Dutch Province of South-Holland. The Master Class is part of a series of events organized by knowledge management experts KBenP.

Strategic Analysis Services BV has signed a cooperation contract with IFCN

Sept. 17, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has signed a cooperation contract with the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN). Founded in 1999 by its current owner and chairman Dr. Torsten Hemme, IFCN is the global specialist in dairy data and dairy farm economics. IFCN AG and Strategic Analysis Services BV will cooperate in among others jointly offering workshops and training to IFCN’s global customer base.

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma appointed as Faculty Member at ICI

Sept. 15, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV’s founder Erik Elgersma has been appointed Faculty Member at the Institute for Competitive Intelligence, Bad Neuheim, Germany. The Institute founded by competitive intelligence expert and book author Rainer Michaeli is Europe’s leading organizer of Competitive Intelligence focused trainings. Elgersma will deliver capability development trainings under the Institute’s banner. Delivery will both be in German and in English. Training topics relate among others on how to set up competitive intelligence as function in a (commercial) organization and on how to report analysis for impact.

Strategic Analysis Services BV participates in Atlas/Business Contact Publishers summer event

Sept. 6, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma joined a broad and very diverse group of business and literary writers at the summer event organized by his publisher. At this “boekenbal” (a Dutch writers’ party) various authors had inspiring conversations on their to be published books. Earlier this year Erik signed a contract with Business Contact Uitgeverij, Amsterdam for publishing his third book: “Concurreren op Kennis” (Competing on Knowledge). Business Contact and Erik currently jointly work on editing the manuscript. Current publishing date is foreseen for February 2020.

Strategic Analysis Services BV cooperates with Globalytica LLC in Washington, DC.I

Aug. 1, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma is proud to inform that he has started a cooperation with Globalytica LLC, facilitating his customers to benefit from the wide range of high-quality trainings Globalytica can offer. Globalytica has been founded as training institute in 2010 by strategic analysis expert couple Randy and Cathy Pherson. Randy and Cathy have written an impressive array of books on intelligence analysis, partly with the author of the seminal book The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis, the late Richards J. Heuer Jr. Globalytica features Elgersma’s books in their training book offering range.

Strategic Analysis Services BV chairs Data Science Conference organized by Berry Professionals

Jun. 6-7, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV’s founder Erik Elgersma has for the second year in a row chaired the Global Data Analytics and Business Insights Forum, organized by Berry Professionals. This year the conference was held near Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. One of the highlights of the conference was the presentation delivered by Nahia Orduna (Vodafone) on diversity in data science.

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SAS BV will speak at the Dairy Industry Newsletter conference 2020

Feb, 2020

It fills me with pride to announce that Barry Wilson’s Dairy Industry Newsletter has accepted my proposal to give a plenary lecture at their upcoming conference May 14 – 15 in London. For details see: https://dairyindustrynewsletter.co.uk/

The topic that I will cover is my now virtually complete (awaiting the last data points to come in):

2014-2018 UK Dairy Processing Industry Performance Review

In this study I have analysed financial and other performance criteria for the book years 2014 – 2018 for over 20 UK-based dairy processors. Together these processors convert around 85% of the UK’s raw milk pool into a wide range of products. Given this broad coverage, it may well be said that conclusions I draw for these companies together stand for the ‘state of the UK Dairy Processing Industry’. This state is relevant as the parliamentary elections of Dec. 12, 2019 resulted in a UK Government that will get Brexit done. The separation has now been realized. The question, however, remains what terms and conditions will apply. Depending on these terms, the next question is where and how the UK dairy processors will strategically move next. SAS BV’s study describes the fitness of the traveller prior to the beginning of the UK dairy processors’ new journey.

 

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Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis now 3rd edition

Feb, 2020

Randy Pherson did it again! He prepared the third and new edition of the masterpiece “Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis”. This book should feature on the shelf of any analyst with a little bit self-respect. It is the golden standard in the field.

The first edition, released in 2010, has initially been prepared by Randy together with Richards J. Heuer Jr. The latter of course is best known for his work Psychology of Intelligence Analysis and for his developing of the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses methodology. Despite Dick Heuer’s passing away in 2018, Randy continues to update and expand the book, now increasing the number of analytic techniques covered in this new edition to sixty-six.

It makes me proud that Randy has invited me for a blurb on the back of this third edition. I wrote:

“In today’s world, truth is increasingly obscured by disinformation and fake news. In analysis it seems an uphill battle to retain objectivity and to continue working exclusively with the facts. Fortunately, Pherson’s seminal book has been updated, continuing to empower analysts and managers in the public and private sectors to cope with today’s analytical challenges.”

Instead, however, of bothering you with my blurb I should say: go and order your own copy now.

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EdenMcCallum and Strategic Analysis Services BV will cooperate

Feb, 2020

February 2020, EdenMcCallum, a global consultancy firm, and Strategic Analysis Services BV have reached the following agreement. EdenMcCallum will with immediate effect make SAS BV’s services available to EdenMcCallum’s customers under EdenMcCallum’s conditions as and when doing so generates a mutual benefit for all involved parties. Parties look forward to a fruitful cooperation.

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Clayton Christensen sadly passed away at age 67

24 Jan, 2020

January 23, 2020 was a sad day not only for the Christensen family but for all management science practitioners. One of the most influential thinkers in the management field, Clayton Christensen, passed away at the age of only 67. He had been severely ill before but had recovered. The cancer he had now contracted, however, became fatal.

 

Christensen, more than any other thinker, has influenced and shaped my understanding of business. His book “The innovator’s dilemma”, published in 1999, I consider the best management study I have ever read. He will forever be remembered for the concept of ‘disruptive innovation’ (see the article How to timely discover market disruption featured under Knowledge & Inspiration at this website). May he rest in peace.

Appointment in the board of the European Chapter of IAFIE

Jan, 2020

January 2020, I have been appointed treasurer in the European Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education. The association consists of academics and training professionals in such fields as Strategy, Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence and Data Collection and Management.

 

The Association faces an exciting year, as June 25 – 27 it hosts the global IAFIE annual scientific conference that likely will attract a crowd of over 200 educators from around the world in the magnificent city of Pordenone, Italy. See: www.iafie.org. The call for papers is open until March 15, 2020.

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International strategy remains a fascinating topic to teach

Jan, 2020

In January 2020 it has been a privilege to have been part of a great team. Together with David Weng, Yves Marien, Brian Tjemkes and Giovanni Machia I delivered the course “International Strategy” in the B.Sc. program of the School of Business and Economics at the VU (Free University, Amsterdam).

Over 200 students participated in the course which highlighted such strategic concepts as Michael Porter’s five forces and four factors. We also made students apply business forecasting tools such as Scenario Planning and Wargaming. In addition, students themselves practiced joint venture contract negotiations, based on a real case.

In addition, we discussed cases in which internationalization of a company was severely hindered by cultural obstacles. We used the cases to introduce and have the students apply the descriptive model of cultural dynamics as introduced by Geert Hofstede.

Sadly, just two weeks after we had made another year of students benefit from his work, the master Hofstede himself passed away, but at the blessed age of 96.

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Master thesis students coaching has started

Jan, 2020

In January 2020, three Master Thesis students at the VU (Free University) School of Business and Economics have started with their research projects. They explore rather different but exciting research questions such as:

  • How to avoid dairy farming in an EU country to be gradually phased out by identifying learnings from another agricultural segment that by now has almost entirely been banned.
  • What critical success factors for business success can be deduced from analysing multiple cases of capital expenditure projects in the FMCG-industry?
  • When does M&A in the agri-food sector result in better market positions for the acquirer and when are acquisitions likely to deliver disappointing business results (and why)?

It is extraordinarily stimulating to see the students proceed with their research. Their projects last until June. When there is more news to share, an update will follow.

 

liquor pours in wine glass

How is data like alcohol?

Dec. 12, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma recently picked up a useful
metaphor that is now shared below, anticipating the festive season.

Data is like alcohol.
There’s either not enough to have a party or you have too much and nothing makes sense anymore.

Vicky Hicks

To all readers: happy holidays and enjoy your winter break!

NISA conference stresses relevance for companies to protect themselves against trade secret theft by insiders

Nov. 21, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma today attended the three-yearly conference of the Netherlands Intelligence Study Association. Speakers included Pulitzer Prize Winner James Risen. One of the take-home messages was that Governments and companies in times of recurring protectionism and political antagonism among trade blocks are well-advised to upgrade their counterintelligence capabilities. They need to look at cyber channels but especially beyond when combatting data and trade secret theft; both elements of trade wars. Risks posed by insiders are easier overlooked and possibly harder to identify and control than firewall attacks. Elgersma is proud to announce that in 2020 he will be contributing to a book on corporate counterintelligence by expert writer Udo Hohlfeld, a fellow faculty member of the Institute for Competitive Intelligence.

VU School of Business and Economics to appoint Erik Elgersma to Master thesis guidance staff

Nov. 19, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma has been appointed guest lecturer and Master thesis guidance staff member at the School of Business and Economics at VU (Free University) Amsterdam. In this role Erik will guide Master thesis students in the Faculty of Strategy & Organization during their thesis writing. Thesis topics may be chosen in cooperation with and in the interest of addressing challenges faced by Strategic Analysis Services BV customers.

Kite Consulting Skyline seminar identifies need for dairy sector to unite in communicating sound science

Nov. 6-7, 2019

Kite Consulting Ltd has organized its Skyline seminar in Stretton (Cheshire, UK). At the seminar over 30 participants with various roles in the dairy sector in the UK united to listen to and discuss the various presentations given. The seminar was held under Chatham House rules, so Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma cannot individually attribute the various insights generated during the seminar. A key conclusion at the seminar was that the dairy sector increasingly faces societal pressure which is not always based on the latest science but detrimental to consumer confidence in dairy. The sector needs and is planning to regain the initiative in communicating the goodness of dairy to feed the world – both nutritionally and fitting in a sustainable economy.

Strategic Analysis Services BV has agreed to become an alliance partner of MFIB

Oct. 28, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has participated at the Connections NL wargaming conference held today at the Dutch Defence Ministry’ Institute for Advanced Training (Instituut Defensie Leergangen) in The Hague. Connections NL is annually co-organized by MFIB founder Hans Steensma. Connections NL is the place where professional and serious business and military gamers meet to exchange best practices and yes, also to test play the newest serious games. At the conference MFIB partners Steensma and Van Der Lee reached an agreement with Erik Elgersma to jointly offer market intelligence services and wargaming facilitation to corporate customers that aim to do facts-based business wargaming. MFIB as wargaming facilitation expert will be in the lead.

In a changing world, diplomats of the future need to understand and talk the language of business

Oct. 14, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has delivered as guest lecturer / facilitator a full-day workshop at the Leyden University M.Sc. Advanced Master International Relations & Diplomacy. The future diplomats have through experiential learning practiced how to interact with business, having playing and hence experienced the different roles of business and Government in a free society. The workshop has been hosted by associate professor Jan Melissen and has been co-facilitated by former Swedish diplomat, scientist and IKEA manager Martina Smedberg.

(Picture by Jan Melissen)

Strategic Analysis Services BV has operated as Trainer/Actor for The Netherlands Defence Academy

Oct. 8, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma has participated as Trainer/Actor in training exercises for Dutch officer cadets in the field of counterintelligence. Even when technically the exercises have not been classified, we will tell no more…

Strategic Analysis Services BV has signed a cooperation with Kite Consulting Ltd.

Oct. 6, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has signed a cooperation contract with Kite Consulting Ltd. Kite Consulting is the leading UK consultant in the dairy sector. Kite and Strategic Analysis Services will cooperate in among others jointly offering workshops and consultancy services to Kite’s predominantly UK-based customers base.

Data-driven decision-making is not limited to the corporate world

Sept. 24, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has today facilitated a Master Class “Data-driven decision-making” for the Dutch Province of South-Holland. The Master Class is part of a series of events organized by knowledge management experts KBenP.

Strategic Analysis Services BV has signed a cooperation contract with IFCN

Sept. 17, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV has signed a cooperation contract with the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN). Founded in 1999 by its current owner and chairman Dr. Torsten Hemme, IFCN is the global specialist in dairy data and dairy farm economics. IFCN AG and Strategic Analysis Services BV will cooperate in among others jointly offering workshops and training to IFCN’s global customer base.

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma appointed as Faculty Member at ICI

Sept. 15, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV’s founder Erik Elgersma has been appointed Faculty Member at the Institute for Competitive Intelligence, Bad Neuheim, Germany. The Institute founded by competitive intelligence expert and book author Rainer Michaeli is Europe’s leading organizer of Competitive Intelligence focused trainings. Elgersma will deliver capability development trainings under the Institute’s banner. Delivery will both be in German and in English. Training topics relate among others on how to set up competitive intelligence as function in a (commercial) organization and on how to report analysis for impact.

Strategic Analysis Services BV participates in Atlas/Business Contact Publishers summer event

Sept. 6, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma joined a broad and very diverse group of business and literary writers at the summer event organized by his publisher. At this “boekenbal” (a Dutch writers’ party) various authors had inspiring conversations on their to be published books. Earlier this year Erik signed a contract with Business Contact Uitgeverij, Amsterdam for publishing his third book: “Concurreren op Kennis” (Competing on Knowledge). Business Contact and Erik currently jointly work on editing the manuscript. Current publishing date is foreseen for February 2020.

Strategic Analysis Services BV cooperates with Globalytica LLC in Washington, DC.I

Aug. 1, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV founder Erik Elgersma is proud to inform that he has started a cooperation with Globalytica LLC, facilitating his customers to benefit from the wide range of high-quality trainings Globalytica can offer. Globalytica has been founded as training institute in 2010 by strategic analysis expert couple Randy and Cathy Pherson. Randy and Cathy have written an impressive array of books on intelligence analysis, partly with the author of the seminal book The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis, the late Richards J. Heuer Jr. Globalytica features Elgersma’s books in their training book offering range.

Strategic Analysis Services BV chairs Data Science Conference organized by Berry Professionals

Jun. 6-7, 2019

Strategic Analysis Services BV’s founder Erik Elgersma has for the second year in a row chaired the Global Data Analytics and Business Insights Forum, organized by Berry Professionals. This year the conference was held near Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. One of the highlights of the conference was the presentation delivered by Nahia Orduna (Vodafone) on diversity in data science.

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