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The Hands-on "Business Intelligence" Workshop
Gathering Business and Competitive Intelligence for Real-time Problem Solving

What Benefits Does IntelliBooster Bring to the Company?

  • IntelliBoosterTM helps boost market penetration and response as well as competition monitoring.
  • IntelliBoosterTM helps find market and technical information using Internet and Extranets.
  • IntelliBoosterTM is the tool for market surveys and research as well as for technology watch.
  • IntelliBoosterTM helps gathering useful information on clients to better focus on their needs.
  • IntelliBoosterTM allows to quickly source or identify qualified specialized resources.

    Who Should Attend IntelliBooster ?
       Any person who wants to learn how to quickly find the relevant information she needs. Busy executives, marketers and salespeople who want to find out all available information on their clients, markets or competitors. Financial analysts who want to gather more pertinent information on the markets and companies they monitor. R&D and technical experts who need to find information on alternative or complementing technologies as well as on potential applications. Research assistants who need to quickly spot the hard-to-find information.

IntelliBooster Deliverables
  Topics and duration are adapted to the course sponsor's objectives, including:

  • Understanding what can and what cannot be found on the Web
  • Using effective search techniques and methodology to find pertinent information, while avoiding irrelevant data overload
  • Finding the right source of information (Internet and Extranets)
  • Locating and learning about experts, companies, people, strategic or commercial partners, technologies, documents, articles, etc.
  • Hands-on practice of tools to find, filter, gather and organize information

IntelliBooster Trainer
  Prof. Jacob Bar, founder and former manager of the data gathering and analysis unit of the Israeli Industry Center for R&D (MATIMOP), a public, non-profit organization devoted to the commercialization of new technology originating from the Israeli high-tech industry. As one of the pioneers of online industry services and the Internet in Israel, he is responsible for training hundreds of "online researchers" in Israel and around the world in business and competitive intelligence. Jacob Bar currently works as advisor to the office of the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Trade and Industry. He also assists industrial companies and other organizations in the search for solutions to R&D, production and marketing problems.

IntelliBooster Workshop
A Practical Workshop For Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs

"Using the Internet and the Extranet as Tools for Business Intelligence Gathering"
If you succeed in solving the following problems
in less than 1 hour,
you probably don't need to attend the workshop...

Please solve the following seven information problems to your best of knowledge and experience.
You have to find the answers from one place (i.e.: using one search engine/tools) and with minimal steps.

The correct answer to each problem should contain the following items:
1. A brief description (4 lines max) of the solution methodology.
2. The search tools you have used in order to solve the problem (name & URL).
3. The translation of the question to a Boolean query.
4. The first document from the search results.

The problem :
Tomorrow morning you need to submit a reliable, up to date article titled:
"Search Engines on the Internet".
What will you do? (besides refusing or running away to Australia)

The solution:
1. I will look for an article coming from FAQ documents, dealing with search engines on the net.
2. Search tool: Google, URL : www.google.com
3. Boolean query: "search engine" FAQ
4. The first search result :

The information problems you have to solve :

1. You need to evaluate a revolutionary invention in the Composite Materials field, for that reason you are requested to consult with academic experts from Japan on the subject.
Find at least 5 experts for the subject from Japan (name, e-mail address, place of work).

2. Prepare a review on the French insurance market with an emphasis on distribution channels & market players.

3. You are the manager of "BUBU Technological Incubator" which has a unique invention for the treatment and prevention of type II diabetes. You want to collaborate with a well known big pharmaceutical company which has a plan to develop, or has already began to develop a product in the same field.
Please find the details of the most suitable company and the most efficient and effective way to address the company so you will get a positive reply.

4. You want to prepare a business plan and for that purpose, you need to evaluate the global Wireless Internet Market.
Please find a free market research report on the subject.
The research should be in PDF format

5. Prepare a thorough review on the European pharmaceutical market

6. Find an Internet search engine which will enable you to reach a given website using one step (without knowing or typing its URL).

7. Locate (using 1 search tool, in 3 steps max) a list of French companies which specialize in ceramic cutting tools technology.

Important notice:
The answers to the questions above will be given to you during the workshop

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