Knowledge Workers Divulge 'Trade Secrets' at Global Intelligence Forum

By Mercyhurst College, PRNE
Monday, July 5, 2010

DUNGARVAN, Ireland, July 6, 2010 - What can the CIA learn from GE? What can a pediatric urologist
researching intersexuality learn from a forensic anthropologist working mass
disasters? All use "intelligence" in their own ways to make more informed
decisions, but rarely do they share with each other what works and what

Now, for the first time, leading practitioners - or as management guru
Peter Drucker coined "knowledge workers" - from national security, business,
education, medicine, forensics and the law will share 'trade secrets,'
opening doors to new approaches in interpreting threats to national security,
conducting business, analyzing medical cases and more. Different faces,
different backgrounds and, more importantly, different ideas will drive the
agenda of the first Global Intelligence Forum: The Dungarvan Conference July
in Dungarvan, IE.

Organized by the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies
(MCIIS-Erie, Pa.), this unique intelligence sharing will cast the spotlight
on knowledge workers and reinforce their value in the global marketplace.
Like Google predicted in 2005, organizations that attract the best performing
knowledge workers will secure the "single biggest factor for competitive
advantage in the next 25 years."

One of the world's best known knowledge workers, Tom Ridge, first U.S.
Secretary of Homeland Security, will deliver the keynote address to
representatives of 15 participating countries. Competitive intelligence
professional Liam Fahey will show how corporations can predict competitor
actions using open source data. Former CIA official Mark Lowenthal will
discuss "intelligence analysis" as "art not science" to explain why outcomes
are not always predictable. Urologist Justine Schober will detail how the
medical profession uses intelligence to analyze the challenging
considerations - psychological, surgical and endocrinological - of cases
where children are born with a sexual anatomy not defined as typically male
or female.

"One way professional intelligence analysts are improving their practice
is by looking to other domains to see if their best practices might provide
insight into how to do intelligence analysis better," said James
, chair of the Mercyhurst College Department of Intelligence
Studies. "The U.S. national security sector, in particular, is innovative in
this way, explicitly evaluating best practices in medicine and journalism for
their utility for adaptation or adoption in the national security sector.
This conference is intended to continue that path of innovation and discovery
by exploring the nature of analysis and its application in various
disciplines from a global perspective."

Please review the agenda, news, speaker's bios and other pertinent
information at our conference website (

CONTACT: Debbie Morton,; +1-814-824-2552 (U.S.)
After July 9: +1-814-450-9949

Debbie Morton, dmorton at, +1-814-824-2552 (U.S.), After July 9, +1-814-450-9949

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