ICI Challenge


Be challenged by the CI case study “New Coffee Innovations”! Travel around the world to find the best solution for this case. You will work throughout the conference with 3 fellow participants on it. While working on the case you can test your own level of knowledge of CI, learn from your colleagues and bring straight into practice what you hear at the conference. At the end of the conference your team will present their solution to the attendants and a panel of experts, who will give their feedback. A unique opportunity to profile yourself among CI colleagues! The best solution will be rewarded with the ICI case challenge award.

This challenge is limited to 16 participants and registration will be on a strict first come, first serve policy!

Conference participants can sign up to the Case Challenge by sending an email to:

Facilitator profile

Sandra Schlick, Ph.D. recently conducted a masterclass workshop about CI and innovative topics at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW). At present she works on a project about adaptive learning focussing on online supported methods for engineering mathematics.

She has conducted two competitive intelligence projects for the Swiss post and telecom (Swisscom), and has working experience as machine engineer in construction and administration.

She is a lecturer in research processes and methodology, engineering mathematics, and applied statistics and supervisor of Master- and Doctorate theses at universities of applied sciences in Switzerland (Fernfachhochschule Schweiz, FFHS and, FHNW), and author of two books about applied statistics (Compendio Bildungsmedien).

Her research interests are processes that support strategic management, with a focus on the interaction and link between processes and strategic management, specifically Competitive Intelligence Processes (CI processes) and its link to Knowledge Management Processes (KM processes).