Thursday, March 31, 2016

Scott Leeb, an Engagement Director at Iknow LLC, delivered a public lecture titled “Using Early Warning Intelligence to Anticipate External Threats and Minimize Risk.” The lecture took place at the College of Integrated Science and Engineering at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia on March 31, 2016. 

Leeb has robust experience setting up early warning systems for both the U.S. government and Fortune 500 firms, and discussed best practices for setting up these systems.

Leeb said, “I look forward to sharing lessons learned and best practices in setting up early warning systems to help organizations reduce risk. Anticipatory intelligence allows organizations to move beyond a reactive mode and become more proactive. As access to data becomes greater, organizations are increasingly integrating early warning activities into their operational practices.”

Leeb is an Engagement Director with Iknow LLC, a leading management and technology consulting firm that focuses on the knowledge management space. In this capacity, Leeb develops knowledge management solutions for federal, state, and corporate markets by concentrating on strategy definition and governance, knowledge capture and content management, business process design, systems integration, and change management. Prior to this, Leeb had more than 15 years experience creating, managing, and growing the global business intelligence and knowledge management programs at four Fortune 500 companies (Prudential Retirement, The McGraw-Hill Companies, KPMG, and Ingram Micro) and a leading international philanthropy (The Rockefeller Foundation). He is currently on the faculty at the University of Johannesburg and is a former Chairman of the Board of SCIP (Strategy and Competitive Intelligence Professionals).

Leeb has spoken in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America on a wide range of topics including competitive intelligence, business intelligence, market intelligence, and strategy and knowledge management. He began his career as a senior intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army, specializing in East Asian political-military affairs. Leeb holds MA degrees from The Australian National University and Columbia University, a BA degree from Yale University, and a language certificate from Beijing University.