General Assembly 2017 & Forom/OPI/Swissintell Event : L’Intelligence Economique : un atout majeur de compétitivité – Event Archive

Our General Assembly for 2017 took place at the Haute Ecole de Gestion in Geneva with the participation of a majority of our ASVIE members.

President Miki Vayloyan introduced the review of the annual financials for the past 2 years and steps forward for the association were determined on with the contribution of our present members.

GA 2017
Other hot topics which were discussed during the assembly included our social media presence, way forward with sponsors, and the vision and strategy for Swissintell. New statutes of the association were reported on and the potential for growth for Swissintell in the new term was underlined. The importance of unifying regional groups under the banner of Swissintell and broadening the scope of our future events was once again emphasized.

Our members welcomed new additions to the Board of Directors: Lorille Alger responsible for the Digital Leadership and Lead ASVIE committee and Murat Can Anadol directing strategic partnerships & sponsors. Our ad-interim President Miki Vayloyan and ad-interim Vice President Alain Mermoud were recognized as the new President and Vice President, respectively, with the votes and enthusiastic support of our members.

The GA also witnessed the departure of the BoD members Jens Thieme, Juliane Schulz, Phil Allen and Mario Michel. We all thank them for their contributions and wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Our successful 2017 General Assembly was followed by the “Economic Intelligence, a Major Competitive Advantage” conference sponsored by FOROM and OPI, and was crowned with speeches and round table discussions involving Pierre Maudet, the Geneva Head of Security and Economy, Prof. Hélène Madinier, member of Swissintell and professor at HEG-Geneva and Prof. Christian Harbulot, director of the Economic Warfare School.

You will find here a report of this event written by HEG-Geneva student Julie Erard

Social Engineering : The Devil is in the Details – Event Archive

Ivano Somaini, on the contrary, made Social Engineering his profession but in a legally and ethically correct way. On August 10., in the premises of the Impact Hub in Zurich, Ivano gave us a short but exciting insight in his daily work. Ivano is Regional Manager Bern of Compass Security Schweiz AG, an IT security firm specialized among others in testing “devices, networks, services, and applications for vulnerabilities” the penetration tests carried out by Ivano instead have the purpose to “test the behavior and processes” of whole organizations. He uses Social Engineering techniques to attack companies by order of such companies, which want to test how vulnerable they are.

During a lively presentation, Ivano gave us some theoretical background on Social Engineering, but even more interesting has been the description of real cases of penetration attacks he carried out. Ivano answered many questions from interested old and new Swissintell members; after the presentation, the discussion continued as he joined us for drinks (and tasty finger food, too!). A huge thank to Ivano Somaini and all participants for a successful event !

10 Years Swissintell in Berne – Event Archive

Berne, November 22-2016 #10YearsSwissintell

It has been a fantastic event with over 40 active members and new members attending our  #10YearsAnniveraryEvent in Berne on November 22.

Great Sessions from FSI, IBM and LexisNexis supported by our sponsors Comintelli, Inovis and LexisNexis. The feedback was overwhelming – we definitely want to follow up on this with you.

Please find below and attached additional information around the event, sponsors and speakers and a serie of pictures our members sent to us.

Inputs from the Federal Intelligence Service #FIS

Website FIS: (german) / (French) / (Italian) / English

Link to the film on economic espionage:
“Im Visier”
“En Ligne de Mire”
“Nel mirino”

Detailed commentaries on the film and economic espionage (not available in English)
Erläuterungen zum Film „Im Visier“
Commentaires sur le court-métrage „En ligne de mire“
Spiegazioni del cortometraggio „Nel mirino“

Prophylax brochure (prevention and awareness programme regarding economic espionage and proliferation as well as security tips on the use of electronic devices while traveling abroad): German version / English version / French versionItalian version

Factsheet on what the FIS does against espionage (not available in English)
Was macht der NDB gegen Spionage?
Que fait le SRC pour lutter contre l‘espionnage ?
Cosa intraprende il SIC contro lo spionaggio?

Inputs from #IBM and Chris Liguori

Redefining Connections: Insights from the Global C-Suite Study The C-Perspective IBM Institute for Business Value Chris Liguori IBM Enterprise Business Unit Digital Transformation & Solutions / Industrial Sector

Presentation download

Inputs from #LexisNexis and Thomas Stoeckle, Segment Leader Global Media Intelligence

Presentation download newest Blogpost (German)

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