Logo September 30 – October 01, 2021, Boston, Westin Boston Waterfront

CiMi.CON Evolution USA 2019: Beyond the hype

The launch of the leading European CiMi.CON Evolution conference to the USA  was unanimously characterized as a successful conference. More than 200 registered attendees gathered in Boston to cross-industry event CiMi.CON Evolution US and co-located Pharma CiMi.CON to shape the future of the Competitive Intelligence and Market Insights during 3 event days filled with case studies, World Cafés, Challenge Your Peer-discussions and networking sessions.

With keynotes on megatrends, predictive intelligence, intelligent delivery of the insights, as well as  the techniques and strategies to foresee the emerging trends in the markets and to shift the whole organization from reactive to proactive to remain competitive, one thing became clear: it is important to strengthen the importance of CI and MI within the organization and to continuously keep developing the methods to be able to provide more competitive advantage to the organization. The cross-industry event showed how the leading experts practice Competitive Intelligence and create Insights to cater to the needs of their industry. The majority of the case studies addressed the importance of smooth information flow within the organization and co-operation with the other departments.

Shaping the future of Competitive Intelligence and Market Insights in 2021
CiMi.CON Evolution is coming back in September 2021 in Boston. Be part of the thought-provoking discussion and the fastest-growing community for competitive intelligence, business intelligence, market intelligence, and market insights community!

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Trends, Ideas, Solutions
These have been the Key Topics in 2019!

How are cognitive technologies changing your work for you?

How to ensure Competitive Intelligence gets a seat at the table in the organizations’ strategy formulation AND execution?

How can segmenting competitive landscape improve the quality of your insights?

What are the best ways of combining CI an new game analytics to provide a full picture?

How to use predictive analytics to forecast where market is going?

How to build and maintain intelligence networks in the organization to make CI more collaborative?

The CiMi.CON Evolution USA 2019 in Numbers

Decision Makers
Speakers & Moderators
Cutting Edge Case Studies
Interactive Sessions
Networking Dinner
Hours of Networking


…not Sponsors! Our Business Partners in 2019 – A strong community!

Do you want to become a partner or do you want to exhibit in 2021? Contact us – we will be happy to advise you on your tailor-made package at the CIMi.CON Evolution USA 2021!

The CiMi.CON Evolution US Keynotes 2019

How the trust we gained with management helps us drive the company in the times of the drastic transformation

Tish Harrison
Head of Competitive Strategy| Cox Automotive

Quickly Transform Market & Competitive Intelligence Function From Service Provider to Strategic Advisor

Celestine Turner Hall
Head of Market And Competitve Intelligence| Sage

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks – How Established Companies Drive Innovation Through Spinoffs, Startups, and Corporate Venture Capital

Tom Waters
Senior Manager, Market Intelligence | Jabil

Insights in the Digital Age – Mapping Respondents to Online Behaviors

Jessica Wong
Senior Market Research Manager | CBS Interactive

How to use predictive analytics to forecast where market is going?

Christopher Hegeman
Director of Business Analysis and Marketing Operations- Embedded Solutions / Internet of Things | Dell

How to incorporate a classic discipline into a tech company culture – what it takes to gain stakeholder trust

Gaurab Bose
Senior Analyst, Market Strategy | PayPal

Transparent CI in a transparent company – How competitors help us improve our CI function

Clinton Sprauve
Competitive Intelligence Marketing Manager | GitLab

Transforming CI by employing the Zone to Win approach

Barry Rubenstein
Director of Competitive Intelligence | PTC
Great variety of practitioners which provided nice networking.
Troy Pfeffer
Competitive Intelligence Director | Cintas Corporation

Trendsetters – Visionaries – Movers and Shakers
The Panel in 2019

Highly relevant contents focusing on core CI/MI practices
James Sun
Business Strategy, Market & Competitive Intelligence, Knowledge Management| Bayer Crop Science
Great look into how others at all different stages have succeeded or are in the midst of creating their own intelligence group within their companies, big and small.
Sara Kern
Market Research Analyst | Tata Steel
Excellent event – I liked the intimacy of it… not being too large had its benefits — being able to talk with people, network, 1-1’s, etc.
Kevin Abele
Senior Manager, Strategy and Business Intelligence | Siemens
Great opportunity to network with and learn from other CI/ MI professionals
Kristina Gaertner
Head of Market Intelligence | Continental
Best CI Conf I have ever attended- right size, right content, well-structured, no heavy sales pitch from vendors in attendance.
Chris Masoner
Senior Finance Manager | Procter & Gamble
Very informative, learned a lot, good networking opportunity
Loki Mishra
Manager Corporate Strategy | FedEx
CiMi.CON Evolution USA provided some very insightful and provocative presentations from industry experts.
David Sullivan
Senior Business Operations and Strategy Consultant | Texas Mutual
Great variety of practitioners which provided nice networking..
Troy Pfeffer
Competitive Intelligence Director | Cintas Corporation

Our Attendees - With more than 150 registered participants the CiMi.CON USA was again a complete success. Selected companies were among others:

Market Intelligence Manager

Director, Consumer Insights

Senior Business Strategist

Senior Manager-Market Research Analytics

Director of Competitive Intelligence at Nestlé Purina North America

Business Strategist

Business Development Manager

Senior Finance Manager

Senior VP IT

Market Intelligence Analyst Data Center Group

Head of Market & Competitive Intelligence

Market and Competitive Insights


It’s a Multi-Touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!



Round Tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.


Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges.


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Tweetback & Comments

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.



Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists, and experts in the field share their personal experience.


Say Hello?

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.


Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning, and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.


Meet! CiMi.CON Evolution USA

Discover who else is participating at the CiMi.CON Evolution USA. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.



Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists, and experts in the field share their personal experience.


World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.


Training Session

A setting that allows participants to be guided through specific topics by experts in small groups.


Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Primary Media Partner

Digital Business Hub is the ever-growing source of knowledge and expertise regarding highly relevant topics such as information technology, software development, and IoT. All of which are extremely diverse and do not only appeal to IT decision makers interested in the rise of digital ecosystems and businesses.



Internet of Strategy Network covers content around best practices, discussions, and solutions within the scope of digitization and its appliance in businesses. Topics such as IT Security, Digital Marketing, Finance, HR Technology and many more are increasingly gaining importance important and call for decision makers willing to use chances and benefits of digital transformation.



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We look forward to welcoming you again in 2021

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