Professional Affiliations

We are active in numerous trade and professional groups in order to remain abreast of the latest trends and to avail ourselves to the very best in thought leadership. The following organizations play a key role in our business network.

Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals

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The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (www.scip.org), formerly the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, is a global nonprofit membership organization for everyone involved in creating and managing business knowledge. Our mission is to enhance the success of our members through leadership, education, advocacy, and networking. Specifically, SCIP provides education and networking opportunities for business professionals working in the rapidly growing field of competitive intelligence (the legal and ethical collection and analysis of information regarding the capabilities, vulnerabilities, and intentions of business competitors). Many SCIP members have backgrounds in market research, strategic analysis, or science and technology. While some decision makers may attempt to sail blindly through the global marketplace, it is the duty of the trained CI professional to show them alternative courses that will avoid potential dangers, and to take advantage of the tactics and strategies that lead to bottom-line success. Established in 1986, today SCIP has chapters around the world, with individual members in nations around the globe. In addition, SCIP has alliance partnerships with independent affiliate organizations in many countries.

Association of Internet Researchers

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The Association of Internet Researchers (www.aoir.org) is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. It is a member-based support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research independent from traditional disciplines and existing across academic borders. The association is international in scope. Keith Herndon, president of Internet Decisions, is completing his Ph.D. through Australia's Curtin University of Technology and is active in the association. He has presented papers based on his academic research at the association’s 2007 conference in Vancouver, B.C. and the 2009 conference in Milwaukee, WI. He also participated in the 2006 Internet Convergences meeting held in Brisbane, Australia.

Technology Association of Georgia

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The Technology Association of Georgia (www.tagonline.org) was formed in 1998 with the mission to build, connect and enable people, companies and communities. Its 18 Societies act as a distribution channel for TAG programs, offering over 75 meetings and seminars per year. TAG's corporate office coordinates a series of meetings and events including Featured Speakers, TAG Field Trips and the Georgia Technology Summits. In addition to adding value for its members, TAG's Board of Directors, staff and stakeholders act as a primary catalyst for fostering a rich environment for technology growth in the State of Georgia.

American Seminar Leaders Association

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Founded in 1988 by Paul Karasik, the ASLA (www.asla.com) is composed of seminar leaders, consultants, executive coaches and trainers who seek to enhance their professional skills and market their products and services more effectively. Now run by President June Davidson, the ASLA provides numerous training services and bestows the Certified Seminar Leader designation. Keith Herndon, president of Internet Decisions, earned his CSL designation in June 2006.