Providing threat and market information



The Entrepreneur

“I want to know more about specific countries, regions and markets as I look to expand my business safely”

Stepping out of a comfort zone is something that all organisations one day have to face — whether to guarantee growth, achieve a mission, or respond to a humanitarian emergency. Understanding the ‘scope of the unknown’ can ease this process, but what information do we need to know? What potential threats will we face? What opportunities are we missing?

 
 

This kind of horizon scanning and market entry requires information to understand which markets to consider, who to engage with, where to stay, where to live, and where is safe to operate.

Large corporations can monitor levels of political unrest and violence to identify where green shoots of recovery and opportunity are beginning to take hold. Governments worldwide are facing a gargantuan challenge in keeping an eye on developments on the ground in countries where access is a significant issue.

Foresight is the greatest force. We have invested in partnerships, technologies and skills which mean we can make the most of a wide range of resources to collect data and information — and then fuse this together in groundbreaking ways to create insightful intelligence which can help our clients answer key questions. What do you need to know?

 

Skills & Resources

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    Cultural awareness & context
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    Data analysis
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    Intelligence assessment
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    Languages
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    Local knowledge
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    Big data sets & analytics
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    Document finding
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    In-house graphic design
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    Local human sources
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    Satellite and geospatial
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    Social media analytics
  • Understanding the cultural principles of our client’s organisations — commercial, charity or government — and the places in which they work is critical to the continued success of our consulting and implementation programmes.
    Although the resources we bring to bear on client problems are critical, the data analysis skills to use these technologies effectively are the keystone of much of what we do and we invest heavily in keeping these skills current.
    Many of our people have military and police intelligence backgrounds having worked on highly sensitive and fast-paced operations. We use these skillsets extensively in our work for commercial and governmental clients.
    We ensure that we always have access to the most relevant linguistic skills for the task at hand, with a focus on Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin and Russian.
    Our consultants and management have worked on projects assisting clients in some of the world’s most difficult places, and have on-the-ground experience in over 40 countries worldwide.
    We can obtain big data sets relating to locations, incidents, hazards, weather and other information to unearth insight into potential threat and risk and to inform decisions.
    We have partners who specialise in finding documents internationally to assist in our intelligence gathering and incident response.
    Our in-house graphic design capability means all of our reports and plans are clean, visual, easy to understand documents that our clients will be con dent sharing with anyone — from employees to senior ministers.
    Our network of trusted local sources can provide us with detailed ground truth information from a wide range of locations, as well as a local perception pertaining to a varied spectrum of issues.
    The decreasing cost of satellite and geospatial imagery means that we can use this type of information to assist consulting projects very effectively, particularly for understanding an area remotely or an asset to be protected.
    We continuously analyse huge amounts of social media output, up to 50 billion online conversations, with our technology partner to gain real-time and historical intelligence which can complement other types of analysis.
+ Cultural awareness & context
Understanding the cultural principles of our client’s organisations — commercial, charity or government — and the places in which they work is critical to the continued success of our consulting and implementation programmes.
+ Data analysis
Although the resources we bring to bear on client problems are critical, the data analysis skills to use these technologies effectively are the keystone of much of what we do and we invest heavily in keeping these skills current.
+ Intelligence assessment
Many of our people have military and police intelligence backgrounds having worked on highly sensitive and fast-paced operations. We use these skillsets extensively in our work for commercial and governmental clients.
+ Languages
We ensure that we always have access to the most relevant linguistic skills for the task at hand, with a focus on Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin and Russian.
+ Local knowledge
Our consultants and management have worked on projects assisting clients in some of the world’s most difficult places, and have on-the-ground experience in over 40 countries worldwide.
+ Big data sets & analytics
We can obtain big data sets relating to locations, incidents, hazards, weather and other information to unearth insight into potential threat and risk and to inform decisions.
+ Document finding
We have partners who specialise in finding documents internationally to assist in our intelligence gathering and incident response.
+ In-house graphic design
Our in-house graphic design capability means all of our reports and plans are clean, visual, easy to understand documents that our clients will be con dent sharing with anyone — from employees to senior ministers.
+ Local human sources
Our network of trusted local sources can provide us with detailed ground truth information from a wide range of locations, as well as a local perception pertaining to a varied spectrum of issues.
+ Satellite and geospatial
The decreasing cost of satellite and geospatial imagery means that we can use this type of information to assist consulting projects very effectively, particularly for understanding an area remotely or an asset to be protected.
+ Social media analytics
We continuously analyse huge amounts of social media output, up to 50 billion online conversations, with our technology partner to gain real-time and historical intelligence which can complement other types of analysis.
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