Web Intelligence Forces Overlooked Observations to the Surface
By A_P on October 29, 2013
The following interview is with A_P and is from our Web Intelligence Perspectives Series. A_P is a former hacker and a current advisor to UHNW families and government agencies.
What is it about Web intelligence that is so important opportunity to you?
Aside from being able to assess the general “temperature” of the geopolitics and markets, a comprehensive Web intelligence platform can offer deeper insight into: who the central “thought leaders” are to watch in a network, and what the horizon entails.
It can also be very useful to monitor for events of interest, and even forecast potential “hot spots.”
What drives the interest in Web intelligence in your community? What hole in your world does it fill?
It is supplemental to proprietary sources, and provides additional color. Where stronger domain sources are needed, it often surfaces unique, and sometimes overlooked, observations from experienced and unbiased independent experts.
What does a critical insight from Web intelligence look like?
Foreign activities that are potential threats to markets, industries, and states (regimes).
Will Web intelligence become a standard piece of tradecraft in your community? Will it “go viral”?
Not viral, but certainly the best and brightest will realize the differentiated intelligence perspective this offers, is extremely valuable.