How Business world will meet war games with competitive intelligence!

STM ThinkTech, in collaboration with Ankara Social Sciences University Social Innovation Center, is launching the “Competitive Intelligence and Business Wargaming” Certified Training and Implementation Program in February. With the program that reveals risks and opportunities with Competitive intelligence, businesses will be able to identify their blind spots, make strategic plans, including unpredictable elements, and make risks visible by testing these plans against possible reactions of their competitors.

STM ThinkTech, the Technological Thinking Center of STM, one of the leading companies in the defense industry, opens its knowledge of modeling, simulation and consultancy to the use of the business world that wants to stand out in the competition, in cooperation with the university. STM thinktech, Ankara Social Sciences University Social Innovation Center (ASBU-SIM) with with his forces, 2021 in February “Competitive Intelligence and Business World War Game (Business Wargaming) Certified Training and Implementation Program” starting the business world in Turkey, It will introduce role-based simulation that global companies have used in the world since the late 1950s to develop and test strategies. Companies that want to overcome challenging and dynamic competitive conditions, 

The program, designed within the framework of university-industry cooperation and planned for 2 days for implementation, is designed to create long-term, realistic and feasible competitive strategies by making data-based inferences and using different perspectives. On the first day of the program, “How and Why Do Businesses Compete?”, “What Is Competitive Intelligence and How Is It Done?”, “How Do Strategic Decisions Affect Competitive Advantage?”, “What Is the Competitive Perspective of Game Theory?” questions will find answers. On the second day of the program, information will be given about the Business World War Game, the game rules and the tools and methods used in the game will be explained, and role-based simulation will be activated with an application example in which the program participants will take active roles.

Turkey will close an important gap in this area

STM ThinkTech Coordinator Retired Lieutenant General Alpaslan Erdogan, who stated that today’s competition is getting more and more difficult due to globalization and developing technology, and that businesses need to go beyond conventional methods to achieve sustainable growth by preserving their competitive power.He said that making the right strategic decisions and seeing the unforeseen is possible with the Business World War Game. Noting that the current dynamism of the markets makes the applications of competitive intelligence vital for businesses, Erdoğan continued as follows: “Businesses will shape their knowledge about the market, competitors and the competitive environment as a whole, with the right intelligence and right strategies, to make a difference in their fields and They can use it to stand out. The world, the business world, met war games much earlier than our country. War games, which have been used for centuries to develop tactical predictions in wars, were adapted to the business world in 1958. Therefore, the business world in developed countries has been supported by this experience in the military field for more than 60 years. In Turkey, said a serious gap in this area. As STM ThinkTech, we set out with Ankara Social Sciences University Social Innovation Center to fill this gap and support the private sector in our country with our experience in this field. With this program, we will support our companies that want to overcome the tough competition conditions in the business world, to redefine the rules of the game and to stand out from their competitors.

Simulation is tailored for each situation based on role

Stating that with the program in question, companies can begin to determine their future in a much more realistic way, Erdogan said: “With role-based simulations designed specifically for every situation, companies can detect their blind spots. Simulation makes possible risks visible by allowing the strategic plan to be tested for possible reactions of competitors. Thanks to social interaction, it contributes to the creation of new knowledge. One of his most important contributions is to reinforce the team culture. This simulation, which provides different perspectives and results by making use of limited information, is actually an accelerated learning style. This method, which allows for the development of foresight against risk, change and competitors, also makes it easier to adapt to internal and external dynamics. As STM ThinkTech,

About STM ThinkTech

It develops regional and global strategies, technological predictions and decision support systems with its knowledge and human resources in the fields of defense-security and engineering-technology. Turkey applied to the vision of the future, offering intellectual and practical contributions thinktech, aerospace, including defense concerns, energy, transportation, education and health fields lens with an approach technology-driven analysis on developing unique solutions and data processing publishes reports AcAğIylA enough. STM ThinkTech collaborates with academics, other think tanks, universities, high-tech companies, public institutions and decision makers for the insights and strategic solutions it develops.

About STM

STM, which has been serving the defense industry in the fields of engineering, technology and consultancy for more than a quarter of a century, uses its basic capabilities and technologies in strategic areas ranging from military naval platforms to satellite studies, from cyber security to big data analytics and artificial intelligence applications, and carries out studies in critical areas that our country needs. .


Social Innovation Application and Research Center (ASBÜ-SİM), which has been operating within the Social Sciences University of Ankara since 2016, aims to create a common platform for interdisciplinary research, application and policy development studies in the field of social innovation, which is the determination of social problems and the development of innovative solutions for them. . ASBU-SIM defines the private sector as one of the main stakeholders of the social innovation and entrepreneurship phenomenon, which is its field of study, and therefore considers strategy and competition as the main components in research and project studies. The information to be produced in the academy for social problems and needs, ASBU, which is an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will play an important role as an interface between information and technology in the process of transforming it into social benefit with its entrepreneurial capacity, actively carries out the establishment of the Socyokent Technology Development Zone. It conducts interdisciplinary research in economic, social and environmental fields for regional development and cooperates with national and international institutions and organizations specialized in the relevant field.

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