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The Cipher Competitive Strategy Blog

Dawn Faint

Dawn Faint

Dawn helps companies in the Life Sciences space map their competitive environment, develop intelligence strategies which identify risks, and position them for future growth. Prior to joining Cipher, Dawn worked for many years in the Healthcare space in leadership roles at Cigna, Schering-Plough, Pharmacia (now Pfizer) and Johnson & Johnson companies Ortho Biotech and Ortho-McNeil, and in the Management Consulting space for Right Management.
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Recent Posts

Quick Guide to Strategic Planning for Life Sciences

From pharmaceuticals to medical devices, life sciences is a complex and highly competitive industry. With increasing disruption and rapid evolution of the industry, strategic planning for life ... Read More

Life Sciences Insights: Partnering with Technology to Deliver Insights

By 2022, Gartner predicts 1 in 5 workers will rely on ... Read More

Life Sciences Insights: Reinventing Employee Benefits with Sustainable Change

It's no secret that Comcast has a poor track record with customer service. While the company has feigned attempts at reform, they have consistently ranked at the bottom of customer surveys. ... Read More

Life Sciences Insights: Will More Data Yield the “Right” Insights?

A shift in the Life Sciences industry raises questions about data privacy Pharma companies are collecting genetic data to refine their clinical strategies Insurers are ... Read More

Life Sciences Insights: CI State of Play

CI remains a function that is valued by Life Sciences companies Top tier companies have an average of team size of 11 professionals CI primarily sits under Marketing and ... Read More

How to Ride Out Changes in Your Market

Taking a closer look at Harley-Davidson and a marketplace being re-shaped by a new generation of consumers. For this month’s blog, I thought I would use an example outside of Life ... Read More

Starting a Quarterback On Your Intelligence Team

One of the best practices around intelligence collection at conferences, conventions, and trade shows includes the role of a “quarterback.” In practice, the tactical team is headed by a ... Read More

Life Sciences Insights: The “Great Disruptor” Disrupts Pharmacy

Amazon strikes again at the healthcare industry with its latest acquisition announcement Knowing your competitor enables you to better predict their actions Technology ... Read More

How Does Competitive Intelligence Technology Help Your CI Team?

More and more technology is moving into our daily lives. We use technology like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant to order take out or schedule events. We have a Roomba clean our floors ... Read More

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