Competitive Intelligence/Key CI skillsets

There are two schools of thought in hiring someone for the CI role. Some believe that hiring someone with CI experience is the best other believe that its better to hire with industry experience and then train the CI skillsets.

Both approaches seem to work, though hiring a seasoned CI professional helps get a CI department up and running very quickly.

The Body of Knowledge in Competitive Intelligence defines a framework for the skills and competencies every CI-Professional should know.