Your trainer


  • Yves-Michel Marti is a graduate engineer in Telecommunications from one of the French top “Grandes Ecoles” and holds two Masters of Sciences from the university of Grenoble, and an MBA from INSEAD.
  • He has held technical, commercial, marketing and senior management positions with Dassault Electronique (France), Pacific Monolithics (USA), Hewlett Packard (USA) and Lucas Industries (Great Britain).
  • In 1992 he was co-founder of the French branch of the SCIP association (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionnals) which has four hundred members in France and eight thousand worldwide.
  • In 1994, he founded Egideria, a company specializing in competitive intelligence, which was listed as one of the top French companies in the industry by the newsletter Intelligence Online in 2003, then in 2006, and by the daily newspaper Le Figaro in 2007.
  • He has taught at the University of California at Berkeley and lectured at the Universities of Stanford, HEC and the Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale (Institute of Higher Studies in National Defence), where he attended an advanced course in Business Intelligence in 1999. He is a is a frequent speaker at international events.
  • Mr Marti speaks six languages. He is an enthusiast photographer plus classical and flamenco guitar player.


  • 2001: Best lecturer at the annual Food Forum conference in Amsterdam.
  • 1999: Elected as one of the twenty best speakers of 1999 by the clients of Celebrity Speakers.
  • 1996: His book “Business and Competitive Intelligence: the eyes and ears of the business” received the Best Work on European Management award from the Financial Times, newspaper and was voted one of the three best worldwide.
  • 1989: $250,000 awarded by the American National Science Foundation for the development of a new parallel computer architecture.
  • 1976: Award for best delegate and best delegation in the national university political science competition «Model United Nations», Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.