Eric Swenson

FORCE11 Member since February 7, 2012


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I help companies build and strengthen new product development and product management practices with a core focus on the integration of OSINT (open source intelligence) data gathering and competitive intelligence to monitor and inform business decisions, strategy and tactics. I work across a multitude of markets including a range of information service providers, e-publishing, startups, investigative journalists, inventors and NGOs supporting dissidents. Services include bespoke research & analysis, fractional product leadership, workshops and consultation.


Product Management leader with over 20 years of digital product management and design experience spanning diverse industries from experimental independent media to mass media and scholarly information (STM) & information analytics platforms.

Formerly, Sr. Director of Product Management at Elsevier leading Scopus (the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings) and 2018 president of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), the premier membership association for organizations that create, organize and facilitate access to reliable information.