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We help organizations and business leaders build and operate excellence in both the marketplace and the workplace.


About Us

CICS is a modern launch vehicle focused on management consulting and professional knowledge management, helping the government, private sector, and business leaders nurture the simple implementation of complexity management.

As part of the Institute for Strategy and Complexity Management (ISCM), operating worldwide, and headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with a focus on scenario-building and complex decision-making simulations, Corporate Intelligence Consulting Services (CICS) was established in 2006 with headquarters in Dubai, UAE as a modern launch vehicle focused on management consulting and professional knowledge management, helping government, private sector, and business leaders nurture the simple implementation of complexity management.

We offer an innovative suite of management consulting services, integrating the most modern tools and tactics for business leaders to effectively mobilize and deploy state-of-the-art management business models for complex projects as advisors and trainers.

Simply we craft the art of modernized management consulting and professional education programs that every organization is currently seeking out today in the UAE to achieve excellence in the marketplace and realize the impact of innovative change for their people in the workplace.



To realize the benefits of excellence by developing a customized framework for each client’s organizational development and capacity-building solutions through future foresight.



To advocate the adoption of the “Corporate Intelligence” model as a smart management approach on an institutional level by providing world-class management consultancy services for marketplace excellence and training programs for workplace excellence, fast-tracking success locally and internationally.


BOLD NEW CONCEPT, utilizing its international network of experts to maintain a set of values that follows its strategy for the UAE market:





utilizing its international network of experts to maintain a set of values that follows its strategy for the UAE market:




About ISCM

The Institute for Strategy Complexity Management (ISCM) is an institute for research and education with a focus on scenario-building and complex decision-making simulations.

ISCM works with governmental and business leaders at international and national levels to help them make better decisions. Our award-winning ViewPoint Model(VPM) methodology and Impact Analyzer software are considered to be leading in the field of risk analysis, scenario-building and simulations.

For this reason we participate in international, complex projects as advisors, trainers and facilitators.

The ISCM approach integrates systems thinking and system dynamics. Many years of practical application of these principles have led to a hands-on approach and toolkit. In contrast with other approaches and methods, ISCM’s method is easy to comprehend and apply.


A Look at Our Partners and Associations

To support our research and quality focus, ISCM is associated with a number of key expert organizations.



The Academy of Sciences, Budapest Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics

Dezsö Miklós, Director

Dezsö Miklós is Deputy Director at the Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics. The Institute is called upon to advise on complex models and to perform quality audits


Corporate Intelligence Consultancy Services (CICS)

Bassem Adnan Al Otaiby, Managing Director

CICS provides quality excellence consulting services in Dubai and in the Arab region. They assist clients in realizing the benefits of excellence programs, using sophisticated modelling techniques.



Nyenrode Business University

Prof. Paul De Blot

Paul de Blot is a professor at Nyenrode Business University. He advises ISCM on the theme of leadership and ethics.


ISCM Foundation

Prof. Dr. John Tesha

Prof. Dr. John Tesha is the Executive Secretary of the Africa Forum. He advises on diplomatic relations, specifically to align the stakeholder landscape. Prof. Dr. John Tesha is on the board of the ISCM Foundation. www.iscmfoundation.org



International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS.org)

Louis Klein

Louis Klein is an expert in the field of systemic change management with a focus on social and cultural complexity. His expertise will be used for socio-cultural transformation programs.


Systems Thinking World (Systemswiki.org)

Gene Bellinger

Gene Bellinger is a pioneer in distance learning on the theme of systems thinking. ISCM encourages participation in Gene’s systems thinking community and certification programs.



Stephan Vanhaverbeke (Partner)

Stephan Vanhaverbeke is an expert in leadership and transformation with a focus on maximizing the value of collaboration in organizations. ubeon hosts the ISCM Simulation Centre in Europe and facilitates a number of systems thinking courses and workshops. www.ubeon.com

System Dynamics Group

Prof. Kim Warren

Prof. Kim Warren is a leading authority on systems dynamics for strategy development. He is Professor of Strategic Management at London Business School. He inspired ISCM to use system dynamics methods to visualize complexities. He currently serves as an external advisor.

Associates & Advisors



A look at our founder

Bassem Al Otaiby


Corporate Development and Capacity Building Advisor

A global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies.​

An expert in business strategy and development, Bassem Al Otaiby was a senior consultant in the Executive Office, Government of Dubai  – United Arab Emirates for five years, working directly with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development.

He served as a consultant for over 20 specialized training programs, developing over 2000, top level executives. He has also introduced several fundamental training solutions in the fields of Strategy & Planning, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Business Process Management and Human Resource Development.

One of Bassem’s key professional achievements was the adoption of IIP – UK Standard by two UAE government entities: Emirates Transport and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development.

Bassem holds an MBA from New Hampshire College, USA. and Bachelor Degree (honers) from UAE University and five specialized degrees including Certified Control Self Assessment (CCSA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certifications from USA. He is also a certified EFQM Master Assessor, an EFQM C2E Validator and DQA Award Team Leader.

Following his vision to enrich the knowledge of corporate development and capacity building, Bassem has dedicated a big part of his career to empower the professional community of consultants with 8 key titles in management, leadership, corporate development, future foresight, digital leadership, human resource management, work processes and agile management.

Bassem is a keynote speaker with extensive knowledge and a pioneer in ‘corporate intelligence’ as a developed approach for smart and effective management mechanism.

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