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Founder and CEO of CGS Advisors to serve as speaker at TEDx Oakland University

Media Contact: Sara Govan, CGS Advisors, 248.877.9200, Sara.Govan@cgsadvisors.com

Bloomfield Twp., Mich. — Oct. 9, 2015 — Greggory Garrett, founder and CEO of CGS Advisors, a boutique strategy and innovation firm that assists corporate leaders in being brave and readying clients for the connected world, institutionalizing innovation and general growth strategy realization, will serve as a speaker at TEDx Oakland University to be held Oct. 23 in the O’rena on Oakland University’s campus. The second annual TEDx Oakland University serves to share ideas, inspire wonder and bring the community together to celebrate innovation and provoke imagination.

Garrett will present “Are you brave enough to connect?” on Friday, Oct. 23 at 1:55 p.m. The session will explore the far-reaching effects of the connected world, inclusive of connected products (the Internet of Things) and will discuss how this massive change is so disruptive, it changes the paradigm for some industries.  Garrett will also help participants to consider if they are the type of leaders who will charge forward into this new world, or sit back and be affected by it.  Asking, “when the music changes, will you learn a new dance”?

As the founder and CEO of CGS Advisors, Garrett pushes the limits of corporate cultures by developing and implementing unique strategies that capitalize on technology oriented disruptions to industries and markets. Prior to founding CGS Advisors, Garrett was the Chief Strategy Officer for IT & Innovation at Volkswagen Group of America where he developed and led the corporation’s strategy for how to apply IT; developed and managed innovation programs focused on “the connected world”; and managed a set of support functions including market research, business planning and a corporate venture capital program. Garrett holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University’s Broad School for Executive Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from Oakland University.

To learn more about TEDxOaklandUniversity, visit http://tedxoaklanduniversity.com/.

About CGS Advisors

Corporate Growth Strategy (CGS) Advisors was founded in 2008 with the focus to help leaders be brave by cutting through the noise and defining unique paths to growth. CGS understands today’s market environment is being heavily influenced by the growing “Connected World” and helps clients understand this change, plan and implement a strategy to take advantage of it, and derive an innovation capability to transmit the vision and plan across the organization. Learn more at www.CGSAdvisors.com.