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TEDx OU Event Recap – Gregg Garrett Interview

Oakland University (OU) provides the ‘ultimate recap’ from TEDx Oakland University in late October. Greggory Garrett, founder and CEO of CGS Advisors as well as an adjunct professor at OU, provides additional insight into his TEDx talk, how he got involved and how you can learn more about the connected world. Listen here: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/234375650″ […]

Is the automotive industry really prepared to be connected?

Is the Automotive Industry really prepared to be connected? Gregg Garrett of CGS Advisors addressed that question on an Automotive World webinar, ahead of their upcoming Automotive Megatrends Conference (http://automotivemegatrendsusa.com/). “While most people think of vehicle technology like Autonomous Vehicles, Infotainment, V2V/V2I and Telematics — the disruption that connected technology creates is broader than just […]

Throwback Thursday: Pimp my Drive

Just “yesterday” automotive enthusiasts were pin striping, adding chrome, and adding lift kits to ensure everyone understood their “style”. Many remember this era as the heyday of personalization for the automotive industry. They ain’t seen nothing yet! A Glimpse of Tomorrow (not years from now)… “Good Morning Driver, You are about to pick up Mr. […]

CGS Advisors on “IT in the D”

Recently, CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, was a guest on the IT in the D show (@ITintheD).  The show was a great opportunity to participate in something truly unique in Detroit. Hosted at a professional grade studio in an industrial relic (the Russell Industrial Center) is a little different, and that’s just what makes Detroit special these days.  The […]

Oakland University and CGS Advisors partner to educate students on how to “Compete in the Connected World”

Back by popular demand, CGS Advisors’ Managing Director, Gregg Garrett, will be teaching the “Competing in a Connected World” course at Oakland University.  Introduced in 2013, this advanced course teaches students how to find new ways to gain a competitive edge in the ever-changing “connected” landscape.  Previously offered by the Department of Industrial and Systems […]

“Connected” vs. “The World”

We are in the midst of an era of connectivity that is driving “connected business”.  While the premise of connecting products isn’t necessarily new, how organizations posture to compete in a world of increased connectivity is.  This month Gregg Garrett, argues that organizations need to look towards centralizing individuals focused on wrestling with the impact that […]

Will a Connected Fund Pivot Firms?

As connectivity changes business and market paradigms new and established firms need to innovate and navigate their businesses through this new market force.  This innovation can be an intra-firm activity fueled by R&D and employee ideation or it can become an inter-firm activity where cross-industry consortiums and venture capital are used to navigate this new […]