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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 […]

What’s Not in Connected Strategies?

As products are becoming more connected there’s a tendency for firms to narrowly focus their product architectures and connected strategies on machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Yet, firms are missing a key view: the customer experience. Our position is that M2M isn’t about machine-to-machine communications – it’s about redefining a business, an industry, and a customer’s way […]

Your Customers Are Connected – Are You?

We have recently released a whitepaper that summarizes high-level findings from a proprietary research study conducted with new vehicle buyers in early 2013. Participants were asked to confirm their awareness of current Connected Vehicle (CV) offerings, and to identify their expectations for, and perceptions of, various future services. It was conducted by CGS Advisors with […]

Can Connected Be The Strategy

Over the last few months we have been researching, analyzing, and most recently advising clients on how the connected era is driving strategic shifts in many industries.  As we continue to refine our analysis, we have started to make parts of it public. First, directed to the automotive industry,  we conducted a Webinar with Automotive […]