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CGS Advisors’ founder, Gregg Garrett, to speak at 13th annual Detroit CIO Executive Summit on Oct. 22

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

Bloomfield Twp., Mich. — Oct. 14, 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 the 13th annual Detroit CIO Executive Summit on Oct. 22 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. The Summit was created “by CIOs, for CIOs” to foster the culture of collaboration to drive change within organizations and strengthen the IT community across industries.

Garrett will present “Competing in a Connected World – Defining your Connected Strategy” at 10:20 a.m. In this session, Garrett with stress that while it may seem the world is already integrated in a futuristic way, companies should focus on the 99 percent of things that have not yet been connected. He will also address how companies can thrive by simply asking, “How should we compete in the connected world?”

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 the 2015 Detroit CIO Executive Summit click here.

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.