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Founder and CEO of CGS Advisors to speak at Annual Automotive Outlook Conference

Jan. 10 event hosted by Society of Automotive Analysts

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

Bloomfield Twp., Mich. — Dec. 29, 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 Annual Automotive Outlook Conference hosted by the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Gem Theater in Detroit. The event will examine the challenges and opportunities brought by disruptors to the automotive landscape and will open with CNBC’s Automotive Reporter, Phil LeBeau, sharing his thoughts on disruptors and their influence on the way business is done.

Garrett will lead a panel discussion titled “How to face disruptions in the Automotive Industry” and will open the session by presenting “Braving Competition in the Connected World!” The opening session and following panel discussion will explore how leaders today are wrestling with one of the greatest disruptions since the steam engine – the Internet of Things (IoT). This always-on, ‘smart’ environment has the potential to change the way most industries operate. What does it take to 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 Annual Automotive Outlook Conference, 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.