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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 […]

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 […]

Every Surface is a Screen in our Connected Life

A few weeks ago, while passing through the airport on my last trip of 2012 , I passed by a Brookstone store.  I was  enticed in by all of the gadgets.   It didn’t disappoint.   A bunch of items that I didn’t really need, but called out to me, were abundant .  Typically I take it all in and exit empty handed, but not this time.  This time I was sucked […]