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Computer Generated Solutions’ President and CEO Phil Friedman to Speak at NYU-Poly’s NYC/NJ Alumni Gathering

September 19, 2012 by Ben Hanson in Press release with


(New York, NY – September 11, 2012) Computer Generated Solutions (CGS), a leading global provider of technology solutions, announced today that President and CEO Phil Friedman will be the guest speaker at NYU-Poly’s NYC/NJ Alumni Gathering on September 20th at the Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology.

Friedman will speak about “The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur” and tell his inspiring story of how he came to this country with nothing and started a business in 1984. A business that has developed into a successful global technology services and software company with nearly 5,000 professionals in over 40 countries around the world.

“I am very honored to have this opportunity to share my story with the alumni of Polytechnic Institute of New York University,” said Friedman. “I look forward to sharing, with the many graduates of this esteemed university, my insight and expertise on the entrepreneurial ideals that continue to shape my experiences in business, a topic that I am very passionate about.”

Under Friedman’s leadership, CGS has expanded through both organic growth as well as the successful integration of several acquisitions. He will share his learnings and insights on the topics of entrepreneurship, risk-taking, management and leadership, politics, and technology.

In 2007 Friedman was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  In 2007 and 2008 he was appointed to represent the State of New York on the Presidential Business Commission and to serve as an Honorary Chairman on the National Business Advisory Council.  In 2011, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Yeshiva University.  He currently serves on the Board of Yeshiva University and is the current Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Treasurer of the University.

To learn more or to register, please visit http://www.poly.edu/events/2012/09/20/nyc-nj-alumni-gathering-guest-speaker-philip-friedman.

About CGS

For more than twenty-eight years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through technology. Headquartered in New York City, CGS employs over 4,500 professionals in 20 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become the IT partner of choice for thousands of organizations worldwide. CGS delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party business applications, technology, business services and business process outsourcing solutions, including customer care, technical support and corporate learning & training. For more information please visit www.cgsinc.com. You can also “Like” us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/ComputerGeneratedSolutionsInc and follow us on Twitter @cgsinc.

About Ben Hanson

Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry. Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

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