Jamie Pallot, Co-Founder, Emblematic Group
Our culture is shifting as changing consumer behavior and beliefs drives rapid transformation across nearly every industry from manufacturing to food. Quynh Mai, shows us why brands must respond to this rise of new power by taking cues from the game-changers: technology, entrepreneurs, and even the streets.
Lisa Gersh, CEO, Goop
Brit Morin, CEO, Brit + Co.
Apu Gupta, CEO, Curulate
To succeed in today’s crowded e-commerce world, brands must take great care to curate the right content for their core audiences. This means that the brands understand, on an intimate and immediate level, what their customers want and how they want it. How are the brands of the future building communities, gaining trust, and growing loyalty from the savvy digital customer? How do brands know which products their customers are truly passionate about, and how do they deliver on their brand promise every single day?
The advent of Big Data and Predictive Analytics gives businesses the ability to transform from reactive to proactive with speed, scale and science. Innovative fashion companies are utilizing predictive insights based on consumer feedback to proactively offer the right new products at the right price. As a result, these companies are realizing significant, measurable gains in sales, margin and customer satisfaction.
Miroslava Duma, Founder, Buro 24/7
Nasiba Adilova, Director of Business Development, Buro 24/7
LIKEtoKNOW.it, the latest retail innovation on Instagram, from RewardStyle Co-Founder Amber Venz Box, has already been responsible for $25 million in retail sales since its launch in 2014. FTF Founder Karen Harvey has called it “one of the most profound examples” of fashion retail innovation for monetizing content that we’ve seen over the last year. Fashion Tech Forum is pleased to bring you an exclusive presentation: Miroslava Duma and Nasiba Adilova will join Amber on stage to discuss how their new partnership will help propel international growth for both rewardStyle and LIKEtoKNOW.it, as well as lead the way for new luxury designer related initiatives in 2015.
Andrew Rosen, Founder & CEO, Theory
Andrew Rosen is one of the most highly respected entrepreneurs in American Fashion. Inventor, merchant, and someone who always seems to see around the corners, Andrew was the innovator who saw that there was a need for a new category of fashion that once was not represented in any of the international markets: Contemporary. Andrew led Theory to becoming one of the most successful businesses in the category, and today, he is one of the most active investors in emerging designers and fashion/tech. Some of his investments include Rag & Bone, Alice and Olivia, Proenza Schouler and Reformation.
Iain Renwick, Executive Chairman, Eco-Age Limited
Laurent Claquin, Head of Kering Americas, Kering Americas
Sophie Hackford, Director, Wired Consulting & Wired Education
Aimee Mullins, Athlete, Model & Actor
Livia Firth, creative director of Eco Age Ltd (an integrated brand consultancy specialising in sustainability) will introduce through case studies the work which Eco Age has developed with key brands in the luxury market globally, to create leadership through sustainable and ethical values. Her presentation will be followed by an Eco-Age Futures panel discussion with three leaders in the fashion, retail and technology sector: Sophie Hackford, Director, WIRED Consulting and WIRED Education, will discuss the application of new technologies in the fashion and retail sector and how these add value to sustainability. Laurent Claquin, head of Kering America will unpack Kering’s market leading innovative sustainable journey and the recently announced EP&L as a driver of change in global luxury. Aimee Mullins, athlete, actress, and model who is an absolute pioneer of the use of technology in luxury fashion and embodies the bridge between the two worlds.
Many factors come into play when you want to win a horserace. Next to the fastest horse, there’s a need for the best team, perfect daily condition, an extraordinary rider and sometimes also a whole lot of luck. L2 founder Scott Galloway will call out who’s winning and losing in the race among Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google.
Stephane Marceau, Co-founder & CEO, OMsignal
Roger Wood, Co-founder, CMO & Creative Director, Orion
Scott Broock, VP Content, Jaunt
Amy Gallo-Gofton, Vice President - Design, Kate Spade
Wearable technology is the most tangible opportunity for fashion, design and technology to come together, but what does this mean for consumer experiences? Danika Laszuk, SVP Marketing for Jawbone will explore how the increasing use of various wearable technologies will affect the consumer’s experience with both product and content, and how technology companies can best work directly with brands to create the best products and experiences possible for their customers.
Director of Google Agency Development & Made with Code Executive
Inspiring the next generation of fashion technologists with Google’s Made with Code initiative.
Kirsten Green, Founder & Managing Partner, Forerunner Ventures
Thomas Thurston, Data Scientist, Venture Capalist & CEO, Growth Science
Ellie Wheeler, Principal, Greycroft Partners
Lew Frankfort, Founder of Benvolio Group & Chairman Emeritus, Coach
Leading venture capitalists and investors discuss the art and science of identifying promising talent and how they predict success in the market. We discuss future trends and what kind of disruption remains for online brands, the sharing economy, wearable technology, and the online/offline retail experience. How are fashion and technology brands creating long-term value for customers and shareholders?
Emily Weiss, Founder & CEO, Glossier & Into the Gloss
An intimate discussion with Emily Weiss on her journey from the fashion department at Vogue to founding the popular beauty blog Into the Gloss (amassing 10M page views per month along the way), to her latest role as beauty entrepreneur with the launch of Glossier.
Judged by Steven Alan Grossman, Founder & CEO, Steven Alan
Judged by Anna Baskt, President, Handbags & Accessories, Michael Kors
Judged by Scott Dadich, Editor-in-Chief, WIRED
Judged by Siddhartha Shukla, Chief Marketing Officer, Theory + Helmut Lang, Fast Retailing
Judged by Ken Seiff, Managing Director, Beanstalk Ventures
FTF invited the most promising startups in the U.S. to compete for the Founders of the Future Award.
Nikki Kaufman, Founder & CEO, Normal
Jodie Fox, Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer, Shoes of Prey
Yael Aflalo, Founder & CEO, Reformation
Three young female entrepreneurs are turning traditional retail and production practices upside down. This panel discusses how Shoes of Prey, Normal and Reformation are using technology to prove their belief that not only a retail experience, but a product experience, should be personalized and customized for consumers. Deborah Weinswig, expert Retail Analyst from global giant Li & Fung, will explore how our panelists are creating a new era for fashion and retail product innovation.
Maia Wojcik, Partner, Head of Fashion & Curation, Fashion Tech Forum & INDX
INDX is about discovery, transparency and engagement with top creative talent in luxury, fashion, retail and technology. Launched by Karen Harvey Consulting Group to create the first global digital community for creative talent in fashion, INDX is an invitation-only network providing a customizable platform for brands and members to connect and share their work, aspirations and interests. INDX will feature highly relevant content and information for young creative professionals in these industries, including original content, insights and career advice, and “behind the scenes” access to our partnered brands, providing a transparent view into the cultures of the companies they may want to work with. Members will have the opportunity to engage with brands privately, or to share their work openly with other creative talent and/ or potential collaborators.
Ivan Poupyrev, Technical Program Lead, Google ATAP
Paul Dillinger, Vice President, Head of Global Product Innovation and Premium Collection Design, Levi Strauss & Co
Allison Johnson, Founder of West and former VP of Global Marketing for Apple, will interview Ivan Poupyrev, Technical Program Lead at Google’s Advanced Technology and Products Group (ATAP). The talk will focus on Google’s newest innovation, Project Jacquard, which makes it possible to weave touch and gesture interactivity into any textile using standard industrial looms.
Francesca Amfitheatrof, Design Director, Tiffany & Co.
Curator, art consultant and with an exceptional background in jewelry design with her masters degree from the Royal College of Art, Francesca has worked with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel. Francesca joined Tiffany in 2013 and has embraced the 177 year heritage of this brand by building on the inherent T and revitalizing the Blue Book, with her new collection The Art of the Sea, and pieces have been worn by celebrities like Cate Blanchet and Reese Witherspoon.
Fashion Tech Forum
June 11th, 2015.
Our invitation-only event will host 500 of the most exceptional inventors, thinkers, founders, designers, investors and CEOs in fashion, retail, media & technology. This year's key pillars for discussion include: wearable technology, the future of retail, personalization, sustainability and company culture.
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