New York Summit 2016
237 Park Avenue, November 1-2
Meaningful Customer Engagement + Tech as an Enabler + The Dark Forces of Social Media + Agility in the ‘See Now, Buy Now’ World

Attendees Include

JuE Wong

President, Elizabeth Arden Brand

JuE Wong is President of the Elizabeth Arden brand. One of the most recognized names in the beauty industry, Elizabeth Arden is a global prestige beauty products company operating in approximately 120 countries. In this role, JuE is responsible for the global strategy, brand equity, innovation pipeline and entire spectrum of go-to-market brand activities for the Elizabeth Arden brand portfolio.

Grant Barth

Chief Merchandising Officer, Levi's®

A fan of Levi's® since his childhood, Grant Barth became the brand’s Chief Merchandising Officer in summer 2013, a role that makes him responsible for global merchandising excellence across all Levi's® product categories for Men's, Women's & Kid’s . He is an accomplished merchandiser who brings with him a clear and simple point of view and the wisdom of a twenty five-year product veteran.

Melissa Davis

EVP & GM, ShopStyle

As executive vice president and general manager of POPSUGAR’s ShopStyle, Melissa Davis leads the site’s on-trend management and its partnerships and relationships for over 1,400 retailers, helping ShopStyle become the leading fashion shopping search engine, which influenced $1 billion in gross retailer sales in 2016. She also runs ShopStyle Collective, ShopStyle’s affiliate marketing program with more than 16,000 influencers.

Shareen Pathak

Managing Editor, Glossy, Digiday

Shareen Pathak is the managing editor at Digiday Media where she reports on and leads coverage of brands, agencies, fashion, luxury and retail for both Digiday and its sister publication, Glossy.

Under the Digiday Media umbrella is its flagship brand,, which focuses on the media and marketing industries. This summer, Digiday launched Glossy, a new kind of publication devoted to the intersection of tech, fashion and luxury.

Joyann King

Editor,, Hearst Digital Media

As Editor of, Joyann has ushered America's first fashion magazine into an era of digital excellence. She oversees the daily edit of the website and, as well as inspires the voice of BAZAAR's social media platforms. She also serves as the editor of BAZAAR's special digital issues, including The Fall Runway Report and The Spring Trend Guide.

Jenna Blaha

‎Tech and Lifestyle Editor, Marie Claire Magazine

As the first Tech Editor in a women’s lifestyle, Jenna is the founding editor of the Tech Trends page at Marie Claire Magazine. She oversees the tech content for print, digital and social media platforms. She is at the nexus of fashion and technology, and a thought leader in how these industries come together. One of her many achievements includes being one of the first in the fashion industry to bring tech into the fold of coverage.

Carla Dunham

Vice President, Global Brand Strategy, Kate Spade & Company

Carla Dunham is Vice President of Global Brand Strategy at Kate Spade & Company. In this role, Carla provides leadership and direction across all marketing functions, including digital, CRM, social, specialty, production and international. Carla joined the company in August 2014, as Director of Marketing for Kate Spade Saturday.

Lisa Green

Head of Industry, Fashion, Google

Lisa's team brings a strategic blend of insights and digital solutions to the fashion industry to help them build brands and drive business online. Joining Google in 2005, Lisa has held a variety of positions, always with a focus on global brand building. She was a founding member of Google's Agency Development Team, launched the Campaigns & Elections Team, and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Alan Tisch

Founder & CEO, Spring

Alan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spring. Prior to Spring, Alan worked in Operations at Fab and in City Hall to make New York City more tech friendly, launching such initiatives as the NYC Big Apps Competition. In addition to his work in e-commerce and technology, Alan worked as a Global Investment Specialist at J.P. Morgan, and spent time at Allen & Co. a boutique investment bank.

Scott Lux

Vice President of Digital & Ecommerce, John Varvatos

Scott has experience in various aspects of ecommerce, digital strategy, marketing, and analytics from both the brand side and agency perspective. Scott began his digital career in Seattle leading Product Development for Chase Online Banking. From there he moved to the Global Digital Agency Possible. After five years with the agency, he moved back to the brand side leading ecommerce and digital strategy for Kiehls, AmEx and Diesel.

Annie Thorp

Chief Marketing Officer, MM LaFleur

Annie Day Thorp is the Chief Marketing Officer of online retailer MM.LaFleur. She joined the company in 2013, and launched MM.LaFleur's marketing program along with their signature 'Bento Box' service and stylist-enabled shopping model. Prior to MM.LaFleur, Annie worked in Online Sales & Operations at Google, and then as a Marketing Manager at Quidsi, an Amazon company.

Ryan McIntyre

Chief Marketing Officer, JackThreads

Ryan McIntyre is the CMO at JackThreads, overseeing data/analytics, acquisition marketing, retention, partnerships, SEO, and social for the organization. Previously, Ryan was the VP of Strategic Analysis for Clear Channel Digital, where he lead the data and customer insights efforts for iHeartRadio. Ryan also serves as an Adviser for Lerer Hippeau Ventures, an NYC seed stage venture capital fund based in New York City.

Miriam Gassel

VP of Merchandising,, BaubleBar

Miriam Gassel is the Vice President of Merchandising at BaubleBar, a one-stop retailer for fashion jewelry. By offering on-trend styles and contextualizing them with strong editorial references, the company is quickly becoming the first go-to fashion jewelry brand. BaubleBar’s core differentiating factor is its fast speed to market.

Kara Council

Chief Brand Officer, Kenneth Cole Productions

Kara Council is the Chief Brand Officer at Kenneth Cole Productions. As CBO Kara is responsible for driving the strategic development of the brand, marketing, and design services for the company’s full portfolio of brands. In this capacity she is leading a reconnection to the customer and prioritizing data and analytics to drive marketing performance.