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

Christian Siriano

Fashion Designer, Christian Siriano

Following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen,
Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008. The Christian Siriano
collection is now shown each season at New York Fashion Week, and presented in New
York and Paris to retailers. In 2012 the first flagship
Christian Siriano store opened on Elizabeth Street in New York City, in 2013 he was
inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Design

Vanessa Friedman

Fashion Director & Chief Fashion Critic, New York Times

Vanessa Friedman was named the fashion director and chief fashion critic for The New York Times in March 2014. In this role she leads global fashion coverage for both The New York Times and International New York Times on all platforms. Before joining the paper, Ms. Friedman was the inaugural fashion editor of the Financial Times, beginning in 2003. She also wrote for Style, Luxury36 and created the FT's annual Business of Luxury conference.

Uri Minkoff

Cofounder & CEO, Rebecca Minkoff

Uri Minkoff, a serial entrepreneur, is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Rebecca Minkoff, one of the fastest growing brands in the fashion industry, and the largest global fashion label led by a female millennial designer. Uri is well known as the most forward thinking CEO in fashion, especially when it comes to the innovative use of new technologies and the omnichannel customer experience.

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.

Troy Young

President, Hearst Magazines Digital Media

Troy Young was named president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media in May 2013. Since then, he has built a continuously growing division that creates and manages the content, technology, operations, product and business development strategies for 21 digital brands in the U.S. with an audience of 180 million unique visitors and 640 million video views. The portfolio includes Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar.

Mary Beech

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer , Kate Spade & Company

Mary Beech joined Kate Spade & Company in 2013 and serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. She is responsible for leading all marketing and brand creative strategies.

Eric Alper

Chief Marketing Officer, Frank + Oak

Eric Alper is Chief Marketing Officer at omni-channel retailing innovator Frank + Oak. He guides customer experience, user acquisition and communications across the the brand's nearly 3 million customers and 16 retail stores. In his tenure at Frank + Oak, Eric and his team led the relaunch of the brand's online shopping experience and frequent customer program and the introduction of Frank + Oak's first ever Womenswear and grooming lines.

Marie Audier

Senior Vice President of Global & North America Marketing, Coach

As SVP of Global & North America Marketing, Marie oversees integrated marketing campaigns and brings the brand transformation to life in stores, department stores and ecommerce. Marie has developed a multi-cultural expertise in brand management, business development, and advertising. In her 15 + years of experience, and has a proven track record of breakthrough product launches, brand re-platforming and international growth.

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 Magazines 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.

Gareth Rees-John

Global Digital Director, Topman

For the last 4 years Gareth has been responsible for all Digital channels as Global Digital Director at Topman concentrating on delivering an innovative and customer centric experience through all channels. Before he Led the Marks & Spencer Digital transformation program, beginning with Trading then moving into International and then Multi-channel Business engagement.

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

VP of Marketing, Equinox

Carla Dunham is Vice President of Marketing at Equinox. In this role, Carla provides leadership and direction across all marketing functions, including digital, CRM, social, specialty, production and international. Carla began her career as a buyer for Henri Bendel and Target. She then worked for Saks Fifth Avenue, she served as the Head of Digital and Social Media for Amazon Fashion and as VP of Global Brand Strategy at Kate Spade & Co.

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.

Amy Gilmer

Creative Strategy, Pinterest

Amy Gilmer is a luxury & fashion retail Creative Strategist & Pin Collective creative lead at Pinterest. With over 150MM monthly active users, Pinterest is a growing global catalog of ideas, helping people discover and do what they love. In her role, Amy partners with brands to translate business objectives into ideas, and oversees the creation of meaningful branded content with a hand-selected group of influencers, artists & productions

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.

Krista Neuhaus

Director Global Digital Marketing and Social Media, Kate Spade & Company

Krista Neuhaus is Director of Digital Marketing at Kate Spade & Company. She joined the company in May 2015 and leads brand strategy and analytics for all digital and social channels, including influencer partnerships. Prior to Kate Spade & Company, Krista was the Senior E-Commerce Manager at Mattel, running the direct-to-consumer online business.

Lucia Hargasova

General Manager, Brand Development & Media, ALDO Group

Lucia Hargasova is the General Manager of Brand Development & Media at Aldo Group. She joined in January 2016 and has been leading development of Aldo brand strategies, content and media globally. Lucia oversees the content creation across all channels. Prior to joining Aldo, Lucia was the Global Media Director at Swarovski.