New York Summit 2017
November 1-2 | ArtBeam
Exploring the death of retail (as we know it): Demystifying data; continued connectivity; the personal touch + content creation unleashed

Attendees Include

Bill McInnis

Head of Reebok Future, Reebok

Bill McInnis is the Head of Reebok’s Future Team. He is responsible for the concept,
design, and development of Reebok footwear on a three-five year timeline ahead of
current day production. This includes the positioning of technology with a focus on
consumer benefit, function and price. He was appointed to this role in 2015.

Stefan Larsson

CEO, Formerly Ralph Lauren, Old Navy & H&M

Stefan Larsson, is described as one of the best new thinkers in retail. Most recently he was the CEO of RL. Previously, Stefan lead the turn-around of Old Navy, and added $1B in sales. Before, Stefan was on the team that built H&M to a top three fashion brand in the world growing sales from $3 to $17B.

Vanessa Friedman

Fashion Director & Chief Fashion Critic, The 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.

Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann

CEO, Derek Lam

Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann was born in Hamburg, Germany and graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris with a diploma in International Relations and Business Administration in 1992. Jan-Hendrik is a dual citizen of both Germany and the U.S.A. He started his professional career in the fragrance and cosmetics industry, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing for the beauty division Prada.

Eva Chen

Head of Fashion Partnerships, Instagram

Prior to Instagram, Eva was the Editor in Chief of Lucky, where she was responsible for more photo shoots involving Instagram-famous animals than any other Conde Nast publication. She has also worked at Teen Vogue, ELLE, and Vogue China.

Eva graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Lisa Pomerantz

Chief Marketing Officer, Bottega Veneta

Ms. Pomerantz returned to Bottega Veneta as Chief Marketing Officer in February 2017. In this role, she oversees Public Relations, Social Media, Editorial Content, Production and Global Marketing.
Previously, she worked at Michael Kors as Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Marketing where she developed a globally recognized brand DNA through tactile omni-channel

Grant Barth

Brand Strategist & Merchandising Leader, 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.

Amanda Cosco

Fashion Tech Journalist,, Electric Runway

Amanda Cosco is a journalist and consultant focused on the intersection of fashion and technology. She has reported on cyborgs, wearable tech, smart fabrics, and future fashion for WWD, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, and Wareable. She is also the founder of Electric Runway, your go-to source for information and inspiration from the front lines of #FashionTech.

Riccardo Ulivi

General Manager, Airbnb Trips, Airbnb

Riccardo is a GM at Airbnb focusing on it's new platform, Trips. He joined Airbnb in 2014 after stints at an Internet personalization startup, Gravity, which was acquired by AOL in 2014 and Whiptail, an enterprise storage startup, which was acquired by Cisco in 2012. Riccardo started his career modeling derivatives on Wall St before succumbing to the world of hyper growth technology companies.

Miriam Gottfried

Reporter Private Equity & Restructuring, The Wall Street Journal

Miriam Gottfried covers private equity and restructuring for The Wall Street Journal. She previously wrote commentary about investing in media, telecommunications and retail for the Journal's Heard on the Street column and was a staff writer for Barron’s magazine. She has reported for Chicago Public Radio, Crain’s Chicago Business and Forbes magazine.

Nicole Phelps

Director, Vogue Runway

Nicole was so clothes-obsessed in high school she kept a calendar of her outfits & refused to repeat a look more than once a month. Post-graduation from Wesleyan University, she moved to New York City, & after a brief stint in public relations, she landed her dream job at WWD & W Magazine. Five years as Elle Magazine’s Fashion News Editor was followed by a 10 year stint at, where she reviewed runway shows in New York, Milan & Paris

Siddhartha Shukla

Chief Merchant, Theory

Siddhartha Shukla is a fashion industry executive who has worked in New York and Paris with Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Reed Krakoff prior to joining Fast Retailing in 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer. In March 2017, he was named Chief Merchandising Officer of Theory, where he oversees global product strategy and merchandising. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors in anthropology and English literature from Yale University in 2000.

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.

Lucinda Newcomb

VP Digital Product, Sephora

Lucinda Newcomb is the VP of Digital Product for Sephora, overseeing design and development for all e-commerce experiences and platforms (mobile, site, tools, backend systems), as well as innovative new store digital experiences. Since joining Sephora in 2013, she has helped define the overall mobile strategy, revamped the product development process and managed delivery of a broad roadmap of major initiatives.

Ian Dewar

Director of Customer Lifecycle and Analytics, The North Face

Ian Dewar calls himself an accidental marketer. Arriving in the outdoor industry on
two wheels his evolution from a bicycle tour guide to managing analytics for The
North Face was an exercise in perseverance. The route to The North Face started
with creating unique experiences and a lifetime of building strong relationship
marketing skills.

Tracy Sun

Co-Founder & VP of Merchandising, Poshmark

Tracy Sun is co-founder and VP of merchandising at Poshmark, the largest social marketplace for fashion. Tracy brings deep experience in fashion with 10+ years in the industry leading initiatives ranging from the launch of fashion lines to designing data-driven personalization engines. She received her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Aleksandra Chojnacka

Director of Business Development & Global Strategy, ShopStyle

Aleksandra Chojnacka is a director of business development at ShopStyle, a leading fashion search destination, overseeing the team responsible for cultivating and managing successful partnerships with over 1000 retailers worldwide such as Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Nordstrom.

Dominique Essig

Chief Experience Officer, Bonobos

Essig is responsible for overseeing the product management, UX design,
engineering, data science, IT, analytics and insights, and customer service ninjas
functions. In her current role she is responsible for Bonobos’ digital product
strategy and implementation across the brand’s e-commerce platforms while

ensuring the customer experience is positive and consistent at every touch point.