New York Summit 2015
IAC, October 28-29
Push fashion + tech beyond to drive next-level innovation. Delivering powerful, personalised content + commerce & plugging into demand for instant gratification across social, mobile, in-store & ecommerce

Past Attendees Include

Yael Aflalo

Founder & CEO, Reformation

Yael Aflalo is the Founder and CEO of Reformation, a revolutionary lifestyle brand that utilizes sustainable fabrics and practices to create cool and feminine limited-edition collections.
Reformation offers stylish eco-conscious garments, proving that fashion and sustainability can co-exist beautifully.

Sid Jatia

VP, Direct-To-Consumer, Digital, Under Armour

Sid is a business leader with 15 years of successful track record leading large organizations through a digital first sensibility. Currently, at Under Armour his team is focused on driving channel innovation, both in retail and e-commerce. Previously at Razorfish, he led several engagements involving omni-channel strategy, new models of merchandising, commerce optimization, and store activation.

Phil Schwarz

Chief Marketing Officer, Tinder

Phil Schwarz is Chief Marketing Officer of Tinder. Phil joined Tinder in 2014 and oversees Tinder’s marketing efforts globally. Phil joined Tinder from Match Group, a division of IAC, Tinder’s primary investor, where he served as VP of Growth Initiatives. Phil previously was at Kaplan (then a division of The Washington Post Company), where he handled strategy, corporate development and venture investments.

Christopher Suarez

Co-Founder, Nicholas Kirkwood

Suarez and Kirkwood formed a partnership after Suarez stumbled on Kirkwood's booth at Première Classe, a Parisian accessories trade show and was brought on to work on the US brand and commercial strategy.

Suarez also sits on the board of Sophia Webster having co-founded the brand in May 2012 with partners Sophia Webster and Nicholas Kirkwood.

Matthew Woolsey

Executive Vice President, Digital, Barneys New York

Matthew Woolsey is the Executive Vice President, Digital for Barneys New York. He manages e-commerce, technology, marketing, design, merchandising, content, social media, operations, fulfillment and customer service for,, Barneys Mobile and Barneys New York’s content site The Window (

@mbwoolsey on Twitter

Philip Nguyen

Director of E-Commerce, Opening Ceremony

After working in the heart of tech start-ups in the Silicon Valley / San Francisco area, Phillip moved to New York City to further his concentration in E-Commerce and Digital Strategy through working for Opening Ceremony. Here, he has grown a multi-faceted brand (international multi-brand retailer, showroom, in-house women's and men's ready-to-wear manufacturer) through its online retailing and online marketing channels.

Clement Kwan

President YOOX Corp, YOOX Group

Clement Kwan graduated in economics from the University of California, Davis and started his professional career as a financial analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions division at Broadview International LLC in the Silicon Valley. After, Mr Kwan covered various Business Development and Planning roles within the fashion industry, first at Theory (2002) and then at Diesel USA (2003).

Hector Muelas

Chief Image Officer, DKNY

Hector Muelas is the Chief Image Officer of DKNY, where he is in charge of all areas of brand image, marketing, and creative services, as well as all digital platforms and e-commerce.

Prior to joining DKNY, Hector was Creative Director of Worldwide Marketing Communications at Apple Inc. where he led the strategy and creation of Apple’s global brand marketing initiatives.

Kerem Atasoy

Head of Digital, Harvey Nichols

Kerem joined Harvey Nichols in September 2014 and heads up Digital Marketing where he is responsible for Social Media, CRM, Digital Customer Acquisition and Loyalty. Prior to joining Harvey Nichols Kerem worked for Google for 8 years, most recently heading up YouTube sales for Turkey and the Middle East. Kerem also worked for Google in London where he set up and led their luxury practice.

Daniel Habashi

Director of Brand Development, Instagram

Daniel Habashi leads Brand Development for Instagram out of New York City. He and his team are responsible for Instagram's strategic marketing relationships, agency and client partnerships. His work spans Business Development, Advertising and Influencer partnerships.
Prior to Instagram, Daniel was a Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Facebook.

Doug Gardner

CIO, River Island

Doug joined River Island in 2011 as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for overall tech and IT strategy with primary focus on digital and e-commerce. Since 2011 River Island and launched a new web platform, apps and mobile site along with building out international capabilities like language, payment and delivery offerings.

Maria Hatzistefanis

Founder, Rodial

The London-based beauty entrepreneur, Maria Hatzistefanis, founded her groundbreaking
skincare group, Rodial, in 1999 by identifying a niche for treatments targeted to specific skin concerns. With a growing global beauty empire, her results-oriented products excite with evocative tongue-in-cheek names such as Dragon’s Blood or Stem Cell Super Food. There are 3 brands - Rodial, Nip + Fab and Nip + Man - sold across 35 countries.

Rebecca Minkoff

Designer, Rebecca Minkoff

An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s playful and subtly edgy designs can be spotted around the world on young women and celebrities alike. This year, Rebecca received industry recognition when she was awarded Designer of the Year by the American Apparel & Footwear Association, and has previously been awarded the Breakthrough Designer Award by the Accessories Council in 2011.

Uri Minkoff

CEO, Rebecca Minkoff

Uri founded Rebecca Minkoff in 2005 with his sister, Rebecca Minkoff, out of her apartment, and has built one of the fastest growing brands in fashion. Today, Rebecca Minkoff has grown into a full lifestyle brand distributing both accessories and apparel under the Rebecca Minkoff label. Uri has also helped create, lead, curate and provide artistic direction for the Ben Minkoff brand, which debuted for men in 2011.

Jodie Fox

Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist, Shoes of Prey

Jodie is the Co-founder and Chief Evangelist at - the where women can design their own shoes. Started just 4 years ago, Shoes of Prey broke even at 2 months, hit multimillion dollar revenue in under 2 years and today is a global multimillion dollar enterprise. Jodie is also co-founder of - an online optical fashion store focussed on the Australian market.

Henry Davis

COO, Glossier

Henry Davis is President and COO of Glossier, a modern beauty products brand made by editors who ‘get’ what works, and inspired by what girls want in real life. Henry is obsessed with the next generation of digital commerce experience and has spent his career focused on the intersection of e-commerce and digital media. Immediately prior to Glossier, he was a venture capitalist at Index Ventures.

Ben Cooper

Senior Manager, Research & Testing, Global Innovation Centre, VF Corporation

Ben is a passionate product and business developer driven by the need to find practical solutions to real world problems. He co-founded the "smart" infant monitoring start-up, Sensible Baby, which gained both national and international recognition for its approach to disrupting the juvenile products space.

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.

William Hutchings

Head of Europe Retail & Luxury Goods, Goldman Sachs

William Hutchings is responsible for covering European Retail and Luxury Goods stocks. Previously, William was a covering analyst in the European Consumer Products team. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in October 2007, he worked at Ernst & Young, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. William has a degree in Economics from Bristol University.