New York Summit 2017
November 1-2 | ArtBeam

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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.

Rachel Blumenthal

Founder, Rockets of Awesome

New York-based entrepreneur and mom Rachel Blumenthal created Rockets of Awesome, which launched last July, to offer parents a simpler and smarter way to shop for high-quality kids clothing. She began her career at Yves Saint Laurent, before launching her first entrepreneurial venture as designer and founder of the fashion jewelry brand Rachel Leigh.

Heejay Kang

Director, Strategy & Innovation, Macy’s

Heejay Kang is a Director on the Strategy + Innovation team at Macy’s. In her role, she works with leaders across the organization, blending insights and analytics to define the strategy and prioritize initiatives that will drive the business. Her projects find balance between finding scalable and sustainable solutions while testing and incubating new concepts and ideas for the shopping experience.

Jen Rubio

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Away

Jen Rubio is the co-founder of Away, a travel brand designing thoughtful objects for modern travel. Before starting Away, Jen worked as the Head of Social Media at Warby Parker where she spearheaded the brand's early content and partnership efforts, and later as the Global Head of Innovation at AllSaints. In 2015, Jen was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Marketing and Advertising. She lives and works in New York.

Kamyar Arjomand

Director, Connected Retail - Experience Design Omnichannel, ALDO Group Retail

Kamyar Arjomand, joined the ALDO group in 2008. He has developed his retail expertise through roles that have spanned from store management to leading the corporate-scale transformation of buying and supply chain processes. In the past three years, he has led projects which are at the heart of Aldo's growth strategies: mobile and connected store experiences.

Kamyar Arjomand is the head of the Connected Retail practice at ALDO.

Rati Levesque

Chief Merchant, The RealReal

Rati Levesque, Chief Merchant of The RealReal, is responsible for the merchandising, editorial and creative vision of the company. In her role she oversees all creative development, product merchandising, authentication, and customer experience. Rati joined The RealReal Founder and CEO Julie Wainwright in 2011 as the company's first employee and a catalyst to bringing Julie’s vision of a new way to buy and sell consigned luxury goods to life

Marc Bain

Fashion Editor, Quartz

Marc Bain (@marcbain_) is Quartz’s fashion reporter. His background includes time spent working for a designer menswear label, a turn as the literature editor at SparkNotes, and years as a general-assignment reporter at Newsweek. He covers anything and everything related to clothes and footwear, whether sneakers or luxury, business or design. If you can wear it, he’ll probably write about it.

Tom Goodwin

Head of Innovation, Zenith

Tom Goodwin is the EVP of Innovation at Zenith Media, his role is to understand new technology, behaviors and platforms and ideate and implement solutions for clients that take advantage of the new opportunities these make possible. Tom’s focus is leading the innovation & content wing within Zenith, unleashing the power of emerging platforms, content marketing, influencer programs & new media & devices to product robust business results.

Gabby Etrog Cohen

SVP of PR and Brand Strategy, SoulCycle

Gabby Etrog Cohen, SVP of PR and Brand Strategy at SoulCycle.
Gabby has helped to grow the brand from five to 66 studios over the last five years, secured thousands of strategic media placements from The Today Show to Vanity Fair, developed key brand partnerships and philanthropic programs, managed all influencer marketing and celebrity/VIP relations.

Cam Wolf

Style Features Writer, GQ

Cam Wolf is the Style Features Writer at GQ, where he focuses on the business and politics of fashion. Formerly, he was the Menswear Editor at Racked, and the Style News Editor at Complex. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Richie Siegel

Founder, Loose Threads

Richie Siegel is the founder of Loose Threads, a media company known for its in-depth analysis of consumer, retail and commerce industries. The blog and podcast are well read and listened to by a range of industry leaders around the world. Prior to Loose Threads, Richie ran customer insights at a fast growing fashion/tech startup and founded a menswear line based in New York.

Annika Meller

Chief Operating Officer, Anine Bing

Annika boasts an impressive background as a marketing executive with 10+ years experience working across a wide range of campaigns, from both an agency and brand perspective, throughout Europe and in the United States. Originally from Sweden, Annika moved to Los Angeles in 2008. Notable companies Annika has played an integral role in building out include L'Oreal, Telenor and ANINE BING.

Chavie Lieber

Senior Reporter, Racked

Chavie Lieber is a senior reporter at Racked, where she covers fashion, retail, and business. An award-winning reporter and graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, the Daily Beast, and the Jerusalem Post.

Arun Ranganathan

Creative Technologist, Pinterest

Arun (@Arun) is Pinterest's Creative Technology Lead, working with partners to create award-winning marketing solutions on the platform. Prior to Pinterest, Arun was at Mozilla where he was Web Platform Lead and helped craft the direction of web technologies, such as HTML5, WebGL and JavaScript. He also held lead engineering roles at AOL and Netscape. He is currently saving ideas about yoga, chocolate making, and travel.

Erin McCarthy

 VP, Retail Development, GGP

Erin McCarthy heads up GGP Inc.’s Retail Development team; a group focused on leasing retail real estate to promising start-ups, emerging brands, e-commerce, and fortune 500 companies that are new to brick and mortar. Erin and her team are passionate about finding distinctive businesses and helping them to launch as easily in the offline world as they do online.

Vivian Rosenthal

Founder & CEO, Snaps

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.

Arun Gupta

Founder, Grailed

Arun attended Yale University for two years before dropping out to start his own company, Perfect Third Inc. As a 19-year-old founder Arun participated in the prestigious startup accelerator Y Combinator and raised $1MM in venture financing from several Silicon luminaries. He managed a team of seven people to generate yearly revenues in excess of $1MM. After returning to Yale he graduated with a B.S. in Theoretical Physics.

Karin Tracy

Head of Industry, Beauty/Fashion/Luxury/Retail, Facebook

As Head of Industry, Beauty/Fashion/Luxury/Retail, Karin Tracy oversees Facebook’s beauty, luxury and fashion retail practices, which she built within the CPG vertical to help brands drive real business results through their work on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

Jeff Carvalho

Managing Director, Highsnobiety

As Partner of Titelmedia and Managing Director of the company’s marquee publication, Highsnobiety, Jeff leads content directives and brand development for Titelmedia properties in print and online. At the helm of Highsnobiety, Jeff commands a global audience of 12.5 million monthly readers who come to the publication for forward-looking coverage of streetwear, design, music, sneakers, technology and art.

Kristen Sosa

Chief Merchant, Olivela

Kristen Sosa was appointed Chief Merchant for Olivela in July 2017, a role in which she oversees the merchandising vision, brand relationships, and curation of assortment for Olivela from the world’s leading fashion houses. Sosa is a seasoned merchant and was previously with Saks Fifth Avenue where she spent over 20 years in various merchandising leadership roles.

Lawrence Lenihan

Co-Founder & CEO, Resonance

Lawrence Lenihan and his co-Founder, Joseph Ferrara, launched Resonance, in July 2015 with the purpose of transforming the Fashion Industry by enabling talented fashion designers to build businesses that are as beautiful as their creative visions. Resonance uniquely combines venture capital company-building experience; fashion industry insight and experience
and a proprietary, technology-based fashion business architecture.

Maura Smith

SVP of Affiliate Marketing, Pepperjam

As SVP of Affiliate Marketing at Pepperjam, Maura Smith oversees the client and publisher relationships that drive the success of Pepperjam’s omni-channel performance marketing solutions. With over 10 years of performance marketing insight, Maura has led advertiser, agency and publisher teams, responsible for the growth and optimization of over 1,200 performance marketing programs across 200,000 publisher partnerships.

Kristen Naiman

Senior Vice President – Brand Creative, kate spade new york

Kristen joined kate spade new york from Isaac Mizrahi where she oversaw the brand vision and creative process for more than eight years. She led a team of twenty-three across creative services, product design and merchandising. Prior to Isaac, Kristen was a freelance stylist working for Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, W and Vanity Fair. As a creative consultant, she worked with clients including the Gap and Madewell.

Ryan Craver

Chief Digital Officer, Lamour, Founder, Commerce Canal

Ryan currently leads Digital Sales & Operations for licensed brands including New Balance, Skechers and Joe Fresh. Additionally, Ryan is the Founder and Chairman of Commerce Canal, a retail advisory firm driving $100 million in annual retail sales for some of the world’s largest brands in apparel, footwear, jewelry and industrial equipment.

Lisa Brody

Retail Marketing Director, Perry Ellis

Lisa Brody is the Retail Marketing Director at Perry Ellis. There she is responsible for the development and execution of in-store marketing programs, product and visual merchandising, and shop in environments across all whole sale channels. The balance between creative newness and selling needs keeps her busy with every visual setup.

Neil Waller

Co-Founder, Whalar

Neil is the co-founder and CEO of Whalar, the only Instagram, Facebook and Snap partner
connecting brands to the global community of social media creators. With advertising legend Sir John Hegarty as Chairman, Whalar is used by global brands to reach new audiences and produce authentic and engaging content at scale. Neil has built a reputation as one of the most renowned thought leaders in the social space.

Leah Anathan

CMO, Qubit

Leah is the Chief Marketing Officer at Qubit. She has over 20 years of experience in brand and product strategy, and growth marketing for technology startups. Passionate about product innovation, Leah has helped multiple software companies to launch award-winning products in ecommerce and digital marketing. Prior to Qubit, Leah was the CMO at PrestaShop, an open source ecommerce platform.

Ukonwa Ojo

SVP, Covergirl

Ukonwa Ojo is a proven business leader and passionate marketer with over 19 years of experience. She’s been named to Marketing Magazine’s Power 100 List of the most influential, inspiring & innovative marketers, Financial Times Top 100 List of Minority Executives for 2 consecutive years, & Black Enterprise’s List of the top women in advertising & marketing. She is the Senior Vice President for COVERGIRL at Coty Inc.

Mark Steele

EVP, Tulip Retail

Mark is Executive Vice-President at Tulip Retail. Tulip is a mobile retail platform that focuses on the human element first by empowering store associates at some of the world’s leading fashion brands. Prior to Tulip, Mark held various global leadership roles focused on retail and eCommerce at Oracle and ATG.

Gihan Amarasiriwardena

Co-Founder & President, Ministry of Supply

Gihan Amarasiriwardena shapes the company’s products and brand, bringing his background in science and technology to create high-performance products for the modern man. After earning his S.B. in chemical and biological engineering from MIT and conducting research at the Sports Technology Institute in the UK and product design at IDEO, Gihan co-founded Ministry of Supply to bring a high-tech vision for menswear to life.

Josie Cartridge

Customer Director, River Island

Josie joined River Island in 2010 as Marketing Director. In this role she helped oversee the launch of the retailer’s first TV campaign in 2014, and delivered the Rihanna for River Island collaboration and campaign. During her career as Marketing Director Josie has helped steer the creation of a plus-size range, RI Plus, catering for sizes 18-24. In January of 2016 Josie was promoted to Customer Director.

Edgar Alvarez

Senior Editor, Engadget

Edgar has been writing for Engadget, one of the leading technology publications, for nearly six years. At present, he focuses on covering a wide range of topics from internet culture, such as the rise of social media influencers on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube. He also reports on how new technologies are shaping the worlds of fashion and sports, and the way in which that affects both consumers and businesses.

Ron Fisher

Co-Founder & CEO, Bowtie AI

Ron Fisher is the CEO & co-founder of Bowtie, the first AI receptionist for Beauty, Wellness & Fitness businesses. Launched out of Cornell Tech in 2016, Bowtie's industry-tailored AI speaks to customers over messaging just like a human, giving businesses the freedom to focus on what makes them extraordinary. Prior to Bowtie, Ron spent 5 years at Nielsen where he developed an expertise in digital strategy and B2B product development.

Brette Allen

Google Luxury Fashion Lead, Google

Brette Allen the Google Account Lead for Luxury Fashion Brands. Over the past five years at Google, she has worked with prestige fashion, beauty, and jewelry brands to help them leverage Google's suite of solutions to drive their business forward.

Kate Twist

Chief Digital Officer, Xcel Brands

Kate Twist is the Chief Digital Officer at Xcel Brands, which owns and manages the Isaac Mizrahi, Halston, Judith Ripka, and C. Wonder trademarks. In her current position, she is building an integrated data science, trend analytics, and technology platform to support Xcel's fashion businesses across design, merchandising, marketing, and product development.

Burak Cakmak

Dean of the School of Fashion, Parsons

Burak Cakmak has extensive experience in forging strong partnerships as a business strategist and sustainability expert for some of the largest, most prestigious retail companies and luxury brands in the world.

Nancy Mahon

SVP, Global Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability, MAC Cosmetics

In this role, Nancy designs & implements a global corporate citizenship strategy for The Estée Lauder Companies that encompasses all philanthropic, cause-marketing, employee engagement & product donation programs. She will have responsibility for synergizing best practices in these areas across brands, regions & functions, further integrating ELC’s citizenship activities.

Julie Zerbo

Founder and Editor-in-Chief , The Fashion Law

Julie Zerbo is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Fashion Law (, an independent source for fashion law, business & cultural commentary. She has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, MTV, and NBC, has written for the New York Times, and exclusively pens WWD’s weekly “Law Review” column.

Jonathon Burford

Co-Founder and Creative Director, Beautycon Media

Beautycon Media Co-Founder and Creative Director, Jonathon Burford has made a career building brands within the beauty and fashion media industry. He has crafted Beautycon’s visual identity and brand persona into one cohesive message: embrace “imperfections” and challenge traditional beauty standards to redefine what beauty means.

Lauren Morr

Vice President, Omni-channel Experience and Operations, Abercrombie & Fitch

Lauren oversees UX, E-commerce, Omni-channel, Order Management, Customer Services and International Ecommerce. Since joining the company in 2011, she has helped to define the omni-channel strategy, product management practice, site experience and expansion digitally into international markets.

Siqi Mou

CEO & Co-Founder , Hello Ava

Siqi Mou is the founder of Hello Ava. Before taking on the world of skincare AI, Siqi previously worked at Morgan Stanley, PIMCO, and was a financial news anchor at Bloomberg TV Indonesia. Siqi is also a concert pianist for 20+ years. Siqi received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, her MPA from Harvard Kennedy School and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa.

Abby Morgan

Director of Content & Marketing, Free People

Abby is responsible for Free People’s content development and brand marketing strategy, including content production, social media, brand activations, event marketing and external media relations.

Prior to joining Free People, Abby was a founding member of Vimeo’s Brand Studio team, Vimeo’s in-house studio for creating high-quality branded content for the world’s leading brands.

Rachel Mann

Director of Offline Retail, MM.LaFleur

Rachel launched MM.LaFleur’s Offline experience and pop-up model. She oversees 6 brick-and-mortar locations, and 30-40 pop-ups per year, which is major step up from her team of one, a suitcase and prayer back in 2013. She and her team’s primary responsibilities include: FP&A, strategy, operations, and store planning & construction. Rachel is passionate about customer experience and reinventing retail as we know it today.

Steve Lappin

Managing Director of Sales, Barclaycard Payment Solutions

Steven has 15 years’ experience in the payments industry having fulfilled various roles across Barclaycard’s card issuing, merchant acquiring and payment gateway businesses.
He currently leads the corporate sales teams across Payment Solutions (Barclaycard’s merchant acquiring and payment gateway business) which processes one in three card payments in the UK and provides gateway services for over 20% of retail in the UK.

Tami Hargreaves

Commercial Director, Barclaycard Consumer Payments

Tami Hargreaves joined Barclays in 2008 and has delivered major transformational change globally over the past 9 years and now leads Innovation and Partnerships in the Mobile Payments business. She has a strong history of innovation bringing a range of products to market, including the contactless wearable payments brand bPay in 2015.

Biagio Calabrese

Executive Vice President & General Manager, New York Hub, Intesa Sanpaolo

Mr. Calabrese serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intesa Sanpaolo New York Hub. As General Manager, he oversees the Americas Business Operations of Intesa Sanpaolo Group. Mr. Calabrese brings 19 years of experience with a significant background in Real Estate Advisory and Structured Lending, proving successful transactions substantial to the European market within the last decade.

Sarah Davis

Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Fashionphile

Sarah Davis is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Fashionphile. She was named one of Forbes Magazine’s Ten Female Entrepreneurs to Watch and has been profiled by Entrepreneur Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal and more. She graduated from Brigham Young University and has a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Evan Nisselson

General Partner, LDV Capital

Evan Nisselson is General Partner at LDV Capital which invests in early stage companies in Europe and North America with a focus in Visual Technologies. LDV Capital invests in people building visual technologies from computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Some example visual technology verticals: Autonomous Driving, Mapping, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Visual Search, Security, Entertainment, Video Mo

Alison Gough

Senior US Analyst, Stylus

Alison oversees Stylus' US-specific research. She has more than 10 years' experience as an editor and analyst specialising in consumer attitudes. A seasoned traveller, the breadth of her knowledge stretches across multiple consumer industries, regions and demographics. Alison previously worked at forecaster WGSN and at Peclers Paris. As a freelance designer, she has worked for clients including Donna Karan, DVF and Victoria's Secret.

Saisangeeth Daswani

Fashion, Beauty & APAC, Stylus

Saisangeeth has international experience translating future trends & applying them as business solutions in marketing, retail, product & design strategies. She draws from global insights and has worked across fashion, luxury & branding in the U.S., Europe, Asia & Australia.

Fay Cowan

Brand & Content Director, Decoded Fashion & Beauty

As creative lead of strategy and programming, Fay has been a driving force behind the global expansion of Decoded Fashion, making it the industry’s go-to events series for fashion, technology and innovation.

Philipp Rogge

Founder and CEO, Styla

Before co-founding Styla, Philipp Rogge worked with Curtis Newton Ventures to build up their venture business. He then left to found – Germany’s first p2p collaborative consumption platform, which has since then become the largest private ownership network in Europe.

Anna Harman

Director, Store No.8

Anna Harman is a Director at Store No 8, Walmart’s incubation arm for uncovering ideas that will transform the future of commerce. As a seasoned operations executive and former lawyer, Anna has a demonstrated history of successfully building and managing complex organizations in the asset management and consumer industries, as the Head of Operations at Fitz and COO of Research Analytics at Bridgewater Associates.