• Program Key

  • PI Keynotes
  • Data Management
  • Digital Technology
  • Wearable Technology
  • Innovation
  • NB: Focus Groups and Think Tanks are delegate only sessions.
Day 1: 22 June 2017
07:30
Delegate Registration

Registration Desk (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

08:20
Chairpersons' Welcome Address

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Alexis Kantor, VP, Apparel & Accessories Product Development, Target

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

08:45
PI Keynote - Innovation Next? The Fierce Urgency of NOW

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Barry McGeough, Group Vice President, Innovation Next, PVH Corp

09:30
Digitizing the Product Creation Process - Mobile Fit, Digital Boards & Real-time Visual Product Amendment

Lincoln Hall (2F)

David Grant, Senior Director, PLM and Design Systems, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd

Jed Zeins, Business Analyst, Theory

Integrating Wearable Technology & Modifying Traditional Design to Adapt Mainstream Clothing for All

Main Lounge (1F)

Mindy Scheier, Founder, Runway of Dreams

Focus Group - When it Comes to Wearables are we Getting too Caught Up in What Could Be Versus What Should Be?

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

John Talbott, Associate Director of the Center for Education and Research in Retail, Indiana University

Focus Group - PLM Buy-in, IT Partnership & Extensive Data Management

Chase Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Karen Schmidt, Director , PLM Systems, Ariat International

Vanessa Castro, Business Systems Analyst, PLM, Ariat International

10:10
Morning Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

10:20
Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

11:20
PLM in Propagating Innovation, Global Design Collaboration and Supply Chain Efficiency

Main Lounge (1F)

Hebe Schecter, President, Kaltex

Fred Walck, Director, Project Management, Kaltex

Making Wearables More Wearable and Smart Fabrics Smarter

The Library (2F)

Janett Martinez, CEO, Loomia

Focus Group - How to Keep PLM a Top Priority in the Face of a Volatile and Ever Changing Business

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Heidi Goold, VP, Business Technology & Process Optimization, Kohl's

Focus Group - Can Collaborative Innovation & Partnered Advancements Propel Fashion Tech Out of the Dark Ages?

Chase Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Lisa Struble, VP, Apparel Development & Quality, Under Armour

Jami Dunbar, VP, Apparel & Virtualization , Under Armour

12:00
PLM4ALL - Big or Small PLM is for All!

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Joe Groves, North American Sales Director, Centric Software

Bob Stevens, Sr. Director Pre-Production Systems, Nine West Holdings

David Meir Sasson, Chief Operating Officer, Derek Lam International, LLC

Joe Abraham, Founder, JA Consulting

Immersive Shopping: How to Attract Customers in a Changing Retail Environment

Main Lounge (1F)

Andre Luebke, Director of Sales, Human Solutions

Say Yes To The Dress: How Davids Bridal Develops The Right Product, At The Right Price and Faster With Consumer-Driven Predictive Analytics

The Library (2F)

Mark Chrystal, SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Davids Bridal, Inc.

Gretchen Jezerc, Vice President, Marketing & Product Management, First Insight, Inc

12:40
Networking Lunch

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

Focus Group - A 3D Retail Coalition (3D.RC) Meet and Greet

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Alexis Kantor, VP, Apparel & Accessories Product Development, Target

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

13:35
Leading and Inspiring Product Teams in a Disruptive, Digital Age

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Jamie Bragg, EVP/Chief Supply Chain Officer, Tailored Brands

Steve Riordan, Partner, Retail, Kalypso

How are Fashion Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers Using Advanced Technology to Enable Willing Strategies in Today's Evolving Market

Main Lounge (1F)

Alisa Schreiber, Fashion Industry Expert, Lectra

Start Small & Scale Up - A Gradual Approach to Implementing PIM & PLM Globally

The Library (2F)

Alex Carpenter, Business Solutions Consultant, Genesco, Inc.

14:15
One Standardized 3D across 12 Differing Brands and their Unique Products, Quality Grades and Geographies

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Nelly Casas, Senior Executive, BD & Operations, Pepkor Group

Magdalena Dobrowolska, Strategic Projects Manager, Pepco

Communication, Collaboration & Data Standardization Across a Global Operation

Main Lounge (1F)

Sandy Hamilton, Director, Information Technology, Fila U.S.A., Inc.

Why Bother and Where To for Wearables?

The Library (2F)

Lucy Dunne, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Wearable Technology Lab; Director, Apparel Design Program, University of Minnesota

Technology Start-up Showcases on Robotic Sewing & Social PLM

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Jon Zornow, Inventor, Sewbo

Oshana Pinto , Director, Business Development , BeProduct

Focus Group - Placing Future PLM-3D Integration at the Very Center of Both Deployment Roadmaps

Chase Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Ada Suneson, VP Technical Services, PVH Corp

14:55
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

15:05
Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

16:05
Panel Discussion - How are Brands/Retailers Capturing Fit Data and How Do they Intend to Use it to Create Products that Better Serve the Needs of the Global Consumer?

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Marijo Lewandowski, Technical Design Director, Fullbeauty Brands

Gina Patterson, Fit Engineering Manager, Columbia Sportswear

Ed Gribbin, President, Alvanon

Lynn Boorady, Chair & Associate Professor, Buffalo State, The State University of New York

Siloed to Systemic Sustainability - Positioning Sustainability at the Very Core of Your Organization

Main Lounge (1F)

Amy Hall, Director, Social Consciousness, Eileen Fisher

Focus Group - What Might the Future of Digital Technology Look Like Across Product Development?

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

David Grant, Senior Director, PLM and Design Systems, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd

Focus Group - Are You Ready for the Digital Revolution? A Presentation of Our Annual Digital Innovation Adoption Research Results

Chase Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Steve Riordan, Partner, Retail, Kalypso

16:50
Chairpersons' Closing Remarks

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Alexis Kantor, VP, Apparel & Accessories Product Development, Target

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

17:00
Networking Drinks Reception - Sponsored by Pivot88

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

Stephane Boivin, CEO, Pivot88 HK limited

Day 2: 23 June 2017
08:30
Think Tank - Speed to Market and Getting Fit Right

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Don Howard, Executive Director, Alvanon

Think Tank - Retail Transformation, the Changing Role of PLM and What You Need to Do About It

Chase Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Mark Burstein, President, NGC Software

Think Tank - Maintaining Raw Material Quality Standards during New Product Launches

Seward Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Megan Coale, Business Solution Lead, Vera Bradley

Cheryl Layne, Customer Success Champion, Amber Road

09:30
Chairpersons' Welcome Address

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Alexis Kantor, VP, Apparel & Accessories Product Development, Target

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

09:40
PI Keynote - A New Paradigm in Retail Can Secure Higher, More Stable Profits and a Better Future for the Planet

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Marleen Vogelaar, CEO & Founder, Ziel Wear

10:25
What Does It Really Mean to 'Go Digital'?

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Craig Crawford, IT Strategist, Crawford IT

Incorporating & Leveraging Voice of the Customer (VOC) into Your Product Design & Development Strategy

Main Lounge (1F)

John Talbott, Associate Director of the Center for Education and Research in Retail, Indiana University

Developing Standards & Tests to Ensure Market Acceptance, Functionality & Commercialization of e-Textiles

The Library (2F)

Diana Wyman, Technical Director, AATCC

Focus Group - 3D.RC Mission, Goals & Steering Committee

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Alexis Kantor, VP, Apparel & Accessories Product Development, Target

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

11:05
Morning Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

11:15
Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

12:15
How are Fashion Companies Utilizing Different Speed Models to Capture Trends and Maximize Product Innovation?

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Brian Ehrig, Managing Director, Accenture

Let’s Get Digital! Transforming the Way You Design & Develop Products from Trend to Store

Main Lounge (1F)

Tonya Ream, Director - Business Technology Partner, Vera Bradley

Quach Hai, Senior Director of Product Management, PTC

How PLM Empowers Designers and Accelerates their Concept to the Consumer

The Library (2F)

Nicholas Jouriles, VP, Digital Solutions Consulting, Gerber Technology

Koskia Bello, Design Director, Retail Markets, Greg Norman Collection

12:55
Converging 3D and Body Scanning Technologies for more Accurate Fit Prototypes and Faster Sample Speeds

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Mark Koenders, Sr. Director Global Product Development, Columbia Sportswear

Sarah Moore, 3D Project Manager, Columbia Sportswear

The Network Effect on Sourcing Management as an Extension of Traditional PLM

Main Lounge (1F)

Victoria Brown, Senior Research Analyst, IDC

Focus Group - Introducing RFID to Improve Sample & Digital Asset Management

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Crystal Button, SVP Global Sourcing & Technical Design, Fullbeauty Brands

Focus Group - Creating Curiosity Around 3D to Organically Attain Company-wide Buy-in

Chase Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Shaul Cohen, EVP, Jordache

13:35
Networking Lunch

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

14:35
Virtual Reality (VR) Technology - Unlocking the Potential for Product Development

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Alexis Kantor, VP, Apparel & Accessories Product Development, Target

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

The Many Trials and Successes of Technology Innovation

Main Lounge (1F)

Walter T. Wilhelm, Chairman, WWA Advisors

Barbara M Zeins, President and COO, Gerson and Gerson, Inc., Gerson and Gerson, Inc.

Hebe Schecter, President, Kaltex

Transitioning to a Value-Driven Approach to Sustainability

The Library (2F)

Barruch Ben-Zekry, Director, Sustainable Products & Materials, VF Corporation

Focus Group - 3D Technology of Tomorrow - What are the Potential Future Applications of a 3D Digital Investment?

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Mario Lerias, VP of Technical Design, Global Brands Group

Kristen Ohlsson, Director, Technical Design, Global Brands Group

Focus Group - Are You Ready for the Digital Revolution? A Presentation of Our Annual Digital Innovation Adoption Research Results

Chase Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Steve Riordan, Partner, Retail, Kalypso

15:15
Panel Discussion - What is Academia Doing to Overcome the Digital Skill Deficit and What Can Industry be Doing to Support Them?

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Alexis Kantor, VP, Apparel & Accessories Product Development, Target

Deborah Beard, Associated Chair, Technical Design, Fashion Institute of Technology

Tasha L. Lewis, Assistant Professor, Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Cornell University

Lynn Boorady, Chair & Associate Professor, Buffalo State, The State University of New York

Lucy Dunne, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Wearable Technology Lab; Director, Apparel Design Program, University of Minnesota

Focus Group - A Step Ahead of the Rest: Planning for a PLM-ERP Integration

Bates Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Ryan Bezenek, Vice President, IT, Ariat International

Vanessa Castro, Business Systems Analyst, PLM, Ariat International

Focus Group - In-house Innovation vs. the Encouragement of Synergies

Chase Room (3rd Floor Mez)

Janett Martinez, CEO, Loomia

15:55
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall (Main Dining Rm - 3F)

16:10
PI Keynote - How Childlike and Boundless Curiosity can Create the Weird, Wonderful & Unique

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Moritz Waldemeyer, Director, Moritz Waldemeyer

16:55
Chairpersons' Closing Remarks

Lincoln Hall (2F)

Alexis Kantor, VP, Apparel & Accessories Product Development, Target

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target