• Programme Key

  • Innovation
  • Materials Science
  • Sustainability
  • Digital Product Creation
  • Data Management
  • NB: Focus Groups and Think Tanks are delegate only sessions.
Day 1: 12 February 2018
7:30am
Delegate Registration

The Lobby

8:30am
Chairpersons' Welcome Address

Room 1

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

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

8:50am
PI Keynote - Moana: The Art of Costume Design

Room 1

Neysa Bové, Visual Development Artist , Disney Animation Studios

9:35am
The Material Exchange - Advancing the Management and Accuracy of Virtual Materials in One Central, Vendor-fed Industry-wide Library

Room 1

Darren Glenister, CEO, Material Exchange

Chris Hillyer, Director, Innovation, Deckers Brands

What I Didn't Know About 3D...

Room 2

Stephanie Kleinjan, Founder, Socialite Clothing

10:15am
Morning Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall

10:30am
Networking 121s

Exhibition Hall

11:30am
Connected Design & Development in the Digital Era - How Integrated Collaboration Can Improve Creativity and Enhance Speed to Market

Room 1

Alisa Schreiber, Pre-Sales Lead, Fashion & Apparel, Lectra

Carlos Jimenez, Professional Services Manager, Fashion & Apparel, Lectra

5 Reasons Why Digitizing Quality Should be Top of your Priority List in 2018

Room 2

Stephane Boivin, Founder, President & CEO, Pivot88

12:10pm
Re-inventing Consumer-Product Interaction with a Fully Digital Online Design Experience

Room 1

Safir Bellali, Sr Director, Advanced Digital Creation, VF Corporation

Alexander Thomas, VP, Engineering, VF Corporation

Sustainability and Product Innovation - Some Lessons from Gap Inc.’s Journey

Room 2

Melissa Fifield, Sr Director, Global Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, GAP

Chris Moses, Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing and Product Innovation, Gap Inc.

Focus Group - Past Future Material Collections

Room 3

Caleb Sayan, Co-Founder, Textile Hive

12:50pm
Networking Lunch

Exhibition Hall

1:50pm
Emerging Technology Standards - What You Need to Know to Accelerate Technology Integration

Room 1

Rudi Schubert, Director - New Initiatives, IEEE Standards Association

Revitalizing Your PLM as a Foundation for Surviving Ongoing Market Disruption

Room 2

Jill Mazur, Independent Business Consultant, Fashion Mannuscript

Focus Group - The Role of the Designer in the Age of Digital Tools & Technologies

Room 3

Anne Prahl, Design & Innovation Consultant, concept+design

2:30pm
Reshaping Product Creation with Augmented Reality, PLM and Digital Design Tools

Room 1

Leigh Anne Oden, Director, Merchandising Systems and Processes, Levi Strauss & Co.

Mike Curtin, PTC Retail Sales Director, PTC

Kelly Price, Director, Business Development, ArcherGrey

Smart Digital Solutions for Product Quality & CSR Management

Room 2

Azfar Hasan, CEO & Founder, TRIPLE TREE Solutions

John Frazier, Senior Technical Director, HOHENSTEIN Institutes

3:10pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall

3:25pm
Networking 121s

Exhibition Hall

4:25pm
Panel Discussion - What is On-Demand Manufacturing & Why Should You Care?

Room 1

André Wolper, Founder, CEO, embodee

Matthew Cochran , SVP of Strategy, BeProduct

Hal Watts, CEO & Founder, Unmade Ltd

Panel Discussion - How is Technological Disruption of Materials Re-defining Traditional Models of Design & Manufacturing?

Room 2

Austin Stout, Sr Materials Developer Global Innovation Center, VF Corporation

Claudia Richardson, Head, Materials Innovation Team, Patagonia

Natacha Alpert, Senior Innovation Manager, Caleres

Maki Yamazaki, Senior Manager, Materials, Deckers Brands

Joe Walkuski, Founder & CEO, Texbase Inc.

5:05pm
PI Keynote - 'Collaborate or Die'

Room 1

Hebe Schecter, President, Kaltex

Nathan McDonald, Business Consultant and Technology Strategist, Kaltex

5:50pm
Chairpersons' Closing Remarks

Room 1

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

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

6:00pm
Sponsored Drinks Reception

Pool Deck 3rd Floor

Julie Vargas, Director Digital Solutions and Brand Protection, Avery Dennison

Day 2: 13 February 2018
8:00am
Think Tank - SEWLOCALâ„¢: Looking for Cheap Labor? Try the US.

Room 3

Pete Santora, Chief Commercial Officer, SoftWear Automation

Think Tank - Block Chain Technology and Fashion

Room 4

Ken Fearnley, Chief Technology Officer, EXENTA

9:00am
Chairpersons' Opening Remarks

Room 1

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

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

9:10am
PI Keynote - How Will the Next Wave of Digital Disruption Fundamentally Change Product, Retail & Consumer?

Room 1

Stacey Shulman, Chief Innovation Officer, Intel

9:55am
The New Age of Collaboration - Enhanced by Digital Technology

Room 1

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

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

Data and Informatics as a Pathway to Sustainable Apparel Production

Room 2

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

Focus Group - Why is Speed and Quality Critical to Success for Brands in the Digital Age?

Room 3

Joel Barrie, Director of Product Development, Reef, a VF company

Focus Group - Maximizing Business Process Efficiency & Profitability Across a Multi-Brand Organization

Room 4

Walter Wilhelm , VP - Integration, The Safariland Group, LLC

10:35am
Morning Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall

10:50am
Networking 121 Meetings

Exhibition Hall

11:50am
Is your PLM Working For You? 5 Ways to Find Out!

Room 1

Joe Groves, Sales Director North America , Centric Software

Colin Israel, Founder and President of Black Ink Strategy , Black Ink Strategy

Dale Bathum, Founder of STM Worx , STM Worx

Adapting your Design, Development and Manufacturing Processes to the New Shopping Habits of the Everchanging Consumer

Room 2

Michael van Genabith, General Manager, Human Solutions

Matthew Cochran , SVP of Strategy, BeProduct

12:30pm
Panel Discussion - The Convergence of Sustainability, Innovation & Technology for Success

Room 1

Jason Kibbey, CEO, The Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Michael Kobori, Vice President, Levi Strauss & Co.

Jaclyn Allen, Director, Corporate Sustainability, Guess

Nicole Flood, Owner of Flood Clothing, Flood Clothing

Arthur Kononuk, Creative Director & Co-Founder, tentree

Panel Discussion - Understanding the Legal Implications of Integrating Technology into Your Product Portfolio

Room 2

Gina Bibby, Founder, TF Law Group

Karl Manheim, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

Stacey Shulman, Chief Innovation Officer, Intel

Gila Jones, General Counsel, James Perse

1:10pm
Networking Luncheon

Exhibition Hall

2:10pm
Learn How Fashion Companies Can Adopt a Modular Approach to Embrace Virtualisation and Digitialisation Techniques to Deliver Agility and Efficiency

Room 1

Grif VonHolst, Head of Product Vision, DeSL

Fashion Disrupted - How Technology, Innovation & Consumers are Changing the Future of Fashion

Room 2

Ed Gribbin, President, Alvanon

2:50pm
Is 3D Technology All It's Cracked Up To Be? - A Controversial Look into the Realities of Today's Digital Product Creation Capabilities

Room 1

Nino Romero, Director of Technical Design and Quality Assurance, Speedo

How Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are Set to Transform Customer Experience & Retail

Room 2

José Chan, Professor, Parsons School of Design

Focus Group - What Can Architecture and Industrial Design Tools Teach Us About the Steep Ramp to 3D Apparel Design?

Room 3

Sarah Krasley, CEO, Shimmy Technologies

3:30pm
Panel Discussion - Standardizing Digital Platforms to Overcome Issues of Systems Interoperability and Data Transfer

Room 1

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

Bill Brewster, Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Software Solutions, Gerber Technology

Julie Vargas, Director Digital Solutions and Brand Protection, Avery Dennison

André Wolper, Founder, CEO, embodee

Pete Santora, Chief Commercial Officer, SoftWear Automation

Yazan Malkosh, Founder & CEO, swatchbook

4:30pm
Chairpersons' Closing Remarks

Room 1

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

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target