• 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
07:30
Delegate Registration

The Lobby

08:30
Chairperson's Welcome Address

Room 1

08:50
PI Keynote - Breaking Habits & Smashing Paradigms

Room 1

09:35
The Material Exchange - Advancing the Management and Accuracy of Virtual Materials in One Central, Vendor-fed Industry-wide Library

Room 1

Darren Glenister, VP Innovation, PTC

Chris Hillyer, Director, Innovation, Deckers Brands

Focus Group - Planning for Digital Transformation within Design – How Technology Drives Shifting Design Paradigms to Better Service the Needs of the Consumer

Room 3

Ryan Bezenek, Vice President, IT, Ariat International

10:15
Morning Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall

10:30
Networking 121s

Exhibition Hall

11:30
Case Study

Room 1

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

Room 2

Stephane Boivin, CEO, Pivot88 HK Ltd

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

Room 1

Safir Bellali, Head of Global Innovation, Vans, a VF Company

Sustainable Innovation as a Model for Business Success

Room 2

Janet Rivett-Carnac, SVP Production, Old Navy

Chris Moses, Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing and Product Innovation, GAP

Focus Group - Past Future Material Collections

Room 3

Caleb Sayan, Co-Founder, Textile Hive

12:50
Networking Lunch

Exhibition Hall

13:50
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, WWA Advisors

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

Room 3

Anne Prahl, Design & Innovation Consultant, concept+design

14:30
Case Study

Room 1

Real Time Transparent and Customized Digitization of Quality & CSR Management/Inspection Systems

Room 2

Azfar Hasan, CEO & Founder, TRIPLE TREE Solutions

Jörg Diekmann, Director, International Sales, HOHENSTEIN Institutes

15:10
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Room 1

15:25
Networking 121s

Room 1

16:25
Panel Discussion - What is On-Demand Manufacturing & Why Should You Care?

Room 1

André Wolper, Founder, CEO, embodee

Matthew Cochran , Vice President of Business Development, OnPoint Manufacturing, Inc.

Hal Watt, CEO & Founder, Unmade Ltd

Jan Wilmking, Managing Director, zLabels / Zalando SE

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

Room 2

Natacha Alpert, Senior Innovation Manager, Caleres

Maki Yamazaki, Senior Manager, Materials, Deckers Brands

Matt Dwyer, Director of Materials Innovation, Patagonia

Jaclyn Lindsey-Noble, VP Material Innovation, VF Corporation

17:05
PI Keynote - 'Collaborate or Die'

Room 1

Hebe Schecter, President, Kaltex

17:50
Chairman's Closing Remarks

Room 1

18:00
Sponsored Drinks Reception

Pool Deck 3rd Floor

Julie Vargas, Director Digital Solutions and Brand Protection, Avery Dennison RIS UK Ltd

Day 2: 13 February 2018
08:00
Think Tank - SEWLOCAL™: Looking for Cheap Labor? Try the US.

Room 3

Pete Santora, VP of Sales and Marketing, SoftWear Automation

Think Tank - Block Chain Technology and Fashion

Room 4

Ken Fearnley, Chief Technology Officer, EXENTA

09:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks

Room 1

09:10
PI Keynote - How Will the Next Wave of Digital Disruption Fundamentally Change Product, Retail & Consumer?

Room 1

Stacey Shulman, Chief Innovation Officer, Intel

09:55
Accelerating, Standardizing & Unlocking the True Potential Available of 3D Visualization/Virtualization

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

10:35
Morning Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall

10:50
Networking 121 Meetings

Exhibition Hall

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

Room 1

Joe Groves, North American Sales Director, 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

Andre Luebke, Director of Sales, Human Solutions

Matthew Cochran , Vice President of Business Development, OnPoint Manufacturing, Inc.

12:30
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

13:10
Networking Luncheon

Exhibition Hall

14:10
Case Study

Room 1

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

Room 2

Ed Gribbin, President, Alvanon

14:50
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, X Swimwear

15:30
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 RIS UK Ltd

André Wolper, Founder, CEO, embodee

Pete Santora, VP of Sales and Marketing, SoftWear Automation

Yazan Malkosh, Founder & CEO, Swatchbook

16:30
Chairman's Closing Remarks

Room 1