After three delayed flights and one rebooking, we’ve landed in NYC for Fashion Tech Forum!
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been invited to produce interviews for the Refashion Podcast concerning the very topic we know best, Fashion Technology. Other relating topics you can anticipate enjoying on our show from the event include talent acquisition and development, sustainability, investment, entrepreneurship and digital strategy from the very minds pushing the needle in fashion.
Fashion Tech Forum is a one-day conference bringing together 400 CEO’s, entrepreneurs, inventors, designers and top influencers from the fashion, technology and investment communities at New York’s Pier 59 Studios on Wednesday, June 25th. “The goal of the conference is for the tech sector and more traditional retail brands to really understand that each can learn from the other, and they also need to develop talent within their own companies that can be more holistic in the future,” says Karen Harvey, mastermind behind FTF.
So why have Fashion Tech Forum?
- Most fashion brands think in silos resulting in missed opportunities, slower innovation and leaders who are not equipped to work cross-functionally, says the Karen Harvey Consulting Group.
- Additionally, many tech startups in fashion and retail haven’t yet nailed what they need when it comes to team structure and recruitment.
We couldn’t agree more, hence our own mission to empower bold leadership, collaboration and innovation within the fashion industry.
Today, we’re working out of the Karen Harvey Consulting Group offices – the heart and flesh of Fashion Tech Forum. Karen Harvey is known for her prowess in bringing CEOs and high level executives to brands like Coach, Gap and Michael Kors. As the fashion industry continues to confidently embrace the digital and tech worlds, requests from clients to find digital talent with a mixture of marketing and tech experience, and support in restructuring their teams, has been a main focus for the business. There you have the reason for Fashion Tech Forum.
The conference features an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, panel discussions, new concept presentations, product demos and competitors vying for a $50,000 prize and title of most compelling early stage business in Fashion Technology. Notable speakers include Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso, FashInvest’s David J. Freschman, Studio XO’s Nancy Tilbury, Michael Kors’ Farryn Weiner and a long list of other fashion insiders who’ve begun to pave the way in the digital fashion space.