1st November 2012 The Royal Society London

A forum connecting
fashion & retail leaders to the
world's hottest technologies


Registration & Breakfast
Life in Digital: The Future of Runway
Brands have experimented with the runway show in the past year, offering new ways to showcase apparel and raise awareness of fashion labels. We will show you how technology is changing the execution and perception of a runway show, from the logistical and theatrical presentation to the discovery and sales process for buyers.
Gillian Harding-Moore, Managing Director, Fashion GPS
Henry Holland, Designer, House of Holland
Lee Lapthorne, Founder, On | Off
Erik Torstenson, Co-Founder, The Saturday Group
Moderated by Noelle Reno, Presenter, Fashion TV
Luring Online Shoppers Offline
Every retailer is trying to figure out how to best bridge the online/offline gap through new ideas and technologies. Learn how digital technology and hardware are allowing online efforts to correspond with the offline experience and savvy retailers and brands that are doing just that.
Martijn Bertisen, Senior Industry Head, Retail, Google UK/IE
Angel Gambino, SVP of Digital Innovation, Westfield Shoppingtowns
Erin Mullaney, Brand Director, Avenue 32
Moderated by Frederic Court, Investor, Advent Venture Partners
Fashion Tech Keynote Interview
with Áslaug Magnúsdóttir of Moda Operandi
Áslaug Magnúsdóttir, CEO/Founder, Moda Operandi
Interviewed by Gemma Ebelis, Head of PR, British Fashion Council
The Fashion Pitch
Emerging startups will demo their best new ideas for mobile applications, digital media and innovative technologies to fashion industry decision-makers and experts. Best pitch and idea will be revealed at the end of the day.
Justin Cooke, Topshop
Angel Gambino, Westfield
Robin Klein, Index Ventures
John Pillar, Marks & Spencer
Tracy Yaverbaun, Facebook
Master of Ceremonies Dirk Standen, Style.com
Social Media: The Empowered Consumer
Social media is still the epicenter of the digital space—it’s the first step toward technology for brands and retailers. We know the heavy hitters: Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook. But what is considered successful curation amongst these platforms, and where is social media headed next?
Chris Clarke, Chief Creative Officer, LBi
Rosanna Falconner, Head of Digital, Matthew Williamson
Jose Neves, CEO, FarFetch
Moderated by Jamillah Knowles, UK Editor, The Next Web
The Royal Society presents a lunch of organic, locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients from the south of England from a selected group of farmers and family-run producers.
Tech Keynote Interview
with Tracy Yaverbaun of Facebook
Tracy Yaverbaun, Director of Retail, Fashion & Luxury Partnerships
Interviewed by Imran Amed, Founder, Business of Fashion
Reinventing Fashion Print Media
Traditional print media faces the struggle of forcing to adapt to digital media. Hear from brands and publications on emerging business models, and how they balance print and digital to ramp up readership and viewership.
Duncan Edwards, Editorial & Design Director, ASOS
Caroline Issa, Editor-in-Chief, O: by Tank Magazine
Dirk Standen, Editor-in-Chief, Style.com
Paula Goldstein, Director of Purple.fr, Purple Magazine
Moderated by Samantha Conti, London Bureau Chief, WWD
Emerging Disruptor: Wirewax
Steve Callanan, CEO, WireWax
Fashion Pitch
Competition continues with more pitches from companies
Networking Break
Digital Creativity
A thought-provoking panel, this discussion will aim at the re-invention of consumer interactions with emerging retail technologies both online and off.
Katie Baron, Senior Editor, Retail, Architecture & Spaces, Stylus.com
Katrina Judd, Marketing Director, Imagine Fashion
Rosie Srao, Mobile Business Development Manager, New Channels, Marks & Spencer
Michaela Wolf, Head of UK Communications and Global Retail Marketing Projects, Georg Jensen
Moderated by Jonathan Chippindale, CEO, Holition
Fashion Keynote Address
with Justin Cooke of Topshop
Justin Cooke, Chief Marketing Officer, Topshop
The Fashion Pitch Winner Revealed
GREAT campaign presents
Award for Achievement in Fashion & Technology, NET-A-PORTER
Accepted by Natalie Massenet, Founder, Net-A-Porter
Presented by Jonathan Luff, Advisor to the Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street
Closing Remarks