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Understanding AI: The Future of Sustainable Fashion
28 March 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Understanding AI: The Future of Sustainable Fashion is the next exciting event in the Fashion Forward symposium series.
Are you Interested in how fashion houses leverage AI on big data & community feedback to predict trends? Want to learn how they can forecast demand, and optimise distribution, producing only hit-products, eliminating waste? Fashion Forward presents the next instalment of its symposium series featuring experts utilising artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise sustainable fashion solutions.
This panel is especially catered for people with no/minimal AI background: storytellers, social scientists and creatives.
Understanding AI: The Future of Sustainable Fashion Panel Speakers
After building revenue-generating algorithms into the marketing system at Ralph Lauren, Jessica Graves launched Sefleuria to tailor data science research to business outcomes in fashion & luxury. She has a background commercialising machine learning technologies at Fast Forward Labs (acquired by Cloudera) and Thread Genius (acquired by Sotheby’s). Following a career ranging from design at Oscar de la Renta to statistical computing at Alvanon for brands like Burberry & Fast Retail, she speaks on Machine Intelligence & Creativity on global stages.
Daria Shapovalova is a DressX co-founder with 15+ years of experience in fashion. Called ‘Kiev Fashion’s Queen Bee’ by Vogue UK, Daria is famous for putting Ukraine on the world’s fashion map, establishing Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days and Paris-based showroom More Dash. Shapovalova merged her work with education and technology industries by founding Kiev Fashion Institute and international tech-conference Fashion Tech Summit, spearheading discussions on bridging fashion with technology. As the next career spin, Daria moved to San Francisco, got an MBA, and undertook her internship at Walmart. Daria is featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe and BOF 500 Most Influential People lists.
Natalia Modenova is a DressX co-founder with 10+ years of experience in the fashion industry. Natalia’s main activities include founding the international tech-conference Fashion Tech Summit and Paris-based showroom More Dash alongside Daria Shapovalova, initiating and curating showcases for promotion and sales of the designers’ collections internationally. In 2019 More Dash expanded to the US with Fashion Experience Pop-Up Stores in Los Angeles, which led Natalia and Daria to founding their first tech company DressX in 2020. Natalia dedicates a lot of her time to educational work, previously curating a Fashion Business course at Kiev Fashion Institute, and later becoming a speaker at Google Women Digital Academy.
Madhuban Kumar, is 2X entrepreneur, investor and board advisor. She has built innovative data products in forex trading and payments and has run startups, restructured businesses and been an investor. She was a board advisor for TIAC at Centrica. Ex-GSK, First Data, Insight Ventures (Connect Capital). She is a working committee member for Bank of England. Madhuban is passionate about climate having been part of a climate experiment in the Arctic over 11 years ago.
Born to Iranian parents and raised in Germany, Ramin Ahmari attended Germany’s State School for Highly Gifted Children before heading to Stanford University where he obtained both his BS and MS in Computer Science with a specialisation in Artificial Intelligence and a minor in Art. Prior to founding FINESSE, Ramin spent time in industry across software, finance and data science at institutions such as Morgan Stanley, Two Sigma and BlackRock. Ramin founded FINESSE straight out of Stanford frustrated with the inefficiencies of the fashion industry – an industry whose lack of representation and identity-exploration empowered Ramin to found FINESSE, as a gender-non binary queer person of colour, is deeply connected to. With FINESSE he is hoping to set a new paradigm for fashion that propels the industry into the tech age.