London Summit 2017
The IET: Savoy Place, May 16-17

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Alice Temperley MBE

, Temperley London

Alice Temperley MBE founded her eponymous label, Temperley London in 2000, a year after graduating from
the Royal College of Art. Alice continues to head up the creative direction of this British, independent brand as
it enters its seventeenth year of business.

Matthew Woolsey

Managing Director, NET-A-PORTER

Matthew Woolsey is the managing director of Net-a-Porter where he oversees the womenswear ecommerce site as well as Porter Magazine. Matthew’s background is a combination of fashion, ecommerce, journalism and technology.

Vanessa Kingori MBE

Publisher, British GQ Portfolio

Vanessa Kingori MBE has worked for media publishing house, Conde Nast UK, for the last 8 years. In March
2015, she was appointed Publisher of British GQ across all platforms. This milestone makes Vanessa the
first female head of the male targeted brand in its quarter of a century history and the youngest serving
Publisher within the company.

Peter Wood

COO, AllSaints

Peter’s key responsibility at AllSaints is to ensure the brand's retail and other trading teams around the world execute the business strategy to drive results and deliver a consistently strong brand experience to customers.

Andrea Trocino

Head of Mobile, ASOS

Andrea is the Head of Mobile for ASOS where over the last 4 years has built and led the business Mobile strategy and development department. His extreme passion for customer experience and technology is the main and constant driver throughout his career which has always been laser focused on how e-commerce businesses can create best-in-class experiences on mobile.

Doug Gardner

CIO, River Island

Doug joined River Island in 2011 as CIO and is responsible for the overall technology strategy for River Island Tech. Doug has been instrumental in the transformation of the Tech department taking River Island into a new digital environment.

Anni Noel Johnson

Director of Customer Marketing & Analytics, Farfetch

As Director of Customer Marketing and Analytics, Anni overseas data science, analytics and research, pricing, CRM and loyalty teams at
Farfetch. The focus is on creating digital marketing solutions to engage
with Farfetch’s fast growing global customer base.

Jeremy Langmead

Content Director, MR PORTER

Jeremy Langmead is Content Director of MR PORTER and from launch established the site as the global retail destination for men’s style, redefining the men’s content and commerce landscape.

John Lohnas

Director of Footwear, Amazon Fashion Europe

John currently heads up Amazon’s European Footwear Business and is responsible for growing selection and delivering a great customer experience for fashion shoppers across Amazon’s five local language European websites.

Dan Orteu

Operations and IT Director, Anya Hindmarch

Dan joined AH as a Director in 2002 having spent 10 years as a management consultant usually causing chaos implementing SAP R/3. As you’d expect when working for a small organization his roles have been widespread and varied.

David Walmsley

Chief Customer Officer, House of Fraser

In a career of more than twenty years in the digital space David has worked across publishing,
financial services and retail. He led the digital teams at John Lewis, Dixons Retail, Marks and
Spencers and now House of Fraser. As the Chief Customer Officer for House of Fraser David believes
passionately in the power of hiring and developing world-class talent to deliver leading customer

Jessica Michault

Fashion Journalist,

For twenty years she has covered everything in the world of fashion, from the red carpets of Hollywood to the Haute Couture collections in the City of Light. Most notably, Jessica was the Online Style Editor of The International Herald Tribune, and worked for 16 years alongside one of the leading experts and most respected journalist in the field, Suzy Menkes.

Rina Hansen

Marketing & Omnichannel Director, By Malene Birger

Rina Hansen is Marketing & Omnichannel Director at By Malene Birger, where she is spearheading the omnichannel marketing and retail transformation. Prior to By Malene Birger, she worked in global sales and marketing executive positions for brands like Burberry, Anne Klein and MCM.

Genevieve Kunst

Managing Director, POPSUGAR Europe

Genevieve is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and growth of the POPSUGAR business in Europe. She has spent more than 17 years working across Europe in the media, e-commerce and mobile industries.

Lauren Indvik

Commissioning Editor, Vogue International

Lauren Indvik is the Commissioning Editor of Vogue International, producing digital news and features that run across the 11 directly-owned editions of Vogue, including UK, France, Italy, China, India and Japan. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of in the U.S.

Rachel Bale

VP, Global Merchant Development, Mastercard

Rachel works at Mastercard in the Global Merchant Development team to partner with leading retailers to optimize their digital propositions which drive customer engagement, insights and sales. She is currently focused on combining the innovation of early-stage companies with Mastercard assets to deliver rich consumer propositions.

Brian Kennedy

Director of Operations, Ministry of Supply

Brian Kennedy is Director of Operations at Ministry of Supply, a clothing brand inventing a new category: Performance Professional. The company was founded in 2012 with the mission of incorporating fundamental engineering principles into clothing staples, ultimately building a wardrobe that fits an evolving modern lifestyle.

Sissi Johnson

Brand Strategist, Tech Advisor, HuffPost USA Contributor,

Sissi Johnson is the go-to Brand Strategist at the intersection of Fashion, Technology and Lifestyle. Dubbed “The Face of Fashion Tech” and one of the best Instagram to follow by ELLE magazine, she is a host and guest producer of LUISAVIAROMA annual Fashion & Technology Summit.

Pia Stanchina

Consultant for Fashion, Tech & Luxury,

Pia is an unshakable optimist. Her professional scope of fashion, beauty, luxury and tech give her a unique perspective on the possibilities enabled by technology today and her mission is to empower audiences to build a brighter future together.

Dr Frauke Neuser

Associate Director Scientific Communications, Global Olay, Procter & Gamble

Frauke has been with P&G for over 17 years, starting in R&D and later moving into Beauty Scientific Communications. Her role focuses on connecting consumer needs & market insights with innovation programs & scientific solutions.

Kate Blythe

Global Content Director,

Kate Blythe is the Global Content Director at MATCHESFASHION.COM. Kate previously worked at Elle Magazine and as Editor at before moving to MATCHESFASHION.COM four years ago. She oversees all womenswear and menswear content across all platforms including digital, print, social, video, email and creative.

Jason Angsuvarn

Founder, Jason Markk

One night while cleaning his sneakers, Jason realized there weren’t any products designed specifically to meet the needs of sneaker enthusiasts. This realization ultimately led him to launching his line of premium shoe care, Jason Markk, in January of 2007.

Will Hayward

CEO, JOE Media

Will is Chief Executive Officer at JOE Media, where he is responsible for leading the company’s two UK offices, in London and Manchester, and oversees all aspects of the business from editorial and commercial to business operations.

Prior to joining JOE Media, Will was Chief Commercial Officer at Dazed Group, where he also sat on the board of Directors.

Linnéa Funk

Independent Influencer ,

Linnéa Funk is a Danish fashion influencer & freelance SoMe consultant for upcoming brands. In only a few years, she has grown a loyal audience by micro-blogging on Instagram, and during this time she has worked with some of the largest fashion and beauty brands in Scandinavia. With a background in Media Studies & journalism, Linnéa has an in-depth knowledge of the social mechanisms of media from both a consumer's & a creator's perspective.

Katie Baron

Head of Retail, Stylus Media Group

Formerly a fashion producer, Katie is an author, journalist, trends forecaster and creative content consultant.

Thanks to a series of key roles within a host of thought-leading creative businesses including Liberty, Harpers Bazaar UK magazine & integrated creative agency Yellowdoor, Katie has been in the rare position of being the brand, the brand agency and now a brand strategist.

Kelly Kowal

Managing Director, Farfetch Black & White

As Managing Director of Farfetch Black & White, Kelly’s role is focused
on leading her team to build revolutionary multi-channel e-commerce
solutions and operating e-commerce sites for luxury brands and

Alice Hart-Davis

Beauty Journalist,

Alice Hart-Davis is a beauty journalist and author, and the creator of Good Things Skincare. She works widely across the beauty industry as a consultant and event facilitator.

Kim Boutin

Art Director, OKGrl, Founder, DVTK

In 2015 Kim has teamed up with 3D designer David Broner to set up DVTK, a forward thinking creative studio based in London. Their mission is to help brands break the internet boredom and delight their customers with surprising digital experiences. DVTK is here to make the internet a happy place for people.

Mirko Weiss

Director, Sales & Store Operations, YUN

Mirko Weiss has more than than 20 years in optical business (B2B and B2C) including lens manufacturing, sales/customer care and eye exams and stationary optical stores. He has several years of experience of store managing in traditional optical stores and optical chains in Germany and is experienced in lens manufacturing. Mirko has gained experience of how to combine online and offline business and joined YUN in 2015.

Walter Faulstroh

CEO & Co-Founder, HUM Nutrition

Walter Faulstroh is a series health & wellness entrepreneur who is passionate about the intersection of beauty, wellness and technology. His latest venture HUM Nutrition is an LA based beauty nutrition company that connects consumers with a free personal nutritionist and scientifically researched supplements that help them achieve their health & beauty goals.

Elin Larsson

Sustainability Director, Fillipa K

Elin has been working for Filippa K since 1996, to begin with as Sales coordinator, then Project leader, Sales Support manager, Logistic manager and Supply chain director.
Elin Larsson has now been a part of the management team for Filippa K for eight years and worked a lot with developing and implementing overall strategies for the company.

Whitney Bromberg-Hawkings

Co-Founder & CEO, FLOWERBX

Whitney Bromberg Hawkings is a Co-Founder and CEO of FLOWERBX. She recently resigned from her position as SVP of Communications of TOM FORD (after 18 years) to dedicate herself fulltime to her role at FLOWERBX, where her duties include developing the business, acquiring customers and preparing the company for imminent rapid growth across Europe.

Alex Weller

Marketing Director, Europe, Patagonia

Patagonia is a radical eco-innovation company making high-quality outdoor clothing for climbers, skiers, surfers and fly fishers. In his two years as European Marketing Director, Alex has focussed on building and mobilising highly engaged communities around the company’s 25 year old mission statement: Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.

Guillaume Philibert

Creative Director & Founder , Filling Pieces

Guillaume Philibert, founder and creative director of Amsterdam based footwear brand Filling Pieces. At age 19

- while studying architecture - Guillaume created his first sneaker to bridge this gap between high end fashion

and street wear merging hand crafted, superior materials and techniques in innovative, contemporary footwear.

Amir Konigsberg

CEO and Co-Founder, Twiggle

Amir Konigsberg is the CEO and Co-Founder of Twiggle, a company using the most advanced technologies in artificial intelligence, and natural language processing to power next generation e-commerce experiences. Amir previously worked on human machine interfaces for autonomous vehicles at General Motors and was a Managing Director of price comparison company Twiggle's investors include Alibaba, Naspers and Yahoo! Japan.

Jonathan Zornow

Inventor & Director, Sewbo

Jonathan Zornow is the inventor of Sewbo: the automated garment manufacturing solution inspired by the temporary support materials for 3D printers. Zornow studied economics and studio art at Brandeis University, and currently lives in Seattle.

Justine Picardie

Editor-in-Chief, Harper's Bazaar

Justine has had an impressive career in glossy magazines, newspapers and books, as an editor and author.
She was a contributing Editor to both Harper’s Bazaar UK and US, a former Features Director for
British Vogue, formerly the Editor of the Observer Magazine, an Editor at the Independent and
Independent on Sunday, and a writer and columnist for The Times, Sunday Times,  Daily and Sunday

Nicola Kemp

Trends Editor, Campaign

Nicola Kemp is the Trends Editor of Campaign magazine where she oversees consumer trends and innovation across the creative industries for Campaign and is deputy editor of the global quarterly Campaign IQ. She started her career as a financial journalist before specialising in technology, social trends and marketing. Her work has appeared across titles including WGSN, M&M Global, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Guardian and The Observer.

Matthew Drinkwater

Head of Fashion Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion

Matthew works at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, where he heads up the Innovation Agency. He delivered the world's first digital skirt for Nokia, wireless charging clothing for Microsoft, a 3D-printed bionic arm to help celebrate the launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and what Forbes described as 'the first example of truly beautiful wearable tech' for Disney.

Lauretta Roberts

Managing director & Editor-in- Chief, The Industry

Lauretta Roberts is managing director and Editor-in- Chief of The Industry, a leading online magazine and networking business for fashion industry professionals. Lauretta was director of brand and propositions at WGSN having worked for the business since 2009.

Katie Deighton

Video Reporter & Researcher, The Drum

Katie Deighton is The Drum’s video reporter and researcher based in London. She produces, films, presents and edits the title’s editorial video output and contributes to the magazine and website with news, features and analysis on the intersection between marketing and politics. She has also written for Event magazine and Retail Week.

Christian Ward

Head of Media & Marketing, Stylus

Christian is head of Media & Marketing, overseeing Stylus research, reporting and forum presentations on trends in marketing, advertising, culture and media. Christian spent many years as a music journalist for the NME, before transitioning into PR, where he promoted a host of European start-ups including SoundCloud and

Alice Casely-Hayford

Fashion Editor, Refinery 29 UK

I began my career as a fashion assistant at Tatler before moving to POP, where I first started writing. I became Online Fashion Features Editor at Hunger before heading up fashion and beauty at Refinery29 UK.

Saisangeeth Daswani

Advisory Strategist, Stylus

Saisangeeth has experience translating future trends and applying them as business solutions in marketing, retail, product and design strategies. She has worked across fashion, luxury and branding in the US, Asia and Australia. Previously, Saisangeeth was a trend director at Stylesight and WGSN, working with leading international brands to inspire and inform their creative endeavours through seasonal and trend forecasts.

Alfredo Orobio


Alfredo founded AWAYTOMARS - an online platform to promote co-creation, design-thinking and profit sharing - in 2015. Since its launch the platform has being highlighted as one of the most innovative users of technology in the fashion industry.

Joon Ian Wong

Technology Reporter, Quartz

Joon Ian Wong is a technology reporter for Quartz. Joon has been a reporter and entrepreneur in five countries, writing about bitcoin, the Chinese economy and building design, media and events businesses.

Adam Levene

CEO & Founder, Hero

Adam Levene is the Founder & CEO of Hero, the company powering live shopping for many of the world's fastest-growing retailers. Adam was previously Chief Strategy Officer and board member of Grapple - Europe's largest app commerce business. He has delivered keynotes at Shoptalk, Decoded Fashion, WGSN Futures and Web Summit and his thought leadership has been published in WIRED and The Guardian and The Telegraph.

Sarah Pearce

Partner, Cooley

Sarah Pearce is a London based partner in Cooley’s Technology Transactions Group. She advises clients ranging from disruptive and growth stage companies to multinational “household” brands, particularly in the retail sector with a focus on fashion and luxury brands.

Anita Liu Harvey

Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, Barclaycard

Anita is Vice President of Strategy and Innovation within Barclaycard’s payment technology business. Anita has over 10 years’ experience in payments, having held various strategy, innovation and marketing roles within some of the largest payment brands.

Fay Cowan

Brand & Content Director, Decoded Fashion & Beauty

As creative lead of strategy and programming, Fay has been a driving force behind the global expansion of Decoded Fashion, making it the industry’s go-to events series for fashion, technology and innovation.

Elise Johnson

Product Manager, Product Labs, eBay

Elise is a product lead for eBay New Product Development, an incubator investing in distrusted commerce & AI-driven shopping experiences. She studied product design at Stanford and worked in product at Moda Operandi before joining eBay.

Joanna Wiggins

Head of Digital and Content, Annoushka

Elise is a product lead for eBay New Product Development, an incubator investing in distrusted commerce & AI-driven shopping experiences. She studied product design at Stanford and worked in product at Moda Operandi before joining eBay.

Lisa Bridgett

COO, The Modist

Lisa Bridgett, COO of The Modist which launched in 2017: a new platform for luxury modest fashion. Prior to this Lisa ran Global Sales & Marketing at Net A Porter and before that she was appointed as Director of eCommerce & Digital Marketing Lisa Bridgett, COO of The Modist which launched in 2017: a new platform for luxury modest fashion.

Imelda Burke

Founder, Content, Beauty & Wellbeing

Having left the fashion industry in 2007, CONTENT was created by Imelda Burke, who became interested in using natural beauty products in the mid 90’s, as an alternative to the brands containing largely synthetic ingredients. Imelda’s interest lies in cultivating emerging brands and creating a market for showcasing the latest advances in natural and organic sector.

Astrid van Essen

Managing Director,, Media Monks

Astrid van Essen is the Managing Director of MediaMonks UK. She's responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and building great relationships and digital work alike.

James Balfour

Co-Founder, 1Rebel

James is the co-founder of leading boutique fitness chain 1Rebel. James also previously co-founded Jatomi fitness, a chain of 70 fitness clubs across Eastern Europe and South East Asia.

Maria McClay

Head of Fashion, Google

Maria is passionate about building and growing distinctive retail and consumer brands by leading teams to deliver an exceptional consumer proposition through sustained innovation.

Jacqui Maher

Head of Interactive Journalism, Condé Nast International

Jacqui Maher is the Head of Interactive Journalism for Condé Nast International, where she works with Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired, Glamour and more titles around the world on digital storytelling.

Laura Dover

Global Digital Communications Manager, Barbour

Fashion marketing professional with over 10 years experience specialising in the branded and designer sectors of the industry. Proactive, organised, and a strong communicator, overcoming challenges through a tenacious and questioning approach.

Pamela Reynolds

Head of Online, Harvey Nichols

As the Head of Online for Harvey Nichols, Pamela’s experience is focused within the luxury retail market, specialising in all areas of digital, content, tech and personalisation.

Daniel Bobroff

Founder & CEO, Coded Futures

Daniel Bobroff is the founder and CEO of Coded Futures, a creative technology firm focused on retail, and formerly the founder and Investment Director of ASOS Ventures, the online fashion company’s venture capital division.

Nickyl Raithatha

Founder & CEO, Finery London

Nickyl Raithatha has over 9 years’ experience investing in technology, media and telecom companies. Nickyl was Global Managing Director at Rocket Internet, where he oversaw the global e-commerce portfolio.

Emily Gordon-Smith

Head of Fashion, Stylus

With 25 years experience in the fashion industry Emily has worked with mega names including Topshop, Walt Disney, Biba and Kookai. She has worked on brand strategy for both the high-end and mass-market.

Maxim Fernandez

Head of Strategy,

Maxim heads up the strategy offering at social agency ICUC, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network. Clients include the L'Oréal Group, Sony, and Honda.

Karim Kalaf

Managing Director, WARDA

Karim Kalaf is in charge of leading Warda’s UK team and business development worldwide. He is responsible for introducing Fashion Brands to the concept of digital transformation and guiding them through the crucial process of maximising on their digital assets.

Daniel Bellini

Global Head of IT and Planning, Kering Eyewear

Daniel Bellini is in charge of Planning and Information Technology for Kering Eyewear. Prior to joining Kering Eyewear, he held management positions at Safilo and Ducati Motor Holding as well as significant consulting expertise with ATKearney and KPMG .

Rachel Waller

Global Director of Online, Farfetch

Rachel is the Global Director of Online Communications for FarFetch, leading brand marketing, advertising, social media, online brand communications, App & video content, working on building Farfetch’s brand awareness across 22 markets and in 9 languages.
Previously to her near 6 year career with the brand, she previously held positions with Mediacom and Affiliate Window.

Terry Betts

Head of Business Development, Thread

Terry is responsible for business development and brand partners at Thread, the start-up men's personal shopping platform, which provides online style advice for hundreds of thousands of men using real-life human stylists and sophisticated algorithms.
He has over 20 years buying experience across world-class retailers - from being part of the launch team at Mr Porter, Harvey Nichols and Buying Director at Selfridges.