AGENDA

Tuesday — July 9, 2019

11:00AM - 12:00PM

REGISTRATION & LUNCH

12:00PM - 12:15PM

Keynote Stage

WELCOME & INTRODUCING THE LEADING 100
Noah Gellman, Co-Founder & CEO, The Lead

12:15PM - 12:35PM

Keynote Stage

THE DIGITAL NATIVE BRAND OF 2022
Neil Parikh, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Casper
Lauren Thomas, Retail Reporter, CNBC (Interviewer)

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12:35PM - 1:15PM

Keynote Stage

CREATING A CULTURE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE
David Heath, Co-Founder & CEO, Bombas
Alexa Geovanos, President North & South America, Chloe
Devon Pike, Chief Merchandising Officer (former), Gap
Rebecca Minkoff, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Rebecca Minkoff
Bryan Zaslow, Founder, President & CEO, JBCHoldings (Interviewer)

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1:15PM - 1:35PM

Innovation Village

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION I

1:35PM - 2:15PM

TRACK 1:
HUMAN MEETS MACHINE TO CREATE THE NEW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Kris Zanuldin, Head of Connected Commerce, Amazon
Zak Normandin, Founder & CEO, Iris Nova (Parent Co. DIRTY LEMON)
Matthew Mueller, Founder & President, Knot Standard
Pano Anthos, Founder & Managing Director, XRC Labs (Interviewer)

TRACK 2:
FASHION'S SECOND ACT | RE-COMMERCE & RENTALS

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Matt Cohen, VP, Business Development & Strategy, GOAT
Charles Gorra, CEO, Rebag
Anushka Salinas, Chief Revenue Officer, Rent The Runway
Hilary Milnes, Retail Editor, Digiday (Interviewer)

TRACK 3:
CEO VISION TALKS | MARKETING 3.0

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Brian Long, CEO & Co-Founder, Attentive
Anand Kishore, Founder & President, AspireIQ
Corey Pierson, Co-Founder & CEO, Custora
Allon Caidar, Founder & CEO, TVPage
Olivia Benjamin, Investor, Bain Capital Ventures
(Industry Expert)
Jordan French, Executive Editor, Grit Daily (Emcee)

SESSION II

2:25PM - 3:05PM

TRACK 1:
FUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN | FAST, AGILE, TRANSPARENT & SUSTAINABLE

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Yvonne Lau, SVP Corporate Development, Li & Fung
Kerry Cooper, President & COO, Rothy’s
Liz Hershfield, VP/Head of Product Development, Production & Sustainability, Walmart eCommerce
Edward Hertzman, Founder & President, Sourcing Journal (Interviewer)

TRACK 2:
EQUITY VS. DEBT | FINANCING DIGITAL NATIVE BRANDS

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Alex Faherty, Founder & CEO, Faherty Brand
Arun Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Grailed
Ellie Wheeler, Partner, Greycroft
Matt Kaden, Managing Director, MMG Advisors (Interviewer)

TRACK 3:
CEO VISION TALKS | DISCOVER, SHOP & BUY I

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Pavan Sondur, Co-Founder & CEO, UNBXD
Nadia Genevieve Masri, Founder & CEO, Perksy
Myra Vaughn, Principal, MG2
Eran Eyal, Co-Founder & CEO, Shopin
Patrick Finnegan, Founding Partner, TGZ CAPITAL (Industry Expert)
Ken Pilot, Board Member, Lenox (Emcee)

3:05PM - 3:25PM

Innovation Village

COFFEE BREAK & ICE CREAM SOCIAL

SESSION III

3:25PM - 4:05PM

TRACK 1:
PERSONALIZATION AT SCALE

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Zahir Dossa, Co-Founder & CEO, Function of Beauty
Rachel Blumenthal, Founder & CEO, Rockets of Awesome
Brian Long, Chief Digital Officer, IBM North America, IBM (Interviewer)

TRACK 2:
DIGITAL REINVENTS PHYSICAL

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Will Williams, Senior Director of Retail, Away
Phillip Raub, President, B8ta
Brent Paulsen, Managing Director & Head of Retail, UNTUCKit
Stacey Shulman,Chief Innovation Officer, Intel (Interviewer)

TRACK 3:
CEO VISION TALKS | RESPONSIVE & RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Patrick Wall, Founder & CEO, MetaPack
David Sobie, Co-Founder & CEO, Happy Returns
Rob Keve, Co-Founder & CEO, Flow
Amit Sharma, Founder & CEO, Narvar
Julian Counihan, Partner, Schematic Ventures (Industry Expert)
Jordan French, Executive Editor, Grit Daily (Emcee)

4:05PM - 4:25PM

Innovation Village

COFFEE BREAK

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM

Keynote Stage

REPOSITIONING LUXURY FOR TODAY’S CONSUMERS
Sandra Campos, CEO, Diane Von Furstenberg
Kim Bhasin, Luxury Reporter & Host of Invitation Only, Bloomberg (Interviewer)

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4:45PM - 5:15PM

Keynote Stage

CEO VISION TALKS
Raj Nijjer, VP, Marketing, Yotpo
Jesse Franklin, VP of Investments and Innovation, BrandBox
Fayez Mohamood, Co-Founder & CEO, Bluecore
Chip Korn, Partner, Foley Hoag (Emcee)

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5:15PM - 5:45PM

Keynote Stage

NEW AUDIENCES FOR GROWTH: MILLENNIALS & GEN Z
Maggie Winter, Co-Founder & CEO, AYR
Nick Brown, Founder & CEO, Soludos
Florina Manusis, Head of Media and Digital, North America, SWAROVSKI
Mark McMaster, Head of Emerging Commerce, Snapchat (Interviewer)

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5:45PM - 7:00PM

Innovation Village

THE LEAD INNOVATION SUMMIT OFFICIAL COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Wednesday — July 10, 2019

8:00AM - 9:00AM

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9:00AM - 9:20AM

Keynote Stage

DAY 2 OPENING REMARKS

9:20AM - 9:40AM

Keynote Stage

MODERN DAY LUXURY BRANDS BUILT ON STYLE & SUBSTANCE
Tom Kartsotis, Founder, Shinola

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9:40AM - 10:00AM

Keynote Stage

DIGITAL NATIVE UNICORNS- ARE THEY REAL?
Ben Lerer, Managing Partner, Lerer Hippeau
Simeon Siegel, Managing Director, Nomura / Instinet (Interviewer)

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10:00AM - 10:30AM

Keynote Stage

CEO VISION TALKS
Kyle Wong, Co-Founder & CEO, Pixlee
Michael Reitblat, Co-Founder & CEO, Forter
Phil Granof, CMO, NewStore
Jordan French, Executive Editor, Grit Daily (Emcee)

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10:30AM - 11:00AM

Innovation Village

COFFEE BREAK

SESSION I

11:00AM - 11:40AM

TRACK 1:
BUILD, PARTNER OR BUY | CORPORATE OPTIONS FOR ICONIC BRANDS

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Steve Evans, EVP, Fossil
Elizabeth Allison, SVP, Neiman Marcus
Grant Smuts, VP, Corporate Development, Qurate Retail Group (QVC)
Heath Golden, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Randa
Heather Hartnett, CEO & Founding Partner, Human Ventures (Interviewer)

TRACK 2:
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO BUILD A BRAND

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Mariah Chase, CEO, ELOQUII
Ryan Babenzien, Founder & CEO, Greats
Noah Palmer, General Manager, Hill City / Gap Inc.
Joseph Yakuel, Founder & CEO, Agency Within (Interviewer)

TRACK 3:
CEO VISION TALKS | DISCOVER, SHOP & BUY II

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Julian Kahlon, Founder & CEO, Project Verte
Ryan Breslow, Founder & CEO, Bolt
Ronny Sage, Founder & CEO, ShoppingGives
Greg Fisher, CMO, Affirm
Laura Miller, President, Chase Merchant Services (Industry Expert)
Prithvi Tanwar, Partner, Foley Hoag (Emcee)

SESSION II

11:50AM - 12:30PM

TRACK 1:
BRANDS & RETAILERS ARE INNOVATING FROM THE INSIDE OUT

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Shana Randhava, VP, New Business Development, Estée Lauder
Parinda Muley, VP, Innovation & Business Development, Macy’s
Dan Cherian, VP, Global Innovation, Performance Apparel & Footwear, VF Corp
Nicholas Ahrens, VP, Innovation, RILA (Interviewer)

TRACK 2:
WHAT THE MODERN CONSUMER WANTS | LIVING IN A PULL VS. PUSH WORLD

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Matt Alexander, Co-Founder & CEO, Neighborhood Goods
Caroline Gogolak, VP, Retail, SoulCycle
Amanda Baldwin, President, Supergoop!
Erin Armendinger, Customer Experience Executive (Interviewer)

TRACK 3:
CEO VISION TALKS | AI & COMMERCE TECH

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Prashant Agrawal, Founder & CEO, Impact Analytics
Purva Gupta, Founder & CEO, Lily AI
Meyar Sheik, President & CCO, Kibo
Nick Molnar, Co-Founder & CEO, Afterpay
Neeta Singh, COO, Activant Capital (Industry Expert)
Ken Pilot, Board Member, Lenox (Emcee)

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Innovation Village

LUNCH

SESSION III

2:00PM - 2:40PM

TRACK 1:
FASHION LOVES ALGORITHMS

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Arti Zeighami, Global Head of Advanced Analytics & AI, H&M Group
Pano Anthos, Founder & Managing Director, XRC Labs (Interviewer) 

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

Jad Finck, VP, Innovation & Sustainability, Allbirds
Jamie Bainbridge, VP, Product Development, Bolt Threads
Hilary Milnes, Retail Editor, Digiday (Interviewer)

TRACK 2:
BREAKING THROUGH THE CLUTTER

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Noora Raj Brown, SVP of Communications, goop
Chris Bossola, Founder & CEO / Managing Director, Need Supply Co. / Totokaelo
Sean Pate, Brand Communications Officer, Zenni
Ann-Marie Alcántara, Retail Reporter, Adweek (Interviewer)

TRACK 3:
PROTECTING AUTHENTICITY IN A SHARED ECONOMY

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Ben Hemminger, CEO, FASHIONPHILE
Ike Boruchow, Managing Director, Wells Fargo (Interviewer)

2:40PM - 3:05PM

Innovation Village

COFFEE BREAK & ICE CREAM SOCIAL

3:05PM - 3:20PM

Keynote Stage

BUILDING A MILLENNIAL BRAND
Emmett Shine, Founder & CEO, Gin Lane

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3:20PM - 4:05PM

Keynote Stage

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Introduction: Jeff Fowler, President North America, Farfetch
Caroline Brown, Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners
Amy Hall, VP, Social Consciousness, EILEEN FISHER
Abrima Erwiah, Co-Founder & President, Studio 189
Zachary Manis, Managing Director, Piper Jaffray (Interviewer)

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4:05PM - 4:15PM

Keynote Stage

BE THE CHANGE
Julia Mallory, Founder & CEO, Julia Mallory Consulting

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4:15PM - 4:35PM

Keynote Stage

SPEARHEADING CULTURAL CHANGE AT ICONIC BRANDS
Brendan Hoffman, CEO, Vince
Michael Gould, Former Chairman & CEO, Bloomingdales (Interviewer)

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4:35PM - 4:45PM

Keynote Stage

CLOSING REMARKS
Timo Weiland, Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer, The Lead