The Lead Salon | Spring 2018

Incubation As An Approach To Innovation with Katie Finnegan

The Lead Executive Salon Breakfast was held on March 8th at Lafayette in New York City. The Breakfast featured more than 80 attendees from Fashion Brands & Retail, Emerging Technology Start-Ups, Venture Capital, Consumer and Enterprise Technology Companies and organizations such as CFDA, WWD, Business of Fashion, NYFTL, Wall Street Journal and others. The Breakfast Salon offered a glimpse at The Lead Structured Networking: Each table featured a balanced mix of executives grouped by focuses such as mobile commerce, supply chain and in-store technology.


The Breakfast Salon was keynoted by Katie Finnegan, Principal & Founder Store No 8 | VP, Incubation Walmart. She presented the Store No 8 vision and mission in a talk entitled INCUBATION AS AN APPROACH TO INNOVATION. Slides to follow.

PRESS Decoding Walmart’s Store No. 8 by Jean E. Palmieri (WWD) The inaugural event for The Lead featured Katie Finnegan, founder of the retailer’s incubation arm.