The Lead Summit 2018 Agenda

AGENDA

7:45 - 9:00

Registration & Breakfast

9:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:10

Foremost 50 CEO Fireside:Rachel Blumenthal, Founder & CEO, Rockets of Awesome, 2018 Foremost 50 Honoree
Moderator: Simeon Siegel, Senior Equity Analyst,  Nomura / Instine

9:30

Foremost 50 Company to Watch:
Maggie Winter, CEO & Co-Founder, AYR | 2018 Company to Watch
Moderator: Matt Kaden, Managing Director, MMG Advisors

9:50

Foremost 50 CEO Keynote: 
Bai Gan, Chief Product Officer, Zenni Optical,  2018 Foremost 50 Honoree

10:05

Inside the Incubator:
A first hand look at household brands generating innovation from the inside out.
Gillian Gorman-Round, GM, Revlon Incubator, Revlon
Moderator: Christina Wallace, Vice President, Bionic

10:30

Coffee Break

10:55

Shaping the Possible: Brand Innovation driving the customer experience
Eleanor Morgan, Chief Experience Officer, Casper
Moderator: Liz Bacelar, Founder, TheCurrent

11:15

CEO PROBLEM TALKS: 
Five Tech CEOs unpack the business problems facing fashion, retail & commerce.
Brian Long, CEO & Co-Founder, Attentive
Michael Reitblat, CEO & Co-Founder, Forter
Apu Gupta, CEO & Co-Founder, Curalate
Nick Molnar, Founder & CEO, Afterpay
Stephan Schambach, Founder & CEO, NewStore
Chip Korn, Co-Chair of Technology Practice Group, Foley Hoag LLP

12:10

Foremost 50 Fireside: Inside the mind of UNTUCKit: Physical Retail for Tomorrow's Shopper
Brent Paulsen, Managing Director & Head of Retail, UNTUCKit, 2018 Foremost 50 Honoree
Stephan Schambach, Founder & CEO, NewStore

12:25

Foremost 50 Fireside: Cheryl Kaplan, President, M. Gemi, 2018 Foremost 50 HonoreeModerator: Simeon Siegel, Senior Equity Analyst,  Nomura / Instine

12:45

Lunch Presented by Zenni Optical | By Invitation Roundtable Meetings 

2:00

Afternoon Overview

2:05

Macro-Trends: Augmented Reality (AI)
Augmented Reality's role and impact on the fashion & retail industry.
Carolina Arguelles, Product Marketing Lead, Snapchat

2:28

CEO PROBLEM TALKS: 
Five Tech CEOs unpack the business problems facing fashion, retail & commerce.
Mazdak Rezvani, Founder & CEO, Chatkit
Raghav Sharma, Co-CEO, Perfitly
Sam Kliger, Founder & CEO, KWI
Matthew Suraci, Head of North America, Klarna
Dan Leahy, Co-Founder, Maker Sights
Chip Korn, Co-Chair of Technology Practice Group, Foley Hoag LLP

3:20

Empathy Driven Digital Transformation
Jason Rome,
Director of Digital Strategy & Customer Experience, Skookum

3:40

Coffee & Snack Break | VIP Roundtables 

4:05

Hype vs. Reality: Retail Innovation for 2019Liz Bacelar, Founder, The Current

4:15

Supply Chain Reinvented: Keeping up with consumer expectation
Alex Ramirez, CEO & Co-founder, Cognit Ops
Paul Laskow, Director, Transportation, Rent The Runway
Moderator: Julian Counihan, Partner, Schematic Ventures

4:50

The Analyst's Perspective:
Learnings from The Foremost 50 selection process.
Cassie Rosenthal, SVP, Rosenthal & Rosenthal
Awais Khan, Lead Analyst, The Lead

5:05

The Lead Quarterly: Issue 0.2
Noah Gellman, Co-Founder & CEO, The Lead

5:10

The Four Barriers to Transformation
Robin Lewis, Founder of The Robin Report

5:20

Shaping The Possible: Corporate RediscoveryThe reinvention of corporate retail. discussion on shifting business models and practices.Graham Poliner, SVP Strategy and Analytics, Macy's
Moderator: Robin Lewis, Founder of The Robin Report

5:40

Closing Remarks
Noah Gellman & Timo Weiland,  Co-Founders, The Lead

5:45

Cocktail Reception Presented by Rosenthal & Rosenthal

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