The event for fashion industry & supply chain enthusiasts
The cost of inventory that doesn’t sell is fashion’s biggest inefficiency.
Bloated inventories increase costs, trap capital and hamper cash flow at every step of the supply chain.
What if you could move away from crashed margins?
Agile and waste-free made-to-order is revolutionising the way fashion brands capitalise on inventory and promote sustainability.
ON THE JOURNEY TO A MORE
PROFITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
Catalyst AI, University of Cambridge
Co-founder of AI advisory, specialising in fashion retail and social good.
King's College Cambridge, Cambridge International Trust Scholar. Pursuing my doctorate in Computer Science with speciality in natural language processing and deep learning.
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, AI in Education.
Co-founder & CEO of PlatformE
Industrial Engineer. Business Designer. Avid Entrepreneur.
Co-founded PlataformE - the fashion industry platform for made-to-order - that powers mass digital experiences for some of the biggest fashion houses at LVMH, Kering and independent groups.
Passionate about Tech (namely for web, commerce, retail) and Virtual (3D, AR, VR).
Sitting in the Advisory Board of MyDidimo and MOXY.
Former Director of Lean Transformation
Over the past 25 years, I have worked across multiple industries, coaching senior CX level leaders a new business model (The Toyota Business System), which has fundamentally changed the paradigms within those industries. Some pioneering organisations such as Inditex, Lidl & Aldi and now Gucci & LVMH have adopted this business model. I have seen first hand how this paradigm change is now starting to affect the entire retail industry, especially in fashion.
I believe there is only one way forward for retailers today if they are to deliver value to consumers whilst protecting what little resources we have left on the planet.
Chairman of Chainge Capital LLC
Chainge Capital is a firm focused on retail industry transformation. John has collaborated for over a decade on Stanford-based innovation for fashion businesses, inspiring Lead Time Optimization (LTO)™ for global product speed and flexibility. Together with Warren H. Hausman, he has documented how process innovation drives market value (“Fast Fashion: Quantifying the Benefits”), created proprietary metrics to link supply flexibility to market capitalization (“Zara Gap”), and co-authored a Stanford Case Study on supply chain transformation. John is the former CEO of Rockport (adidas) and G.H. Bass & Co. (PVH), and a former senior executive for Timberland and Nike. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Senior Partner at Kaizen Institute
Since 2015, I take on the role of Senior Partner at Kaizen Institute Western Europe.With expertise in Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement using Kaizen, Lean and 6 Sigma Methodologies, we guide organisations through the change journey to achieve best-in-class performance.
I have been dedicated to the coordination and development of new business areas, as well as to managing large international projects in sectors such as Logisitcs, Retail and Discrete Production.
5 p.m. (GMT+1)
Solving Fashion’s Biggest Business Problem
John Thorbeck - Chairman of Chainge Capital LLC
The Fashion Paradigm
James Stewart - Former Director of Lean Transformation at Burberry
How AI is Changing Fashion: Impact on the Industry
Ahmed Zaidi - Catalyst AI, University of Cambridge
FashionTech: Can Fashion have a Tesla-like disruption?
Gonçalo Cruz - Co-founder & CEO da PlatformE
The Road to a Waste-free Fashion Supply chain
José Pires - Senior Partner at Kaizen Institute