Please join us as we lead the discussion on the future of online retail and the emerging trends in the space. Our panel of industry thought leaders will share their experience and insight in the various aspects of e-commerce, focusing on fashion and beauty in particular. We will take a look at how the new technologies such as mobile, location based apps, and social tools are changing the ways people shop online in 2011, and what the future holds for the online shopper at the next decade. The panel is sponsored by social shopping pioneer ShopStyle. ShopStyle’s retail partners include Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter, Tory Burch, DVF.com and hundreds of brand names and boutiques.
6pm - networking and cocktails
7pm - panel discussion
8pm - networking continues
Andy Moss - Founder and GM, ShopStyle. Andy founded social shopping pioneer ShopStyle in 2006 and was CEO until it’s acquisition by Sugar Inc. in October 2007. Since then he has been General Manager for the ShopStyle business unit and overseen it’s growth to over 7M monthly uniques including international expansion to the UK, Germany, France, and Japan. ShopStyle generates $300 million a year in sales for its retail partners including Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter, Tory Burch, DVF.com and hundreds of brand names and boutiques. Andy is responsible for all aspects of the ShopStyle business including strategy, marketing and business development, product design and development, and it’s financial performance.
Katia Beauchamp - Co-Founder, Birchbox. Birchbox is a subscription retail company that combines a curated physical product with online editorial and ecommerce. Birchbox reimagines beauty retail online, giving subscribers insider access to an editor's selection of products and beauty intel, and giving beauty brands access to engaged consumer in a grassroots, but glossy environment. Birchbox launched in September 2010 and has been named one of WWDs top beauty websites (October 2010) and Instyle's Best of the Web for beauty November 2010). Birchbox has over 20,000 subscribers in all 50 states and has growing list of fantastic beauty partners including NARS, Benefit, Laura Mercier, and Perricone M.D. Prior to Birchbox Katia attended Harvard Business School where she met her business partner Hayley Barna and discovered her entrepreneurial ambitions.
Michelle Madhok - Founder and CEO, SheFinds Media. Online shopping expert Michelle Madhok has been a pioneer in women’s online content for over a decade. Following positions overseeing online content at CBS and AOL, Madhok founded SheFinds.com in 2004, and MomFinds.com two years later. SheFinds and MomFinds are editorial websites that aim to make shopping online easy and fun for busy women, highlighting only the best products with independent reviews and links to buy.
Pranay Mehra – Head of US Web Marketing, YOOX Group. Pranay heads the US Web Marketing initiatives at YOOX Group. Over the last five years he’s worked on developing and optimizing web strategies and digital channels for YOOX Group’s proprietary website, yoox.com, as well as for the Group’s partner online stores such as diesel.com and emporioarmani.com. YOOX Group is the global Internet retailing partner for the leading fashion and design brands and has established itself amongst the market leaders with its multi-brand stores yoox.com and thecorner.com, as well as with several mono-brand stores, all "Powered by YOOX Group.
Erik Lautier - Director of Ecommerce, Lacoste. Erik has spent the last 11 years building and growing online businesses of all sizes in the fashion and beauty industries. He's taken on roles in nearly every capacity, from the technical to the creative: programming back-end systems and custom software, directing SEM and SEO strategy, building affiliate networks, launching social media campaigns, and even tweeting on behalf of brands. Erik joined Lacoste as Director of Ecommerce in 2010 after three and a half years at Edun, where he was responsible for all aspects of the ethical fashion brand's global web business. Erik has an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters in Opera from the New England Conservatory, which he's putting to good use as the voice of [masked]LACOSTE.
Fashion 2.0 meetup is supported by LIM College, The Center for Graduate Studies & Continuing Education.