Fashioning Tech: How to Innovate in the Fashion Industry

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Tuesday Feb 26th
Viget
105 W. Broad St, Falls Church, VA
Take the elevator to the 5th floor.

LIVESTREAM
We have plans to livestream the event and will post the link on the night of.

TIMELINE
6:30 - 7:00PM Pizza and socializing
7:00 - 8:00PM Introductions and talk
8:00 - 8:15PM Q&A
8:15 - 8:45PM More socializing…

ABOUT THE TALK
Fashion is an industry that is obsessed with the new, but when it comes to tech, they tend to lag. This talk will explore how digital designers can partner with fashion businesses to transform the industry, from rethinking the shopping experience to incorporating machine learning into distribution. These areas are ripe for innovation, but it has to start with a frank discussion about how fashion and tech can work together.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Katherine Olvera earned a BFA in Fashion Design in 2013 from Washington University in St. Louis. She began her career designing apparel and handbags, but she now designs interfaces and interactions as a UX designer at Viget. She’s excited to bring her experience from the fashion industry to tech.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-olvera-a3b13a41/

OUR HOST
Viget is a full-service interactive agency that helps plan, design, build, and market successful digital and hardware products. Founded in 1999, the company includes 67 people across the Washington DC Metro area, Colorado, and North Carolina.

https://www.viget.com

OUR PIZZA & BEVERAGE SPONSOR
TEKSystems has so graciously offered to sponsor food and drinks for the event, thanks so much!

Digital is evolving fast.

And so is TEKsystems Digital. As a key marketing and digital technology partner for the world’s leading brands, we have a strong pulse on the trends driving this rapid change, and how companies are responding—from building a digital workforce to finding innovative ways to drive customer value. TEKsystems Digital can help accelerate your digital and creative solutions. We specialize in digital execution—turning your ideas into plans, and those plans into action.

Digital experience is no longer a nice-to-have. Today's brands must deliver human-centered, tech-fueled experiences at scale to defend their markets and transform their businesses. As the lines blur between digital and IT, we're a new type of partner that unites deep technical expertise with digital insight to help you manage—and lead—the disruption. How? Design leadership and an established innovation center backed by North America’s largest talent engine and a global delivery model. With the bandwidth and skills required to execute on the details, we can help make your goals a reality. Let’s hit the ground running. Find out how we're igniting digital innovation.

https://www.teksystems.com/en/services/digital-experience

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PARKING
There is a free parking deck behind the building that can be accessed off of S. Maple Ave, West Broad Street (Route 7), or South Washington Street (Route 29/Lee Hwy). Guests can park in any non-reserved spot. Please be mindful of the reserved restaurant parking during certain hours. There are some covered spots available as well.

METRO / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The closest metro is East Falls Church on the Orange/Silver line. Viget is located 1 mile from the metro with sidewalks along the whole way. Bus lines 2A and 3A also run from the metro to Viget's office. Cabs and Ubers are also available from the metro.

The following bus routes stop right by Viget.

• 2A (Arlington/Merrifield)
• 3A (Annandale/Falls Church)
• 28A (Tysons/Alexandria)