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FREE REGISTRATION FOR BRANDS & RETAILERS

We’re giving qualifying brands & retailers complimentary passes to come learn, collaborate and create what’s next at The Lead Innovation Summit.

Tuesday — July 12, 2022

8:30 - 9:30 AM

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9:30 - 9:40 AM

Mainstage

Opening remarks

Noah Gellman, CEO & Founder, The Lead

9:40 - 10:00 AM

Mainstage

Keynote:

Topic & speaker to be announced

10:00 - 10:40 AM

Mainstage

Keynote Panel:

The Direct 60: INCUMBENT BRANDS BUILDING D2C MUSCLE

Alex Baillargeon, SVP, Digital, Authentic Brands Group

Heath Golden, Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Marquee Brands
 
Zina Zegans, EVP, Chief Brand Officer, Nicole Miller
 
Cathaleen Chen, Correspondent, Business of Fashion (Moderator)

10:40 - 11:00 AM

The Innovation Village

BREAK

SESSION 1

11:00 - 11:40 AM

TRACK 1

RECAPTURE YOUR BRAND’S SOUL

Andrew Berg, President, Robert Graham

Carolyn Pollock, Chief Marketing Officer, Tailored Brands

Denna Singleton, SVP, Global Marketing & Portfolio Transformation, FGX International

Colin Daniels, Digital Editor, Adweek (Moderator)

TRACK 2

Big Bets in Immersive Shopping: Augmented Reality, CONNECTED APPS, Remote Selling, & More

Jill John, Chief Customer Officer, Interior Define

Simon Enever, CEO & Co-Founder, quip

Mark McMaster, Head of Commerce Advertising Solutions, Snap (Moderator)

TRACK 3

Vision Talks: Business Optimization

Matt Field, Co-Founder, MakerSights
 
Rachel Liaw, Co-founder & CEO, Fuse Inventory
 
Mark Lavelle, CEO, X Delivery
 
Sean Quinn, CEO, All Point Retail
 
Caroline Turner, SVP, Sales, Optoro
 
Mattia Flabiano,  Principal, Radian Capital (Interviewer)

SESSION 2

11:50 - 12:30 PM

TRACK 1

The Power & Limitations of Data & AI

Meera Bhatia, COO, Fabletics | President, TechStyleOS

Nick Kaplan, Chief Growth & Innovation Officer, Saadia Group

Ellis McCue, CEO, Territory Foods

Rick Watson, CEO, and Founder, RMW Consulting (Moderator)

TRACK 2

Retail Reborn: New Purpose, New Formats, New Experiences

Matthew Mueller, Founder & President, Knot Standard

Louisa Schneider, Founder & CEO, Rowan

Emma Taylor VP, North America, Reiss

Ken Pilot, Founder, Ken Pilot Ventures (Moderator)

 

TRACK 3

Vision Talks: Digital Commerce Enablers

Colin Coggins, Chief Commercial Officer, Fabric

Charlie Fuhrmann, Strategic Growth, Citcon

Donny Salazar, Founder & CEO, Mason Hub
 
Alexandre Robicquet, CEO & Co-Founder, Crossing Minds
 
Narrativ (Speaker TBA)
 
Rima Reddy Principal, Commerce Ventures (Interviewer)

12:30 - 1:30 PM

The Innovation Village

LUNCH

SESSION 3

1:30 - 2:10 PM

TRACK 1

Zero-Party Data: Capturing Long Term Loyalty

Carla Dunham, CMO, Foxtrot Market

Steve Szaronos, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Bespoke Post

Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capital | Contributor, Forbes.com (Moderator)

TRACK 2

Smart Store: AI & Data Define Intelligent Retail in 2022 and Beyond

Yoni Benshaul, Head of CB4, The Gap

Dwayn Catto, GVP Digital Solutions, PVH

Adam Lynch, COO, Marine Layer

Peter Keith MD, Equity research, Headlines and Leisure, Piper Sandler (Moderator)

TRACK 3

Vision Talks: Customer Acquisition & Retention

Benjamin Davis, Founder & CEO, TryNow
 
Brandon Gell, Founder & CEO, Clyde
 
David Jones, Founder & CEO, TOTUS
 
Ronny Sage, Founder & CEO, Shopping Gives
 

James Quinn, Enterprise Partnership, #paid

Jonathan Shriftman, Partner, Expanding Capital (Interviewer)

SESSION 4

2:20 - 3:00 PM

TRACK 1

Culture at Scale: Staying True to the Mission

Daren Hull, President, Vera Bradley

Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capital | Contributor, Forbes.com (Interviewer)

Going Under the Hood of Impact-Led Brands

Joanna Griffiths, Founder & CEO, Knixwear

Jay Reno, Founder & CEO, Feather

Will Decker, Head of Brand & Retail, Plug and Play Tech Center (Moderator)

TRACK 2

Trending Tech SWOT: Live Streaming

 

Gabby Hirata, President, DVF
 
Matt Matros SVP,  Founder – Stealth Startup by QVC, Qurate Retail
 
Andrea Moore SVP, Digital, Ecommerce, & Consumer Insights, NEST New York 
 

Marie Driscoll, Managing Director, Luxury & Retail, Coresight Research (Moderator)

TRACK 3

Vision Talks: Customer Experience & Satisfaction

Andrew Chan, Co-Founder & CMO, Aftership
 
Jon Cheney, Founder & CEO, Ocavu
 
Rob DiNuzzo SaaS Marketing Leader, Gladly
 
Jonathan Horemans, VP, Strategy & GTM, Mercaux
 

Neha Singh, Founder & CEO, Obsess

Gautham Vadakkepatt, Director, Center for Retail Transformation | Professor, George Mason University – School of Business (Interviewer)
 

SESSION 5

3:10 - 3:50 PM

TRACK 1

Building Loyalty Through Circular Business Models: Recommerce, Recycling, & Upcycling

Jennifer Gootman, Head of Social + Environmental Sustainability, Williams-Sonoma

Johannes Quodt, Co-Founder, Koio
 

Matthew Schiff, VP, Ecommerce, The North Face

Jessica Binns, Managing Editor & Technology Editor, Sourcing Journal (Moderator)

TRACK 2

Alternative Approaches to D2C

PART A: High-Touch & Hyper-Local

Benjamin Harris, Chief Commercial Officer, rag & bone

Aaron Detrick, SVP, Direct to Consumer, rag & bone
 
Glenda Toma, Retail Brew Editor, Morning Brew (Interviewer)

PART B: Meeting Customers Where They Are

Christina Rapsomanikis, VP, e-Commerce & Digital, North America, Coty

Marie Driscoll, Managing Director, Luxury & Retail, Coresight Research (Interviewer)

 

TRACK 3

Vision Talks: Next-Gen Customer Engagement

Kate Kenner Archibald, Chief Marketing Officer, Dash Hudson
 
Karen DiClemente, Head of Retail Practice, Listrak
 

Trevor Testwuide, Co-Founder & CEO, Measured

Daniel Yaffe, Co-Founder & COO, Anyroad

3:50 -4:10 PM

The Innovation Village

BREAK

4:10 - 4:20 PM

Mainstage

the Lead Research presentation

4:20 - 4:40 PM

Mainstage

Keynote:

The Lifetime Customer Calculus: New Principles of Personalization & Loyalty

Matt Baer, Chief Digital & Customer Officer, Macy’s

Matthew Townsend, Section Editor, Bloomberg (Interviewer)

4:40 - 4:50 PM

Mainstage

Keynote:

DE&I Up Close and Personal: A Conversation with Runway of Dreams

Mindy Scheier, Founder & CEO, Runway of Dreams

4:50 - 5:20 PM

Mainstage

Keynote Panel:

Creating Value in the Metaverse – Digital Products, Branded Experiences, & More

Mike Wade, Head of Product -Yeezy, Gap
 
Rachel Wyatt, SVP, Head of Digital & Customer Experience, Signet Jewelers
 

Matthew Townsend, Section Editor, Bloomberg (Moderator)

Additional speakers to be announced

5:30 - 8:00 PM

Brooklyn Bowl

Dream & Bowl

Party following The Lead Innovation Summit

5:30 PM — 8:00 PM

Brooklyn Brewery

BROOKLYN BREWERY

Wednesday — July 13, 2022

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Registration & BREAKFAST

9:30 - 9:40 AM

Mainstage

Day 2 Opening remarks

Noah Gellman, Founder & CEO, The Lead

9:40 - 10:10 AM

Mainstage

Keynote:

The Open Supply Chain: How Brands Can Upgrade the First Mile

Shekar Natarajan, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, American Eagle Outfitters

10:10 - 10:40 AM

Mainstage

Keynote Panel:

Tech Leadership in a Digitally Transformed World

James Ferolo, Chief Information Officer, Maui Jim

Matt Powell, CTO, FTD

Carrie Tharp, VP, Retail & Consumer, Google Cloud (Moderator)

10:40 - 11:00 AM

The Innovation Village

BREAK

SESSION 1

11:00 - 11:40 AM

TRACK 1

The Sustainable Organization: Delivering on Climate Pledges

Jenna Arkin, Chief Innovation Officer, Earth Friendly Products (ECOS)

Ann Tracy, Chief Sustainability Officer, Colgate-Palmolive

Wendy Waugh, SVP, Sustainability & Raw Material, Theory

Robin Barrett Wilson, Industry Executive Advisor – Fashion, SAP (Moderator)

TRACK 2

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Getting in Front of Gen Z’s Evolving Expectations

Éva Goicochea, CEO & Founder, Maude

Theresa Watts, SVP, Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, True Religion
 
Amy Shecter, CEO, Ever/Body
 
Sandra Campos, Board Member, Big Lots (Moderator)

TRACK 3

Vision Talks: Future Stores

Benjamin Nassler, VP, Consumer Applications, NewStore

Macerich (Speaker TBA)

Happy Returns (Speaker TBA)

Winston Retail (Speaker TBA)

Gabrielle Yo, VP, Fifth Wall (Interviewer)

SESSION 2

11:50 - 12:30 PM

TRACK 1

Context is King: Creating Hyper-Individualized Commerce Experiences

Mandeep Bhatia VP, Global Digital Product & Omnichannel Innovation, Tapestry
 
Lisa Johnston, Senior Editor, Consumer Goods Technology (Moderator)
 
Joel Layton, VP, Ecommerce, Marketing, & Digital, Shinola

Trending Tech SWOT: Web3

Barry McGeough, Global VP, Innovation, Wolverine Worldwide

TRACK 2

PRIVATE BRAND 2.0: RETAIL RESPONDS TO WHOLESALE BRANDS GOING DIRECT

Mariah Chase, CEO, Eloquii
 

Ricardo Lajoie VP, Global Product Creation, Foot Locker

Will Decker, Head of Brand and Retail, Plug and Play (Moderator)
Acting on the Voice of the Customer
Meeta Patel, VP, Consumer Experience, Under Armour
 
Maggie Winkel, VP, Product & Merchandising, Accessories,  Under Armour
 
Jessica Binns, Managing Editor & Technology Editor, Sourcing Journal (Moderator)
 
 

TRACK 3

Vision Talks: Data & AI

Prashant Agrawal, CEO, Impact Analytics
 
Navjit Bhasin, Founder & CEO, Newmine
 
Austin Blank, Enterprise Account Executive, Insider
 
Eli Finkelshteyn, Founder & CEO, Constructor
 
Diana Melencio, Partner, XRC Labs (Interviewer)
 
Julie Pont, Head of Fashion & Creative, Heuritech

12:30 - 1:30 PM

The Innovation Village

LUNCH

SESSION 3

1:30 - 2:10 PM

TRACK 1

Marketing Beyond Facebook: New Platforms For Driving Growth

Victor Castro, VP, Growth & Digital Product, Bonafide Health

Colleen Conkling, VP, Brand Marketing & Communication, ThirdLove

Cari Roberts Cameron VP, Marketing, Birdies
 
Andrew Dunst, Managing Director, The Sage Group (Moderator)

TRACK 2

Making the Store a Window into your Brand’s Soul

Melissa Mash, Founder, and CEO, Dagne Dover
 

Danielle DiMaiolo Rendini, Head of Retail, American Girl

Larry Rogers, Head of Retail & Assisted Channel Experiences, Verizon

Jessie Dowd, Editorial Director, Retail Leader, Path to Purchase Institute  (Moderator)

TRACK 3

CEO Vision Talks: Trending Tech

Stephanie Benedetto, Founder & CEO, Queen of Raw
 
Nicolas Darveau-Garneau, Chief Growth & Strategy Officer, Coveo
 
Adam Siegel, Co-Founder & CEO, Recurate
 

Nick U’rbano, Co-Founder & COO, Rare Circles

Frank Weil, Founder & CEO, myntr
 
Pavan Bahl, Managing Partner, Bellwether Culture (Moderator)

SESSION 4

2:20 - 3:00 PM

TRACK 1

MARKETING IS AN ART, NOT A SCIENCE

Doug Zarkin, VP & CMO, Pearle Vision

Andrew Adam Newman, Senior Reporter, Retail Brew (Interviewer)

Anatomy of a Break-Out D2C Brand

Emmett Shine, Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, Pattern Brands

TRACK 2

Brand KPIs: The Investor’s Perspective

Shana Randhava, VP, New Incubation Ventures, The Estée Lauder Companies

Maureen Sullivan, Partner, TCG

Stephen Wyss, Partner, Consumer Practice Leader, CohnReznick (Moderator)

TRACK 3

No programming scheduled

3:00 - 3:15 PM

The Innovation Village

BREAK

3:15 - 3:55 PM

Mainstage

Keynote Panel:

Taking Your Brand from $50 to $200 Million

John Merris, CEO & Director, Solo Brands

Aaron Sanandres, CEO & Co-Founder, UNTUCKit

Matt Weiler, Chief Financial Officer, Daily Harvest

Mary Ann Domuracki, Partner, MMG Advisors (Moderator)

3:55 - 4:35 PM

Mainstage

Keynote Panel:

The New Luxury Consumer

David Bassuk, Managing Director, AlixPartners (Moderator)
 
Katie Goldblatt, Executive Director, Rapport London
 
Robert Rizzolo, Chief Merchandising Officer, Marc Jacobs

4:35 - 4:45 PM

Mainstage

Closing Remarks

Noah Gellman, Founder & CEO, The Lead