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Panel Discussions

Panel: The New Rules of Retailing
Michael Dart, Principal Head of Private Equity and Strategy, Kurt Salmon Associates

  • Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder and CEO, Rent the Runway
  • John Mincarelli, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Marty Staff, Former CEO, Hugo Boss

Panel: New Business Models in Retailing
John Deighton, Harvard Business School and Executive Director, Marketing Science Institute


  • Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker
  • Beth Ferreira, COO,
  • Dini Rao, Chief Merchandise Officer, Lot18
  • Diana Williams, VP of Products & Founder, Joyus

Panel: Multi-Channel Retailing
Barbara E. Kahn, Director, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


  • Krista Berry, Executive Vice President of Multi Channel Commerce, Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto
  • Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO, Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
  • Sucharita Mulpuru, Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving eBusiness and Channel Strategy Professionals, Forrester

Panel: The Global Consumer
Steven Frumkin, Dean, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, Fashion Institute of Technology


  • Ken Erickson, CEO, Pacific Ethnography
  • Neil Cole, CEO, Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
  • Melinda Lorenz, Fashion Institute of Technology, Former Global Marketing Director, L'Oreal Cosmetics

Panel: The In-Store Experience Moderator
Jeff Inman, University of Pittsburgh


  • Michael Gould, CEO, Bloomingdale’s
  • Phil McGee, Director, Shopper Insights & Category Management, Campbell Soup Company
  • Kelly Riemer, Virtual Reality Project Manager
  • Nicole Thayer, Shopper Insights and Category Management Virtual Reality Leader, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
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