Devon Safran, DCS Advisors

Devon Safran has always had a passion for the business of fashion, luxury, and retail. She began her career in the exclusive executive training program at Ralph Lauren before transitioning into the buying office working on several brands including RL Factory Stores and Rugby. Devon continued to nurture her love of the industry in roles at J. Crew, where she …

Ed Klaris, Klaris IP

Ed is the founding Partner of Klaris IP, a boutique law firm based in New York City with clients around the world. The firm’s mission is to provide counsel and support in media law, privacy, publicity, advertising, marketing, technology, rights management, and intellectual property law. Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Chairman of the Board at Pilobolus Dance …

Edward Cardimona

An inspirational creative leader and information architect, Edward has the ability to bring together creative teams and business management to help articulate ideas, translate them into identity, and design and develop products that are breakthrough and engaging for both retailers and consumers across all global markets. For more than twenty-five years, he has spearheaded brand design strategies through building great …

Elizabeth Chan

Elizabeth Chan is a Billboard charting and award nominated recording artist/producer and CEO of Merry Bright Music Enterprises. Merry Bright Music is a New York Based entertainment company exclusively focused on holiday media globally distributed in partnership with Sony/RED, Kobalt Music, eOne and Viva Entertainment. Chan is also actively involved with organizations focused on the advancement of the rights of …

Fiona Swerdlow, Shop.Org

Fiona is Head of Research at the National Retail Federation’s digital retail division Shop.org. Previously, she was the VP and General Manager, e-Commerce at Tommy Hilfiger. Fiona is Head of Research at the National Retail Federation’s digital retail division Shop.org. Previously, she was the VP and General Manager, e-Commerce at Tommy Hilfiger. Fiona received her MBA from Rice University, and …

George Eberstadt

George has spent the last 20 years leading companies building social technologies. As the founder and CEO of TurnTo, George has been exploring the intersection of community and online commerce. Prior activities include wearables for business meetings, enterprise team collaboration, B2B marketplace automation, strategy consulting, and technology policy analysis for the U.S. Congress. George holds an MBA from the University …

Holly Soroca

Holly Soroca most recently served as President of Sales for all Dutch, LLC brands, including Joie, Current/Elliott and Equipment.  Ms. Soroca began her fashion career in buying at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Her interest in fashion combined with her education in Economics and long family history in independent retail led her to spend six years at Saks Fifth Avenue.  As a …

Ilan Tito, Full Grain Focus Parters

llan Tito is Founder of Full Grain Focus Partners, a boutique consulting firm providing e-commerce strategy, merchandising and management services to fashion and luxury brands, retailers and start-ups. He has worked with clients including Bonobos, Refinery29, Frank & Oak, Snowe, Theory, Oscar de la Renta, Zadig & Voltaire and others. Prior to founding Full Grain Focus Partners, Ilan launched and …

Jeffrey Liss

Jeffrey Liss has deep experience in leading major change initiatives in large organizations and is passionate about the rapidly changing digital experience for the retail consumer. His background in management consulting, brick-and-mortar retail, eCommerce and consumer research positions him well to lead in this volatile retail environment. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of …

Jessica Kahan Dvorett

Jessica is VP Merchandising and a member of the management team at Gwynnie Bee, a subscription apparel rental service for women sized 10 – 32.  She is passionate about building innovative businesses that will transform the retail industry. Prior to joining Gwynnie Bee, Jessica led Merchandising, Strategy and Consumer Insights teams at Cole Haan and Coach, Inc. She has also …