CHICAGO, IL – 17 Jul, 2017 – Remodista, Inc., social think tank focused on retail and fintech disruption through collaborative research and analysis, will be in Australia for this year’s Online Retailer on July 26th-27th at the International Convention Centre in Sydney as two executive honorees from the 2017 Women2Watch in Retail Disruption will be keynoting at the event.
Online Retailer is Australia’s largest retail exhibition and conference highlighting disruptive, innovative retail models and the technologies that support the disruption of retail. As a facilitator to the disruption of global retail tech, the partnership between Online Retailer and Remodista came natural. Remodista expanded their Women2Watch in Retail Disruption to Australia for 2017, honoring 80 women leaders in total, 10 being from Australia.
“For many Australian retail businesses, going global is an important growth strategy. Our partnership with Remodista provides local retail leaders with a network of likeminded and successful women and enables global connections and collaboration. The positive feedback from our local community has been encouraging and the level of participation has exceeded our expectation” said Director of Online Retailer at Reed Exhibitions, Alice Kuepper.
This year, three U.S. executive women, two of them Women2Watch will be keynoting at Online Retailer including Kyla Robinson, HBC Digital; Krissie Millan, Rebecca Minkoff; and Robyn Li, GGV Capital. Following the two-day event will be an award dinner hosted by Remodista, in which Online Retailer will be in attendance to celebrate the programs growth and Australian honorees.
Women2Watch in Retail Disruption is an influential group of thinkers that one should keep an eye on. They are experimenting in online and brick-and-mortar retail, solving problems in operations, CRM, marketing, AI, commerce, IoT, supply chain, logistics, and globalization. The 2017 Innovation Award winners include leaders from New York & Company, Keds, HBC Digital, Mission, Yoga Smoga, and Zazzle.
“It is wonderful to see this partnership growing beyond our imagination. Communities are ready to cultivate women leadership. Considering we are 50% of the workforce, I consider this an exciting sign,” said CEO and founder of Remodista, Kelly Stickel.
Krissie Millan is a recognized leader in the retail/luxury and digital space, as Vice President of e-commerce and Digital Innovation at Rebecca Minkoff she is driving growth through focused strategy, marketing, innovation and technology, and customer strategies across digital channels. Robyn Li is Vice President at GGV Capital’s Silicon Valley office, where she focuses on investments in ecommerce and consumer internet. Kyla Robinson is Senior Product Manager for Mobile Applications at HBC Digital, where she overseas product development for Saks Fifth Avenue and Gilt Groupe.
About Online Retailer
Online Retailer is Australia’s original, largest and most established exhibition and conference for technology led retailers and retail enablers. For the past 9 years, the event has showcased solution providers that enable the full spectrum of ecommerce and retail technology, curated conference content, local and international speakers, high level networking and industry celebration of technology led retail best practice.
Founded in 2010 by Kelly Stickel, Remodista is a social think tank examining disruption in global retail. Their mission is to provide insight, education, and innovation to global brands through collaborative research and analysis. By identifying challenges, Remodista builds and tests assumptions that prepare retailers for the future. Part of the retail committee at Remodista includes leaders from Coach, Keds, New York & Company, TUMI, and HBC Digital.
Company Name: Remodista
Contact Person: Samantha Frontera
Country: United States