Taking insights from our successful Executive MBA at London College of Fashion, this one-day seminar will examine some of the complex challenges the retail industry faces with the emergence of new technologies. Through forward thinking lectures, discussion and debate you will consider the implications for your business and the fashion eco-system...
Taking insights from our successful Executive MBA at London College of Fashion, this one-day seminar will examine some of the complex challenges the retail industry faces with the emergence of new technologies. Through forward thinking lectures, discussion and debate you will consider the implications for your business and the fashion eco-system. The talks will be led by guests and lecturers from our innovative and thought-leading EMBA, and you will have unprecedented access to our experts throughout the day.
09.30: Arrival and registration
10.00: Welcome from the Executive MBA (Fashion) Course Leader James Clark
10.30: Rethinking the customer journey. Omnichannel implementation strategies. Delivered by Matteo Montecchi
11.30: Disruption? Reassessing retail business model design. Delivered by James Clark
12.30: Lunch break and networking
13.30: The Fintech effect: Fintech application within the fashion industry. Delivered by Abdullah Abo Milhim
14.30: Leadership Matters? Engaging with human capital to deliver strategic advantage. Delivered by Lisa Henderson
16.00: Panel discussion. Developing leading fashion businesses. Facilitated by Jonathan Chippindale, Chief Executive, Holition
16.45: Close comments by the Executive MBA (Fashion) Course Leader James Clark
James Clark is the course leader of the Executive MBA (Fashion) and a senior lecturer specialising in fashion product management at London College of Fashion, UAL. His teaching within the Fashion Business School currently covers fashion merchandising, supply chain management and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining UAL, he worked within the UK fashion retail industry which includes substantive positions with Debenhams, Coats Viyella and House of Fraser.
Matteo Montecchi is Senior Lecturer in Fashion Marketing and Course Leader for the Integrated MSc in Strategic Fashion Management. His expertise is strategic marketing for fashion, lifestyle and luxury products, digital and social media marketing for luxury brands and online retailing. He has extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including MBA and executive courses, both in the context of specialist fashion colleges and business schools.
Abdullah Abo Milhim joined LCF in 2013, teaching at both under and post graduate levels including the EMBA within the Fashion Business School. He has also taught at various UK Higher Education Institutions including Istituto Marangoni London, Westminster University and at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). Prior to his move into HE, Abdullah enjoyed significant experience in investment banking, working for Merrill Lynch as a structured finance analyst with a special focus on emerging markets.
Lisa Henderson is a Lecturer in Human Resources Management and studied MSc International Human Resource Management at Kingston University. She is accredited to the Chartered Management Institute as Chartered Manager and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In her twenty year industry career she has worked globally in the Retail Operations specialism developing SME and start-up businesses.
Jonathan Chippindale is a digital entrepreneur, and CEO of Holition, with a wide experience of mentoring and advising both businesses and respected academic institutions around the world. His wealth of knowledge has been built over twenty five years of experience in luxury goods, with an emphasis on digital. He possesses a proven track record of creating value and driving sales using insights, creativity, innovation, collaboration and cultural sensitivity.
Holition is a synthesis of futurists, luxury marketers, retail specialists and cutting edge leaders in innovative and emerging digital technology. An artistic approach to the design of technology sets it apart, crafting premium digital experiences for a growing network of pioneering luxury organisations including Richemont, LVMH, Kering and Swatch Group across the emerging digital fashion and accessory sectors. Their creative augmented reality, holographic, ‘touch' and wearable tech solutions bring audiences closer to brands, connecting digital to retail by delivering memorable retail experiences online, in-store and through mobile.
About the Executive MBA (Fashion)
The Executive MBA (Fashion) has been created for busy international professionals working at a senior level and is designed to help you achieve a leadership role. The first of its kind to focus on fashion, this exclusive programme combines short face-to-face teaching blocks and networking events in London with online distance learning, accessible from wherever you are in the world.
Included in the day you will receive:
- Access to lecture slides post event
- Copy of the Fashion Advisory Council report: Big data – managing the disruptive forces of the fashion industry
- Refreshments and a sandwich lunch