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Converge: Elevating Fashion Brands and Retail with Technology

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111 West Illinois Street

Chicago, IL 60654

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The Chicago chapter of Fashion Group International welcomes you to learn about the impact of technology on today's fashion industry. Our panelists are pushing the ways we develop product and reach consumers. Join us to hear about how consumers are driving today's shopping experiences and how technology is adapting to fulfill their needs.

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Cayla Weisberg; InvestHER Ventures

As partner at InvestHER Ventures, Cayla focuses on investing in emerging technology companies founded and led by women. With a track record for scaling early-stage start up's, Cayla analyzes deals with a sales lens: offering hands on partnership to each of InvestHER's portfolio companies. Her interests include: B2B marketplaces, web enabled services, enterprise solutions and e-commerce.

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Lacey Bell; President & Founder Fireflyline

Lacey launched Fireflyline in 2015 to provide technical services and process improvements to those creating cut and sew goods. Services include 3D virtual prototypes, allowing designs to be visualized early in the development process. Prior to launching Fireflyline, Lacey led Technical Design of Outerwear and Swimwear for Lands' End. Her experience crosses all genders and ages and many apparel categories. Lacey holds a MS in Project Management and a BS in Apparel Merchandising, Production, and Design.

Eric Sheinkop; CEO desirelist

In his latest venture, desirelist, Sheinkop is continuing his trend of creating disruptive tech-based solutions, with a platform that gives consumers access to discover and shop authentic product recommendations from models, musicians and athletes. desirelist's use of content driven product recommendations offers retailers a new route to market, transforming the way people discover and purchase the products used by the pros. This approach creates a new revenue source for talent, giving them the ability to measure the value of their influence and secure data-driven brand partnerships.

Sarah Perkins; CEO & Co-founder DesignerShare

Sarah Perkins is the CEO and co-founder of DesignerShare, the first truly peer-to-peer marketplace for women to rent their designer clothing and accessories to one another. She has a marketing degree from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Journalism from DePaul University, leading her to become a lifestyle journalist and editor before taking the entrepreneurial plunge. Sarah has loved fashion her whole life—she has visions of outfits based on mood and vividly dreams in color.

Alex Jovanovich; MD, DermaCare

Dr. J created Dermacare to remove the barriers to professional acne treatment so that everyone can have the skin they deserve.

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