Fashion & Tech: SSENSE, Dynamite, Calixa, From Rachel

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Spaces Mile End

5455 Gaspe Ave Suite 710

Montreal, Quebec H2T 3B3


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Lighthouse Labs presents Fashion x Tech Meetup!

Some of our favorite Montreal companies are working hard to produce a meaningful fashion retail experience, by using technology to improve the shopping experience, curating recommendations and showcasing local designers.

In this fireside chat, we’ll explore a diverse set of ways in which Montrealers are contributing to better the fashion retail experience and discuss practical solutions that entrepreneurs and developers are bringing to the industry.

Our featured guests:

- Sara Lithwick, director of product management at SSENSE

- Sokmean Nou, founder at Calixa

- Alexandre Bouchard, director of technology and user experience at From Rachel

- Guest TBA from Groupe Dynamite

Alongside moderator Chantale Streeting from Lighthouse Labs, our panel will discuss how entrepreneurs and developers can build a better fashion retail experience, using technology to better manage inventory and sales, and make an impact on how we shop and consume fashion.


Sara Lithwick

Sara Lithwick is Director of Product Management at SSENSE where she oversees a team of Product Managers and a UX Designer helping the organization prioritize which digital products to build. Working alongside Engineers and Data Scientists, Sara and her team are focused on building the foundation for scalable data-driven products that drive customer engagement through an omni-channel experience.

Sara is a seasoned technology professional with over a decade of experience launching, growing, and optimizing digital products for pure players such as Amazon and Ubisoft.

Sokmean Nou

Sokmean has dual business and tech background, with a BBA in Marketing and International Business from HEC Montreal, and a professional training in software engineering from the Fullstack Academy in New York City. She spent her early professional years in the Asia Pacific region where she worked as Global Key Account Program Manager at DHL eCommerce in Singapore. She had the opportunity to work with clients like Abercrombie & Fitch, Amazon, Apple and Alibaba, to name a few. Following her return to Canada and after close to 2 years as a software consultant, Sokmean launched Calixa Technologies this year through the NextAI acceleration program, on a mission to power the next generation of retail experiences.

Alexandre Bouchard

Over the last two years, Alex has been positioning Rachel as a technology-first e-commerce company by building an array of solutions across the full spectrum of business needs. Rachel now owns its infrastructure from operations, to business intelligence and subscriber experience. He's an advocate for increasing the technical ambition and know-how in the industry having seen first hand the impact on growth and scalability.

Big thank you to Spaces Mile End for hosting us!

About Lighthouse Labs:

Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer. You’ll be immersed in full-stack web development through hands-on experience.

With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors who view coding as the ultimate craft, you’ll join the ranks of over 1,000 developers in the Lighthouse Labs community. Our industry driven-curriculum and rigorous education standards have created the ultimate result for our graduates: over 95% employment rate.

Upcoming Courses in Montreal:

Development Bootcamp: $10500 Prices are all-inclusive.

Duration: Sep 16 - Dec 6 (12 weeks)

Intro to Front-End with Javascript: $1575 Prices are all-inclusive.

Duration: Aug 19 - Sept 25 (6 weeks)

Intro to Web Development: $1575 Prices are all-inclusive.

Duration: Aug 20 - Sept 26 (6 weeks)


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