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Fashion Is Your Business - a retail technology podcast

Fashion Is Your Business - a retail technology podcast

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Fashion Is Your Business is a weekly show about FASHIONTECH, the intersection of fashion business and fashion technology. The podcast is produced through MouthMedia Network. The hosts are entrepreneurial strategist Rob Sanchez, leading fashion technology consultant Pavan Bahl, creative entrepreneur Marc Raco, and fashion tech + sustainability consultant Nataliya Makulova. Guests include the world's foremost fashion technology pioneers, discussing textiles to retail and everything in between, it covers business news from startups to conglomerates, and the show has a fun and accessible morning radio vibe.
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Dalia Lasaite, CEO of CGTrader, the world's largest source for licensable stock and custom 3D models, managing two interrelated business lines, shares how augmented reality models can change the fashion industry. Recorded on location at CommerceNext.
Two things any brand needs to grow: the ability to grow and directly engage consumers, and a nimble workforce to grow at the pace the business does. Rob Sanchez talks with two companies filling those roles, recorded on location at eTail East in Boston. First, Sabba Nazhand,  VP of Sales for WorkGenius (an AI powered marketplace for enterprises to engage freelancers - quality, pricing and compliance on enterprise standards), and then Julian Kahlon, CEO of Project Verte (a full circle e-commerce solution built with simple, connected tools that help brands grow and directly engage consumers).
Underwear. Pretty much everybody wears it. It’s the basics. But for the underwear (and more) brand Mack Weldon, reinventing men's basics is keys. They believe in smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. And it’s the building of community and loyalty strategies that make this brand a perfect fit for more and more men. Brian Fesen, Head of Marketing, joins Marc Raco and Rob Sanchez on location at Commerce Next in New York.
Data is of growing importance for anyone running a brand in fashion. And commerce requires software and web development just to stay at pace with a fast marketplace. Managing that data can be an overwhelming and sometimes impossible task that can be costly and distracting.  Aiven's mission is to allow developers to focus on building awesome applications without worrying about data infrastructure management, by hosting and managing an open-source database and messaging systems for business clients around the world on all major cloud platforms. CTO and Co-founder Heikki Nousiainen joins Rob Sanchez on location at eTail East in Boston.
Let’s talk robots. Or, more broadly, next generation technology. Are you prepared? As we move into an era of AI and 'bots, the interface between human and machine is critical to get right. While many are still figuring out which AI tools to apply and what level of robotics will work, for some they are leading the pack and seizing these technological opportunities now. Shane Lenton, CIO of CUE Clothing and Meg Tonkin, Human-Robot interaction Researcher, Social Robotics, join Marc Raco on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia to  discuss the possibilities and the impact on organizations today that may be ahead,  as the alliance between human and machine grows stronger.
Next-level customer experience is a goal for many brands. But creating innovative spaces for those next level customer experience is something else. Transforming retail physical platforms to become more impactful is high on most retailers' agendas. Though creating spaces that are unforgettable and that offer a seamless on-  and off-line experience takes innovation and some out of the box ingenuity. Former Optus Director of Retail Design Ben Hawkins joins Marc Raco on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia to discuss the opportunities and mindset required for a new paradigm of retail store design, and what that has to do with one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia.
New retail means new ideas, new technology, new leaders who are thinking with new strategies. In some cases, -that means strategies about people. Millennial workforces have created a cultural shift in the way retailers manage and cultivate their people. Last year Lowes, a leading Australian menswear, young menswear, and schoolwear retail chain offering well-made clothing at affordable prices, won Retail Employer of The Year. Jason Heap, Head of People at Lowes, joins Marc Raco on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia to discuss how they developed their people strategy and the lessons the retail industry can learn from exemplary people strategies; the challenges and knowledge required to take the next step; and the next level of ethical advancement required to meet an aware and conscious consumer.
There’s no way around it: customers are paying attention to sustainability. Creating unique sustainable initiatives must be in the menu. Savvy consumers are demanding to know from where products are sourced and are looking for higher levels sustainability from brands. Julie Mathers (Founder/CEO of Flora and Fauna, Australia's largest cruelty free & vegan shop with exclusive eco friendly products) and Sarah Mullen (COO of Adore Beauty, Australia's online beauty boutique) join Marc Raco on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia. They discuss the challenges and knowledge required to take the next step.the next level of ethical advancement required to meet an aware and conscious consumer. 
It’s no secret diversity is on the minds of many founders and executives in all industries, including fashion. Two thought leaders in diversity in fashion, Jessica Couch and Brittany Hicks, who amongst many other things are the co-founders of the Women of Color FashTech Brunch, sat down with Rob Sanchez and guest host Lois Herzeca for a lively discussion about diversity — in the industry and in thought. 
There is no set formula to entering China’s retail landscape successfully, there are still many unknowns and risks to navigate. While the opportunity is huge, so too is the potential damage. Raymond Ma, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud (a major player in cloud solutions) joins Marc Raco on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia to discuss the challenges and knowledge required to take the next step.
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