by Jonas Altman
The Fashion sector is being transformed by technology. Mass customisation, bodyscanning, m-commerce, avatars, social shopping, digital stylists, and things we haven't even heard of are changing the face of the industry. Getting it right with innovative business models and unconventional marketing can make brands flourish (think UNIQLO) while getting it wrong with sleazy campaigns and a dysfunctional culture can make others sink (think American Apparel).
Questions answered :
How can technology enhance and accelerate fashion start-ups and companies?
What ingredients make up a successful e-commerce solution?
How does social media fit in within a fashion marketing strategy?
by Tom Hall
We believe collaboration is fundamental to successful digital innovation. But it’s not always easy. Pearson’s Future Technologies and Partnerships team recently set-out to explore what makes a successful collaboration. Interviewing the people and businesses that together have created new digital experiences - from the Mozilla Foundation and Dundee University, Aurasma and the British Fashion Council, Rewired State and SleepyDog - we sought to discover the secrets behind successful partnerships.
At this session, we will discuss the findings so far and share some of the common themes that have driven successful
projects. What are the principles of a fruitful partnership? What are the common pitfalls? How can we all work better collaboratively?
Questions answered: How can businesses of all sizes work better together? How can open collaboration drive innovation? What is the recipe for a successful partnership?
by Jay Cooper
The working environment has changed, with greater emphasis on remote working through cloud based tools. Yet business clustering is not only surviving, it thrives. We look at how this is the case and back up our argument through social data. Questions answered : Why location is still important for creativity, opportunity and sanity.
Why/how it started, what we've done so far and what we hope to achieve
Questions answered :
Can we get more money into start-ups at the early/seed stage
21st May to 1st June 2012