Join Us For the 2021 New York Luxury Summit: Creative Renaissance
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Source: Press office Italy - American Chamber of Commerce
Creative Renaissance, Friday November 5, 2021 8:45 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Est
Opening Session - KPMG Industry Insights
Julia Wilson is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Advisory practice. Based in Atlanta, GA, Julia has spent significant time advising clients in the Consumer & Retail industries. As a managing director in the practice, she advises corporate and private equity clients in finding performance improvement opportunities both inside and outside of the deal space.
To support her clients in their transformation and growth agendas, Julia finds ways of marrying traditional research assets and cutting-edge analytics capabilities, data sets and visualization tools to help provide actionable insights.
Julia’s areas of expertise include consumer insights and research, commercial and operational diligence, large scale performance transformation, revenue growth management and pricing, cost takeout and performance optimization, market opportunity analysis and strategic option analysis.
How Luxury and Sustainability Can Foster the Ultimate Creativity
Venanzio Ciampa, President, The Promotion Factory (Moderator)
Venanzio Ciampa founded The Promotion Factory in 2004 after successful stints in marketing and communications at the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch company, and LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group.
Michael Beutler, Director of Sustainability Operations,
Michael Beutler joined Kering as the Director of Sustainability Operations in September 2011. Prior to Kering, Michael served 6 years at SAP in Senior Management positions including his last role as Global Director of Sustainability and Strategy for 3 years, and has worked at international corporations DHL, PWC and Ford over the last 20 years.
CEO & Founder,
Susan Rockefeller is a documentary filmmaker, artist, and conservationist. She is founder of Musings, a digital magazine that showcases responsible innovation and provides inspiration and action for a better world. Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We Are Family Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, Land and Garden Preserve, and the David Rockefeller Fund.
Michele Sofisti, President, Sofos Management
Michele Sofisti is the Founder and President of SOFOS Management. Prior to SOFOS, Michele served in Senior Management positions for various luxury companies including Omega, Swatch Group, Ferrari SPA and LVMH - Fred Paris and Christian Dior watches.
How Digitization Inspired Innovation and Acceleration in the Luxury Industry
Milton Pedraza, CEO, The Luxury Institute (Moderator)
Milton Pedraza is the CEO of the Luxury Institute and EIX (Emotionally Intelligent Xpert). Today, Luxury Institute is the world's most trusted research, training, and elite business solutions partner for luxury and premium goods and services brands. Milton advises and coaches luxury CEOs and advises and serves on the boards of top-tier luxury and premium brands, as well as luxury and premium startups.
Brad Davis, Co-Founder +Chief Executive Officer, DataLucent
Brad Davis, CEO of DataLucent, is a marketing and advertising entrepreneur and data product developer. Brad thrives in big-data environments, and specializes in customer acquisition, analysis, segmentation and marketing response optimization.
Jason Holland, President of Global Business, Firework
Jason Holland serves as President of Global Business at Firework, the short-form video platform designed to bring a shoppable, livestream video experience to any website. Prior to joining Firework, Jason served as Global Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Evolve Media LLC.
Kareen Mallet, Founder, Replika Software
Kareen is a global entrepreneur with extensive experience in the Fashion, Retail and Luxury industries. In 2016, Kareen co-founded Replika Software, a turnkey social selling solution to enable brands to power up their network of sales associates and influencers into social and digital revenue generators.
B2C With No Filters
Alberto Milani, Senior Advisor CDO Luxury Division, Richline Group, A Berkshire Hathaway Company (Moderator)
Alberto Milani leads Piazza Italia Market, the ultimate aggregator created to assist Italian companies in facilitating the growth of their business and brand awareness in North America. He is also the President of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce in New York and Italian Ambassador at Jedora, a new vertically-oriented jewelry, watch and loose gemstone marketplace owned by Multimedia Commerce Group Inc.
Alberto is a worldwide technology enabler and provides innovative brand strategies that explore customized and individual new buying habits. He has held executive positions with Procter&Gamble, No Limits Sector Sport Watches, Bulgari, Buccellati and Richline Group, A Berkshire Hathaway Company.
Thierry J. Chaunu, Co-Founder & President, BeauGeste Luxury Brands
Thierry Chaunu is co-founder and President of BeauGeste Luxury Brands, an exclusivesales representative agency in North America for several luxury watches and jewelry brands. He is also President of Brands Consulting LLC, a luxury consulting firm with many world-famous client brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Chaumet, Jacob & Co, Marina B., Damiani, Lladró, etc.
Jon Pearce, Global Chief Creative Officer, Hudson Rouge
Jon joined WPP’s Hudson Rouge in early 2012, and oversees all creative output from the New York agency and its satellite offices around the globe. Over his twenty-five years experience in advertising and marketing, he has used these insights to launch brands, sustain growing brands, and help recharge brands that have lost their luster.
Chip Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, Jedora
Chip Smith is the Chief Marketing Officer for Jedora. In this role, Smith is responsible for the planning, development and execution of Jedora’s marketing and advertising initiatives. Chip brings over 30 years of marketing experience to the role and over 20 years of interactive marketing expertise with Fortune 500 and start-up organizations.
How Diversity Drives Innovation and Value (Bonus Session: Moderated by Maria Pia Ebreo, Fortune Italia)
We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support of the 2021 Luxury Summit: