Fashion, Technology & Wine

A joint initiative by Infor and Fortude

The Fashion, Technology & Wine event series, conducted by Fortude in collaboration with Infor, continues to get bigger and better.

Join us in the vibrant heart of New York City for the highly anticipated 4th edition of our Fashion, Technology & Wine series. Get ready for another extraordinary event where fashion industry leaders come together to share insights about the latest trends, innovations and strategies shaping the fashion industry today.

Fourth edition event details

12 October 2023

5.00 PM – 7.00 PM EST

Infor HQ – Rooftop,
New York

Speaker Line Up

Keynote Session

In this edition our keynote speaker, Andrew hopes to cover ‘Tracing Paths to Sustainability through Technology’ – an in-depth discussion on the technologies that are shaping the fashion industry into a more sustainable mold.

Andrew Dalziel

Industry & Solution Strategy
Fashion & Retail, Infor

Having worked at multiple technology companies focused on fashion, apparel and footwear for over 20 years, Andrew is currently focused on helping businesses address their biggest challenges with Infor’s industry-specific cloud solutions. 

Customer Spotlight

Our expert panel will discuss how you can eliminate inefficiencies and deliver results in your supply chain whilst driving ERP transformation, and share insights on how technology can pave the way in shaping the fashion industry today.

Katia Berlin

VP Strategy & Business Transformation, APP Group 
(Parent company of the Mackage and SOIA & KYO brands)

Katia is a retail and apparel expert with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She focuses on enabling operational excellence to drive change, building alignment, and increasing transparency within organizations.

Moderated by

Ana Friedlander

Director Industry & Strategy Fashion & Retail, Infor

Ana brings over 30 years of senior-level experience in both the brand and technology sectors. She has collaborated with renowned companies such as Steve Madden, Rag & Bone, and Herman Kay, as well as with Dynamics, Blue Cherry, and Essentus.

Supply Chain Session

We delve into the intricacies of fashion supply chains, addressing the unique challenges, innovations, and strategies that are essential for business success.

Heidi Benko

VP Product Management,
GT Nexus

Heidi has over 20 years of experience in supply chain product management and marketing, delivering innovative supply chain network solutions to companies across industries to help transform their supply chain operations and finance strategies.

Sounds interesting?

Building upon the success of our previous events, we look forward to bringing you an even more exciting experience this time around. Register now.


Highlights from the third edition of the Fashion, Tech and Wine event series

At our third edition held recently in New York, our audience had an opportunity to engage with speakers from key fashion brands including PVH, Steve Madden, Burton Snowboards, American Exchange Group (AXNY) and more.

Diving into AI and Machine Learning with Sandeep

Keynote speaker, Sandeep  presented a compelling discussion on the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in enabling Fashion Brands to achieve growth and success.

Keynote in-detail:
Think Big, Work Smart

How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are driving success for Fashion Brands.

Sandeep Ananda
Senior Director, AI/ML Engineering, Infor

Conversations with CIOs and CTOs from leading fashion brands
We were joined by leading CIOs and CTOs from Steve Madden, HH Brown and American Exchange Group (AXNY), to discuss all things from legacy ERP, cloud to AI and Machine Learning.

Panel discussions:
• Why Migrate from Legacy to Cloud ERP?
• Transforming the Value Chain with AI and Machine Learning

Oz Saar
CIO, Steve Madden

Kyle Wierenga
CIO, Burton Snowboards

Todd Emerson
CTO, American Exchange Group (AXNY)

All things related to the fashion supply chain with PVH and Infor

We dove into PVH’s supply chain goals and how the Cloud has paved the way for a more resilient and sustainable supply chain.

Supply chain discussions:
Supply Chain Resiliency in the Cloud and Sustainability, Quality & Compliance

Keith Fitzpatrick,
Director Business Solutions, PVH

Erick Rowe
VP Industry & Solution Strategy, Infor


Impact through fashion technology
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Weaving a new future for
fashion with technology