November 3, 2017
October was a busy month for the Evo Pricing team, attending two major Fashion Tech events in France.
Our Gallic adventures began on the 12th October with Evo Pricing CEO Fabrizio Fantini being one of a panel of experts at the Paris campus of ESCP Europe.
To discuss the burning question in Fashion and Technology – “Is Customer Data the New Black?”
As part of the 5th Fashion Tech Week, Evo Pricing’s founder was joined on stage by Gulnaz Khusainova (CEO of Easysize), Elise Beuriot (Director of the Fashion Market at Amazon Europe), Olivier Dancot (Lectra Vice President of Data) and Céline Abecassis-Moedas (co-director of Lectra-ESCP Europe Chair).
Among the topics discussed were reducing returns, optimizing your assortment and the compliance issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – concerning consumer acceptance of the processing of their personal data.
A more detailed report can be found here.
Our second French outing involved our Business Development Manager, Marco Palminiello and Chief Data Scientist, Giuseppe Craparotta.
They attended the Fashion Tech Days event at the CETI in Roubaix / Tourcoing.
Giuseppe has strong links with the University at Roubaix, doing his 3-month PhD exchange at ENSAIT (École nationale supérieure des arts et industries textiles). As Giuseppe explains, “Once [Roubaix] was the capital of the textile industry, now it is the capital of textile management.”
On why the Roubaix event is growing in importance, Giuseppe feels it is a great opportunity for data scientists to meet their peers and assess the state of tech in the industry.
“This event is important because it gives us the chance to discuss what data is telling us.”
For Marco it is a great way to meet many different players in the sector “from innovative startups to big companies looking for ideas.”
It also gave him a chance to give a presentation explain how Evo Pricing tackles waste in the retail sector.
You can find a transcript of his presentation here.
See more coverage on both events on our Press page.
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