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Lodovico Brioschi, Co-founder, COO and CFO at Amaro “From Banking to success in innovative fast fashion”

Lodovico Brioschi, Co-founder, COO and CFO at Amaro “From Banking to success in innovative fast fashion”

TOM ROYAL: Your background is in banking, and you’re personally from Lugano, but you currently reside in Sao Paolo, Brazil and work in fashion. Could you give us a brief history of how you came to be there, and to found Amaro.com? LODOVICO BRIOSCHI: I was born and raised in Lugano; I grew up there […]
Riccardo Martinelli, Start-Up and innovation specialist at PINKO “On seeking out start-up talent in fashion”

Riccardo Martinelli, Start-Up and innovation specialist at PINKO “On seeking out start-up talent in fashion”

TOM ROYAL: I would think that most attendees at Fashion Innovation Week will have heard of Pinko, but could you give us a brief introduction to the company and its history? RICCARDO MARTINELLI: Pinko is an Italian fashion company. It is family owned and managed, founded by Pietro Negra and his wife Cristina Rubini. Their […]
Marco Nori, CEO and Founder at LittleOnes “A fashion start-up success born in Ticino”

Marco Nori, CEO and Founder at LittleOnes “A fashion start-up success born in Ticino”

TOM ROYAL: Could you tell us a little about the history of LittleOnes, how it came to be started, and the products that you offer? What makes LittleOnes, and its clothes, unique? MARCO NORI: LittleOnes is a start-up fashion business. We’re focused on kidswear, from birth to 14 years of age, and it’s a project […]
Jacob Hoekstra, Global CEO at Kilpatrick “Finding executive talent in an age of digital transformation”

Jacob Hoekstra, Global CEO at Kilpatrick “Finding executive talent in an age of digital transformation”

TOM ROYAL: First of all, would you mind giving a very brief introduction to Kilpatrick, and the kind of services you provide? JACOB HOECKSTRA: We’re global executive search firm, and our core business is supporting our clients in crossing borders. Most of our clients have needs outside of the countries or regions where they feel […]
Marcel Hossli, CEO at Zimmerli of Switzerland “Building Global e-Commerce success from Ticino”

Marcel Hossli, CEO at Zimmerli of Switzerland “Building Global e-Commerce success from Ticino”

TOM ROYAL: Zimmerli has a rich history, dating back I believe as far as 1871, and exports its products worldwide. But just for anyone who might not previously encountered the company, could you give us a very brief introduction to its history and products? MARCEL HOSSLI: Our history is that in 1871 the company was […]
Emanuele Carpanzano, Director of the Department of Innovative Technologies at SUPSI “Working alongside industry on innovative research projects”

Emanuele Carpanzano, Director of the Department of Innovative Technologies at SUPSI “Working alongside industry on innovative research projects”

TOM ROYAL: Most of the attendees at Fashion Innovation Week will know of SUPSI and its work, but for those visiting from overseas, for example, could you give a brief background of the University and what kind of education and research it offers? EMANUELE CARPANZANO: The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland […]
Leonardo Pecchioli, CEO and Founder at Keros Digital “Building innovative services to support omnichannel retail”

Leonardo Pecchioli, CEO and Founder at Keros Digital “Building innovative services to support omnichannel retail”

TOM ROYAL: With several past roles at Guess, and now the Founder and CEO of a technology business, your personal career seems almost the perfect fit for Fashion Innovation Week. Could you give us a brief outline of your personal history moving from working directly in a fashion company to heading up Keros Digital? LEONARDO […]
Marco Palmieri, CEO and President at Piquadro S.p.A. and The Bridge S.p.A. “Innovation to benefit both business and society”

Marco Palmieri, CEO and President at Piquadro S.p.A. and The Bridge S.p.A. “Innovation to benefit both business and society”

TOM ROYAL: First of all, many people will recognise the Piquadro brand and its goods – but would you mind giving us a very quick introduction to the company, its history, and the range of its products? MARCO PALMIERI: Piquadro is an Italian brand of tech-design accessories for business travelers. The three values that inspire […]
Marc Walder, CEO at Ringier and President of the Steering Committee at digitalswitzerland “working to build Switzerland’s digital future”

Marc Walder, CEO at Ringier and President of the Steering Committee at digitalswitzerland “working to build Switzerland’s digital future”

TOM ROYAL: You sit on the Executive Board of digitalswitzerland – an organization that will no doubt be familiar to many attendees at Fashion Innovation Week. But for those who are attending the event from overseas in particular, could you outline how digitalswitzerland came to be, its key aims and activities? MARC WALDER: Digitalswitzerland is […]
Sergio Caredda, Senior Director, HR Business Partner DTC EMEA at VF Corporation “Preparing global brands for digital transformation”

Sergio Caredda, Senior Director, HR Business Partner DTC EMEA at VF Corporation “Preparing global brands for digital transformation”

TOM ROYAL: VF is a company with a fascinating background, and represents some extremely famous brands in the fashion industry. Would you mind giving us just a very brief outline of the company’s history, and how you came to your current role there? Do you have a particular focus at the moment? SERGIO CAREDDA: The company […]
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