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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 […]
Markus Wyss, Partner, Tax Transfer at KPMG “Supporting fashion and e-Commerce Businesses in Switzerland”

Markus Wyss, Partner, Tax Transfer at KPMG “Supporting fashion and e-Commerce Businesses in Switzerland”

TOM ROYAL: I should think that just about everyone in the audience at Fashion Innovation Week will know KPMG. But for those of us with less direct experience of the big four accountancy companies, would you mind briefly outlining your role, and the kind of services that you and your team provide to your clients? […]
Interview: Carlo Terreni, General Director at NetComm Suisse Association “Fashiontech: a unique opportunity for Ticino”

Interview: Carlo Terreni, General Director at NetComm Suisse Association “Fashiontech: a unique opportunity for Ticino”

Tom Royal: You’ve been instrumental in organising Fashion Innovation Week 2018, which is bringing a wide variety of start-ups, established fashion brands and investors together in Ticino this March. Could you tell us a little about your goals for the event, and what you hope it can achieve? Carlo Terreni: Fashion Innovation Week 2018 is […]
Presentations from Innovation meets Fashion are now available online

Presentations from Innovation meets Fashion are now available online

On March 26th at LAC Lugano, over 800 attendees from 27 countries and from professional fields such as, fashion, technology, investments, media, and many more joined the Innovation meets Fashion event with one mission: to make Ticino the European hub for digital innovation in fashion. A great chance for the attendees to network, interspersed with an extensive […]
Monday 26th – Innovation Meets Fashion

Monday 26th – Innovation Meets Fashion

The Innovation Meets Fashion event, pinnacle of Fashion Innovation Week 2018, attracted over 1,000 attendees from 27 countries, and from the fields of fashion, technology, investment, the media, and more, to the LAC Lugano on Monday 26th March. The event was opened by Alessandro Marrarosa, President of NetComm Suisse Association. “We are uniting leaders in […]
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