Amanda is a fashion technologist with over 12 years of experience in wearable technology, interaction design, smart materials, and fashion innovation. The former Chief of Technology and Research at Manufacture NY, Amanda holds a Ph.D & M.S. in Tangible Media from the MIT Media Lab, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Product Design). Amanda is an international speaker & lecturer, working with TED, DLD, SXSW, the NY Times International Luxury Conference, and the World Economic Forum. Amanda has been written about in such esteemed publications as The Business of Fashion, Vanity Fair, and Alleywatch.
Svetlana is an experienced leader in the science & innovation intensive spaces. With a proven track record of transforming academic research into promising biotech ventures, Svetlana’s career is split between creating cutting edge R&D and turning research into marketable products. Svetlana has 10 years experience in international project development, commercializing innovation, and in managing and developing teams of researchers and scientists. Svetlana graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with an MSc in Physical Chemistry and holds a Ph.D in Biology.
Maria is a marketing and communications strategist with over 10 years of experience in the luxury industry, working on a wide range of product categories. Maria developed a brand communications strategy for the EMEIA region at Burberry, having previously handled PR, VIP relations, and events for the brand. Maria also has experience at Moet Hennessy (LVMH) and Richemont. Maria has an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College in London.