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  • Tue Sep 21st at 9:05pm Hong Kong
  • Tue Sep 21st at 2:05pm London
  • Tue Sep 21st at 9:05am New York

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  • Janice Wang Janice Wang CEO at Alvanon

    Janice Wang, your host for the festival and chief executive of body technology company Alvanon, is using the latest innovations and technologies to shape the future of fit for the apparel industry Janice Wang, a member of Alvanon’s founding family, joined Alvanon in 2002 as its CEO. Under her leadership, Alvanon has attracted and nurtured top-tier data analysts, AI and machine learning software engineers, 3D modellers and apparel experts. Alvanon has the trust of retail heavyweights, brands, vendors and manufacturers worldwide, and has evolved into a global fashion innovations company reinventing the way fashion works. At Alvanon she has successfully combined her apparel business knowledge and management skills with her industry vision to empower companies with data and intelligence. Improving standards in fashion – by providing the best technology, consulting services and industry training for apparel professionals. The Financial Times has described her as: “The shaper of change for (the) fashion world”. Janice believes that continual professional and educational development is necessary for the industry to adapt to the overwhelming challenges of digitisation, automation and sustainability. To this end, she co-founded Motif.org – a training platform for the apparel industry to bridge the skills gap for both newcomers and industry veterans. Janice is the third generation of a family rooted in the apparel industry. She spent her formative years in the family childrenswear manufacturing business in Hong Kong, Sterling Products Limited, where she learned the value of technical excellence, relentless innovation, consumer focus and mentoring talent. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a double degree in Economics and East Asian Studies. She has worked in every aspect of product development and the supply chain. She is a member of the exclusive Young Presidents Organization, to continually improve on her leadership skills. She continually supports women’s empowerment through her participation on the boards of the International Women’s Forum and Zonta Club of Hong Kong II. She lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two young daughters.

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