Using 3D as an Empowerment Tool
Jami is an innovator in product development and technical design working across industry to drive advancements in digital. Her key focus is conceiving, testing and developing future processes for the design, manufacturing and virtualization of apparel. She has helped brands such as Under Armour implement this vision, allowing them to shorten product introduction times by six months by driving the use of 3D prototyping, enabling earlier product decisions, and increasing speed-to-market models.
Alvanon’s CEO Janice Wang will host a live one-off conversation with Jami Dunbar to discuss using 3D as an empowerment tool, sharing more about the intent, the experimentation, the lessons learned and the vision going forward at Under Armour.
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.Register to see speaker recommended resources.
SVP Global Product Supply at Under Armour
Jami Dunbar is Senior Vice President of Under Armour’s Global Product Supply. With 25 years’ experience in apparel and footwear, her key focus is conceiving, testing and developing future processes for design, manufacturing and virtualization of apparel and footwear. Jami is a strong believer that with vision and leadership we can develop revolutionary solutions that better our everyday lives. Jami has also served as Vice President of Apparel for Lighthouse, Under Armour’s advanced manufacturing innovation hub. She joined Under Armour in August 2012 and has been grateful to lead a team in the creation of award-winning and patented designs. Prior to Under Armour, Jami served as Vice President of Technical Design at Abercrombie & Fitch and previously held positions at Hollister, Nordstrom and Abercrombie Kids. Jami maintains active involvement with students in Apparel and Textiles and serves on multiple academic Advisory Boards. She received a Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles from Kansas State University, holds several certifications and continues to search for opportunities to learn about technologies that are shaping the way we will live our future lives.