Milan Summit
Magna Pars, Nov 17-18, 2015

Franca Sozzani

Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Italia

Franca Sozzani has held the position of Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia since 1988. In 1994 she also took the role of Editorial Director of Condè Nast Italia. She became Editor-in-Chief of l’Uomo Vogue in 2006 and in 2008 she took charge at Vogue Gioiello. Vogue.it became the number one website in Italy, third in the world for Facebook fans and the most followed blog in fashion in 2010.

Renzo Rosso

President, OTB

Rosso began working in the industry in ’78 with Genius Group on brands such as Katherine Hamnett, Replay, and Diesel. In ’85 he took full control of Diesel, and turned it into the cult it is today. Due to its unusual style, innovative and thought provoking marketing, Diesel has garnered global acclaim. Today, he is the president of OTB, the holding company of Diesel, Maison Martin Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, Staff International, Brave Kid.

Federico Marchetti

Founder and CEO , Yoox Group

Marchetti began his career as an advisor to various entrepreneurs and designers in the fashion industry. In 2000 he founded YOOXGroup, combining his business vision and passion for fashion. He has collaborated with the main leaders of the fashion world in the development of their ecommerce strategies. In 2012 YOOXGroup received the Leonardo Award for Innovation.

José Neves

Founder and CEO, Farfetch

José Neves has been involved in the fashion startup world since the mid 90’s when he launched footwear design business, SWEAR. In 2001, he opened B Store, a world renowned store which received the British Fashion Award for Retailer of the Year in 2006. Neves launched Farfetch in 2008. Farfetch now comprises of 250 boutiques, spanning a total of 17 countries and delivers globally.

Stella Jean

Designer, Stella Jean

Stella Jean is a young Italian-Haitian-born fashion designer from Rome. In September 2012 she made her debut during Milan Fashion Week. Last June she presented her collection at the World Trade Centre (WTO) in collaboration with the project Ethical Fashion Initiative of ITC.

Katie Stanton

VP International Market Development, Twitter

As the Vice President of International Market Development at Twitter, Katie Stanton is responsible for partnerships, driving user growth and other key efforts in strategic markets across Europe, Latin America and Asia. Prior to Twitter, Stanton held jobs at the White House, Google and Yahoo! Stanton graduated from Rhodes College and has a masters from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Martijn Bertisen

Director Retail, Google

Martijn is responsible for leading Google's e-commerce initiatives and strategies across a large portfolio of retail clients. Over the last 7 years Martijn has worked with and developed a deep understanding of some of the world's leading fashion businesses and more recently leads Google UK's export strategy helping retailers get the most out of the global digital opportunities.

Stefano Rosso

CEO, OTB

Stefano Rosso began his professional experience in 2005 at Diesel working in different areas of the company. In July 2011, he left Diesel for a new position: Director of Corporate Development of OTB, the parent company of brands like Diesel, Maison Martin Margiela, and Marni. In February 2013, Rosso was named CEO of OTB.

Antonia Thompson

Director of Consulting, Wednesday

Antonia is the Director of Consulting at Wednesday, an integrated creative agency which creates strategically-led advertising campaigns, online destinations, editorial content and innovative digital experiences to drive engagement to brands. Her role is to help ensure a client's positioning goals and digital business objectives are met, leveraging both her fashion industry knowledge and the innovative use of digital technologies.

Federico Barbieri

Senior Vice President Digital and eBusiness, Kering

As the Senior Vice President of Digital and eBusiness at KERING since January 2012, he is responsible for the continuous evolution and rapid implementation of ecommerce strategy for the company’s Luxury brands. Supporting all the brands not only on growing their online business, but also on strengthening their digital brand image, increasing their online presence and developing cross channel CRM activities and services.

Sarah Watson

Group Mobile Manager, Net-a-Porter Group

Sarah Watson is the Group Mobile Manager at NET-A-PORTER Group, composed of NET-
A-PORTER.COM, THEOUTNET.COM and MRPORTER.COM. Watson has created multiple shopping apps for iPad, iPhone and Android as well as implementing NET-A-PORTER’s award-winning Window Shop initiative at Fashion’s Night Out. Her latest achievement has been launching THE NETBOOK, a new social shopping app for iPhone and iPad.

Simone Marchetti

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, d.repubblica.it

Marchetti’s career began as a contributor in Mondadori for Donna Moderna, RCS for Casa Amica and editor-in-chief of Victim. In 2009 he joined Repubblica.it, which inaugurated the world’s first online platform able to publish photos and live reviews from fashion shows in Milan and Paris. He began a partnership with Google and Huffington Post in 2012 for interactive and multimedia involvement of designers.

Marco Formento

Senior Vice President Digital, Condé Nast Italy

From 2001 to 2010 Marco was Managing Director of Editorial Formento Perrone Web, and then Editorial Perrone, with the responsibility of strategy, product and business internet activities. In 2010, he moved to De Agostini Publishing as Director of Global Digital Division active in 50 markets across various locations in Europe, USA and Asia. He then took on his current role of Senior Vice President Digital at 2011 at Edizioni Condé Nast.

Tamu McPherson

Style Director, Out There Creative Agency

Tamu worked as a lawyer in NYC and moved to Milan in 2005, where she started her career in fashion. In 2006 she started taking street style photographs for Glamour.it. She then began writing feature pieces for Vogue Pelle and became a contributor for Elle Italia. In 2008 she launched her blog and in 2011 became Director of Grazia.it. She currently publishes her blog and is Style Director at Out There, an international creative agency.