Fashion Tech Talks 2018: Examining Rapid Technological Development Reshaping Fashion

Wondering how new technology has been transforming the fashion industry in the past 12 months? Then the Fashion Tech Talks event in Stockholm could be right up your street.

We are excited to be attending Fashion Tech Talks in Stockholm next week. Addressing the accelerated technological development that is currently reshaping the global fashion industry, we look forward to seeing the likes of Karinna Nobbs, who we featured in our ‘I Want That Job’ series and Amanda Parkes who we met at MBFW Russia Fashion Tech Conference, Fashion Futurum.

Some of the 2018 speakers at Fashion Tech Talks

Shaping the Future of the Fashion Industry

As boundaries between fashion and technology companies become increasingly blurred, Fashion Tech Talks focuses on innovation by having open discussions on new algorithms, new materials and new ideas that challenge the existing. Previously, the Stockholm event has had the founder of Unseen Lauren Bowker and Intel’s director of innovation Todd Harple on their stage. This year speakers include Matthew Drinkwater, Martine Jarlgaard, Michael Reidbord and Eddie Mullon.

Fashion Tech Talks
Stockholm Fashion Tech Talks 2017 | Photo Credit: Dan Taylor-

Supported by H&M, and founded by Lena Patriksson Keller, an insider who has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years, the conference will also dive deep into topics and trends shaping the fashion tech space by offering insight, inspiration and networking opportunities in an intimate setting.

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The full-day conference, taking place at Fotografiska in Stockholm on Tuesday 5th June 2018, will be divided into four sessions. From design and manufacturing to retail, media and marketing, the one-day event will be made up of lectures, performances, interviews and panel discussions led by selected designers, scientists, business leaders, innovators and motivators. If you are attending you, your day will look like this:


  • Martine Jarlgaard, Martine Jarlgaard London
  • Alfredo Orobio, Awaytomars
  • Danica Kragic Jensfelt, KTH
  • Ananth Narayanan, Myntra
  • Peter Hagström, H&M IT Labs
  • Anders Hagström, H&M IT Labs


  • Amanda Parkes, Future Tech Lab
  • Arti Zeighami, H&M Group
  • Anna Gedda, H&M Group
  • Janne Poranen, Spinnova
  • Carole Collet, Central Saint Martins
  • Yours Bergmann, Zalando Research

14.00–15.30 – SESSION 3 | RETAIL

  • Michael Reidbord, Fashion Tech Consortium
  • Michael Crooks, Diane von Furstenberg
  • Jannis Koehn, Looklet
  • Bobo Rok, LuxTNT
  • Jörgen Andersson
  • Linda Pimmeshofer, Microsoft

16.00–17.30 – SESSION 4 | MEDIA & MARKETING

  • Matthew Drinkwater, London College of Fashion
  • Karinna Nobbs, Holition
  • Janosch Amstutz, HoloMe
  • Eddie Mullon, Launchmetrics
  • Anja Cronberg, Vestoj
  • Georgina Harding, Semaine
  • Lauren Indvik, Vogue International.
  • Adrian Leu, Inition

If you would like a taster of what is to come, make sure you take a moment to listen to last year’s talks, which you can do so here. Otherwise, if you have already made up your mind and you are attending, we recommend that you download their app. See you there.

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