INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS

NATACHA ALPERT INNOVATION LEAD, CALERES 14+ years experience in the footwear & apparel industry, working for iconic brands including Nine West, Dr Marten’s, Kenneth Cole, Timberland, and Reebok USA. At CALERES, she is focused on introducing nanotechnology and 3D printing methods to build product collections and create iconic products. Prior to CALERES, Alpert founded MIRAS3D, a consultancy that helps brands integrate 3D printing technology into their long-term growth strategies.

NATACHA ALPERT
INNOVATION LEAD, CALERES
14+ years experience in the footwear & apparel industry, working for iconic brands including Nine West, Dr Marten’s, Kenneth Cole, Timberland, and Reebok USA. At CALERES, she is focused on introducing nanotechnology and 3D printing methods to build product collections and create iconic products. Prior to CALERES, Alpert founded MIRAS3D, a consultancy that helps brands integrate 3D printing technology into their long-term growth strategies.

BEHNAZ FARAHI ARCHITECT & INTERACTION DESIGNER Specializing in 3D printing and robotic techniques, Farahi explores the potential of interactive environments and their relationship to the human body, and integrates these technologies into art, architecture, and fashion. She has worked with leading firms such as Autodesk, 3D Systems / will.i.am and NASA, and her work has been featured in publications including Dezeen, the Creator Project, and Designboom. Farahi is an Annenberg Fellow and Artist in Residence at Autodesk.

BEHNAZ FARAHI
ARCHITECT & INTERACTION DESIGNER
Specializing in 3D printing and robotic techniques, Farahi explores the potential of interactive environments and their relationship to the human body, and integrates these technologies into art, architecture, and fashion. She has worked with leading firms such as Autodesk, 3D Systems / will.i.am and NASA, and her work has been featured in publications including Dezeen, the Creator Project, and Designboom. Farahi is an Annenberg Fellow and Artist in Residence at Autodesk.

AGENDA

6:00-6:45pm - Registration, networking, and gallery showcase
6:45pm-7:00pm - Welcome and Intro by Autodesk
7:00pm-8:00pm - Innovator Talks and Q&A
8:00pm-9:00pm - Networking and gallery showcase

Refreshments and bites provided.