Metaverse, Biotechnology, NFTs and
Radically Changing Retail,
Consumer & Employee

YOU WILL HEAR in person how to keep ahead of the curve, and be at the forefront of innovation and macro trends, with a mix of talks, panel discussions, case studies and workshops, covering five key topic areas: in total 3 blocks TECHNOLOGY, Technology Innovation, Retail Disruption, LONGEVITY Epigenom, SUSTAINABILITY (Consumer Dynamics, BreakthroughsMarketing Trends and Packaging and Product Innovation.)
 

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Austin, TX, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022

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12:30 PM INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHAIR

  • Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capitals
1:00 PM OPENING KEYNOTE
Building memorable experiences through beauty tech for consumers 
Jennifer Tidy, SVP Partnerships, MODIFACE
  • AR and AI used in retail
  • Connecting to consumers virtually
  • A digital shift in shopping behaviour
  • What is coming next for beauty tech  

1:30 PM KEYNOTE Taking Shopping to the Next Level in the Metaverse
Neha Singh, Founder & CEO, Obsess

Neha Singh is the CEO & Founder of Obsess, an experiential e-commerce platform enabling brands and retailers to create visual, immersive, 3D virtual stores on their websites and on metaverse platforms. She was previously the Head of Product at Vogue, where she was responsible for the product strategy and technology execution of Vogue’s digital business including content products, ad products and distribution platforms.
Prior to that, Neha was VP of Product and Engineering at AHAlife, an e-commerce startup for luxury lifestyle products. Neha began her career at Google, where she was a Software Engineer and Tech Lead for 5 years and worked on Google AdWords and Google News. She holds an undergraduate Computer Science degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a graduate Computer Science degree from MIT.

2:10 PM  

Beauty's Place in the Metaverse

  • Jolie Nubani, Sr.Business Development Manager, Beauty at Amazon

2:30 PM PANEL 
What next in retail?

  • Kelly Kovack, Founder, BeautyMatter
  • Agustina Sartori, Sr Director Innovation & Innovation Fund, Ulta Beauty
  • Jay Hack, Founder, MIRA Beauty



 

2:50 PM: MORNING COFFEE BREAK

NEXT PRODUCT

3:20 PM FIRESIDE CHAT
Anti-gummies. New innovation in gummy digestibles and the science behind that.

  • Christopher Gavigan, Founder and CEO, Prima


3:50 PM FIRESIDE CHAT
How to steer clear of Blue-Washing
  • Invited: Jessi Baker, Provenance 

4:10 PM  PANEL


The Many Shades Of Blue
How this year’s Blue Beauty Award winners are making products that are better for the planet. 
  • Jeannie Jarnot, Founder and CEO, Beauty Heroes
  • Catherine D'Aragon, GM NOA, Mustela & Babo Botanicals
  • Shannon Goldberg, Chief Zero Waste Officer, Izzy

INNOVATION HACKATHON

4:40 PM:  
Lead by Marisol Simard, Business Growth Strategist & Advisor 


INNOCOS determines the theme of the hackathon and split the group in teams randomly. The groups/teams consist of industry experts, founders and beauty executives. The participants work in small groups in a unique environment that encourages creative thinking and leads to surprisingly innovative new concepts, ideas, and prototypes.
The result of the hackathon is a finished prototype for an innovative product, service, or business model.  Join us for an interactive breakout session where we will create a challenge board and have an open and candid discussion about the industry.

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6:30 PM: Cocktail Reception





7:30 PM: Speakers and VIPs Dinner

Austin, TX, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022

8:30 AM OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

  • Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capitals
9:00 AM  KEYNOTE 
Technology and Beauty Symbiotic Relationship 
  • Invited: L'Oreal
9:20 AM  KEYNOTE  
Rapidly Changing Consumer
  • Invited: Google 
9:40 AM  KEYNOTE.
Gen Z Talent – Navigating a World of Opposites
  • Hana Ben Shabat, Founder, Gen Z Planet.
People often get confused about Gen Z at the workplace because they display certain attributes and behavior's that on the surface seem to be contradictory. But we cant let complexity stand in the way of attracting, recruiting, and retaining the next generation of talent. Gen Z will account for 30% of the workforce by 2030 and understanding who they are and what makes them tick is going to be critical for the success of any organizations. Based on extensive research of Gen Z in the context of a 21st century workplace, this session takes the audience through "the world of opposites", busts many of the myths already created about Gen Z, and outlines the strategies, tactics, and leadership styles that are required to build the next generation of talent.

10:00 AM PANEL 

Power Up Your Beauty Brand Online For Stand-Out Digital, Social & Influencer Marketing & Ecommerce Strategies

10:30 AM MORNING COFEE BREAK
 

11:00 AM Bioinformatics - How Biology and Machine Learning Will Reshape Beauty and Consumer Wellness.
  • ReveaChaz Giles, Founder, Revea

11:20 AM
  Evolution of Beauty Tech
  • Jessica Hanson, CEO, NuFACE


11: 40 AM Building Synergistic Omnichannel Distribution
  • Chris Hobson, President & CEO, Rare Beauty Brands
12:00 PM PANEL
Skyrocket Beauty Sales & Captivate Consumers With Trend-Led & Trendsetting Product Innovations & Marketing Strategies


12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM WORKSHOP Winning in the Metaverse. Brand strategies to lead the change in a new disruptive world.
by Daniel Langer,  Founder, Équité

Named one of the “Global Top Five Luxury Key Opinion Leaders to Watch,” Daniel Langer is the CEO of the luxury, lifestyle and consumer brand strategy firm Équité, and the executive professor of luxury strategy and pricing at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. The rise of Generation Z and the ever-increasing influence of the Metaverse mean that beauty and lifestyle brands need radically change their game – to one that fuses physical and cyber fantasies – to drive desirability in a fluid fashion across digital and physical consumer experiences.
The workshop will provide deep insights into the Metaverse (including NFTs), implications for brands (including strategy and pricing), and strategies to win in the new reality. Price: Eur 995

3:00 PM 5 senses of Austin

Get ready to connect with Austih via all five of the senses! Smell. Hearing. Taste. Sight. Touch. 
In this fun, immersive challenge you'll explore the city with a focus on the very best sights, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings. 
You'll have the opportunity to meet interesting local people and interact with Austin's many environments.
Dress code: comfortable clothes and footwear.
5:00 PM End