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Make Data Work
September 25–26, 2017: Training
September 26–28, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Catherine Twist

Catherine Twist
Chief Digital Officer, Xcel Brands (Isaac Mizrahi, C. Wonder, Halston, Judith Ripka)

Catherine Twist is the chief digital officer of Xcel Brands (which owns and manages the Isaac Mizrahi, Halston, Judith Ripka, and C. Wonder trademarks), where she is building an integrated data science, trend analytics, and technology platform to support Xcel’s fashion businesses across design, merchandising, marketing, and product development. Previously, Kate was chief marketing officer at Xcel, where she led marketing and PR for all brands; worked at Estee Lauder Companies, where she developed global marketing strategy for the Clinique brand; held operating roles at the fashion brands Bill Blass and Marc Jacobs International; and, earlier in her career, worked in investment banking and served as strategic advisor to top-tier luxury branded products, retail, and licensing companies. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


5:25pm6:05pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Data-driven business management, Strata Business Summit
Location: 1E 10/11 Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics:  Marketing, Retail
Moderated by:
Hilary Milnes (Glossy)
Karen Moon (Trendalytics), Jared Schiffman (Perch Interactive), Eric Colson (Stitch Fix), Catherine Twist (Xcel Brands (Isaac Mizrahi, C. Wonder, Halston, Judith Ripka))
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Karen Moon, Jared Schiffman, Eric Colson, and Catherine Twist explore how the retail industry is embracing data to include consumers in the design and development process, tackling the challenges associated with the wealth of sources and the unstructured nature of the data they handle and process and how the data is turned into insights that are digestible and actionable. Read more.