Renowned Fashion Icon Tim Gunn Returns as Guest Speaker for ideation2016
Software Conference is September 28-30 in Miami, FL
Gerber Technology is proud to announce that Tim Gunn, famed fashion and television personality, will return by popular demand as a guest speaker at ideation2016. Tim Gunn will engage in a fireside chat with Gerber Technology CEO Mike Elia as they explore how technology is making it easier for anyone in the world to design, manufacture and sell beautiful garments. Ideation, the premier software conference for the fashion, apparel, accessories and footwear industries, will be held in South Beach, Miami at The Ritz-Carlton September 28-30.
Tim Gunn is the Emmy-winning co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s Project Runway, where he also serves as one of the show’s producers. In addition to his television prowess, he served as Fashion Dean at Fifth & Pacific, where he was responsible for attracting, retaining and developing the creative talent within the portfolio of brands. Prior to his office at Fifth & Pacific, he was the Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne Inc. Gunn served as a member of the administration and faculty at Parsons School of Design an institution he shares a rich and deep history with, having served there for 29 years where he was Design Chair of the Department of Fashion Design. Gunn is also a New York Times best-selling author penning Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style, Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work, and Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet. Tim released his fourth book, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work! in Spring 2015.
“Tim Gunn’s energy and passion as keynote speaker at last year’s ideation conference was both inspirational and entertaining. His steadfast dedication to design education and technology-led solutions will help attendees gain important industry knowledge and invaluable insights equipping students and individuals with the right tools and technology to thrive in an ever-transforming market,” said Mike Elia, CEO, Gerber Technology. “Mr. Gunn exemplifies the dynamism, creativity and innovation of fashion and we are honored to welcome him back to ideation.”
For over 15 years, Gerber Technology’s ideation conference has been the premier software event dedicated to fashion and retail professionals, who rely on CAD and PLM solutions to get their products to market faster, minimize costs and ensure quality.
To register for ideation2016, please visit:www.gerbertechnology.com/ideation2016/register.html
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves more than 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign & graphics. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.