Accenture to partner with New Your Fashion Tech Lab for 2018 program
Accenture on Thursday announced that it has signed on as a partner for the 2018 New York Fashion Tech Lab program.
Founded in 2014 by Springboard Enterprises, the NYFTL focuses on women-led emerging tech companies that have developed innovations in fashion, retail and technology. The 2017 tech lab included nine companies, including CameraIQ, a camera technology program that utilizes mobile camera and AR technology, and Obsess, a VR platform for experiential shopping.
“We are thrilled to play a critical role in helping the New York Fashion Tech Lab unite fashion tech start-ups and retailers,” said Jill Standish, a senior managing director at Accenture who leads the company’s Retail industry practice globally. “With retailers and brands increasingly disrupted by online ‘pureplays,’ I see our role with NYFTL as that of an ‘innovation activator,’ helping to more quickly validate and accelerate new technologies that better serve and connect consumers to the fashion industry.”
The NYFTL joins the CFDA as one of Accenture’s major partners. The professional services company was named the official innovation partner of the CFDA Retail Lab in January 2017.
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