Opening remarks by Anne-Claire Legendre – Consul General of France in New York and Jean-Christophe Hermann, Master of Ceremonies and retail’s expert for FrenchFounders.

Keynote speaker

This year we are pleased to host Lee McCabe, General Manager North America at Alibaba Group as our special guest for the opening Keynote.
He will discuss « Alibaba: The Future of Retail in a Connected World ».

Lee McCabe

Lee McCabe

GM North America @Alibaba Group As General Manager North America at Alibaba Group, Lee leads the company’s North American business. As head of this effort, Lee works closely with all verticals to set the course for how to best utilize Alibaba Group’s family of brands and services.

2018 Panel Participants

The panel will discuss « How to connect with your customers in the New Age of Experience » – led by Aliza Licht.

Aliza Licht

Aliza Licht

EVP Brand Marketing & Communications at alice + olivia Marketing and communications executive in the fashion industry with twenty years of experience and a passion for brand storytelling, content creation, digital innovation, and influencer marketing.

Dana Randall

Dana Randall

Head of Global Innovation @ Tapestry Dana Randall is the Head of Global Innovation at Tapestry Inc (Coach, Kate Spade & Stuart Weitzman). She has been listed by Digiday in The Glossy 50 recognizing the leaders creating change in fashion, luxury, beauty and tech. As well as named as one of Brand Innovators 40 Under 40 & Women to Watch.




Gabriel de Montessus

Gabriel de Montessus

Head of Global Online Business Line @ Ingenico
Gabriel was appointed Head of Ingenico Global Online in November 2017, and oversees all facets of the business line. He joined Ingenico from payment provider HiPay, where he was CEO and led the company’s IPO. Gabriel’s background is in investment banking and M&A, with companies such as VPSA and Citi Group.


Jonathan Cherki

Jonathan Cherki

Founder & CEO @ ContentSquare Passionate about numbers and statistics, Jonathan Cherki founded ContentSquare in 2012 and has since served as the CEO, growing the company exponentially and promoting the importance of digital experiences to optimize the customer journey. He believes knowledge is power, and his mission is to change the way companies work by creating a data-driven culture for everyone.

Siddhartha Shukla

Siddhartha Shukla

Chief Merchant @ Theory Siddhartha Shukla is a fashion industry executive who has worked in New York and Paris with Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Reed Krakoff prior to joining Fast Retailing in 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer. In March 2017, he was named Chief Merchandising Officer of Theory, where he oversees global product strategy and merchandising. Mr. Shukla sits on the board of the Metropolitan Opera and the Salzburg Easter Festival.