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Internationally Known Designer Tim Gunn To Keynote Gerber Technology’s ideation2015


Software Conference is October 29-30 in Las Vegas

TOLLAND, Conn., USA, Sept. 11, 2015 – Tim Gunn, Emmy-winning co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s Project Runway, Fashion Dean at Fifth & Pacific and member of the administration and faculty at Parsons School of Design, will present the Keynote Address at ideation2015, the premier software conference for the fashion, apparel, accessories and footwear industries. ideation2015 will be hosted by Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, on Oct. 29-30 in Las Vegas.

Gunn has lectured widely on fashion and lifestyle design and, especially, Parsons’ role in putting America on the global design map. In 2000, Gunn was appointed Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons with the charge of retooling and invigorating the curriculum for the 21st century. Under his direction, the department was repositioned as the indisputable leader in fashion design education in America, and as one of only a handful of leading programs in the world.

“We’re thrilled to offer a keynote speaker of the caliber of Tim Gunn at ideation2015,” said Mike Elia, Gerber Technology CEO. “He truly understands the demands of the fashion and apparel industry, and especially how important it is to have the best possible resources and tools available. His insights into navigating today’s numerous technologies will be valuable to everyone attending the conference.”

ideation2015 offers panel discussions, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, case studies and networking opportunities. In addition, this year’s conference will feature a competition for students pursuing a degree in Fashion Design. Using vintage dresses from the famous Darnell Collection as inspiration, students will design their own fashions, which will be produced in 3D, physically created and modeled at the conference.

“We are appreciative of Tim Gunn’s contributions to fashion design education and his support of technology-led solutions,” said Elia. “I’m certain that the best practices stories he will offer in his keynote will have a lasting impact on our audience, especially the design students who are our leaders of the future.”

Gunn’s interviews have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Newsweek and The New York Times to Entertainment Weekly and Martha Stewart Living, as well as Women’s Wear Daily, Fortune and Fast Company. He has appeared on numerous television programs, and is executive producer and star of Project Runway and the upcoming reality series Project Runway Junior. He is also a New York Times best-selling author, with his critically acclaimed book, Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work.

ideation2015 is October 29 and 30 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nev. To register or for more information, visit www.gerbertechnology.com/ideation/. [Early bird registration fee ends on Sept. 11.]

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 17,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, fashion, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries. 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.

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