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PTC, First Insight and Kalypso Collaborate to Bring Retail Digital Transformation and Sustainability Seminars to Europe


Educational seminars in Stockholm and London will address major fashion and retail industry topics, such as speed to market and sustainability, the impact of the Coronavirus, as well as broader supply chain challenges

PTC, First Insight and Kalypso are delighted to announce that they will host two fashion and retail industry seminars in Europe next month. The first seminar will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on March 4, and the second seminar will be held in London on March 17.

To learn more and register for the Stockholm event, click here

To learn more and register for the London event, click here

Following requests from brands and retailers for digital transformation and technology solution seminars that explore specific market pressures and get to the very heart of the challenges facing today’s industry, PTC, First Insight and Kalypso have come together to create a set of unique, educational and thought-leadership focused events, in two of Europe’s major fashion hubs.

The seminars will provide attendees with an opportunity to experience first-hand some of the leading innovations and solutions that are helping companies digitally transform in order to improve speed to market and get on-trend products to market, on-time and on-cost. The seminars will also discuss other critical industry issues such as sustainability and how the industry is advancing towards a greener future. Speakers will address the impact of the Coronavirus; its disruption of global supply chains and how digital tools can help supply chain leaders mitigate future risks.

“We’re delighted to partner with First Insight and Kalypso to deliver these important industry seminars,” said Bill Brewster, Senior Vice President and General Manager of PTC’s Retail Business Unit. “We’re looking forward to meeting with business leaders and executives from across Europe that are working to digitally transform their product design, development and supply chain processes. We’re excited to share our know-how and showcase our ever-evolving retail business transformation solutions.”

Commencing at 11:30am and finishing at 5pm (in both locations), delegates will get the opportunity to network with other leading brands and retailers, for a focused exchange of strategies and best practices, as well as experience live presentations and interactive demonstrations throughout both days.

“In today’s ever-evolving retail industry, leveraging technology and implementing predictive analytics is critical to success. If you’re working in retail, fashion, apparel or footwear and you want to explore the issues that are directly impacting the industry, and how to mitigate risk and maximize reward, then these seminars are a must-attend,” said Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight and Forbes Contributor.

Sergio Martinez, Partner at Kalypso added, “Attendees will learn how to use digital technologies like PLM, 3D and Voice of the Customer to accelerate their design and development processes, become more agile, connect their supply chain operations, and make better, data-driven sourcing decisions.”

Registrations are subject to review and final approval. Brands and retailers only.

About PTC Retail

PTC leads the PLM industry for retail, footwear and apparel. Since introducing the world’s first fully-web-based PLM solution, we have become a trusted PLM partner to over 140 iconic apparel, footwear, fashion, and retail customers and more than 500 brands that use our FlexPLM platform to create amazing products. Today, in excess of 185,000 people use PTC FlexPLM on a daily basis – with more than 42,000 of them in the global supply chain. We support them with a worldwide army of dedicated retail specialists, on the ground in every major fashion hub. For further information, please click here.

PTC, FlexPLM, ThingWorx, and the PTC logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About First Insight

First Insight is the world’s leading digital product testing and decision-making platform that empowers retailers and brands to incorporate the Voice of the Customer into the design, pricing, planning and marketing of new products. Through the use of online consumer engagement, the First Insight solution gathers real-time consumer data and applies predictive analytic models powered by machine learning and AI to create actionable insights, which drive measurable value. Retailers, manufacturers and brands use the First Insight solution to design, select, price, plan and market the most profitable new products for reduced markdown rates and improved sales, margins and inventory turnover. Customers include some of world’s leading vertically integrated brands, sporting goods companies, department stores, mass merchant retailers and wholesalers. For further information, please visit www.firstinsight.com.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is a professional services firm helping clients discover, create and make better products with digital. The firm provides consulting, digital, technology, business process management and managed services across the innovation value chain. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook.

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