F.L.O.W. Management Track 4 Big Data & Circularity
August 10 - September 4, 2020
Learn how to create a holistic digital workflow that is driven by big data and includes systems for end of life.
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F.L.O.W. stands for: Footwear industry Learning Optimal digital Workflow. It is an educational online event organized by FDRAand The Footwearists and sponsored by Material Exchange that aims to help all footwear companies in the world to set-up and optimize their digital workflow, whether you still need to start on it or already have a lot of experience in this field.
F.L.O.W. consists of a series of hands-on video classes and live webinars for decision makers, divided in 4 learning tracks that are spread out over 4 months. Besides these strategic management tracks, F.L.O.W. also includes several online courses for practitioners that actually need to implement the digital workflow and want to upgrade their digital skills.
What is the format of F.L.O.W?
F.L.O.W. consists of weekly video classes that you can watch on your own time; these are released each Monday. The video classes are very hands-on and include in-depth interviews with decision making experts from the industry that have already led the path to full digitization at several companies.
You will also receive an eBook with questions that will help shape your digitization roadmap for your specific situation. Every other week - on Friday morning/afternoon/evening, depending on your time zone - we will host a live class with the experts from the video classes to answer any questions you might have.
There are four management tracks in total. You can choose to only follow a few, but we greatly recommend that you follow all of them for a very attractive bundle price with 17% discount. You can find this option when you click on the Enroll button on the top of the screen.
Watch this video
In this video Nicoline explains what subjects are covered in Track 4, which offers a window to the future of digital transformation in footwear, focusing on big data and circularity.
Contents of Track 4 - Big Data & Circularity
This final track shows the future potential of digital transformation and takes a holistic look at how we could use it to work towards circular business models and products. We will combine all we have learned so far and will then add knowledge on big data and waste management systems, so we can start answering important strategic questions like:
How can we create a holistic workflow for both digital design and manufacturing that is fully automated based upon big data?
How can we gather relevant big data both inside and outside our company?
How can we turn data into actionable information?
How can we translate aesthetic preferences into automated design systems?
How can we create a holistic digital system that fully optimizes what we make as a company, including both the product's beginning and end of life?
How can we use artificial intelligence to minimize or even eliminate industrial waste?
Which international data systems exist that track consumer waste streams that could be used as a resource for footwear?
Which systems exist that give insight into where we can find the most sustainable natural resources in our region? How could we automatically find the best partners to buy our waste streams?
Your expert trainers in this track (more names will follow soon)
Professor of Fashion Research and Technology at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
What if you could develop a system that creates optimal shoes for each individual consumer, involving participants from various disciplines—from doctors to designers to the wearer—improving those shoes based on actual user data that is gathered with sensors? In a nutshell, this is what Dr. Troy Nachtigall researched for his PhD Thesis "Materializing data". He will be sharing his insight on what is needed to make such a system a reality, covering technological, medical, creative, and legal aspects.
Ales has over two decades of experience applying 3D foot scanning technology to the footwear industry, and studying large (millions) datasets of 3D footscans. As one of Volumental’s earliest employees, he has been the chief architect behind Volumental’s revolutionary fit engine, an AI-based footwear recommendation software powered by Volumental’s database of 10 million foot scans called ‘Volumental Recommend’. He recently wrote a scientific paper, analyzing 1.2 million foot scans from North America, Europe, and Asia, published in Nature (Scientific Reports).
Patterns.ai is an artificial intelligence company specializing in digital personalization of consumer lifestyle products. The company has developed groundbreaking optical recognition software that could be used for a wide range of purposes in fashion. In this track we will talk about how AI and machine learning could be applied in various aspects of the supply chain, from generative design to eCommerce and sustainability.
F.L.O.W. would never be possible without the support of our main sponsor Material Exchange, the largest digital material platform in the world that allows brands to work with material suppliers digitally, which reduces the reliance on physical samples, and minimizes material wastage for a more sustainable future.