Attend FashionTech Toronto on

January 22, 2019

Guest Speakers


Anoojan Vijayasri | Customer Engineer at Google Cloud

Anoojan is a technologist and cloud architect at Google focused on enabling retailers to innovate and transform their business by leveraging the power of Google Cloud. Anoojan has a degree in Computer Science and an extensive background in software development, distributed systems and cloud native solutions. As a Customer Engineer at Google Cloud, Anoojan helps his customers through the cloud journey by navigating them through the evolving landscape. This can range from helping retailers unite their data through building petabyte scale data warehouses, all the way to embedding machine learning capabilities in store. Prior to Google, Anoojan spent a number of years at Cisco Systems delivering end to end solutions for some of the biggest Telcos globally.


Marie Stipancik | Design Strategist at North (formerly Thalmic Labs)

Formerly at Clearly, where she led strategy, design and development of their private label portfolio of eyewear brands such as Derek Cardigan, Kam Dhillon and Main & Central, Marie joined North Inc in May 2016 to lead the design of Focals, every day smart glasses. In this role, she brought a unique design perspective that revolutionized the wearables space, delivering technology in a way that is inclusive, beautiful and fun to wear. Focusing now on the  strategic category development, she uses her extensive experience in eyewear to inform the product direction through fashion trends & collaboration, category innovation and opportunities as well as consumer insight


Christine Carlton | CEO and Founder of The September

In 2012, Christine left a 17-year career with Holt Renfrew, Canada’s pre-eminent luxury retailer, where she most recently served as Vice President of the company’s Accessories Divisions, which includes Jewellery, Soft Accessories, Women’s Footwear and Handbags.  Christine’s success is largely due to the depth of the relationships she has built with luxury designers and her ability to curate a collection of product that is highly appealing and marketable to Canada’s luxury consumer.  Her experience in luxury retailing and impressive track record is literally unmatched in this country.

In 2013, Christine launched The September, a Canadian e-commerce business retailing women’s designer shoes.  The business has enjoyed substantial and sustained year-over-year sales increases; a loyal customer base with repeat purchase rates well above the industry average; an extraordinary amount of press coverage; a nomination by the Board of Trade for Entrepreneur of the Year; and, having established an exemplary service ethic, continued praise from customers.  Christine’s vision for The September was to create The Four Seasons of the retail industry and the business is well on its way to becoming synonymous with exceptional customer service.



Registration & FashionTech Startup Expo: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Guest Speakers & Demos: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Networking & FashionTech Startup Expo: 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm 

Ticket includes access to the FashionTech Startup Expo.


Date: Tuesday, January 22

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Location: Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street