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Keynote Speakers

Erin Cho, Ph.D.

Professor of Strategic Design Management, Parsons, The New School

Dean, The School of Undergraduate Studies, Schools of Public Engagement

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Erin Cho is Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at Schools of Public Engagement and Professor of Strategic Design Management at Parsons School of Design, The New School. Professor Cho is a highly regarded scholar with an extensive research portfolio in human-computer interactions, innovation, e-commerce, design strategy, branding, and entrepreneurship. She frequently delivers keynote speeches on these topical areas for academic and industry associations, such as Adobe Max, Digital leaders’ forum, Sensory and Neuromarketing conference, and so on. In Asia, in particular, she has given numerous executive seminars and training courses to top global corporations. She was Executive Director of executive education and an inaugural recipient of the Incubator venture funding from The New School. She is currently serving for the innovation advisory committee of the National Retail Federation (NRF) as well as a board member of Unicorn Nest and a faculty advisor of XRC lab and Emotional Engineering lab.

Larry Davis, Ph.D.

Senior Principal Scientist, Amazon Fashion
Professor Emeritus and College Park Professor, University of Maryland


Larry Davis is a Senior Principal Scientist in Amazon’s Fashion organization.  He joined Amazon in 2018 after a long career in academics.  He received his Ph. D. from the University of Maryland in 1975 and from 1977-1981 was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas in Austin.  He returned to the University of Maryland in 1981 and was the founding Director of the University’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (1985-1994).  He also served as Chair of the Department of Computer Science from 2000-2012.  Larry retired from the University in 2021 and is now a Professor Emeritus and a College Park Professor.  He advised more than 75 Ph. D. students at Texas and Maryland.  His work spanned many aspects of computer vision, including applications in visual navigation, robotic vision, media forensics, remote sensing, and fashion and fundamental problems of object detection and activity recognition.  

Delman Lee, Ph.D.

Vice Chair, TAL Apparel Limited


Dr. Delman Lee is currently the Vice Chair of TAL Apparel Limited. He leads TAL Apparel on its long-term strategy and continuous innovations in various aspects of the business. Major focuses are digital transformation, disruptive technologies, business model innovations and sustainability. He is responsible for the innovative services of TAL such as Vendor Managed Inventory and leads the sustainability journey of TAL for the past 15+ years. Dr. Lee holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Imperial College, London. Dr. Lee possesses extensive experience in information technology and management in global operations.  He also has a strong background in research. Dr. Lee is also a board member of Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the Chairman of HKMA Hong Kong Sustainability Committee.

About TAL Apparel Limited

One of the world's largest and most admired apparel manufacturers, TAL Apparel produces shirts, blouses, knits, pants, outerwear and suits for many of the most famous garment brands. Headquartered in Hong Kong, TAL Apparel has factories and offices in 7 countries and a workforce that is more than 26,000 strong. Since 1983, TAL Apparel has sold over 1,000,000,000 garments. Today, 1 out of every 6 dress shirts sold in the U.S. is manufactured by TAL Apparel! As a tireless innovator, TAL Apparel invents numerous quality products including pucker-free and wrinkle-free shirts, together with advanced water repellent and water management technologies. Long term investment in R&D has enabled TAL Apparel to innovate almost every aspect of garment manufacturing.

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