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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.

Prof. Calvin Wong

Chief Executive Officer & Centre Director, AiDLabProfessor Emeritus and College Park Cheng Yik Hung Professor in Fashion, School of Fashion and Textiles,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Prof. Calvin Wong is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Centre Director of Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab), a research platform established by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Royal College of Art (RCA) in the UK, and is funded by the HKSAR Government under the InnoHK Research Clusters. Calvin’s leading role brings together cutting-edge research by practitioners and scholars of both institutions to establish a new AI creative innovation cluster in the region. Calvin is a trailblazer in the application of AI innovations within the context of the fashion industry for design, manufacturing, and retail. Ranked among the world's top 2% of most-cited scientists in the field of “Artificial intelligence & Image Processing”, he has been bridging academia and industry with his cutting-edge research since 2010. Calvin and his team are building new intelligent systems to disrupt the fashion industry. In 2019, his worked with Alibaba Group to establish the first-of-its-kind “Fashion AI Dataset”, which improves the accuracy of online searches for fashion images impacting the shopping experiences of millions of users on the platform. Calvin was recognised as one of the Ten New Innovators by the Fashion for Good Global Initiative 2021. His inventions have received numerous accolades including two Grand Awards and a Gold Medal with the Congratulations at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. Calvin’s work has been extensively featured in the media such as Associated Press, Televisión Española, TV Tokyo and MediaCorp Singapore. With a passion to bring research into real world contexts, his success in AI applications is supported by his work derived from his publications of more than 160 high impact journals in SCI journals including influential publications such as IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS), IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, etc. Calvin is frequently invited to deliver plenary, and keynote presentations and chaired the world’s first conference on the integration of fashion and artificial intelligence, the  “Artificial Intelligence on Fashion and Textile International Conference 2018” (co- organised by the Alibaba Group and the UK's Textile Institute).

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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