Nxt in Retail @ LIM: The Metaverse

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Virtual / Online

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LIM College's next "Nxt in Retail" event, being held in partnership with the school's Fashion Industry Advisory Board, will focus on career opportunities being created in the metaverse, and how this will affect the future of fashion and lifestyle overall.

As part of this virtual event, Fashion Merchandising and Marketing Chair Nancy Miller will preview the upcoming "Fashion in the Metaverse" class being offered at LIM in the Spring '23 semester. The course will provide an overview of the expanding development of the metaverse and its impact on the fashion ecosystem.

Moderated by 2014 LIM College alumna Haley Steinberg, Senior Vice President, PR & Corporate Communications Authentic Brands Group, panelists for the evening will include:

Chandralika Hazarika, MD & Co-Founder, Bigthinx

A branding and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience, Chandralika turned her attention to digital entrepreneurship with a focus on building digitally empowered brands. She strives to build simple, well positioned, and intuitive high-tech products that anyone can quickly understand and adopt. 

At Bigthinx, she is building revolutionary new ways to put consumers first and foremost into the metaverse with its products for fashion, retail, gaming and wellness. She has leadership experience with different cultures and has managed several diverse teams globally. In addition, she is a fashion design enthusiast and owns a fashion label called Velvet Piano. Chandralika is the recipient of the distinguished Accenture "Women in Tech" 2021 award.

Jesse Rubin, Senior Director of Partnerships, Aglet

Jesse Rubin currently serves as the Senior Director of Partnerships at Aglet, a mobile shopping game that combines virtual, social, and physical gameplay to reimagine the future of commerce. The company strives to use partnerships as a vehicle for consumers to “play” their favorite brands and reward them with physical goods that are directly correlated to their virtual engagement.

Since joining the company in June 2022, Jesse has executed a comprehensive partnership with adidas, and is in the contract negotiation phase with several blue-chip entities across fashion, sports, media and philanthropy.

Japneet Vij (MPS ‘17), Senior Digital Strategy and Business Development Analyst, Ralph Lauren 

Japneet Vij currently serves as a Senior Analyst in Digital Strategy and Business Development at Ralph Lauren. She moved to NYC from India six years ago to study Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management at LIM College. She interned at Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and has been working at Ralph Lauren for the last three years.

This event is open to all members of the LIM community. Please check your email for a registration link!