Digital technology is creating a new paradigm in the apparel industry and enabling buyers and suppliers to innovate the way they conduct business and build relationships. It’s all about becoming faster, simpler, safer and better.
Textile and Garment Sector Webinar Series
Digital Innovation and Transformation in the Apparel Industry
7 October 2020
- Vivek Ramachandran, CEO, Serai
- Dan Roberts, Global Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, HSBC
- Dilan Gooneratne, CEO, inQube
- [Facilitator] Elizabeth Bradford, Regional Head of Strategy, Commercial Banking Asia Pacific, HSBC
At our recent webinar, our speakers discussed how digitalisation is empowering the industry in four key areas: innovation, transparency, sustainability and collaboration, and share how companies in the apparel industry are using technology to build smarter businesses.
Key takeaways from Vivek Ramachandran, CEO, Serai, Dan Roberts, Global Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, HSBC and Dilan Gooneratne, CEO, inQube on the future digital trends affecting the industry.
What are the challenges facing the apparel industry?
Vivek Ramachandran, CEO of Serai talks about how the apparel industry has long relied on physical touchpoints to do business, and why that paradigm is changing quickly.
What would you say to businesses that want to digitise?
Looking to the future, there’s a growing realisation that a return to ‘business as usual’ is not on the horizon for the apparel industry. Dan Roberts, HSBC’s Global Head of Business Banking shares his thoughts on what companies need to remember when they start their digitisation journey.
Why is transparency integral to the digitisation process?
Transparency has now become a conversation at the top. Large organisations are discussing how to collaborate and build business transparency across the board. Dilan Gooneratne, CEO, InQube, shares his thoughts on why transparency is integral when apparel companies start their digitisation journey.
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