Pano Anthos

Pano Anthos
Founder and Managing Director
XRC Labs
Pano Anthos leads XRC Labs as its Founder and Managing Director. Having founded four startups around key platform shifts, Pano saw the seismic change coming to retail and founded XRC Labs – a New York City-based tech accelerator focused on the retail technology and consumer goods sectors – and recruited the Parsons School of Design and Kurt Salmon, a part of Accenture Strategy as founding partners. Today, with more than 80 accelerated startups in its portfolio, nine premium corporate sponsors such as Mastercard, PVH, Estēe Lauder Companies, Lowes, Accenture, and others, and more than 250 business mentors, Pano and his team has built a world-class ecosystem.

Speaking in:

Tuesday
January 18
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
One of the apparel industry's main challenges is the issue of meeting customer expectations on fit and sizing accuracy in their online and in-store shopping journeys. Returns make up nearly 50% of fashion purchases today and the sky-high return rates are costing companies millions. In this session we explore the technologies bringing solutions forward and what they could mean for brands now and… Read more
Monday
January 17
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
Gen Z comprises an impressive 40% of the total US consumer. It's a group that's informed, values-driven and hyper connected. Brands can't afford to overlook this influential consumer. In this session, we explore how emerging it brands are captivating Gen Z and the ways they're staying connected.

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Sunday
January 16
11:15 am11:45 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage

It is time we rethink the ways in which corporations build a startup acquisition pipeline. The pain points in current models have left corporations unable to source optimally due to internal constraints and leave startups pinched due to unrealistic contractual terms. In this session we break apart the old model and offer a new perspective for corporations to think about and approach innovation… Read more