As the Chief Intelligence Officer of global innovation firm, TheCurrent, Rachel Arthur focuses on future-proofing businesses by delivering them first-to-market insights and bespoke knowledge solutions surrounding the evolving retail, technology and innovation landscape. She has a wealth of experience in this world as both a consultant and an award-winning business journalist specialising in fashion and technology. She has contributed to titles including Forbes, Wired, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Business of Fashion and more. She delivered a TEDx talk in 2016 about the role technology needs to play to enable a more environmentally sustainable fashion industry, and has regularly been on stage at other international events including SXSW, CES and Cannes Lions. Rachel previously worked with Wired Consulting on all retail innovation projects, and spent eight years of her career as senior editor of the market intelligence team at trend forecaster WGSN.
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