Amanda Cosco


One part geek and the other part chic, Amanda Cosco is a leading voice at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Amanda’s reporting on digital culture, wearable technology, smart fashion, and spatial computing has been published by WWD, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, AdWeek, and more. She has also made several TV and radio appearances, including on CBC’s Radio Canada and TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Amanda has delivered keynote presentations on local and international stages, from Canada and the United States to Estonia and Manilla. She has been recognized as a top woman in wearable technology and fashion technology as well as a key thinker on the future of fashion.

As an innovation consultant and strategist, Amanda works with the most innovative fashion, retail, and consumer product startups to help them on their runway to success. Her experience and global perspective help future-proof business models and save her clients time and money.

Amanda is host and producer of the Electric Runway podcast, a podcast series in which she interviews the makers and shakers in apparel, retail, and manufacturing to explore how technology is transforming every aspect of the fashion industry. The podcast was featured in Apple’s “New & Noteworthy” section on iTunes and has since been recognized by Elle Magazine as a top fashion podcast globally.

As a global entrepreneur and multimedia storyteller, Amanda documents her fashion adventures on her YouTube channel, where she takes viewers along as she explores virtual reality runway shows in Russia to garment factories in Bangladesh.


Mon, Sept 23

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Thurs, Sept 26


01:30pm - 01:45pm


Future Visioning: Key Technologies Transforming Retail with Amanda Cosco of Electric Runway

From subscription services to bots that design your clothes, the retail landscape is changing at such rapid speed, it’s difficult to keep up. In this keynote talk, fashion futurist Amanda Cosco shares the leading technologies transforming the retail experience. Drawing from her expertise covering innovations in consumer experiences globally, Amanda outlines what brands big and small should be keeping an eye on for the next five years and beyond.

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