Chief Innovation Officer,
Rachel Arthur is Chief Innovation Officer of TheCurrent, a consultancy transforming how fashion brands and retailers intersect with technology. She leads a global team of experts delivering innovative integrations and experiences for brands, powered by a network of top technologies and startups. She has a wealth of experience both as one of the industry’s most sought after specialists in the space, and as an award-winning business journalist. She established the first news source dedicated to fashion and technology, and has contributed to heavyweight titles as varied as Wired, Forbes and The Business of Fashion. 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 is also the co-founder of FashMash, a community uniting pioneering minds from the worlds of fashion, digital and technology. She 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.