The Sneaker Week Tech Talk is a showcase of the cutting edge technology that is leading the footwear industry into the future. Join industry professionals at the Wacom Experience Center to discuss innovative workflow concepts and insights from experts in software, education, and product creation.
Shane Griffith: Sr. Product Manager, Foundry
Megan Davis: Brand Manager, Wacom Technologies
Bruce Wright: Sales Manager N. America, X-Rite Pantone
Anna Smith: Director of Programs and Education, Pensole Academy
ABOUT THE FOUNDRY
Foundry develops creative software for the Digital Design, Media and Entertainment industries. With a 20-year heritage and a portfolio of award-winning products, Foundry advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders around the globe.
Pensole was founded in 2010 as a footwear design academy by D’Wayne Edwards, former Design Director. Implementing a “learn by doing” curriculum students are taught to THINK before they create and do everything by hand, from sketching to rendering to prototyping. Students will learn the entire product design process: inspiration, concept development, design process, problem-solving, materials, prototyping, marketing, business, networking, and branding. Since its conception, PENSOLE has evolved to much more than just a footwear design platform. It is comprised of four different studios that work together to create well-rounded offerings for students interested in the product creation industry.
We love what creativity brings to the world. It makes us human, adding a richness to our lives, bringing ideas, imagination, and beauty. We dream of a world alive with creativity, where people are free to explore and express new ideas.
ABOUT X-RITE PANTONE
With so many places for color to go wrong, it can be hard to know how to get it right. That’s where we can help. We have expanded our color expertise to include insights from PANTONE®, Gretag Macbeth, and Munsell Color. Our comprehensive knowledge serves a range of industries that touch many of today’s consumer products, including packaging, apparel, footwear, electronics, cosmetics, home furnishings, paint, food and beverage, and construction. Together under the Danaher umbrella, we deliver an integrated set of products and services that help customers get color right.