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Born in Alaska, Camilla Olson is an inventor and holds two U.S. patents with three more in process. She is a serial entrepreneur; was a venture capitalist. She founded two big data predictive modeling companies in the pharma industry: one had its IPO the other was acquired for $95M a year after founding. Camilla returned to graduate school to learn design and her first fashion collection was selected to be shown in Lincoln Center as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Her designs were seen on the red carpet of the Academy Awards, Met Gala and the White House. In 2011, she received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Maryland and Honorable Mention as “Best Second Act Reinvention” on the website SecondAct.com. TEDx speaker January 2016.
Camilla's specialties include lateral thinking, business development and strategy, inspiration driven visual research, textile manipulation and creative processes.
Camilla is the CEO of Savitude, a company that focuses on helping fashion designers solve the fit, return and excess inventory problems by providing Enhanced Sketching using AI Design Intelligence. Savitude offers an integrated product design SaaS solution that enables brands/retailers to improve their margins by assuring designs cover the full spectrum of real bodies, optimizing line planning with enhanced sketching and predictive trends, iterative product design for JIT manufacturing, and reducing post-consumer excess & unfinished inventory.
Hosted by: Christopher Lacy, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Design
Produced by: Joshua Williams, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Design
Executive Producer:Fashion Consort
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