The FashInvest Brand Innovator Award is presented to an organization and individual who demonstrate the unique ability of driving brands to their ultimate potential. Brands are unique in that they touch upon the inspirational, emotional, and economic drivers of the consumers and go beyond their core designs culminating in a successful enterprise. The individual who drives such a business is one who brings an entrepreneurial passion and visionary perspective to the creation of the enterprise which ultimately results in business recognition, awareness and financial success to themselves, their investors, their colleagues and their business. This individual strives to also employ these strategies in their personal goals and achievements, as well.
Scott Emmons is focused on innovation for the Neiman Marcus Group (NMG). He founded and built the innovation lab (iLab) in 2012. Scott is responsible for leading NMG in evaluating, designing, testing and piloting cutting-edge technologies and applications for luxury retail. Scott is also working on BYOD initiatives, Wi-Fi/LAN/WAN infrastructure, mobility and digital signage initiatives. Innovation projects include the Memomi Memory Mirror, 4K touch table look books, beacon enabled holiday passes, intelligent mobile phone charging stations and digital directories for Bergdorf Goodman.