About Liz Bacelar
Liz is a serial-entrepreneur and prolific speaker at the forefront of fashion and technology. She is credited with powering the evolution of "fashion and tech" into a B2B industry and founder of TheCurrent, a trusted innovation partner for consumer retail and technology, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Venice, and Tokyo.
In 2011, she created Decoded Fashion, the top global event series connecting decision-makers in Fashion and Retail to new technologies. The summits in NYC, London, Milan and Tokyo were meant to be a place to supercharge a brand's strategy with the newest ideas in ecommerce, in-store, mobile, wearables and social. These were produced with top industry partners including the CFDA, the BFC, IMG, Conde Nast and Pitti Immagine.
Under her guidance, Decoded Fashion also hosted networking events, hackathons and pop-up summits in 12 countries, in addition to running a Fashion Tech House at South by Southwest. In 2014, Decoded Fashion was acquired by Stylus Media Group, a trends research and advisory firm in 2015.
In January 2016, Liz joined WIRED Editor-in-Chief David Rowan to launch FLOW Journeys, an invitation-only adventure series bringing extraordinary people to the world's most stunning locations. While connecting some of the world's most innovative leaders together, she recognized there was a missing link between technology, lifestyle and retail. In March of 2017, Liz launched TheCurrent, a firm focused on bridging this divide through innovation and knowledge.
Aside from her ventures, Liz is an angel investor and advisor. She is also an experienced producer and print journalist, with 10 years in journalism, and an Emmy-nomination as a network TV producer at CBS News. Her work has been featured on WIRED UK, Techcrunch, CBS News and NBC News. Liz is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.