America’s Next Top Model Winner Naima Mora Appears With Top Tech, Fashion, & Entertainment Execs at Silicon Valley Innovators Panel on Fashion & Mobile Technology

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Fresh off TEDxSacramento’s talk “The Potential for Inspiration to Change the World” and the national release of her first book “Model Behavior” (Possibility Books), all-time fan-favorite winner of America’s Next Top Model series Naima Mora will be appearing on an exclusive panel of fashion and technology industry leaders and innovators. A fashion show and exclusive book signing with Ms. Mora will follow the discussion with top minds in business, fashion, and mobile technology.

"I really appreciate the technology innovation going into fashion and lifestyle experiences. I’m a big believer that for brands technology can be the most important factor in the relationship for a consumer – especially in fashion, lifestyle, or health."

The event is co-sponsored by SAP, which is the provider of the My Runway mobile app, and the Art Institute of San Francisco. Organized by First Thursday Silicon Valley, the unique panel experience engages innovative and game-changing minds in fashion, business, media, and technology about how the definition of fashion is changing, and how brands leveraging technology to reach consumers may be leading above others.

Naima joins panel moderator and SAP senior product marketing manager Layla Sabourian as they explore engaging perspectives from the panelists: Forbes contributor and “lifecaster” Sarah Austin; SAP vice president of design and frontline applications and the visionary behind My Runway Li Gong; author, entrepreneur and publisher/editor of Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle Stephanie Rahlfs; and director of marketing at Levi Strauss & Co. Paul Friedland. Naima has been using My Runway and looking at the development of a mobile application for her own brand, Model Life ™.

San Francisco, Thursday, August 15, 2013
10 UN Building/San Francisco Art Institute. 5:30 – 8:30 pm,

To Register and for more information about the event:

More about Naima

Naima Mora reached international fame and broke into the world of high fashion modeling after winning the title of America’s Next Top Model (2008). She remains an all time ‘fan favorite’ and has shot spreads and landed on the covers of many high profile magazines around the world. She has walked the runway for some of fashion’s top designers and been the face of world-known cosmetic lines such as Cover Girl.

Naima is also an emerging singer/songwriter and front woman for the band Galaxy of Tar, a published author (Model Behavior is her first book), and has taken on the challenge of connecting with people through her music, her literary pursuits, and online and in social media, sharing young people’s stories of how and why they are able to achieve impossible pursuits and overcome great adversity. She uses her evolving brand Model Life ™ to share that collective voice. Technology plays a significant part of how she engages with people all over the world.

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For more about My Runway & Special Promotions

SAP’s “My Runway” app uses real-time analytics to help fashion designers and retailers bring the latest trends to 100,000 consumers. I'll be talking about this very thing in San Francisco and hope you'll join me then! You can find out more about their technology at SAP here at this article in their blog.

My Runway Twitter Contest:

Everyone can join the experience August 15th by participating in our My Runway Twitter Contest. Tweet @myrunwayapp answering the question, “What Do You Want to See in a Fashion App?” and include the #SAPContest tag. At the end of the contest, the panel will select the best tweets based upon originality of the idea, buzz, and ease of implementation in a fashion app! Three winners will receive a signed copy of Model Behavior by Naima Mora and one entrant will win a Tory Burch bag. More details can be found here.

For more information about SAP and My Runway contact: Jeff Neal, jeff.neal(at)sap(dot)com.

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