Allocators have an operational challenge like no other in retail. They have to place each product in the ideal store location, at the right time, while meeting multiple business constraints, considering product attributes, and hyper-localized demand — and at the same time minimize markdowns, maximize sell-through, and extend profits.

Join us for a Q&A with Lisa Pisano, SVP of Merchandise Planning, Allocation, and Analytics at Talbots, who will share how her allocation team approaches traditional challenges with merchandise allocation, as well as the positive business benefits of using AI with Celect.

  • Title: How Talbots Reinvents Inventory Allocation with AI
  • Date: Thursday, July 25th
  • Time: 1pm ET

Sign up today for more insight into why retailers like Talbots, Lucky Brand, Aldo, and Urban Outfitters, are turning to Celect—recently recognized in The Leading 100, an annual list that recognizes break-out technology start-ups driving innovation in the fashion and retail industry — to drive margins and improve inventory decision-making.

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Lisa Pisano

SVP of Merchandise Planning & Analysis at Talbots

Lisa Pisano is a leader within the fashion apparel & footwear market. She is currently a SVP at Talbots, Inc. having been a leader in their revolutionary turn around she is now focusing on data + analytics, interpreting and learning how to adapt to ever changing ways consumers shop.  Over her career she has been focused in rebuilding and growing brands; Ann Taylor Loft, Steve Madden, Nine West, & ZIGI USA. Her expertise is in the areas of merchandising, planning, allocation, & analytics.  She has led each team thru organizational, process, and system implementations/improvements. She loves leading and developing collaborative teams while mentoring those newly entering the work force.   Her philosophy = keep it simple, focus on the big wins, & be passionate in your role.


Andrea Morgan-Vandome

Chief Marketing Officer at Celect

As Chief Marketing Officer at Celect, Andrea brings over two decades of experience working with retailers around the world on their merchandise planning, inventory, supply chain, and omni-channel store challenges. Previous roles include Global Vice President of IBM Watson, where she delivered the first repeatable AI/ML offerings at IBM, and Global Vice President of Strategy and Solutions at Oracle Retail.