Speakers

Deborah Weinswig

Founder & CEO

Coresight Research

Deborah Weinswig is an award-winning global retail analyst and a specialist in retail innovation and technology. As Founder and CEO of Coresight Research (formerly Managing Director of Fung Global Retail and Technology, the think tank for the Fung Group), she is responsible for building the team’s research capabilities and providing insights into the disruptive technologies that are reshaping today’s global retail landscape. Weinswig was named one of the Top 50 Retail Influencers by Vend in both 2016 and 2017 and received the Asia Retail Congress’s Retail Leadership Award in 2016. 

Prior to leading FGRT, Weinswig served as Head of the Global Staples & Consumer Discretionary team at Citi Research. She was ranked as the #1 analyst by Institutional Investor for 10 years and was named one of the 36 Best Analysts on Wall Street by Business Insider in 2012. 

Weinswig is a member of the Advisory Board of several accelerators, including Alchemist Accelerator (where she serves as Faculty Mentor), The Cage (a Hong Kong–based accelerator powered by The Lane Crawford Joyce Group), Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Grand Central Tech, New York Fashion Tech Lab, Plug and Play, Revtech Accelerator, Techstars, TrueStart (UK) and XRC Labs. She is involved in early-stage investing through the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN) and Golden Seeds. Weinswig also serves as an advisor to companies such as Eventable, Fashwire, Nanopay, RetailNext, Rubin Singer and Smartzer. 

In addition, Weinswig is a member of the board of a number of philanthropic organizations, including GoodXChange (where she is also Chief Research Officer), Soles4Souls, and Street Soccer USA. She is an Executive Board Member of The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona and an Advisory Board Member of the World Retail Congress, Weinswig also serves as an e-commerce expert for the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC’s) Research Task Force and was a founding member of the Oracle Retail Industry Strategy Council. She was recently named to the Board of Directors of Kiabi and Xcel Brands, Inc. 

Weinswig is a Certified Public Accountant. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.