jennifer fleiss, rakuten optimism keynoteJennifer Fleiss made a name for herself by getting women around the world to Rent the Runway – but she promises she’ll let you keep all the knowledge she’ll be imparting at Rakuten Optimism 2019.

Fleiss, current CEO and Co-Founder of Jetblack and previous Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, will be the keynote speaker at Rakuten Optimism 2019.

Fleiss’s session is titled “Machine Learning & AI: Why Successful Businesses Find Balance Between Humans and Tech.” She will talk about how the human touch takes a critical role in establishing trust and comfort with consumers as technology becomes embedded into every aspect of our lives.

Fleiss is an accomplished entrepreneur and digital innovator who has shown a knack for innovation in the ecommerce space during her career. She launched designer dress and accessories rental business Rent the Runway in 2009, a gamechanging business that now has 11 million members and has raised more than $500 million in funding since its inception according to Crunchbase. Today she is a board member and adviser. In March 2019, Rent the Runway announced the closing of a $125 million funding round, giving it a valuation of $1 billion.

Fleiss is now the co-founder and CEO of Jetblack, the first portfolio company within Walmart’s technology incubator. Jetblack is a members-only personal shopping and concierge service which aims to make shopping online a more convenient and more personal experience for its members.

Fleiss joins a growing and impressive roster of speakers at Optimism including Rakuten Founder and CEO Mickey Mikitani, bestselling author and tidying expert Marie Kondo, Google Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing Gopi Kallayil, and Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Sucharita Kodali among others.

So what are you waiting for? Register today and start planning your trip to San Francisco!