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Presented by the French American Chamber of Commerce - New York

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT 

Free Virtual Event​

Innovation can come at a premium, so how do you build innovation into a 200-year old premium fine wine business? Join Irvin Goldman, CEO of Acker Wines, America’s Oldest Wine Shop, and Ivan Cole, Managing Director and Visionary Architect for Mazars US Innovation Center, as they map the journey for luxury retail e-commerce innovation.

On Thursday, June 23rd, the French American Chamber of Commerce will host a Luxury Brand webcast, featuring visionary leaders as they focus on bringing retail luxury products to market through e-commerce, and the technology roadmap to achieve innovation.

Presented by


Sponsored by


FACC Philadelphia Premier Member

Meet the Speakers!


Irvin Goldman

Preceding his position as CEO to the world's largest fine and rare Auction House, Irvin spent 30 years in senior positions in the financial services industry. Headed Strategy for one of the largest Investment portfolio's in the world. President & CEO of broker dealer and Asset Management Company. Head of US Interest Rate Division at Global Bank. Ran Proprietary trading for major global financial institution for over a decade. Very entrepreneurial and creative leader, experienced in managing both large and small business. Served as interim CEO of technology firm. Managed Family Office Investments (public securities/Private Equity/Venture Capital) and coordinated investment analysis and deals with other family offices. Merger experience and a strong level of advisory work. Executive Producer of Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning Documentary.

Chief Executive Officer
Acker Merrall & Condit


Ivan Cole

Managing Director

Ivan Cole has nearly 20 years of experience providing value-added Microsoft Dynamics Business Software solutions to clients seeking ways to streamline their processes and grow their businesses. Ivan is highly skilled at learning business processes and developing systems and products which meet the needs of organizations seeking technology solutions. Ivan delivers effective strategic technology planning and envisioning the art of the possible for clients seeking to transform and optimize their operations using cloud technologies.  Before joining Mazars, Ivan was the CTO, Chief Strategist, Industry and Cloud Solutions for the Microsoft Dynamics practice at DXC Technologies. He was the visionary and key architect of the Microsoft Dynamics Experience Center, which demonstrated the end-to-end customer experience using Dynamics and emerging technologies.  Prior to DXC, Ivan was the principal and founder of Cole Systems, a New York-based boutique Dynamics implementation partner.  Ivan has been working with Dynamics since Microsoft acquired the product in 2003  


This webinar will be moderated by Scott Kerr, Founder & President of Silvertone Consulting, a brand strategy firm that helps companies build go-to brands that add value to people's lives. Drawing upon a wealth of experience as a brand marketing leader (with global media groups such as Conde Nast and Time Inc.), Scott brings a unique combination of strategic rigor, future thinking, and bold creativity, to help clients define their core brand idea and create a sustainable connection to their customers. Scott is also the host of The Luxury Item podcast, and an Adjunct Professor at FIT.

Scott Kerr

Founder & President
Silvertone Consulting

About our Sponsor


Changing consumer behaviors, a drive towards sustainability and demands for ethical commerce are transforming the luxury goods sector. Not only are companies focusing on new generations of consumers, but they are also seeing growth in emerging markets. Mazars can help your business thrive in this changing world with tailored solutions ranging from audit and assurance to outsourcing, risk management and sustainability. 

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