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#127 Leveraging Disruptive Technology for a Better Tomorrow – A Conversation with Judy Moon

WAM 127

Consumer demand for transparency is getting stronger every day and manufacturers are being held accountable in ways they never had to.

WAM podcast co-host Linda Rigano speaks with Judy Moon, a fearless champion for greater transparency in the fashion industry. Judy heads up sales for EVRYTHNG, a market-leading Internet of Things SaaS platform for consumer products, trusted by global brands to transform their businesses with product digitization and data-intelligence.

EVRYTHNG is unique in its market — leveraging AI and machine learning to give customers the ability to see and learn from each product’s journey. This gives better visibility and control of their customer’s supply chain, and brand protection from counterfeiting and gray market/divergent activities. It also empowers the manufacturer to control its products and inventory and be prepared to deal with potential crisis like product recalls.

Listeners can hear Judy’s empowering personal and professional journey. She is no stranger to hard work. Judy’s family emigrated to the US from South Korea when she was 7 years old. Her parents instilled key values including education, responsibility and the importance of doing the right thing and keeping your “side of the street clean”. Judy started out in marketing for Time, Inc. where she launched their first education program. She then reinvented herself and became a successful film producer noted for her films My Architect and Conversations with Gregory Peck.

Mid-career while starting her own family, Judy began hearing more about the huge waste in the fashion industry – particularly how 35% of materials in the supply chain end up as waste. She again reinvented herself and started working for some technology companies. In 2018 she found her home at EVRYTHNG which addresses the key issues Judy cares about – transparency, traceability and digitization of a product’s journey. Today she is focused on retail, but sees EVRYTHNG expanding to other markets including apparel, beauty and seafood.

Hear more about Judy’s story here.

MEET YOUR HOST

Linda Rigano

Linda Rigano is the Principal Consultant of The Rigano Group. Her expertise and enthusiasm for strategic and effective communication permeate all that she does as a consultant to B2B and B2C technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and publishing organizations to improve business performance and stakeholder relationships by building highly successful and measurable communications programs.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Linda has excelled in helping organizations advance the discussion of important industry issues. She was central to the development and promotion of ThomasNet’s annual Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) survey on the state of manufacturing, the ThomasNet/ISM “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program, and ThomasNet’s North American Scholarship Program. Linda also served as Director of Strategic Alliances for ThomasNet, and for many years was the Publisher of the Thomas Food Industry Register.

Throughout her career, Linda has been an active participant and presenter for manufacturing, supply management, and business associations. She is widely quoted in business and trade media, including Bloomberg BusinessweekNightly Business Report, and Industry Today. Linda holds an MBA in marketing from Fordham University.

Connect with Linda Rigano on LinkedIn.


SPECIAL GUEST

Judy Moon

Meet Our Guest, Judy Moon

Judy Moon is passionate about leveraging technology for a better tomorrow, working towards a more sustainable planet. Her mission as VP of Sales at EVRYTHNG is to help brands and retailers help digitize their products on the EVRYTHNG Product Cloud and apply data intelligence in order to drive greater transparency, traceability, authenticity while developing more trusting and loyal relationships with consumers.

Judy has 20+ years of experience in technology and related industries and has held senior positions in Sales, Customer Success, Client Services, Business Development, and DTC Marketing both in startups and large corporations. She started her career working in the media industry in various business roles at Time Inc. and Columbia House and worked on iconic brands such as Sports Illustrated and TIME and helped to launch Entertainment Weekly. Then she pivoted to independent filmmaking in order to satisfy a lifelong interest in creative work and produced films that were nominated for an Academy Award and selected to premiere at Cannes Film Festival.

At the height of her film success, Judy decided to leave the workforce to stay at home full time to raise her two children became her family’s Chief Platespinner and Supermom, as she describes it on Linkedin. Ten years later, Judy went back to the workforce and landed an incredible opportunity with a young tech company that helped kickstart her career into tech. It’s been a wild ride and Judy is loving every minute of it.

A long time New Yorker, Judy enjoys being active and appreciating the very best that we humans can create and marveling at the perfection of nature

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