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IEEE Announces Winner of Retail Digital Transformation Grand Challenge

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated
to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE
Standards Association (IEEE-SA), today announced its participation
in naming the winning entry of the Retail Digital Transformation (DT)
Grand Challenge during the regional PI Apparel conference held 19-20
June in New York. The winning entry from Shimmy
Technologies was selected from amongst many outstanding submissions
that included end-to-end solutions as well as products and solutions
addressing body capture and scanning, digital raw materials, digital
product creation, supply chain enhancement and customer engagement and
immersion.

The Retail DT Grand Challenge was the latest initiative associated with
IEEE-SA’s engagement with the retail/apparel industry exploring
technology applications and standards enabling next generation consumer
experiences. The project originated with the IEEE-SA
Industry Connections (IC) 3D Body Processing (3DBP) program, a
collaborative effort to assess standards opportunities intersecting
emerging technologies such as 3D scanning to enhance industries such as
retail, medical, health and wellness, and sports and athletics. The
IEEE-SA IC EDBP program is focused on designing and implementing
scalable and robust immersive experiences in these industries through
standardization of 3DBP technologies. IEEE-SA approved a standards
project, IEEE
3141™ – Standard for 3D Body Processing (3DBP), in October 2017.

“It’s exciting to see the potential value of digital transformation in
the retail sector, as evidenced by a wide variety of highly innovative
products, services and solutions put forward in the Retail DT Grand
Challenge,” said Rudi Schubert, director, New Initiatives, IEEE-SA.
“IEEE is committed to supporting the digital transformation that
retailers and brands will need to accomplish in order to ensure their
ongoing success, while also building capabilities for the future of
retail.”

Participants in the Grand Challenge were judged on the following
criteria:

The Retail DT Grand Challenge top prize submission, the Shimmy Upskill
application, is a gamified learning environment that upskills garment
workers in areas such as computer literacy, digital patternmaking, and
3D modeling fundamentals so they can stay relevant as sewing automation
becomes more prevalent in garment factories. To learn more about the
winning submission, please visit the
Shimmy Technologies video.

To download complimentary white papers on 3D Body Processing topics,
please visit the IEEE-SA Industry Connections (IC) 3D Body Processing
program web
page.

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IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current
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For more information visit http://standards.ieee.org.

About IEEE

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dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through
its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and
professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a
wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and
telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and
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