VM Global Leadership Summit 'Decoding the Consumer' Program Expands With Experts in AI Enterprise and Blockchain

By Staff
Monday, January 14, 2019 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The speaker roster is expanding for the upcoming Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, "Decoding the Consumer: The New Science of Customer Behavior." Experts in new retail and health care technologies have joined the day-long exclusive program, which will be held here on March 20 at The Times Center. In the emerging category of using AI technology to build out knowledge of the customer and help create new and improved experiences, Justine Santa Cruz, SVP of enterprise & retail at Satisfi Labs joins the program. She is responsible for forging new partnerships with major brands, retailers and enterprise organizations to build automated solutions on the Satisfi Labs platform. Satisfi, an intelligent Answer Engine, uses internal data, customer input and product information to automate voice and text conversations between brands and their customers.

Coresight’s Deborah Weinswig to Kick Off VM’s 2019 Global Leadership Summit, ‘Decoding the Consumer’

By Staff
Monday, December 17, 2018 12:27 AM NEW YORK—One of the most in-demand speakers and thinkers about the current domestic and international retail business climate, Deborah Weinswig, an award-winning global retail analyst and a specialist in retail innovation and technology, will be the opening speaker at Vision Monday’s upcoming Global Leadership Summit here on March 20, 2019. Weinswig is the founder and CEO of Coresight Research, a strategic advisory and mentorship network that enlightens retailer, brand and technology clients on disruptive technologies reshaping today’s global retail landscape. At the VM Summit, Weinswig will talk about how new prescriptive tech tools are helping retailers large and small build sales and, importantly, build relationships and experiences with consumers.

‘Decoding the Consumer’—Registration Opens for the VM 2019 Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will take an in-depth look at the new science of customer behavior at the 13th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. Keeping with 2019 Summit’s theme, “Decoding the Consumer,” top retail analysts, health care experts and marketers will detail trends and tactics shaping businesses.

VM LIVE Explores Changes in ‘Smart Retail’ Landscape

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Monday, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—Attendees at Vision Monday’s VM LIVE “Retail Smart” event at last month’s Vision Expo learned how innovative retailers and vision care professionals are erasing boundaries between discovery, choice and purchase. A top retail trend analyst, an expert in new payment technologies and two entrepreneurial optometrists spoke about the way they use smartphones, tablets, apps, modern in-store displays, and a new range of in-office and online systems to create a fluid, frictionless experience for shoppers, both online and in-store.

Retail Minded’s Nicole Leinbach Reyhle to Kick Off VM LIVE’s ‘Retail Smart’

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Monday, September 17, 2018 12:48 AM NEW YORK—A noted observer of retail trends, particularly those that impact independent retailers of all categories, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, will be the opening speaker of VM LIVE. Reyhle is the founder and publisher of RetailMinded.com which has been recognized worldwide for its leading retail insight. With a core concentration on independent retailers and small businesses, Reyhle is a frequent guest and contributor to various media outlets that include “The Today Show,” Forbes and countless business-to-business publications

A Noted Retail Thought Leader, Mobile Payments Expert and Two Innovative ODs to Share Insights at VM LIVE

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Influential independent retail thought leader, Nicole Leinbach, Reyhle, founder of RetailMinded.com and mobile/payments expert Sih Lee, SVP of new business development at Synchrony Financial, one of the country’s largest credit card providers, are two of the featured speakers set to share insights and business trends to help optical retailers and ECPs “Retail Smart – New Paths for Discovery, Choice and Purchase”, a special VM LIVE session set for Wed., Sept. 26, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Venetian/Sands Convention Center just prior to the opening of Vision Expo West.

Carole Burns, OD, Joins Panel to Share ‘Retail Smart’ Ideas at VM LIVE

By Staff
Monday, August 13, 2018 12:00 AM NEW YORK—A successful optometrist who has brought “outside the box” thinking to her practice’s newest location in one of the fastest-growing towns in Ohio is going to share her experience and a look behind the scenes at VM LIVE, the special live session and panel to be held this fall during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas.

Retail Expert and Veteran OD on the Program for VM LIVE ‘Retail Smart' at Vision Expo

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—An expert in retail business innovation, including new mobile payment trends plus a veteran OD who’s modernized his practice with technology to enhance the patient experience are the initial speakers on the program for “Retail Smart,” the VM LIVE event that will explore how technology is impacting consumer behavior and reshaping the shopping experience.

Registration Opens for VM LIVE at Expo West: ‘Retail Smart’

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Monday, June 4, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for “Retail Smart,” the VM LIVE event that will explore how technology is impacting consumer behavior and reshaping the shopping experience. The informative session, produced by Vision Monday, will be held at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 26, just prior to Vision Expo West. Attendees will learn how smart retailers are erasing boundaries between discovery, choice and purchase. Using smartphones, tablets, apps, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, they create a fluid, frictionless experience for shoppers, whether online or in-store.

A Message About Leadership and Vision From Essilor

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Telehealth: Where Changing Technology Challenges Traditional Vision Care

By Mark Tosh, Senior Editor
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Telehealth is a topic on the minds of most everyone in eyecare. Perhaps this is due to the fact that telehealth is almost a perfect personification of an eyecare marketplace that today is caught up in rapidly changing technology that directly challenges the traditional notions of how vision care is delivered to patients.

VM’s Summit Explores Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times

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Monday, April 16, 2018 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Business trend analysts, branding experts and health and vision care experts shared their views about how leaders can help their organizations adapt to rapid changes in the “climate” of technology and work at the 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, held at the Times Center here on March 14. The day-long Summit program and networking event explored the theme, “workSMART: Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times.”

Operationalizing Innovation: Leadership in a Changing Health Care Landscape

By Sara Bonizio, Contributing Editor
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:29 AM The optical industry is feeling the accelerating pace of change in our field. As we heard from Marge Axelrad in the opening remarks of the 2018 VM Summit, “competition can come from anywhere and everywhere—and it has.” A rapidly changing consumer mindset is bringing a new set of expectations to the vision care space, as explored by Erin Byrne and Jason Dorsey in the Leadership Challenge session.