Tickets Still Available for ‘Minding the Store,’ VM’s Retail Tech Event

By Staff
Friday, September 1, 2017 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—Time is running out to register for “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions The Shopper’s Experience,” a special program presented by Vision Monday at the upcoming VM LIVE event on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

VM LIVE to Explore How Digital Tech Is Changing the In-Store Experience

By Staff
Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Sweeping changes in consumer attitudes and expectations require optical retailers to rethink all interactions with customers and patients. To bring this shifting scenario into focus, Vision Monday will present a special program, “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions The Shopper’s Experience” at the upcoming VM LIVE event on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

VM LIVE to Explore How Digital Tech Is Changing the In-Store Experience

By Staff
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Sweeping changes in consumer attitudes and expectations require optical retailers to rethink all interactions with customers and patients. To bring this shifting scenario into focus, Vision Monday will present a special program, “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions The Shopper’s Experience” at the upcoming VM LIVE event on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

New Speakers Join the Program for VM LIVE’s ‘Minding the Store’ Event in Las Vegas Sept. 13

By Staff
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Two new speakers, one reflecting a larger optical retailer’s perspective, and the other the views of an independent OD towards the advantages of new technology in the practice, have joined the program of “Minding the Store,” the upcoming VM LIVE event set for Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

Retail CX Expert, Ed King, to Kick Off VM LIVE ‘Minding the Store’ Event in Las Vegas Sept. 13

By Staff
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Ed King, a retail innovator and customer experience (CX) expert, will be the featured opening speaker at the VM LIVE session, “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions The Shopper’s Experience,” planned for Wednesday Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

‘Digital Tech Reinvisions the Shopper’s Experience’—Registration Is Open for Sept. 13 VM LIVE

By Staff
Monday, June 12, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Digitization is impacting all businesses. But reports of retail’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Brick-and-mortar retailers need to compete with online players; both are adapting techniques from each other. With those developments in mind, Vision Monday’s upcoming VM LIVE event will tackle “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions the Shopper’s Experience.”

Schneider’s DigiCon 2017 Features Tech Topics … and Baseball

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:13 PM FRISCO, Texas—DigiCon 2017, the technical conference sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines, drew a select group of optical laboratory managers, lab owners, lens company executives and eyecare professionals who attended lectures and demonstrations of the company’s latest lens processing technologies. The meeting, held here on May 11 and 12, drew 165 customers, a 20 percent increase from the previous DigiCon U.S. meeting in 2013, according to Schneider.

Artificial Intelligence Computes the Man + Machine Equation

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Artificial Intelligence (AI), arguably the most transformative force in business and health care today, took center stage at Vision Monday’s Global Leadership Summit, held here on March 29.

AI as a Tool, Not a Threat, to Eyecare and Society

By Jamie Wilson and Catherine Wolinski, Contributing Editor
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:29 AM The Vision Monday Summit kicked off with Session One: “Insight, Integration and Investment” starring Hilary Mason, founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, a data research company that helps organizations utilize their data science and machine intelligence capabilities.

AI Begins to Reshape the Customer/Patient Experience

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:28 AM How will Artificial Intelligence begin to affect the customer/patient experience? That was the question posed to the second panel of the day as they examined how AI algorithms learn what we like, enabling personalized brands to create new experiences and choices for consumers. The advance of new smart tools help make data actionable, creating competitive advantages for retailers, professionals, designers and suppliers.

Professor Urges Audience to Think Outside the Box When it Comes to AI

By Mark Tosh
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:27 AM Many philosophers have a pragmatic view of the world, and it would appear that Alex John London, a professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, counts himself among this group.

Finding the Soul of the Machine With Violinist Mari Kimura

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:26 AM In the final session of the 2017 VM Summit, “The Soul of the Machine,” Mari Kimura, a violinist and teacher of Interactive Computer Music Performance at The Juilliard School, entertained the audience though a performance wearing a sensor-enabled glove.

Seeing Eye to AI: Sharing Data to Improve Ophthalmic Care

By Catherine Wolinski, Contributing Editor
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:25 AM Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, chief clinical editor at Review of Optometry, quickly guided the audience into Session Four: “A-Eye: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Eyecare,” immediately introducing ways in which artificial intelligence can directly enhance the ophthalmic profession.

Innovative Optometry Students Utilize AI for Better Patient Care

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:24 AM Winners of the Student Innovator of the Year Award from the Rick Bay Foundation, Kathleen Hoang and Alex Martin presented on some medical innovations they are working on. The Student Innovator of the Year award recognizes the innovative and creative ideas of a current student at an optometry college.

Scene at the VM Summit

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:23 AM
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