VM Announces First Speakers for Summit ‘BrainStorm’

By Staff
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Experts in digital medicine, neuroscience, wearable technology and retailing have joined the roster of speakers at Vision Monday’s 10th annual Global Leadership Summit, VM announced. The day-long conference, one of the most anticipated events in the eyewear and optical industry for senior level executives, will take place April 13, 2016 at The Times Center in New York.

Registration Opens for VM’s 2016 Summit: ‘BrainStorm’

By Staff
Friday, November 20, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK— It’s time to “BrainStorm.” New research into human and computer intelligence is leading to a deeper understanding of the brain’s capabilities and expanding the frontiers of commerce, health care, data and social interaction.

THEMES: Megatrends on the Horizon

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Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 AM The next wave of connectivity is linking everyone and everything together and creating new business opportunities. Watch this exclusive concept video to learn the key messages of the 2015 VM Global Leadership Summit.

The Internet of Things

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:31 AM NEW YORK—Beginning with speakers representing technological leaders such as Intel and the Consumers Electronics Association and concluding with a surprise guest well known both in the optical community as well as the business world at large, (see Page 56 for an interview with Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal) the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, held here on March 18, again delivered on its renowned tradition of presenting a full day packed with information that will drive the business of vision now and for years to come.

A Day at the Summit: Video Highlights

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Monday, April 20, 2015 12:30 AM Called the ‘third wave’ of connectivity, IoT is being sped by the momentum and new capabilities of technology impacting systems and people. VM’s 2015 Global Leadership Summit, showcases IoT, explores leaders’ decisionmaking, rethinks new concepts of ‘the store’ and provides a view of edgy new technologies, from wearables to implantables.

The Internet of Things (IoT): Where Are All These Connections Taking Us?

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:29 AM The Internet of Things (IoT) has often been referred to as the third wave of connectivity and with today’s technology constantly morphing into smaller, cheaper and more insidious devices, it begs the question, where is this web of smart, connected products and services taking us?

VIDEO: Understanding the Next Wave of Connectivity

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Monday, April 20, 2015 12:29 AM Where is this web of smart, connected products and services taking us?

Redesigning the ‘Store’ and Customer Experience: Retail (r)Evolution

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:28 AM For the second session of the 2015 Summit, Vision Monday strived to determine what the new definitions of “retail” were and how social media and consumers’ familiarity with technology are influencing store and health care environment design. Ultimately, the goal was to determine how all these things impact consumer purchasing and brand interaction.

VIDEO: The Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World

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Monday, April 20, 2015 12:28 AM Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World.

‘Smart Technologies Reshape the Patient Experience’

By John Sailer
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:27 AM There are almost twice as many people in the world who have smartphones than there are people who have corrected vision,” said Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, chief clinical editor of Jobson’s Review of Optometry, to put things in perspective at the start of the VM Global Leadership Summit session on “How Smart Technologies are Reshaping the Patient Experience.”

VIDEO: Key to Creating Effective Consumer Experiences

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:27 AM The virtual world is where customers (and patients) will be; the key to create effective consumer experiences is seamless delivery.

Optical Retail Leaders Stay Connected to Stay Relevant

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:26 AM In the fifth session of the VM Global Leadership Summit, three key decision makers took the stage to discuss their strategies for developing meaningful relationships with customers, as well as how new technologies can facilitate the business-to-consumer bond.

VIDEO: Cultivating Consumer Loyalty In a Changing Tech Environment

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:25 AM Devlyn, New Look and Edward Beiner on new technologies enabling a business-to-consumer bond.

Wide Ranging Eye² Session Explores New Ways of ‘Seeing’

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:20 AM Vision Monday’s lenses and technology editor, Andrew Karp, introduced a dynamic Eye2 session that explored how wearable and implantable technologies are creating new ways of “seeing.” Drawing an analogy with media theorist Marshall McLuhan’s famous maxim, Karp said, “The deeper we get involved with wearable and implantable technology, the more the medium becomes the message, and the more we really become part of the Internet of Things.”