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.

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.

Hidden Drivers—How They Overcome Real Time Data and Connect Generations

By Sara Bonizio, Contributing Editor

Monday, April 16, 2018 12:28 AM As he spoke about solving tough generational challenges for organizations and leaders, leading Millennial and Gen Z researcher Jason Dorsey peppered his session with penetrating insights illustrating distinct generational differences, such as Boomers and Gen X’ers clinging to pen and paper while Millennials Tweet, Snap and live video their experiences.

Flexibility and Access Are Hallmarks of Modern, Agile Companies

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:27 AM Flexibility and instant access to information are key for today’s modern companies. As workplaces and organizations become more collaborative, companies need to be transparent and responsive to employees and customers alike.

Student Innovator of the Year Expands as Seven Students Represent Four Schools

By Stephanie Sengwe, Assistant Editor
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:26 AM Seven students, representing four schools of optometry were recognized as this year’s Student Innovator of the Year Award recipients. Named after Rick Bay, former publisher and president of Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, the Foundation’s Student Innovator of the Year award aims to support optometry’s next generation.

Meet the Brand Tacticians, Specializing in Experiences and Locations

By Jamie Wilson, Associate Editor
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:25 AM The first session of the afternoon kicked off with “Meet the Brand Tacticians” featuring Michael Dorf, founder, City Winery and Melissa Gonzalez, founder and chief pop-up architect, The Lion’esque Group. This VM Summit session aimed to showcase new models and experiences that companies have implemented to appeal to today’s hyper-connected consumers.

The ECP’s POV: Decision Points and Considerations for Vision Care Telehealth

By Staff
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:23 AM This VM Summit panel parsed important considerations for eyecare professionals and optical retailers weighing decisions surrounding telemedicine implementation, and featured several first-hand accounts. The following comments were prepared by the panelists but not presented fully, due to time constraints.

Flux Group’s Robert Safian Urged Audience to Focus on ‘Missions’ in Business

By Jamie Wilson, Associate Editor
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:22 AM To wrap up the 2018 VM Summit, Robert Safian, founder of Flux Group and former editor-in-chief of Fast Company engaged the audience through four lessons and seven questions. His aim was to showcase the kind of tactics that define the modern company.