New Speakers and Special Telehealth Session Round Out VM Summit Program

By Staff
Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The CEO of one of the nation’s largest optical retail chains, a leading digital business strategy consultant and experts from across the telehealth spectrum have joined the program at Vision Monday’s Global Leadership Summit, to be held at the Times Center here on March 14. They and other top thinkers and influencers will discuss new ways to “workSMART.”

Fast Company's Robert Safian and Industrious' Maggie Burns Join VM Summit ‘workSMART’

By Staff
Monday, January 29, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Fast Company’s award-winning editor, author and business observer, Robert Safian, will share his observations about leadership, innovation and agility in the closing keynote at Vision Monday’s upcoming Global Leadership Summit to be held here on March 14. Also, just added to the program is Maggie Burns, head of the real estate portfolio of Industrious.

New Speakers Join Roster for VM’s ‘workSMART’ Summit as Early-Bird Registration Extends to Jan. 26

By Staff
Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The speaker roster for VM’s upcoming Global Leadership Summit, ‘workSMART – Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times’ has expanded with the addition of Michael Dorf, founder and CEO of City Winery. A fast-growing and unique operation, City Winery combines culinary and cultural in venues in several major U.S. cities.

First Speakers Announced for ‘workSMART’, VM’s March 14 Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Experts from the realms of pop-up retail, health care communications and multi-generational trends in the work force are among the first speakers to be announced for “workSMART – Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times,” the program of the 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. The day-long live event will be held Wednesday, March 14 at the Times Center here, just prior to Vision Expo East that week. Erin Byrne, CEO of GreyHealth Group (ghg) in New York, leads the group’s engagement-marketing and digital-media efforts for clients all over the world, who draw on her extensive experience integrating social media, digital technology, corporate communications, and marketing to improve patient-provider relationships, drive desired behaviors, and boost outcomes for both patients and their businesses.

workSMART: 2018 VM Global Leadership Summit Tackles Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times

By Staff
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Early-bird registration is open until midnight, Jan. 5 for “workSMART – Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times.” That’s the program theme of the 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. The day-long live event will be held Wednesday, March 14 at the Times Center here, just prior to Vision Expo East that week.

WORKSmart: 2018 VM Global Leadership Summit Registration Opens Today

By Staff
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—There’s a new agility mandate for all businesses, brands and leaders brought on by rapid global and digital change.Top thinkers are redefining retail, health care and service. That’s the thinking behind “WORKSmart – Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times,” the 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit to be held March 14 at the Times Center.

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

VM Summit on Artificial Intelligence Computes the Man + Machine Equation

By Staff
Friday, March 31, 2017 10:12 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 Wednesday.
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