Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:24 AM
MILPITAS, Calif.—Eyefluence, a California-based company specializing in eye-interaction technology for augmented, virtual and mixed reality devices, announced on its website
Monday that it is being acquired by Google. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 12:45 PM
NEW YORK—With the theme of BrainStorm: Provocative Ideas. Expansive Thinking. the 10th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit took place here on April 13, exploring the power of creative thinking and its applications in both the professional and personal realms.
Monday, May 16, 2016 1:00 AM
NEW YORK—The power of creative thinking and its application in both the professional and personal realm was on full display at Vision Monday’s 10th annual Global Leadership Summit, held here on April 13. The day-long event, billed as “BrainStorm,” attracted close to 400 top level executives from throughout the optical industry.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:59 AM
David Kepron, vice president, global design strategies at Marriott International, and author of “Retail (r)evolution, Why Creating Right-Brained Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World,” set up the meeting’s theme, “BrainStorm,” by discussing how our brain affects our behavior, as consumers and as providers of goods and services.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:58 AM
Rachel Shechtman, CEO and founder of STORY, the groundbreaking New York-based concept store known for its ever-changing, editorial approach to retail, shared her unique perspectives on the shopping experience.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:57 AM
NEW YORK—How do you help nearly 362 million citizens find a solution to their eyecare and eyewear needs in a country as massive as India? Just ask Peyush Bansal, CEO and co-founder of Lenskart, India’s fastest-growing optical retailer.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:56 AM
The fourth session of the day-long event, “Adventures in Brainland” brought two presenters to the stage: Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, professor in neurology, physiology and psychiatry as well as director of the Gazzaley Lab at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); and Jim Marggraff, serial entrepreneur and founder, chairman and CEO of Eyefluence, a Silicon Valley startup bringing eyes to the center of head mounted displays (HMDs).
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:55 AM
Eyefluence, a startup company based in Milpitas, Calif., is stacked with leadership experience in consumer electronics, engineering and sales. Add to that about 10 years’ worth of eye studies, algorithm development, optical and illumination system design, and field applications, and you have what Jim Marggraff believes is the future of head mounted displays (HMDs): eye-controlled interactions.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:54 AM
After diving deep into the inner workings of the brain, the Summit program segued to the less tangible concept of the mind and its relationship with creativity. Vision Monday’s lens and technology editor, Andrew Karp, took to the stage to introduce, Ted Gioia.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:53 AM
We look at ourselves as a provider of opportunities,” said Jim McGrann, president and CEO of VSP Global, in an on-stage conversation with Vision Monday’s Marge Axelrad, senior VP, editorial director. “It’s all about getting the opportunity (VSP member) into the practice and supporting it through software, frame and lens products—however we can.”
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:52 AM
Michael S. Weiner, DO, chief medical information officer at IBM Healthcare knows a thing or two about key health care initiatives and how they fit into today’s complex world. In his role at IBM, he is tasked with identifying new business areas and opportunities that will continuously increase the delivery of quality health care solutions.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:51 AM
NEW YORK—Vanessa Fimreite, a fourth-year optometry student, and the first recipient of the SUNY Student Innovator Award was on hand at the VM Summit on Wednesday to pick up her award. In March, Essilor of America, Jobson’s Rick Bay Foundation and SUNY Optometry, announced that Fimreite was the recipient of the $5,000 award, which was first announced at last year’s Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:50 AM
Leslie Saxon, MD, has her heart set on disruptive innovation in health care. As a cardiologist and founder/executive director of the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing and USC Virtual Care Clinic (sponsored by VSP Global), Saxon’s passion for providing affordable, global health care shows.
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:49 AM
Listening to people speak about creativity is interesting, but watching first-hand someone’s creativity at work is an entirely different experience, one that was brought to attendees as the 10th annual VM Summit came to a close.