A Few Seats Left for VM’s March 14 Global Leadership Summit, ‘workSMART’ Leadership Tactics


New York—The 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit program is set for next week. “workSMART: Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times” will focus on critical aspects of decision making for today’s business leaders. The March 14 day-long program and networking event at The Times Center here “will investigate and illustrate a new ‘agility mandate’ for all businesses,” said Marge Axelrad, SVP, editorial director of Vision Monday. “Top thinkers and doers in the new world of work and business are redefining retail, health care and service. But how does a company ‘pivot’? What does the current digital revolution mean for traditional business models?”

There are still a few open spots at the event, registration details are posted here.

The ‘workSMART’ program includes a diverse range of speakers and sessions, including:

• Erin Byrne, CEO of GreyHealth Group, will address the intersecting dynamics of technology and health care and the flexibility required by industry leaders.
Jason Dorsey, a leading Millennials and Gen Z researcher and speaker, will be the 2018 VM Summit keynote speaker, talking about solving tough generational challenges for organizations and leaders.
• Vicrum Puri and Rachel Puri are the founders of WellnessWorks, a New York-based startup that is bringing the idea of co-working to health and wellness practitioners.
National Vision CEO Reade Fahs will speak about social responsibility and the transparent, agile company.
• Anh Phillips of Deloitte will talk about how business leaders can address digital technology’s rapid changes.
• Retail futurist Melissa Gonzalez founded the The Lion'esque Group in 2009. Her firm includes retail strategists and pop-up architects and she is the author of “The Pop-Up Paradigm.”
• Michael Dorf, founder and CEO of City Winery. A fast-growing and unique operation, City Winery combines culinary and cultural in venues in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston and, soon, Washington D.C.
• Robert Safian, founder of The Flux Group, and Fast Company’s former award-winning editor, author and business observer will discuss modern leadership.

The rapid rise of telehealth and its growing impact on vision care will be the focus of a special Summit session at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, “Tackling Disruption: The Telehealth Frontier.” The session, which will feature telehealth experts, leading providers, eyecare professionals and optical retailers, will help Summit attendees increase their understanding of telehealth and examine the decision making process surrounding it. It will also illustrate how health care and business leaders are grappling with a complex and challenging trend that is reshaping relationships between doctors and patients and fundamentally changing the delivery of health care services and diagnoses.

The speakers at the Summit telehealth session are:

Latoya Thomas, director, State Policy Resource Center, American Telemedicine Association
Daniel Cody, attorney, Jones and Day
Wallace Lovejoy, founder, Lovejoy Eyecare Consulting
Howard Fried, OD, founder of DigitalOptometrics
Brent Rasmussen, chief executive officer of Opernative
Lee Kuczewski, director of operations, Smart Vision Labs
Greg Lechner, director, marketing and communications chief for 20/20Now
Michael Duenas OD, chief public health officer, AOA
Rupe Hansra, OD, vice president, professional relations, For Eyes
Sukumar Pandit, OD, director of optometry, Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs
Jonathan Rosin, MD, owner, co-president, medical director of Rosin Eyecare
Daniel Stanton, founder of Stanton Optical and My Eyelab.

The 2018 VM Summit Premier Sponsors are Essilor, Europa Eyewear and Luxottica. Signature Sponsors include ABS Smart Mirror, Alcon, The Vision Council and VisionWeb. Supporting Sponsors are VSP Global and CareCredit.