Four New Speakers Announced for VM Summit 'Insight, Unseen' Program on March 15 in NYC

By Staff
Friday, February 3, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Four new speakers will offer fresh perspectives on major business and health care trends at the Vision Monday Leadership Summit, organizers of the event announced. The addition of these speakers to the VM Summit, “Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations,” significantly expands its scope. The live in-person event will feature prominent voices and key opinion leaders in communications, business consulting, human resources, retailing and vision care. Their ideas will inform a daylong program designed for senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the optical industry and eyecare professions.

More Speakers Join VM Summit 'Insight, Unseen' Program on March 15 in NYC

By Staff
Monday, January 23, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Several new speakers are joining the program roster at the upcoming Vision Monday Leadership Summit, "Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations." The live, in-person event to be held in New York on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, will feature prominent voices and key opinion leaders in communications, business consulting, human resources, retailing and vision care. Their ideas will inform a daylong program designed for senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the optical industry and eyecare professions.

VM Leadership Summit ‘Insight, Unseen’ Announces First Speakers

By Staff
Thursday, January 19, 2023 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Organizers of the Vision Monday Leadership Summit announced the first speakers for the annual meeting, including business and health care experts who will offer insights about how leaders of companies and organizations can uncover, design and scale innovations. The VM Summit, a live, in-person event on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, will feature prominent voices and key opinion leaders in communications, business consulting, human resources, retailing and vision care. Their ideas will inform “Insight, Unseen,” a daylong program designed for senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the optical industry and eyecare professions.

Early Bird Registration for 2023 VM Leadership Summit Is Extended Through Jan. 16, 2023

By Staff
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Special early bird registration has been extended for the live, in-person 2023 Vision Monday Leadership Summit on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, just ahead of Vision Expo East. The early bird price of $695 will be extended from Jan. 9, 2023 until Jan. 16, 2023 at midnight ET, a savings of $200. Registration details are posted here. This year, "Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations" is the theme for the exclusive and influential event which attracts senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the eyecare and optical industry and profession.

Early Bird Registration Is Extended for 2023 VM Leadership Summit

By Staff
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Special early bird registration has been extended for the live, in-person 2023 Vision Monday Leadership Summit on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, just ahead of Vision Expo East. This year, "Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations" is the theme for the exclusive and influential event which attracts senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the eyecare and optical industry and profession. "With dramatic change coming from all directions, some tactics for propelling business and health care forward are obvious," said Marge Axelrad, SVP/editorial director of Vision Monday. "But not everything meets the eye. Uncovering hidden resources can be the difference maker for professionals and business leaders alike. It’s more urgent than ever to cultivate talent, respect individuals and engage teams to power innovation. Leaders who unlock this hidden strength can combine it with digital savvy to design and scale innovations, forming stronger connections with customers and patients, unlocking creativity and elevating their business," Axelrad said.

Registration Is Now Open for VM's 2023 Leadership Summit 'Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations'

By Staff
Thursday, December 8, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for the live, in-person 2023 Vision Monday Leadership Summit, which will take place Wednesday, March 15, 2023, just ahead of Vision Expo East. This year, "Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations" is the theme for the exclusive and influential event which attracts senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the eyecare and optical industry and profession. "With dramatic change coming from all directions, some tactics for propelling business and health care forward are obvious," said Marge Axelrad, SVP/editorial director of Vision Monday.

Video Highlights From the Vision Monday Summit 2022

By Staff
Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:00 AM “Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change,” the 13th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit brought into sharp focus the megatrends shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this special section recapping the day's sessions, read how VM's Summit can help you understand retail reinvention, fresh branding strategies, technology’s impact on health and vision, and expanding patients’ access to care.

VM Summit Examines Megatrends Shaped by the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Staff
Saturday, April 23, 2022 1:00 AM NEW YORK—Retail reinvention, fresh branding strategies, technology’s impact on health and vision and expanding patients’ access to care—megatrends shaped by the global pandemic—were brought into sharp focus by an array of experts at the Vision Monday Leadership Summit on March 30. The exclusive, in-person event, held at the Times Center here, featured a unique group of speakers who examined the dizzying pace of changes that are transforming retail and health care right now.

Opening Session Looks to the Role CEOs Play in a Company’s Success Story

By Mary Kane
Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:59 AM Kicking off the Summit program was a session titled “The CEO Leadership Moment,” featuring Vikram (Vik) Malhotra, a senior partner in McKinsey’s New York office and co-author of a new book, CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest. Malhotra posed the following question: What really makes a good CEO? What separates the best from the rest? And what are the characteristics of a truly successful CEO?

As a Media Channel, Retail Offers New Messaging Opportunities

By Mark Tosh
Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:58 AM NEW YORK—Amid changing consumer dynamics, supply chain disruption and all of their other challenges, retailers are now faced with figuring out the developing concept of retail as a media channel, and all of the new messaging opportunities this presents. This idea was tackled at the VM Summit in a session appropriately titled, “Retail Is the New Media Channel.”

Speakers Highlight the Need for Brands to Explore New Outreach Mediums

By Sarah McGoldrick
Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:57 AM NEW YORK—Brand communication with customers was at the forefront of the Vision Monday Leadership Summit held prior to Vision Expo East. With the emergence of countless new social media tools and the increasing diversity in the way customers receive marketing messages, speakers at this year’s Summit pressed the need for brands to explore new outreach mediums.

Talking Tech: Two Takes on Health and Vision Trends

By Sarah McGoldrick
Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:56 AM NEW YORK—Big Tech companies are increasingly intersecting with the optical industry. Prescription-ready, wearable tech such as Amazon’s Echo Frames, which offer high quality audio and is Alexa-controllable, and Ray-Ban Stories—a collaboration between Meta and EssilorLuxottica that features audio and video capabilities—are gaining popularity with consumers. Apple is developing its own eyeglass wearable which, according to patents, may have augmented reality (AR) capabilities. Google, which acquired smart glass maker North several years ago, may field its own version of AR technology.

Walmart Sees an Opportunity to Provide ‘Affordable Health Care’

By Mark Tosh
Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:55 AM NEW YORK—While the significant role Walmart has played in American retail over the past 50 years is readily apparent, the company’s effort to provide health care services, especially to underserved individuals and rural markets, has often gone unnoticed, in spite of the major effort Walmart is making in the health care sector. This was one of the underlying themes in the VM Summit presentation of David Reitnauer, vice president for health and wellness, and specialized services at Walmart Inc.

Scenes at the VM Summit

By Staff
Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:54 AM Scenes for Summit

David Kepron Speaks About Culture Shifts and Adapting to the Unknown

By Marge Axelrad
Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:53 AM NEW YORK—The pace of change is literally dizzying. In fact, it’s impossible for any human to “keep up” to manage the speed of it, certainly as digital technology moves ahead so rapidly. Those observations were part of the closing session of VM’s Summit, as offered by David Kepron, founder of the NXTVL Experience Design podcast, former head of global design for Marriott International, an experienced retail design expert, author and architect.