Vision Monday


VM Global Leadership Summit to Spotlight Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making

By Staff
Monday, January 30, 2017 12:18 AM

NEW YORK—Diagnosing an illness that confounds the experts. Accurately predicting the perfect product choice. Interpreting massive amounts of data and spotting trends. Machines that understand you and speak your language.

Each of these scenarios involve Artificial Intelligence (AI), the most transformative technology in today’s digital world. Retailers, health care providers, suppliers and marketers are discovering AI’s vast potential and learning how to combine this powerful new tool with human expertise to inform all areas of decision making.

“A-Eye - Artificial Intelligence: Supercharging Knowledge and Decision Making” is the program title of the 11th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. “In this rapidly emerging field, in which new ideas and applications are being invented every day and knowledge is expanding exponentially, AI is already upon us, as businesses of all types ramp up their investment in this arena,” said Marge Axelrad, SVP/editorial director, Vision Monday.

The first four speakers for Vision Monday’s upcoming Global Leadership Summit have been set, each of them experts in different areas of artificial intelligence. Speakers will include:

  • Professor Kovin Naidoo, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO and CEO of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, will speak about vision care’s involvement in AI via plans for the newly-formed Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE).
  • Discussing how a new collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and Google’s DeepMind is advancing vision care will be Pearse A. Keane, MD, FRCOphth, a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields and an NIHR Clinician Scientist, based at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London (UCL). Keane will appear at the Summit via a taped interview.
  • Reviewing perspectives about how AI is being used by businesses in the arena of commerce and mobile payments will be Alberto Jimenez, IBM Watson Commerce. A frequent speaker and author, Jimenez is responsible for IBM’s global product strategy and the execution of order management and payments.
  • Sharing solutions and ideas about AI in the realm of marketing and advertising will be Or Shani, CEO and founder, Adgorithms. Adgorithms is the creator of Albert, the world’s first and only self-driven marketing and advertising platform, used by such top brands as Harley-Davidson, EVISU, and others.
The 2017 VM Summit Premier Sponsors are Essilor, Europa Eyewear and VSP Global; Signature Sponsors are Alcon and Luxottica; Supporting Sponsors are CareCredit and The Vision Council. More information is available on the VM Summit registration site here.
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