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.

Megatrends Shaped by the Pandemic to be Examined at Exclusive VM Leadership Summit in NYC, Now Offering Special Price Tickets for a Limited Time

By Staff
Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Megatrends shaped by the global pandemic will be on the program at the exclusive live-and-in-person VM Leadership Summit to be held in NYC on March 30. During "Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change,” a unique group of speakers will examine the dizzying pace of changes that are transforming retail and healthcare right now. Vision Monday has just announced a Spring flash sale for the in-person event. Tickets to the VM Summit will be priced at $695 until Monday, March 14, 12:00 p.m. EST. Prospective attendees can take advantage of the discounted ticket price by registering here and using the promo code SPRING.

Newly Announced VM Summit Speakers to Discuss Vision-Tech Convergence and New Access Points and Routes to Care

By Staff
Monday, March 7, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK—A renowned vision technology expert, a journalist who covers the intersection of healthcare and tech, a leading Canadian omnichannel retailer and a trio of optometrists who each offer specialized forms of care are rounding out the roster of speakers at the Vision Monday Leadership Summit. The unique, high-impact event will be held live and in person at The Times Center here on Wednesday, March 30, just ahead of Vision Expo East. Themed "Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change," the exclusive and influential event will examine the dizzying pace of megatrends, shaped by the global pandemic, that are transforming retail and healthcare right now.

Three New Speakers Will Add Fresh Perspectives to VM Summit Program

By Staff
Thursday, February 24, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Three new speakers are joining the Vision Monday Leadership Summit program, bringing their fresh perspectives to the unique, high-impact event which will be held live and in person at The Times Center here on Wednesday, March 30, just ahead of Vision Expo East. Themed "Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change," the exclusive and influential event will examine the dizzying pace of megatrends, shaped by the global pandemic, that are transforming retail and healthcare right now.

Initial Speakers Announced for VM's Leadership Summit, March 30, in New York 'Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change'

By Staff
Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:30 AM NEW YORK—An influential retail observer who will outline new ways that stores are becoming media channels to connect with shoppers, an innovative marketing expert who will talk about how retailers can connect and build relationships with consumers' new priorities, a noted entrepreneur, McKinsey advisor and brand creator, an expert communications and social media trend expert and a prominent healthcare executive for a major national retailer are among the initial roster of speakers who will be enlivening the unique and high-impact program at Vision Monday's upcoming Leadership Summit to be held live and in person at The Times Center, on Wednesday, March 30, just prior to the start of Vision Expo East.

Special Early Bird Pricing Registration for VM Leadership Summit Live March 30 Event in NYC, 'Discover & Recalibrate!' Is Now Extended Through Friday, Feb. 11

By Staff
Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Special early bird registration pricing for this year's 2022 VM Leadership Summit, to be held live and in-person here at The Times Center, has been extended through this Friday, Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Registration Is Now Open for VM's 2022 Leadership Summit, 'Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change'

By Staff
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for the 2022 VM Leadership Summit, due to return live and in-person here in New York for the first time in two years on Wednesday, March 30, just prior to the start of Vision Expo East. Themed "Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change," the exclusive and influential event will examine the dizzying pace of megatrends, shaped by the global pandemic, that are transforming retail and healthcare right now.