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FRID AY SHOW DAILY MARCH 31, 2017 TM PUBLISHED BY IN COOPERATION WITH INTERNATIONAL VISION EXPO We are your partner – not your competitor. Visit Booth # LP4011 Vision Expo Prepares Attendees for the Future NEW YORK—Networking and learning abound from the classroom to the exhibit hall to evening events around the city as Interna-tional Vision Expo East kicks off here today. The global vision community has come together from more than 80 countries to understand the transformations that are revolutionizing our indus-try while addressing challenges and discovering solutions. “The continued participation of thousands of professionals at Vision Expo is a positive sign that our industry is actively pre-paring for the future. Attendees said that they come to Vision Expo to learn about the innovations that are coming so that they can makes informed business decisions and develop plans for the future,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. “Only at Vision Expo can eyecare professionals speak directly to the owners, designers, engineers and distribution teams about product and sales advancements. They interact with their peers to learn best practices to take back to their offi ces and hone their offerings,” said Melissa Ashley, SVP of Reed Exhibitions. Q Inside Today’s Daily Show Experience... 6 Business... 40 Fashion... 48 Innovation... 50 VM Summit on Artifi cial Intelligence Computes the Man + Machine Equation Supported by Premier sponsors Essilor, NEW YORK—Artifi cial Intelligence (AI), arguably the most transformative force in business and health Europa Eyewear and VSP Global, Signature care today, took center stage at Vision Monday’s sponsors Alcon and Luxottica and Supporting sponsors ABS Smart Mirror, CareCredit and Global Leadership Summit, held here Wednesday. Nearly 400 senior level optical industry executives The Vision Council, the VM Summit got un-and eyecare practitioners came to the 11th annual derway with Marc Ferrara, CEO, Information VM Summit to learn how their businesses and prac-Services Division of Jobson Medical Informa-® and how to put AI to prac-tion, who offered an overview of AI in popu-tices can benefi t from AI, Transitions Adaptive Lenses ® adjust lar culture. He said, “The AI discussion is all tical use. Throughout the day-long tint program, more light. to the perfect in any than a dozen AI experts offered a penetrating look around us, every day. The more we explore at how AI is rapidly affecting commerce as well as AI, we realize it’s not A thing, it’s THE thing.” Marge Axelrad, senior vice president and Hilary Mason, founder & CEO, Fast Forward Labs, a data research social interactions. Using examples such as self-driving cars, chatbots editorial director, Vision Monday, discussed company, disputed the fear that bots will take human jobs. and predictive analytics, they described how machine how AI fi ts within the context of prior Sum-learning, deep learning, artifi cial neural networks and mits and how it is “supercharging decision mak-The fi rst session kicked off with Hilary Mason, other aspects of AI are powering executive decision ing” for today’s business leaders. She predicted the founder & CEO, Fast Forward Labs, a data research making and bringing a new level of personalization to “overlap of humans and machines” would be a re-company that assists organizations in accelerating ADAPTIVE LENSES ® the customer and patient experience. curring theme of the Summit discussion. Continued on page 8 #LiveTheGoodLight

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