MIT Senior Lecturer and VP of Vision Technology, Warby Parker
Rose is a Senior Lecturer at MIT and author of Enchanted Objects, the preeminent book on the Internet of Things—the concept where everyday items are able to anticipate our needs, talk with each other, and make life simpler. Rose is currently the VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker, where he’s spearheading their use of AI to make eye tests accurate, affordable, and accessible. A serial entrepreneur, Rose served as the CEO at Ditto Labs, and was founder and CEO at Vitality, a company that reinvented medication packaging that is now distributed by CVS and Walgreens. He also founded Ambient Devices, which embedded internet information in objects such as lamps, mirrors, and umbrellas. He holds patents for photo sharing, interactive TV, ambient information displays, and medical devices. His work has been featured at the MoMA, and covered in Wired, The Economist, and The Colbert Report.