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Up to Speed is a podcast series by Verizon, featuring stories on how technology and the people behind it are building the future.The hosts are two millennial employees, whom you can read about here at this bio page: http://verizonevents.com/event/uts-podcast/team-bios/ Thanks! Please reach out if I can provide more info. Drew Fessenden 917.544.1716

Up to Speed is a podcast series by Verizon, featuring stories on how technology and the people behind it are building the future.The hosts are two millennial employees, whom you can read about here at this bio page: http://verizonevents.com/event/uts-podcast/team-bios/ Thanks! Please reach out if I can provide more info. Drew Fessenden 917.544.1716
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Up to Speed is a podcast series by Verizon, featuring stories on how technology and the people behind it are building the future.The hosts are two millennial employees, whom you can read about here at this bio page: http://verizonevents.com/event/uts-podcast/team-bios/ Thanks! Please reach out if I can provide more info. Drew Fessenden 917.544.1716

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Episodes

Hans Vestberg sits down with Forest Whitaker

7/25/2018
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In this episode, Verizon's newly appointed CEO Hans Vestberg talks with actor and social activist Forest Whitaker about his work as founder of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative. Focusing on areas of high conflict around the world, the Initiative is committed to fostering peace in communities in Mexico, Northern Uganda, South Sudan, and South Central Los Angeles. Hans and Forest also discuss the important role technology can play in reaching the Global Goals of ending extreme...

Duration:00:23:54

Living in an Age of Distraction

6/27/2018
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When everything on the internet and on social media is constantly fighting for your attention, what really makes an impact? That’s what Derek Thompson, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, and author of the National Bestselling book, “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction,” addresses in this podcast recorded in front of a live audience at a Verizon Leadership event. Thompson discusses a few chapters from, “Hit Makers,” that analyze history and human behavior to better...

Duration:00:33:11

The future of retail.

6/5/2018
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For a special live-streamed chat, Katie sat down with Tami Erwin, Chief Operations Officer for Verizon Wireless, and Shelly Palmer, author, strategic adviser, and LinkedIn’s Number One Voice in Technology for 2017. They discussed how the key to success in the retail space today lies in trust, customer care, and really understanding human behavior.

Duration:00:37:54

Hugh Evans on Ending Global Poverty

5/23/2018
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In a recent fireside chat at Verizon's Technology Symposium, Global Network & Technology Leader, Hans Vestberg sat down with Global Citizen's Co-Founder and CEO, Hugh Evans to discuss how technology, connectivity, education and people can change the world for good.

Duration:00:51:43

Sports in the Digital World

5/15/2018
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Why is it one of the best times in sports history to be a fan? How will virtual and augmented reality change the sports landscape? Larry Bird or Magic Johnson? These are just a few of the questions Geoff Reiss of Yahoo Sports answered when he sat down with Jeremy at the Oath Offices in NYC. In our latest Up To Speed podcast, Geoff meets us at the intersection of sports and technology to talk about how the sports fan experience is changing.

Duration:00:27:50

What you need to know about privacy

4/28/2018
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Privacy has taken center stage recently - from giving customers the ability to choose what's best for them to how rules should be applied across the entire ecosystem. Marie McGehee sat down with Verizon's chief privacy officer, Karen Zacharia to discuss what it all means and how privacy might evolve in the future.

Duration:00:22:57

Verizon Untethered

4/18/2018
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Listen in on a fireside chat between current Verizon Chairman and CEO, Lowell McAdam, and Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon’s former Chairman and CEO. Ivan just released his new book, Verizon Untethered: An Insider’s Story of Innovation and Disruption, which you can pre-order now on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and will be widely available on May 1st. Joining Lowell and Ivan in the conversation is Scott McMurray of the History Factory, the co-author of Verizon Untethered.

Duration:00:47:32

A conversation with MAKERS filmmaker Dyllan McGee

3/26/2018
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Dyllan McGee set out to make a documentary on Gloria Steinem. Instead, she ended up pioneering a digital-first approach to the documentary genre, telling the stories of countless inspiring and groundbreaking women, and kickstarting a feminist media brand. Katie Regner sits down with Dyllan in OATH’s NYC office to get the full scoop on the history behind the creation of MAKERS.

Duration:00:41:20

Powerful Women in Tech: Meet Rima Qureshi

3/12/2018
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As part of Women's History Month, Verizon's Chief Strategy Officer Rima Qureshi sits down with Marie McGehee to share her story. Their wide-ranging conversation covers Rima’s family’s emigration from Pakistan to Canada, the pressure to conform to perceived cultural norms, how her upbringing influenced her career path, how 5G will change the tech industry and the importance of mentorship today.

Duration:00:30:57

So, what is 5G?

2/22/2018
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You've heard it in the news. You've seen it in tweets and posts. Is 5G just another buzzword? Not at all - it's revolutionizing the way we think about wireless technology, and is nothing short of the foundation for the 4th industrial revolution. From self-driving cars, to virtual reality, Nicki Palmer (Chief Network Engineering Officer and Head of Wireless Networks) and Ed Chan (SVP and Chief Technology Architect) explain the endless creative possibilities 5G will open up for the future,...

Duration:00:32:08

Black History Month with Marc Morial

2/6/2018
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"I like to think that the best of America is not in our past. The best of America is in our future." That's what Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, said to a live audience at Verizon's 2018 Black History Month event in Basking Ridge, NJ. Donna Epps, Verizon's Vice President for Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, sat down with Marc to discuss the importance of diversity in leadership, and what we can do to continue the fight for equality.

Duration:00:33:05

Parenting in the Digital World

1/24/2018
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How much screen time is too much screen time? When should kids get their first smartphone? Are you guilty of “sharenting?” If you’re raising a kid in the digital world, this podcast is for you. Katie talks with Stephen Balkam, Founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, about technology and families today.

Duration:00:29:16

A conversation with Diego Scotti

12/1/2017
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“Marketing and diversity are so intrinsically connected because you have to be effective at connecting with consumers,” Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer at Verizon, says in his conversation with Marie McGehee. They chatted about Verizon’s evolution as a brand, Diego's personal journey in marketing, and how he’s tackling the industry’s diversity problem directly through his Ad Fellows diversity fellowship program.

Duration:00:46:38

A conversation with Hans Vestberg

10/31/2017
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He's lived in seven countries, and he speaks five languages. Now he's Verizon's Global Network and Technology Leader. Marie McGehee sat down with Hans Vestberg to discuss his vision for a connected world, 5G, and the role Verizon will play in leading the next tech revolution.

Duration:00:30:16

Smart Cities

10/14/2017
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Imagine city streets that can tell you where all the available parking spots are...this is already happening today in smart cities. In this episode, Jeremy sits down with Lani Ingram, who leads the Smart Communities team at Verizon. From start-ups at the cutting edge, to venues and universities using tech in new and exciting ways, they discuss what a connected world looks like today, and what it will look like in the future.

Duration:00:29:19

Data Breach Investigations

10/10/2017
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From a phishing attack at a water supply facility that left a community with contaminated water, to a cyber breach at a university that got final exams cancelled. Sravya sits down with Bryan Sartin and Alex Schlager to discuss real-life cyber crimes they’ve encountered in today’s connected world.

Duration:00:27:21

The Digital Divide in America

9/25/2017
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In a time of increased connectivity and smarter devices, millions of children in schools across the country are being left behind with aging technology. Jeremy hosts a discussion between Rose Stuckey Kirk, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at Verizon, and Justin Reich, Assistant Professor in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. They tackle the underlying problems that created the digital divide in America today, and discuss what people and companies are doing to bridge the gap....

Duration:00:31:31

The Internet of Things

9/8/2017
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What does it mean when everything is connected? It means smarter and faster work in every industry. It means safer streets for pedestrians. It means a soccer ball can provide electricity to a household without it. Sravya talks to Mark Bartolomeo, VP of Connected Solutions, about the Internet of Things in 2017, and what’s to come.

Duration:00:25:04

Why am I so often the only woman in the room?

9/1/2017
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Sravya sits down with Martha Delehanty and Judy Spitz to discuss the gender gap in the tech industry, and what companies and schools can do to get more women in the tech workforce. Martha leads HR Operations at Verizon, and Judy (former Verizon CIO) is the Program Director of Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY).

Duration:00:34:22

Fiber Optics

9/1/2017
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Imagine a bundle of hair-thin, super-pure glass fibers transmitting 1 million gigabits of data in a single second. Sounds like sci-fi? It’s real. Fiber is the cable for the future, and fiber is here. Take a listen to learn more about fiber’s limitless capabilities, and how it’s driving the future of technology forward.

Duration:00:05:00