BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Verizon Business will demonstrate the transformative benefits of its business solutions at the next installment of its 5G Innovation Sessions series, taking place at the magnificent Corinthian Houston on August 24. Executives from Verizon, Nokia, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Honeywell will demonstrate a range of forward-looking scenarios leveraging the power of 5G and Mobile Edge Compute, including real-time container tracking, collaborative robots, manufacturing assembly, analytics monitoring of the video scene, real-time crowd analytics and interactive city views. The program includes dynamic demonstrations from Verizon and Nokia, speaker segments and panel discussions.
“It’s one thing to talk about the promise of Verizon 5G, edge computing and private networks. It’s another thing for you to experience these capabilities first-hand, and that’s exactly what we’re offering with the 5G Innovation Session in Houston,” said Massimo Peselli, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Global Enterprise and Public Sector for Verizon Business. “5G is real, and for businesses – it’s groundbreaking.”
The event will be held at the Corinthian Houston, located at 202 Fannin Street in downtown Houston, featuring several notable executives including Sowmyanarayan Sampath, CEO of Verizon Business; Jennifer Artley, Senior Vice President, 5G Acceleration, Verizon Business; Danny Johnson, Director of Product Marketing, Verizon Business; David Hickey, Vice President West Business Markets, Verizon Business; David de Lancellotti, Vice President of Global Sales, Nokia North America; Jason Elliott, Head of Portfolio and Partnership Marketing at Nokia; Simon Parkinson, Chief Information Officer, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages; and Troy Chapman, Global Chief Commercial Officer and Vice President, Smart Energy, Honeywell.
“Using Nokia’s 5G private wireless connectivity solutions with MX Industrial Edge capabilities, power-intensive industries can transform operations. They can unlock a range of Industry 4.0 use cases, including predictive maintenance, digital twins and autonomous robots to increase productivity, efficiency and safety in the most intuitive ways,” said Chris Johnson, Global Head of Enterprise Business for Nokia.
To register for the Houston event, use this link.
Verizon’s commitment to Houston
The Lone Star State saw unprecedented population growth over the past two years, including an influx of more than 200,000 Verizon wireless customers. Verizon recently committed an additional $97.9 million to its local capital expenditures in Texas to meet growing network demands. In Houston alone, this additional investment will result in new mobile macro sites, small mobile sites and mobile repeaters to add coverage and capacity to the network and manage data resulting from urban sprawl and suburban growth, and to speed up the deployment of 5G across the city. and in metropolitan areas.
Further, Verizon Innovative Learning, the company’s award-winning education initiative focused on addressing barriers to digital inclusion for more than a decade, is investing in local education. More than 50% of eligible high schools in Houston are receiving Verizon technology, innovative learning curriculum and equipment for free. Through Verizon Innovative Learning, local students also participate in a free enrichment program located on campus at both Texas Southern University and Houston Community College.
These efforts are part of Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement; which is supported by the use of cutting-edge technology to drive social impact and create lasting change. In 2021, Verizon provided over $20,000,000 to programs (estimated market value) within Houston.
Supporting first responders serving Texas
During 2021, the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team deployed 40 times in support of public safety agencies in Texas to provide mission-critical communications capabilities to first responders on the front lines of multiple emergency response operations. More than 700 Verizon Frontline devices and solutions ranging from mobile hotspots, routers, smart devices and drones, to dozens of deployable satellite solutions, such as Satellite Picocells on Trailers (SPOTs), were deployed in support of responders first of Texas.
During 2021, a year of unique challenges, the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team provided support to Texas public safety agencies by responding to wildfires, tornadoes, an oil spill and many other emergencies.
This support has continued throughout 2022, as the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team has already participated in nearly 20 public safety operations and training events alongside Texas public safety agencies. This ongoing support is provided at no cost to local agencies and represents a continuation of Verizon Frontline’s commitment to invest and innovate in partnership with public safety and government.
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About the 5G Innovation Sessions
The first 5G Innovation session took place in Atlanta in July. Future installments of the series will be shown in Boston (September 28), Los Angeles (October 19), New York (November 9) and Phoenix (December 7). Upcoming events will cover a range of topics, including Managed Site, Fixed Wireless Access, Private 5G and Mobile Edge Compute.