02/27/2020|Inside Verizon

Teamwork makes the 'dream' work.

By: Andy Choi

Today on Up To Speed: RYOT brings history to present Time, Hackathon takes on the customer experience and My Edge explores the concept of megatrends. 

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Solving problems is never a problem for our V Teamers as they demonstrated during this week’s Superjourney Hackathon, hosted by the Consumer Group Customer Experience team. The Superjourney refers to the customer experience from start to finish. Teams from around the world -- over 200 participants in all -- came together for 48 straight hours to identify pain points and design solutions with real-time coding that will result in positive changes for the customer.

It’s amazing to see what can be accomplished in a short amount of time when a team is focused and working together!

Dr. King as you’ve never seen him before.

In partnership with TIME, RYOT helped to produce "The March" - a groundbreaking immersive exhibit that re-creates one of the most iconic moments in American history, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The genre-pushing virtual reality experience, which opens February 28th at the DuSable Museum in Chicago, allows participants the opportunity to step into the crowd of 250,000-plus people who came to participate that day—and witness firsthand as MLK delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.

RYOT is Verizon Media’s Emmy Award®–winning content studio and innovation lab that brings astonishing storytelling, immersive experiences and groundbreaking technology to the next generation of content creation.

Proud of My Hair re-airs.

By the way, if you missed the Proud of My Hair event, Yahoo Finance on Fios will air the special at the following times:

Thursday, February 27, at 7:30 PM ET
Friday, February 28, at 8:30 AM ET
Saturday, February 29, at 9:30 AM ET

Make sure to check it out on Fios on Channel 604.

New episode of My Edge.

In the latest episode of My Edge, premiering today on VZWeb, we hear about the concept of megatrends. Not to be confused with passing fads, these are macro societal shifts that are here to stay. We explore how they affect business and culture, our own role, what we can do to prepare for these changes and how they can affect things we don’t even think about.

More details will be available later today. You can learn more about My Edge here.

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