05/12/2020|Inside Verizon

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By: Jeremy Godwin

Andrés Irlando and Mike Mason share all the ways we’re supporting first responders and an update on our Security team.

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Today on Up To Speed Live, Andrés Irlando, who heads up Public Sector and Verizon Connect, and Mike Mason, our Chief Security Officer, offered the following updates:

  • We’re helping state court systems go virtual/remote, helping to restart court hearings and help people to get things like marriage and adoption licenses.
  • Domino’s using Connect: Shane Casey, a Domino’s franchise owner in Southern California, was able to give away over 11,000 slices of pizza to front-line and essential workers, and hire 61 new employees -- all during the coronavirus pandemic. All three of Casey’s locations have used the Verizon Connect Reveal fleet management software platform to help improve efficiency, productivity and safety.
  • This year’s National Law Enforcement Candlelight Vigil, honoring officers killed in the line of duty, will be held tomorrow at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Watch remarks from more than 50 leaders and celebrities, including our own Hans and Tami. All viewing platforms can be found here.
  • Another way we’re helping: The Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma is using Verizon One Talk as a translation hotline for members who don’t have access to in-person translators during the pandemic. The service allows members to speak with medical staff while helping to preserve the Cherokee language.
  • The next time you visit The National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington D.C., be sure to check out the 107-seat Verizon theater.
  • The Verizon Response Team (VRT), typically mobilized on a regional level to help fight wildfires, hurricanes, etc., has, for the first time, been mobilized on a national level in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team has already responded to over 400 engagements since the beginning of the crisis. For more info, visit the Emergency Resource Center.
  • Special thanks to Steve Currier, Solutions Manager, and Lovett Purnell, Solutions Specialist, who helped save the life of a security officer who collapsed at the Dale Mabry store in Tampa, FL. Our hats off to our two newest heroes.
  • Catch the Build Series conversation focusing on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month streaming tomorrow night at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT.
  • On tonight’s PayItForwardLIVE see all 14 members of @Team_Penske iRacing as they support America's small businesses; 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on @Verizon.

Get the latest information on our Coronavirus Resource Page (Inside Verizon, The Street).

Click here for a transcript of the webcast.

If you have any questions, email them to live@verizon.com.

Reminder, tune in tomorrow at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT for Up To Speed Live.

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About the author:

Jeremy Godwin is a member of the Verizon Corporate Communications team and a regular host of Up to Speed. He's the team's resident tech geek and media junkie.

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