So much news, we’re seeing double.

By: Andy Choi
Manager - Corporate Communications

A jam-packed Friday news rundown with a sneak preview of next week’s Leadership Forum.

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On today’s Up To Speed Live, host Andy Choi shared the following updates:

Up to Speed recap

Monday: To kick off Native American Heritage Month, Andy made “Three Sister Soup” and talked to Malachi Hammonds of NAV to discuss how the employee resource group moves our business forward.

Tuesday: We went to the land down under to learn more about V Teamer Andy Lamrock, a former professional hockey player who is using his passion for hockey to give back to communities in need.

Thursday: Andy went to Chicago to battle AR Monsters and learn more about how Verizon 5G is playing a big role in one of Niantic’s newest games, Urban Legends - a multi-player, augmented reality experience.

Verizon Business Group partners with Visionable.

VBG announced a partnership with Visionable, a software company reimagining health and social care. The partnership will deliver a single secure infrastructure for healthcare providers across the APAC and EMEA regions. The focus will be under the banner of Care Everywhere and a specialized technology-led Connected Healthcare Center, which is set to open in the UK in 2022.

5G Partnership with Lockheed Martin

VBG continues to make news with the announcement of a strategic 5G partnership with Lockheed Martin that will focus on innovation for the U.S. Department of Defense. The Public Sector team is at the forefront of digital modernization for the military, leading 5G engagements at installations throughout the U.S.

Tami Erwin’s Linkedin Live Session

Don’t miss VBG CEO Tami Erwin’s LinkedIn Live session next Wednesday at 12:15 PM ET on the Verizon Linkedin page. She will be joined by two Purple Heart recipients, Retired U.S. Army Specialist and Iraq War POW Shoshana Johnson and Former Marine Corps Counterintelligence Specialist Joel McCollough, for a discussion on service, courage and freedom.

Instagram giveaway on @InsideVerizon

If you will be on Instagram anytime weekend, why not enter an awesome giveaway? All you have to do is follow us at @InsideVerizon, then tag someone you’re thankful for and have them follow as well. You will both be entered to win a $50 gift card to the Verizon Brand Shop just in time for the holidays.

Join us on Monday for the November Leadership Forum.

On Monday, November 8 at 12 PM ET, we will be live from the November Leadership Forum where we will hear updates from Hans and an overview of key objectives as we move into the new year.

Verizon Connect in Dublin

Finally, a thank you to Tami Erwin and our Verizon Connect team in Dublin, Ireland, for closing us out this Friday. Have a nice weekend everyone.

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