Get ready, Chicago! Verizon Business Innovation Sessions has arrived.

Held on Wednesday, May 1
Chicago, IL

Session agenda

Segment   Speakers
Executive Insights: Navigating Digital Transformation   Scott Lawrence, Chief Product Officer, Verizon Business
David de Lancellotti, Senior Vice President, Private Wireless Global Sales, Nokia
Panel Discussion: Verizon Frontline: Mission-Critical Communications   Maggie Hallbach, President, Verizon Frontline
Derek Mayer, Deputy Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Field Office, U.S. Secret Service
Christopher Amon, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Chicago Field Division
Duane DeVries, Chief, Bureau of Counterterrorism, Chicago Police Department
Panel Discussion: Customer Collaborations: Driving Success Together   Scott Lawrence, Chief Product Officer, Verizon Business
Jason Elliott, Head of Strategic Marketing, Nokia
Justin Stahl, VP of Information Technology and Information Security Officer, Chicago Bears
Julie Giese, President, NASCAR Chicago Street Course
Closing Reflections: Defining Tomorrow’s Opportunities   Jonathan Nikols, Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise Americas, Verizon Business
Field Activities / Demos / Networking  


Expert-led Breakout Sessions

Prior to our main event, we hosted special small group sessions where our subject matter experts will share the latest insights on new technologies and solutions and how they can address your specific business needs.

You can select a Breakout Session to attend when you register for the main event.
Capacity is limited to 50 attendees.

Man providing a presentation for CityScape

Get an exclusive preview of Verizon and Partner demos.

Start time: 3 PM CT
Doors open: 2:45 PM CT

Join us in a small group setting, led by one of our subject matter experts, where you'll receive a personalized walk through of our products and solutions, and a more informed understanding of their applications and potential benefits for your business.

Increase your cybersecurity awareness.

Start time: 3 PM CT
Doors open: 2:45 PM CT

Register to attend a breakout session by our Security and Protection experts.

Join our digital security experts for an exclusive session in a small-group setting. Whether you're a single store or a global network, we’ll explore security solutions that can help protect your network, mobile devices and internet from the most critical current and emerging cyber-threats.

Accelerating Business Outcomes with Nextgen Wireless Networks.

Start time: 3 PM CT
Doors open: 2:45 PM CT

Register to attend a breakout session to learn about Private Wireless solutions.

Take your business into the digital age with a private wireless network that brings reliable, low-latency connectivity to your operations. Our Industrial-grade Private Wireless solution will help you use digital technologies to increase automation, safety and security, and could help improve quality, efficiency and productivity.

Plan your visit

We’ve got your logistics covered.

Soldier Field

1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Driving directions


Complimentary parking will be provided

  • Enter “458 E 18th Drive, Chicago, IL 60605” into Google Maps
  • Follow the signs for the Waldron Parking Deck, located south of the stadium off of E 18th Drive
  • Upon entering the garage, please let the parking attendant know you are here for the Verizon event
  • Once parked, exit the garage on ground level
  • Walk under the Soldier Field overpass towards the stadium
  • Proceed up the stairs and enter the stadium via Southgate Plaza - Gate 0.

Rideshare drop off

  • Enter “1410 Special Olympics Dr, Chicago, IL 60605” into Google Maps
  • Drop off at the ADA turnaround near Gate 14 located on the East side of the stadium
  • Follow event directional signage to enter the stadium via Southgate Plaza - Gate 0.

ADA Accessibility

Verizon is committed to making our events accessible. If you require accommodation or service to fully participate, please contact Deanna Logerwell at with the subject line “CHICAGO May 1 event” at least 7 days prior to the event.




See first hand how our solutions have the potential to transform your business.

Verizon's THOR (Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response) vehicle


Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response

Verizon Frontline’s Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response (THOR) vehicle is a mobile, private 5G Ultra Wideband and private mobile edge compute (MEC) rapid-response command center capable of deploying 5G UW and advanced computing solutions for first responders and the Department of Defense under nearly any conditions.

spot trailer


Satellite Pico-cell on Trailer

A towable, rapidly deployable communications trailer that creates a cellular coverage area where wireless coverage is not available.

robotic dog


Robotic Emergency Dog

Autonomous mobile robots, using Private 5G for communications, are part of an emerging technology ecosystem that combines machine learning, AI, robotics, and analytics to create new capabilities – helping to transform business operations. With Private 5G as the network, this ecosystem is secure and reliable.



Verizon Rapid Response Connectivity Unit

First-of-its-kind, industry leading deployable asset provides satellite backhaul ideal in situations where cellular coverage is poor, nonexistent, or required for a dedicated group, custom built to go where others can’t. Built to help provide first responders with mission-critical connectivity under nearly any conditions.



The High Altitude Wireless Kennawhat (HAWK) is an aerial solution designed to provide coverage in isolated areas. This coverage area spans up to 3.5 miles in diameter, and the HAWK can stay airborne for approximately 3-4 hours at a time and up to 10 hours a day with one pilot. The HAWK can support up to 64 active users simultaneously on eFemto and up to 400 active users simultaneously on small cell.

real time comms

Real-time Comms

Verizon Private Wireless technology enables secure communication across a range of industry specific solutions, including Coach to Coach Comms for the NFL.


Sensor Insights

Connect machines and monitor spaces at scale with Verizon’s Sensor Management SaaS, Sensors, and Wireless Gateways.


Verizon Business Assistant

Verizon Business Assistant provides businesses with an easy to use turnkey chat bot that operates over SMS and utilizes AI to answer frequently asked customer questions.


5G Connected Devices

Learn about the latest 5G Connected Devices from Verizon for your business. Work smarter with gateways, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more all on America’s most reliable 5G network.

NDAC Live Private Wireless

NDAC Live Private Wireless

A live demonstration of Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (NDAC). This exhibit will demonstrate how mission critical operations can seamlessly connect over a controlled deterministic network.

IoT Upgrade with NDAC

IoT Upgrade with NDAC

The Nokia Conveyor Belt demo shows the benefits of retrofitting/upgrading existing physical assets with IoT sensors via private wireless for manufacturing.

MX Boost

MX Boost

Nokia MX Boost for private wireless lets you combine multiple radio technologies and spectrum bands to provide reliable, high-performance connectivity for your business- and mission-critical industrial applications.

Network Digital Twin

Network Digital Twin

Nokia Network Digital Twin can monitor your network operations in near real time and enable you to receive alerts when a device is not performing as expected, allowing you to proactively take corrective actions. This helps you increase profitability by reducing disruptions to productivity.