Thank you, Chicago! Verizon Business Innovation Sessions


Held on May 1, 2024
Chicago, IL

Explore 5G solutions

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  


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.