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Wednesday, December 8

11:00am EST

Why Do I Need Math Skills?
Ever wonder, “When are we going to use this?” during math lessons? Join Frank McCann, Principal Engineer, and Kelly Dillard, Senior Manager of Capital, Revenue, Expense & Operations, to talk about how they work with numbers big and small. Whether they’re doing quick math on a project or reporting on billions of dollars, students can learn how these Verizon employees use their math skills every day.

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Frank McCann

Principle Engineer - Network Engineering, Field Engineering & Construction
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Kelly Dillard

Senior Manager - Capital, Revenue, Expense & Operations, Global Products & Services

Wednesday December 8, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EST

12:00pm EST

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
What was once a staple in sci-fi movies is now a career path for students to explore! Artificial intelligence and machine learning are on the forefront of technology innovation. In this panel, Gregory Welch, Distinguished Architect, and John Manchisi, Network and Technology Integration Lead will talk about their work in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual reality. Learn more about what an average work day looks like for professionals in the field and ask questions about how their work is advancing our everyday technology. 

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John Manchisi

Network & Technology Integration Lead, Business Transformation
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Gregory Welch

Distinguished Architect, 5G and Mobile Edge Computing Innovation

Wednesday December 8, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST

1:00pm EST

Careers in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and Engineering Innovations
What could remote surgery, Angry Birds, and Star Wars possibly have in common? John Turato, Distinguished Engineer, and John Manchisi, Network and Technology Integration Lead will explain how the 5G products Verizon is developing will make a difference in the world. They are building and selling new products that will leverage 5G technology to create the factories of the future, remote surgery, AR/VR, wayfinding, and signature experiences for media and entertainment.

This session will offer a live interpreted audio feed in Spanish.

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John Manchisi

Network & Technology Integration Lead, Business Transformation
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John Turato

Distinguished Engineer, Emerging Technologies

Wednesday December 8, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST

2:00pm EST

Helping Others Through STEM
How are STEM careers instrumental in helping others? How do telecommunications play an important role in the education, medical, and entertainment industries? What are the opportunities for your students in the wireless industry? How can technology assist in natural disaster responses and 911 service connectivity? Bryant Lewis, Network Operations Engineer, and Edwin Ratchaganathan, Senior Manager of Technology Project Management, will highlight how they give back through their work.

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Bryant Lewis

Network Operations Engineer, Global Network and Technology
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Edwin Ratchaganathan

Senior Manager - Technology Project Management, Global Network and Technology

Wednesday December 8, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
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