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Jul 25, 2018

In this episode, Verizon's newly appointed CEO Hans Vestberg talks with actor and social activist Forest Whitaker about his work as founder of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative. Focusing on areas of high conflict around the world, the Initiative is committed to fostering peace in communities in Mexico,...


Jun 27, 2018

When everything on the internet and on social media is constantly fighting for your attention, what really makes an impact? That’s what Derek Thompson, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, and author of the National Bestselling book, “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction,” addresses in...


Jun 5, 2018

For a special live-streamed chat, Katie sat down with Tami Erwin, Chief Operations Officer for Verizon Wireless, and Shelly Palmer, author, strategic adviser, and LinkedIn’s Number One Voice in Technology for 2017. They discussed how the key to success in the retail industry today lies in trust, customer care, and...


May 23, 2018

In a recent fireside chat at Verizon's Technology Symposium, Global Network & Technology Leader, Hans Vestberg sat down with Global Citizen's Co-Founder and CEO, Hugh Evans to discuss how technology, connectivity, education and people can change the world for good.


May 15, 2018

Why is it one of the best times in sports history to be a fan? How will virtual and augmented reality change the sports landscape? Larry Bird or Magic Johnson? These are just a few of the questions Geoff Reiss of Yahoo Sports answered when he sat down with Jeremy at the Oath Offices in NYC. In our latest Up To Speed...