The Verizon Connected Futures Prototyping and Talent Development program, in partnership with NYC Media Lab, supports the development of new media and technology projects from universities across New York City. The program's second year wrapped with a final Demo Day at NYU’s Rosenthal Pavilion, where all 11 teams presented their prototypes to an audience of Verizon executives and university partners. Below are some highlights:
NYC Media Lab has produced a video about the program, including interviews with Verizon's Christian Guirnalda, Director, Open Innovation and Lemu Coker, Partnerships Lead, Open Innovation; first hand stories from team members; and extended footage of live demos.
Verizon Exponent published a review of the session, focusing on how Verizon is encouring emerging talent in NYC.
Verizon News published a review of the Demo Day, focusing on how the telecom company is Enabling the Next Generation of Problem Solvers.
"The program is the answer to this question: How do you tap the next generation of talent and technology at just the right time and with just the right amount of support?"