HomeTechnology & WebNew Technology and Verizon December 22, 2014This post may include affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. As you guys know, I love learning about new technology. A few weeks ago, I received a special invite to visit the data lab at the Verizon Wireless offices here in Dallas, TX to learn more about Verizon and new technology. Sounded like a winner to me! #VZWInnovation #VZWInnovations Walking in, I thought of Verizon as my wireless and FIOS provider — walking out, I discovered Verizon is way more innovative than just those 2 services. Verizon has a program, Verizon Innovation Program that partners with inventors, entrepreneurs and dreamers in making their technology come to life. During my time with Verizon, one product in particular really showed how Verizon is WAY more than a phone company. Verizon teamed up to help VelSense develop a new technology to empower the visually impaired. Check out this emotional video (I’ve teared up the 3 times I’ve watched it) and see how technology is making such a difference in peoples’ lives. It’s amazing with 4G, what can be accomplished – and I have a feeling this is just the beginning. Women in S.T.E.M. The Verizon Foundation is committed to helping parents and teachers inspire more girls to get involved with STEM. As a woman who has worked in the tech sector, this is something near and dear to me. There are not enough of us in this field. We need to bring more woman-power to the technology world. I applaud any company that is making strides to make this happen. New Technology In addition to learning about how Verizon’s programs, we were introduced to several new technologies. Many of these things, I was introduced to at CES last year, but it was fun to play with them without the crazy crowds! Video chat via a robot? YES! Here is my friend Jamie from Roubinek Reality taking a selfie with a robot that allows you to video chat. The robot enables the video chatter to move around the room, how COOL IS THAT!!??! This is being used in schools where I child cannot attend class for medical reasons. Also this is used in some telecommuting instances. Talk about innovative! Next time you hear Verizon, know there is a lot more behind this powerhouse than just the “Can You Hear Me Now?” guy… Thanks Verizon Wireless for the invitation as well as the fun bluetooth Logitech UE Boom speaker. Review coming soon! One Response Sharon Ballantine, Life Coach January 3, 2015 It is great to see companies supporting and encouraging girls to follow their passion for the sciences. What a great way for parents to help their daughters explore the wide array of career options that they have so can they life of their own dreams rather than someone else’s. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website * Copy This Password * * Type Or Paste Password Here * Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.