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2017 is shaping up to be a huge year for Verizon. Between AOL’s merger with Yahoo and major advancements with its 5G network, which it plans to test this year, the telecommunications giant continues to expand into new areas.
We are proud to announce that Marni Walden, the executive vice president and president of media and telematics at Verizon, will be taking the stage at Business Insider’s flagship event, IGNITION: Future of Media, November 29-30 in New York City.
Marni has been a rising star at Verizon for some time now, and she is considered to be on the short list to be the company’s next CEO. She is a key executive leading Verizon’s media strategy, playing a major role with Verizon’s new Go90 video service and helping to spearhead the AOL-Yahoo merger. She is also the leader of Verizon’s telematics department, which is responsible for much of Verizon’s Internet of Things products such as connected cars and fleet management.
We are thrilled to hear her insights into how she plans to integrate AOL and Yahoo and her thoughts about the blurred lines between media and telecommunications.
With IGNITION now less then six months away, the speaker lineup is beginning to take shape. We’ve already announced that HBO CEO Richard Plepler will be speaking, and we will continue to announce new additions to the lineup in the coming weeks.