Today we are talking to Kyle Malady, the CTO of Verizon, and we discuss what it takes to motivate your team, Verizon’s push to deploy 5g, and how they are using Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics to enhance the customer experience.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast.


Kyle Malady is Chief Network Operations Officer and acting Chief Technology Officer of Verizon. In this
role he oversees the Global Network & Technology (GN&T) organization. He is responsible for building
the Intelligent Edge Network, a fiber based, multi-purpose network that serves all domestic Verizon
customers, as well as the systems that support it. The iEN enables the country’s leading 4G LTE customer
experience, the largest 5G test-bed, and the nation’s largest residential fiber broadband service. GN&T
also supports Verizon’s global customers in over 145 countries through a vast international fiber
network. Malady is also responsible for overseeing the execution of Verizon’s Digital Transformation of
both customer and employee systems.



Show Notes

  • Joel is a Verizon customer
  • What’s your morning Routine look like?
  • Has two daughters who are studying engineering
  • What is the Intelligent Edge?
  • Intelligent edge is the bedrock of what their trying to build
  • How long does the commercialization of products take
  • How do you chunk your day in to 3 pie slices?
  • How did you get to where you are at today?
  • Learning from a lot of different fields to get there
  • What was the first time you got to lead to a team
  • You gotta hop in to the pool and figure out what motivates folks
  • Leadership for Kyle has been experiential
  • Interns asking about leadership – just be your own person
  • Predictive analytics – What can Verizon do with Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics?
  • Talking about Canon and Verizon. What they are doing, big push with predictive analytics
  • Building these networks for AR and VR
  • Fixed wireless trials this year for 5g
  • When will 5g be commonly available in the united states? Next year 2019
  • Are there 5g phones available now? First 5g capable device announced on Tuesday
  • Verizon is leading the pack for 5g
  • Continuing to advice 4g carrier aggregation
  • How much of an Improvement is it from 4g to 5g?
  • Fan of Elon Musk? Doesn’t follow too much

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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