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Chris Halton

Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, Verizon

Chris Halton is Vice President of Strategy & Innovation at Verizon. He spearheads the exploration of new technologies and innovations with a cohesive strategic vision and collaborates with industry experts to better align new technologies with true business intentions.

Chris has extensive experience implementing cutting edge technology innovations across large enterprises. His technology portfolio stretches across live broadcasting, sports, web, mobile, and emerging technology platform development. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Media Operations and Technology at the NBA where he developed the Replay Center, Virtual Content Factory and High-Speed Arena Network which changed the way the NBA delivers its high-quality video content to consumers, licensees, and partners around the world. Prior to that, he worked at CNBC as Vice President of Technology where he developed the newsroom of the future with a self service 3D graphic platform, an industry first, and was responsible for building technology powering the cable networks on-air, mobile/web properties and video streaming solution.