Executive Speeches and Viewpoints

Verizon Powerful Answers Award Event at 2014 CES

January 08, 2014

Consumer Electronics Show
Las Vegas, NV

Lowell C. McAdam

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Speech Overview

Lowell McAdam announced the three $1 million winners of the first Verizon Powerful Answers Award at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Prize amounts for the other 12 winners ranged from $800,000 to $285,000.

Key Points

Education Top Prize Winner: Tiny Tap – Israel-based TinyTap is simplifying app development and creating the world’s first user-generated content (UGC) educational app store. More details on all five award-winning education innovations.

Healthcare Top Prize Winner:  Smart Vision Labs – This company has a portable vision examination device that measures refractive errors of the eye and generates prescriptions – all without patient interaction. The pocket-sized and low cost Smart Aberrometer uses a smartphone’s flashlight and camera, combined with an add-on microlens array, to improve the way people get their vision evaluated. More details on all five award-winning healthcare innovations.

Sustainability Top Prize Winner: Mosaic – Based in Oakland, Calif., Mosaic is creating an online platform for individuals to invest in clean energy projects. More details on all five award-winning sustainability innovations.

The winners of the Powerful Answers Award show what happens when the passion of technology entrepreneurs meets the power of our mobile and broadband networks. We are so inspired by these visionary people and their life-changing innovations. We can't wait to see what they do next.


Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman and CEO

Verizon Powerful Answers Award at 2014 CES