Emmy Award-Winning TV host
NBC Today Show correspondent
Digital media strategist
“As emcee, speaker and SMB (small and mid-size business) coach for our first-ever US small business educational social media tour, Mario had a tremendous impact on attendees and was a huge part of the tour’s success.” ~ V.P. of Small Business, Facebook
Mario Armstrong Speaker Profile:
You’ve probably seen Mario on TV as an Emmy Award–winning talk show host and Digital Lifestyle Strategist or as a regular contributor on NBC’s TODAY show, CNN, and NPR. Or maybe on Inside Edition, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, or Rachael Ray. Until recently he also authored the monthly ‘Learn It’ column in Men’s Fitness magazine. In other words, he’s everywhere!
Armstrong has worked in the tech industry for 12+ years and was the first Chief Technology Officer in Baltimore City government for then Mayor, Martin O’Malley. Armstrong also served as the IT Director for the State of Maryland’s Tourism Department. In addition, Armstrong was one of six chosen in the United States to be a part of a Technology Delegation to meet with tech entrepreneurs in Seoul Korea to discuss new international business partnerships between the United States and South Korea. As an entrepreneur, Armstrong heads Mario Armstrong Media, LLC a technology-media company that creates content for traditional, mobile & online media outlets for syndication. In addition to content syndication the company offers tech consulting, digital lifestyle events and public speaking.
Additionally, Mario is considered a social entrepreneur as he is super passionate about influencing, engaging and educating youth to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) academics, careers and entrepreneurship. Mario started a new company hiring 11 teenagers to develop, design, market and manage the new online youth tech social network called TechTechBoom.com. This company will morph kids from passive users of cell phones and laptops into the next generation of digital scientists, innovators and activists by increasing their interest and knowledge in STEM. Armstrong is also a co-founder of the Urban Video Game Academy–an educational non-profit program that uses the allure, interactivity and development process of video games to increase students’ interest and academic achievement in STEM. The program has been featured in USA Today, on CNN & in Newsweek magazine. His voice is featured in a fun and educational video game entitled, “SpaceStation Sim,” developed by Vision Video games for NASA.
Popular Lecture Topic:
In an era where brands are defined by the content creation, Mario Armstrong is teaching audiences how to articulate their brands, how to develop a voice for their messaging and where to to share their content. Having worked with the likes of Facebook, Target, AT&T and Intel, Mario’s capacity for individualized guidance is second to none. As such, every speech is customized. Audiences can now see Mario on his signature Never Settle Show, the world’s first crowd-produced, live- streamed talk show with live participation from the in-studio & online audience. After just one season, the show won Best Live Show of 2017 by the International Academy of Web Television. The show is being co- produced by Al Roker’s media company, Roker Media, filmed at NASDAQ Studio in New York City and distributed by NASDAQ on Facebook’s new network, Facebook Watch, along with Entrepreneur Network.
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