- Emmy award winner 2011 “Best TV Show Host”
- Chief Content Creator, Mario Armstrong Media, LLC
- Radio & TV Technology Talk show host, Commentator, Digital Lifestyle Expert, Small Business Tech Advocate, and Youth Tech Motivator!
- Heard & Seen on: TODAY show, CNN, CBS Early Show, NPR, WYPR & SiriusXM
- Founder, TechTechBoom.com & Co-Founder, Urban Video Game Academy for Youth
Mario Armstrong–much like the technology he loves–has always been an amalgamation of many different things: radio, TV & online media personality, motivational speaker, public servant and social entrepreneur. At his heart, Armstrong wants to better people’s lives by educating them to leverage technology to enhance their personal and professional lives. Armstrong translates technology for non-tech audiences through his radio shows, TV segments, public speaking, print and online programs. Mario covers the stories, headlines, business, issues, gadgets and news makers of the day through the lens of technology! He entertains and educates audiences as to how technology impacts our society and businesses. He appears regularly on radio and tv; on TV, his segments air weekly on CNN and monthly on The Today Show. He has appeared on the Rachel Ray Show, MPT, PBS, C-Span, TV-One & CNBC. He hosts the only daily technology talk show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Some of Mario’s radio and video online show guests include: President Barack Obama; Intel Chairman, Craig Barrett; Google co-founder, Larry Paige; U.S. Navy Admiral, Gary Roughhead; entertainment mogul, Russell Simmons; Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse; entrepreneur, Michael Dell; filmmaker, Spike Lee; founders of “Guitar Hero”, Kai & Charles Huang; Nintendo President, Reginald Fils-Aime; and entertainer, Stevie Wonder, just to name a few.
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.
Mario has been recognized as:
Emmy award winner for “Best TV show Host” – 2011
“Daily Record VIP List” Successful before 40
“The Root 100” recognized in the top 100 people alongside actor Nick Cannon, Pro-Athlete Lebron James, Musician and Producer Wyclef John and Singer John Legend
“Top 40 under 40” Emerging Leaders – Baltimore Business Journal
“Modern-Day Technology Leader” – Career Communications Group
“Best Technology Guru” City Paper, Best of Baltimore
“Best Cable TV Host”- Beacon Award Winner
One of Baltimore’s “Top 25 Young Rising Stars” – Baltimore Times
“Service Above Self Award” – Rotary Club of Maryland
“Technology Advocate of the Year” – Urban League
Hope for Today, Visions for Tomorrow award – Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
HERE’S A BRIEF LISTING OF TOPICS MARIO CAN PRESENT:
-Unlocking the Power of Technology to increase your productivity and business growth
-Clone Thyself – Practical tips and technologies to gain back precious time
-Classrooms of the Future NOW! a look at tech tools to use in the educational environment
-Parenting meets Technology – new trends & tips for parents & caregivers to ensure net safety
-The Digital Opportunity: technologies you should use for tourism and economic development
-Digital Lifestyle; How Technology Impacts, the way you Work, Live & Play!
-Online Safety for students
-From Zero to Breakout – how to use technologies to accelerate your growth
-Tech careers and digital opportunities for students
-New Media; how social networking and new media technologies are impacting your industry and changing how we communicate, teach, learn and grow
-Technology Now & Tomorrow
-Web 2.0 marketing and branding
-Inspiring the Future Leaders of Tomorrow
**Mario Armstrong also works with clients to develop topics and presentations that fits their speaking needs**
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