Mario Armstrong

Mario Armstrong

TV & Radio Show Technology Host & Expert
Fee Range
$7,501-$10,000
Exact fee falls within this range
Traveling From
Maryland
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Program Descriptions

  • From Zero to Breakout: Unlocking the Power of Technology to increase your productivity and accelerate your 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
  • New Media; how social networking and new media technologies are impacting your industry and changing how we communicate, teach, learn and grow
  • The Digital Opportunity: technologies you should use and know about from small business to large business, tourism and economic development technology is used everywhere
  • Web 2.0 marketing and branding
  • Parenting meets Technology - new trends & tips for parents & caregivers to ensure netsafety and online safety tips for students

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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, 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 NPR’s Morning Edition program reaching 17million households. He hosts and syndicates his own technology talk shows on XM radio, USTalkNetwork.com, WYPR & WEAA. On TV his segments air weekly on NBC WBAL-TV, and Small Business Television.com. He has appeared on CNBC, TV-One, PBS, C-Span and CNN. Some of Mario's radio and video online show guests include: Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, Senator. Barack Obama, Google co-founder Larry Paige, Entertainer Stevie Wonder, U.S. Navy Admiral Gary Roughhead, Entertainment mogul Russell Simmons, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai, Celeb-Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, Filmmaker Spike Lee, Founders of Guitar Hero Kai & Charles Huang and Nintendo President Reginald Fils-Aime just to name a few.

Armstrong has worked in the tech industry for 12+ years and was the youngest and first Chief Technology Officer in City government for then Mayor O’Malley of Baltimore City and also served as the IT Director for the State of Maryland's Tourism Department. Armstrong also 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. Armstrong is an entrepreneur running 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.

In the same breath, Mario's passion is to bridge the digital divide between the haves and the have-nots. To that end, Mario has delved into the world of social entrepreneurship by starting a new company and hiring 11 teenagers to develop, design, market and manage the new online social network called Tech Tech Boom. This company will morph kids from passive users of cell phones and laptops into the next generation of digital scientists and activists by increasing their interest and knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. He 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 student interest and academic achievement in Science, Technology, English and Math. The program has been featured in USA Today, CNN & Newsweek magazine. His voice is featured in a fun and educational video game entitled "SpaceStation Sim" developed by Vision Video games for NASA.

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