Brian’s Story

Brian is a proud dad of three girls under the age of 10, a Pittsburgh loving sports fan, a self-proclaimed change evangelist which makes sense as the one constant in this pager wearing millennials career has been changing. 

Brian Dale Fanzo

At age 14, Brian won a speed typing contest and his love for computers and technology was born. After years of playing The Oregon Trail, creating his highschool newspaper in Adobe Pagemaker, and using Napster, Brian pursued a Business Information Systems Degree.

Prior to speaking, he worked for nine years at the Department of Defense where he managed a global team who deployed collaboration and cybersecurity solutions across all branches of the military – which required him to maintain the highest civilian security clearance. He then pursued his dream job as a technology evangelist for a booming cloud-computing startup, helping companies embrace the rate of change and new ways to innovate.

Brian is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebee’s, and SAP.

Brian has been recognized as a Top 20 Digital Transformation Influencer; a Top 50 Most-Mentioned User by CMOs on Twitter, and a Top 25 Social Business Leader of the Future by The Economist. His followers on social media and podcast downloads rank in the hundreds of thousands, resulting in Brian being hired an influencer for 19 of the Fortune 50 companies.

Beyond The Stage!

Brian is a proud dad of three girls under the age of 10, a Pittsburgh loving sports fan,a digital futurist keynote speaker who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses. He teaches companies of all sizes how to leverage technology in real time in order to engage their customers at the right time. Brian has a gift for bringing people together online and offline. He has worked in 76 countries, highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology.
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Pittsburgh Sports Fan

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Pittsburgh Sports Fan



Hands up poker table Az State Poker Championship

Pittsburgh Sports Fan

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Pittsburgh Sports Fan

1999 – 2003


  • Radford University
  • Major in Business Information Systems
  • Kappa Delta Rho National Fraternity,
  • Radford University Ice Hockey,

2005 – 2012 

BAE Systems: Cyber Defense

Responsible for architecting and managing the Department of Defense’s largest deployment of classroom and online training supporting the implementation of Cyber Security and information assurance software deployment worldwide.

Managed multiple teams responsible for developing and managing a cyber-security catalog that included innovative virtualized environment classroom training, e-learning training, and live fire Cyber range training supporting the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Army, and Air Force.

Brief DISA Division Chiefs and leaders of Cyber Command, Army Netcom, and ISEC on training initiatives, and new technologies.

Supported the Emerging Technologies Research and Advanced Programs Groups by developing plans for next generation mobile usage and cloud implementations for the company.

Awarded the BAE Systems IT Bronze Award for DISA HBSS Training.

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2012 – 2014 

Responsible for being the voice and thought leader of the IO brand writing, publishing and positioning product and marketing content via industry events, corporate blogs and engagement across social networks.

Strategic influencer for the innovation, product marketing and management roadmaps based on industry trends, influencer actions and user experience feedback.

Designed a social intelligence solution to develop marketing assets and sales prospects to align with the go-to-market strategy, website content, and drive field marketing strategies.

Managing a team of cross-functional subject matter experts responsible for creating content, product demonstrations and all go-to-market materials.

Gartner Event Speaking for IO Datacenters
IBM ThinkAthon


Awarded Future Social Business Leader of The Future Economist


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Launched my first of 3 podcasts SMACtalk and was awarded Top 20 Digital Transformation Influencer and Top 50 Most-Mentioned User by CMOs on Twitter

Social Media Marketing World Keynote Speaker Brian Fanzo


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