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Brian Fanzo          

Change Evangelist, Millennial Keynote Speaker & Podcaster

Brian Fanzo is 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. Fanzo has a gift for bringing people together online and offline. He has worked in 76 countries, highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology.

At age 14, Fanzo won a speed typing contest and his love for computers and technology was born. After years of playing The Oregon Trail, creating in Adobe Pagemaker, and using Napster, Fanzo earned a Computer Science 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. Fanzo 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.

Fanzo 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 Fanzo being an influencer for 19 of the Fortune 100 companies.

Speech Topics


We > Me: Future of Business is Community

Think Like A Fan: How Brands Can Leverage Live Streaming

A Millennial Mindset

It's not the year someone was born, rather their ability to embrace digital change, collaboration and community

How to leverage the girl next door?

Influencer Marketing has a new face, what tools, mindset and methods are required to work with the new creators of today.

Limitations Inspire Creativity

Change is exciting, Change sucks, Change is rapid, Change is scary, Change is constant! To embrace this rapid pace of change, we must embrace a mindset that allows change and create strategies that redefines what success looks like. Snapchat content disappears after it’s viewed. Periscope broadcasts can only can be viewed for 24 hours. Facebook Live is live unpredictable video…. Digital dinosaurs look at these as limitations while digital natives and those with a Millennial Mindset believe these challenges create amazing possibilities. It’s time for business leaders, marketing managers and content creators to shift their mindset, embrace change and leverage these limitations to create new strategies and goals that redefine what success looks like - to the benefit of their communities.

The Secret to Discovering Yourself: Be Yourself

This is a motivational presentation focused on highlighting the importance of personal branding, storytelling, engagement and community in today's digital world. The full presentation video is after the last slide. Focus of this event was to inspire, motivate and share, the keys to our success as well as giving actionable takeaways to the in person and live streaming audience.

News


I Stream, You Stream

Brian Fanzo, a social business strategist, streams a Meerkat video from the airport on his way home from SXSW. Screengrab via Meerkat. With venture- capital ...

Livestreaming Your Content for People to People Connections: Four ...

We ask Brian Fanzo how livestreaming can drive long-lasting results with content marketing.

Why the Speaking Industry Needs a WakeUp Call!

Ok, this might be a post many would tell me not to write, since I’ve recently been sharing a few humblebrags about paid speaking events I’ve been booking recently. But as you might have learned from a post I wrote earlier this year, “Will the Real Social Media Leaders Please Standup,” I care much more about leading and inspiring change than sticking with the status quo because of my personal success.

An Interview with Brian Fanzo – Perfection is a Fairytale

Brian is someone that I’ve admired for the last couple of years. I happened to stumble upon Brian on Periscope, where he was discussing using live video and high level methods of using newer social platforms.

Brian knew what he was talking about at a technical level, but he also really had heart. I think that is what attracted me to subscribing and following Brian around the Internet. He not only knows video and social media like Snapchat, he also lives it in a meaningful way.

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