Brian Fanzo - How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the World
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Brian Fanzo - How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the World

Siri… begin podcast

Alexa… where my Amazonians at?

Cortana? You still around?

Tay… why do you hate people?

Friday? Jarvis? Ultron?



“AI will accelerate the end of ownership.” Today, we don’t own movies or music anymore—we subscribe to Netflix or Spotify. Tomorrow, we won’t own products anymore—we’ll subscribe to them.

Tien Tzuo, CEO & Founder, Zuora


We will see the focus shift from AI to 'AI-driven' results as companies look for real business impact from AI tools. The technology will be less important than the business insights it delivers”

Sean Byrnes, CEO and co-founder, Outlier


I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do

HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey


What the hell does any of that even mean?


In this episode of InSecurity, Matt Stephenson has a chat with Brian Fanzo about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the larger world. That means large corporate enterprises, brands you recognized and everyday regular folks like you and me. What kind of impact is AI going to have on you? Stick around and find out.



About Brian Fanzo

Brian Fanzo (@iSocialFanz) 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 millennial’s career has been change. He is a proud geek that majored in computer science who then found his niche of “translating geekspeak” with a unique background that includes working 9 years for the DoD in Cybersecurity, 2 years at a booming cloud computing startup and the last 5 years an entrepreneur and CEO of iSocialFanz.

Brian’s DoD career includes leading a team of 30+ developers & trainers with a mission of training, implementing and developing solutions that empowered the different branches of the military to share and collaborate leveraging social business tools their cybersecurity policies and procedures. If that doesn’t sound tough enough his role included 2 trips to Afghanistan & 3 to Iraq while also briefing the joint chiefs of staff at the Pentagon. Brian discovered his love for workshops, training and speaking while at the DoD for which he leveraged in his next job as the Technology Evangelist of a booming datacenter startup based out of Phoenix Arizona was known as IOdatacenters.

Brian has a diverse background beyond the Department of Defense bit… he 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, Applebees and SAP.  

The role of technology evangelist was one that Brian designed at pitched the CEO himself, as it was a role that two of his idols Guy Kawasaki at Apple and Robert Scoble of Microsoft, later Rackspace mastered creating cult-like followings while connecting internal and external community for the company. Brian had the luxury of reporting to the CEO with a dotted line to both the CIO & CMO where he was able to be the face of the brand speaking and evangelizing the IO data center and cloud solutions at the largest technology events in the world including Amazon ReInvent, VMworld, Gartner Symposium, CES and many more.

In 2014 while still at IO Brian received his first of many social business awards as he was named Top 25 Social Business Leader of the future by the Economist and IBM. Brian leveraged the visibility and opportunities afforded to him with this award to travel to Ted Talks and the world’s largest technology events as an influencer, speaker and the personal brand of iSocialFanz.


Brian hosts two podcasts (FOMOFanz& SMACtalk), has traveled to over 70 countries and has spoken at many of the world’s largest events including SXSW, Social Media Marketing World, CES, Mobile World Congress.

Oh… and… Brian is a semi-professional poker player who isn’t afraid to leverage his fast talking skills to read your body language and spot when you’re bluffing.


There’s not much we can do about that snapback hat… we’ve suggested all kinds of different fitted solutions but we still keep seeing that damn snapback. 


About Matt Stephenson

Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Security Technology team at Cylance, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and host of CylanceTV


Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Matt to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come


Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.


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