Fritz Nelson, Award Winning Journalist, Editorial Director
Fritz is a freelance writer for PandoDaily. Before that, he spent 20 years at United Business Media, most recently as senior VP and editorial director of the InformationWeek Business Technology network. Fritz had direct responsibility for 12 editorial brands, including InformationWeek, BYTE, Dark Reading, Network Computing and Dr. Dobb’s, and their associated web sites, in-depth research reports, digital and print magazines, and live and virtual events.
As an industry expert, Fritz writes about myriad technology issues – from software to mobile to cloud to social business – and meets regularly with CIOs and business leaders of the major technology companies. Fritz is a sought-after on- and off-camera personality and commentator, featured in video, broadcast, and event programs, including as host of the InformationWeek 500 Conference and Awards. Rounding out his diverse background, Fritz has been deeply involved in the development and transformation of UBM TechWeb’s strategy, having led the acquisitions of Light Reading, Black Hat, Interop, and other key event businesses.
Fritz graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.