Frank Catalano is a hands-on strategist for companies applying digital technology in new ways. He is also a well-known tech industry analyst, professional author and speaker.
In July 2015, Frank joined West Corporation‘s Education group (with its popular SchoolMessenger solutions) as vice president of marketing strategy.
Earlier, as a consultant, his Intrinsic Strategy clients included a wide variety of startups, as well as Professional Examination Service, Apple, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, MetaMetrics, Corbis, Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door and the Toy Industry Association.
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Frank Catalano’s observations on technology, in education and generally:
- One year ago today, I silenced myself Blame stupid money, black-or-white arguments, and not wanting to be cranky about edtech.
- Awards don’t matter, until you get one It’s not a humble brag when the Society of Professional Journalists hands them out.
- It’s Amazons, all the way down Echo, Dot, Tap, even Books, all reviewed for GeekWire.
- Science fiction and the future The lively GeekWire Summit discussion with a writer, futurist and astronaut, summed up.
- Edtech fads, trends — and extra-credit myths My New Zealand keynote presentation, plus speaking notes & bonus myths.
Advice and insights
Frank Catalano’s analysis and commentary has also appeared:
- in his GeekWire contributions (tech),
- in his LinkedIn posts (marketing & business), and,
- in contributions to the NPR/KQED education site MindShift, the edtech news site EdSurge, and the tech news site TechFlash.
He served on the Advisory Board of SXSWedu from 2012 to 2016 and was on the Advisory Board for the inaugural SXSWV2V.
Frank Catalano has been a frequent public speaker, known for his engaging, witty and thoughtful style. And you can follow @FrankCatalano on Twitter for updates on interesting education and crossover consumer technology.