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.
His consulting and executive work has included a wide variety of startups, as well as Apple, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, MetaMetrics, Professional Examination Service, Corbis, Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door and the Toy Industry Association. He now is vice president of marketing strategy for West Corporation’s Education group, known for its SchoolMessenger solutions.
His current GeekWire role is as host of a limited podcast series on science fiction, pop culture, and the arts — all tied back to tech.
For more background, see the About page.
Advice and insights
Frank Catalano’s observations on technology (in education and in general) range from edtech reports to keynote talks. In addition to his posts on this site, 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. He most recently emceed the 2017 Software and Information Industry Association edtech CODiE Awards in San Francisco, and spoke on the panel “Surviving Impact.”
You can follow @FrankCatalano on Twitter for updates on interesting education and crossover consumer technology.