Frank Catalano

Frank Catalano is a hands-on strategist for companies applying digital technology to education. He is also a well-known tech industry analyst, professional author and speaker.

(photo by Eugene Hsu @HEUGE)
(photo by Eugene Hsu @HEUGE)

In July 2015, Frank joined West Corporation’s Education group (best known for its 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.

For more background, see the About page.

Latest news

Frank Catalano’s analysis and writing on technology in and out of education:

Advice and insights

Frank Catalano’s blog includes summaries of, and links to, his writing. His analysis and commentary also appears:

  • 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.

Real-time thinking

Frank Catalano is a frequent public speaker, known for his engaging, witty and thoughtful style. In 2015, Frank spoke at:

Follow @FrankCatalano on Twitter for updates on interesting education and crossover consumer technology.

Strategic advice, analysis & insight