In brief

Frank Catalano is a marketing and business strategy consultant for companies with digital learning initiatives in both the education and consumer technology markets. He is also an industry analyst, professional speaker and author.

(photo by Eugene Hsu @HEUGE)

(photo by Eugene Hsu @heuge)

Frank has provided creative and practical advice, and developed related strategies, for new initiatives on both a retained project and interim-executive basis. His Intrinsic Strategy consultancy clients have included 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. To reach Frank, see the Contact page.

Latest news

Frank Catalano’s latest analysis and speaking on technology and education:

Advice and insights

Frank Catalano’s blog includes posts on marketing and branding strategy as well as summaries of, and links to, his tech and edtech writing. His analysis and commentary about tech’s effect on consumers and education appears:

  • in his GeekWire column,
  • in contributions to the NPR/KQED education news site MindShift,
  • on the edtech news site EdSurge and, historically,
  • on the tech news site TechFlash.

He is on the Advisory Board of SXSWedu and served 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 2014:

  • Mar 2-5, at ATP’s Innovations in Testing conference in Scottsdale, AZ, in a session about how digital credentials displayed as Open Badges are part of the evolving education and workforce environments (audio).
  • SIIA member logoApr 15-17, at the Acer Education Advisory Council meeting in San Jose, CA, on how data in education have moved from being isolated, to connected, to active.
  • May 12-14, at the Software and Information Industry Association’s Education Industry Summit in San Francisco, as host of the annual CODiE Awards (video).
  • Jun 2-4, at the Association of American Publishers preK-12 Learning Group’s Content in Context conference in Washington, D.C., as part of the opening keynote session on open educational resources: the good, the bad and the reality (audio).
  • Sep 28-30, at EdNET 2014 in Baltimore, MD, as part of the closing Catbird Seat analyst session.

Recent speaking engagements:

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