Previous to working with Discovery Education, Frank Florence led market management for the education segment worldwide for Cisco, driving strategic positioning in thought leadership, solutions and architectures, and field and channel enablement for this $2.5B business. Education was one of Cisco’s largest vertical markets, composing roughly 35% of Cisco’s global Public Sector business. Globally, Cisco supports thousands of educational institutions in K-12 and higher education segments in more than 165 countries. Before Frank served in senior marketing and general management positions across a number of the top technology innovators in the public sector, enterprise software and networking segments. Throughout his career he has focused on executive relationships, industry and solutions marketing, and execution. He specializes in creating and bringing solutions to market across the education, research, government, and safety and security markets.
Marianne L. Hamilton is a veteran journalist and content creator who has covered educational technology extensively for such business leaders as Apple and Cisco Systems. Her columns and feature stories for the Northern California Bay Area News Group and other national and regional publications have received multiple honors from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club, and other professional associations. A native Californian, devoted wine and food fan, and 12-time gold medalist in race-walking, Marianne recently relocated to St. George, Utah to enjoy the area’s abundant health and fitness opportunities.