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Frank DiGiammarino

Biography:

Frank is a Senior Fellow at the Beeck Center and a Co-Founder of and Advisor to Accelerated Digital Ventures, a sustainable investment engine designed to source, support and supercharge the best global technology businesses. Previously, Frank was the Director of U.S. State and Local Government for the World Wide Public Sector division of Amazon Web Services (AWS). At AWS, Frank was also the Director of Innovation and Global Expansion. At a time when cloud was new to government and educational institutions, Frank was responsible for building a global growth strategy and opening markets from Asia to Western Europe and the Americas.

Prior to working at Amazon, Frank served, first, as Deputy and then, Director of the Recovery Implementation Office that reported to Vice President Biden. In this capacity, he was responsible for coordinating a complex and diverse network of federal, state and local governments in disbursing $787 billion to speed economic recovery after the Great Recession. A recognized change agent, Frank joined the Executive Office of the President from the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), where he was the VP of Strategic Initiatives. At NAPA, Frank launched the Collaboration Project which became the home for Web 2.0 in the US federal government and for driving new models of public sector innovation. Before joining the National Academy, Frank spent many years as a senior consultant and strategist at small and large businesses, including Touchstone Consulting Group, Sapient Corporation, and American Management Systems.

A frequent speaker on government and public sector transformation, Frank published a paper entitled “Can Government Work like OpenTable?” Frank has other popular publications like Career Happiness, which can be found on www.frankdigiammarino.com. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife, three children, and dog.

Education: University of Massachusetts, BS; George Washington University, MPA Science and Technology Policy

Hometown: Lexington, MA

Favorite Quote: Unless we purposefully turn our eyes to look at something that interests us as individuals, we shall literally see nothing in the world, and we shall understand nothing in the real world unless we remember that we freely choose the direction in which to look” – Stuart Hampshire

What I’m Reading Now: Janesville: An American Story, Promise Me Dad, and Valiant Ambition

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