Managing Director for Global Education, Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector
Andrew Ko’s focus is driving innovation with cloud-based programs and solutions for EdTech, Learning Companies, Higher Education Institutions, and K-12 systems, improving student outcomes while enabling the workforce. Prior to joining Amazon, Andrew was the Corporate Vice President of Samsung Global Education and the European B2B division, based in South Korea, where he launched mobile learning solutions for Education in Croatia, India, Italy and the US Before his time at Samsung, he was the General Manager for Microsoft Corporation’s US Education business where he led the ‘Partners in Learning’ team creating new and innovative ways for teaching and learning. He also led the White House ConnectED initiative shaping a public/private partnership model to provide technology and internet access to millions in school. Andrew has several political appointments: in January 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed him as a member of the Virginia State Board of Education, and in 2016, he was appointed to Virginia’s School Readiness Committee for improving the early childhood education workforce in the Commonwealth. In 2018, Governor Ralph Northam appointed Andrew to the Online Virginia Network Authority, which aims to provide individuals with opportunities to earn online degrees and postsecondary education credentials. He also serves on several boards, including the Northern Virginia Community College Foundation board and the Fairfax County Public Schools Foundation.