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Andrew Ko

Global Education Lead, AWS, USA

Andrew is the Managing Director of Global Education and Workforce at Amazon Web Services. His focus is driving innovation and workforce development by increasing adoption of cloud-based programs and solutions in the US and internationally. 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 U.S. Prior to Samsung, Andrew was the General Manager for Microsoft Corporation’s U.S. Education business where he led the Partners in Learning team. He also led the White House ConnectED initiative, shaping a public-private partnership model to provide technology and internet access to millions of students. Andrew has several political appointments: In 2014, he was appointed 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, he was appointed to the Online Virginia Network Authority, which aims to provide individuals with opportunities to earn online degrees and postsecondary education credentials. Andrew also serves on several boards, including the Northern Virginia Community College Foundation board and the Fairfax County Public Schools Foundation. Andrew studied Accounting at the University of Maryland Business Park.

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