Frank Brooks went to college at the University of Albany in upstate NY and, in 2000, graduated with a B.S. in Physics and Computer Science. Post-graduation he joined GE in the Gas Turbine Controls team where he spent 8 years in various engineering roles ranging from design standardization, to prototype turbine testing, to aftermarket software upgrades. In 2008 he took over a team of 50 engineers responsible for software, network and control systems upgrades. This team expanded to 90 engineers and responsibilities grew into developing the next batch of software upgrades that delivered output, reliability and operator productivity. In 2011, he changed his career track by moving into Oil and Gas as well as product management. Here, he was responsible for software products aimed at better diagnosing valve failures and separately making a maintenance program which channel partners used to differentiate their services. By 2015, he moved to Honeywell to take over a team that focused on high tech gauges and the operator software that interfaced with them. Owning the complete user ecosystem gave him a great view of the digital industrial interface. In 2017, he moved back to GE to come up with ways to convert existing software products to new platforms expanding the applicability beyond the GE Fleet. On a personal level he loves to golf, collect wine and travel; he has been to all 50 of the United States, ~40 countries, swam in 4 out of 5 oceans and stepped foot on all 7 continents!