Rita J. King is a futurist, writer and entrepreneur who works with senior leadership teams around the world to align values with business goals and advise on pragmatic action. Rita designs dynamic plans for the development of collaborative culture.
Rita has served as Innovator-in-Residence at IBM and futurist at NASA Langley’s think-tank. Rita is currently a futurist at the Science and Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences, for which she invents technologies, novel characters and story architecture for Hollywood and TV projects.
Rita is the creator of the Imagination Age, a way to think about navigating between the Industrial Era, which is fading, but not gone, and the Intelligence Era, which is coming, but not here.
She is a Salzburg Global Fellow with a focus on art, science and culture, and a LinkedIn Influencer with more than half a million followers, including many senior leaders and technologists across industries.
Features by her or about her work have appeared globally, from The New York Times to CNN, TIME, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc., Entrepreneur, The Design Observer, the BBC, Le Figaro, Psychology Today and many more.
Rita is a frequent keynote speaker for many companies including Amazon, FedEx, GE, IBM, Manpower, Samsung, Saatchi and Saatchi and more. She speaks at many conferences from CUSP to the Business Innovation Factory.