Paul King is a senior technology executive with over 25 years of experience as a global technology leader.
At the age of 24 he founded Microware, a technology company which developed the world’s first software based Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) terminal. After selling Microware, he spent several years working with teams at the University of Canterbury (Kent), Imperial College London, Carnegie Mellon, DARPA, and Intel in the fields of artificial intelligence, image processing, and parallel supercomputer design. He has held roles as a divisional Chief Information Officer at several global financial services organizations, including Marsh & McLennan Corporation and JP Morgan Chase; and as Head of Technology for the US Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. Current interests include technology innovations in the environmental, health, and education fields with a particular emphasis on community engagement through digital storytelling.
Mr. King has been published internationally and has been a regular speaker at global conferences. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (UK), the IEEE, the ACM, the British Computer Society (UK), and is a Chartered Information Technology Professional. In addition to primary degrees in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, he holds a Master of Science in Global Information Technology Management from Kogod Business School. He has also attended Harvard Business School and Carnegie Mellon University for postgraduate management studies and is a certified executive coach.