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Steven King

Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

About Me

Steven King is a Reese Felts, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Emerging Technologies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holding a joint appointment with the Hussman School of Journalism and Media and Kenan-Flagler Business School. He combines computer science concepts, human-centered design, and storytelling to create new ways to present information through emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and other interactive media forms. 


Steven is the Chief Innovations Officer of UNC Blue Sky Innovations, which leverages emerging technologies to solve difficult problems for corporations and is working to invent the future of higher education. The joint program with Kean-Flagler Business School and the Hussman School includes ground-breaking research in applied uses of Emerging Technologies. 


He is an award-winning journalist and former Editor of Innovations and Director of Video for The Washington Post with a master’s in computer science. In addition to his role at the University, Steven consults with Fortune 500 corporations, U.S government agencies, and foreign governments to solve difficult problems using creative solutions. Steven is a Christian, husband, and father of three boys living in Durham, N.C.


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