Henry King

Henry helps organizations to produce innovation strategies, opportunity spaces, concepts and capabilities.


He led commercial strategy for Doblin Group, heading many top accounts, and built a full suite of innovation methods, tools and techniques.

As a technologist, Henry served as CIO for architecture giant Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and directed technology development for two dotcom startups. During his early career with Accenture and Deloitte, Henry scaled IT systems in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He earned his MA and BA honors degrees in Classical Greek and Latin Studies from Oxford University in his native England.

When Henry isn’t innovating he’s producing gorgeous artwork in spiraling Fibonacci curves to divine the hidden patterns of primes. A fascinating polymath, Henry proposes new theories including a breathtakingly simple, elegant alternative explanation for the expansion of our universe. His beautiful mind is on display at Man of String. Don’t miss his celebrated Businessweek article on the nature’s disruptive innovators, studying the parallels between commerce and invasive species. Fast Company | Design published his work on User Experience vs User Memory, and 5 Ways Standardization Can Lead To Innovation.

Henry teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and at the Institute of Design (ID),  Masters’ courses in innovation and creativity.

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