Culatta Richard

Richard Culatta

Richard Culatta is an internationally recognized leader in innovation and learning. His work has centered around using technology to accelerate innovation in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning.  Culatta is known for his work around the AI in the workplace, design thinking, and innovating in large organizations.

Culatta served as the first Chief Innovation Officer for his home state of Rhode Island.  Prior to his role in Rhode Island, he was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Executive Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education where he focused on leveraging new technologies and data to create personalized learning experiences.

Culatta also served as the Chief Technology Officer for the CIA University and as a policy advisor in the U.S. Senate.  Culatta was named a Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers from Government Technology Magazine, a “Firece 15” government leader, and a Washington Post Digital Expert. 

Culatta is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and a Design Resident at IDEO.