Michael D. King

Of Counsel

Los Angeles, CA

Michael D. King is retired from IBM, where he served as the vice president and general manager, global education industry, with responsibility for strategy, marketing, and sales across schools and higher education. He oversaw all facets of IBM’s work with K-12 schools and higher education institutions, including the development of industry-specific solutions. IBM’s portfolio in education includes consulting and information technology services, analytics tools, and other software, as well as cloud and high-performance computing.

King was with IBM for more than 30 years in various executive and management positions, including more than 20 years in education and learning. He has held a variety of roles in the education industry, developing programs like ThinkPad University, Insight at School, Learning Village, and many others. He also has worked in IBM’s corporate training segment, leading marketing, strategy, and partner programs.


King has served on various client advisory groups, such as the California P16 Council, as well as industry associations, such as the Business Higher Education Forum, where he is a member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the board of directors for the Strada Education Network, the IMS Global Learning Consortium, the Business Higher Ed Forum as Chairman of the Board, and GG4L.com.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and engineering from Kansas State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.