Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of innovation and education. He has experience in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning environments. As the Chief Innovation Officer for the State of Rhode Island, Richard works with government and private sector to improve opportunities for Rhode Islanders and share innovations from Rhode Island with the rest of the country. Previously he served as Executive Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education where where he focused on creating personalized learning experiences for all students, promoting increased connectivity to schools and families, and lowering the cost of college. Richard led the creation of the 2016 National Ed Tech Plan and the Ed Tech Developers Guide.