B. K. Fulton is an entrepreneur and a published author. He is considered one of the most influential African Americans in technology. Fulton is currently chairman of Ario, LLC, an augmented reality productivity software company that increases safety and efficiency in industrial and manufacturing environments with the award-winning and patent-pending Ario Platform. He also is founding chairman and CEO of Soulidifly Productions, LLC, a full feature film, stage and TV investment and production company formed in 2017 when he wrote the screenplay and novel, Love’s Insurrection. With an unmatched output of four feature-length films produced in 2018, Soulidifly promotes a more inclusive narrative in major media.
In 2016, Fulton led a team of developers that invented the EZ Reader – the world’s first ophthalmologist-approved digital reading glasses app.
Prior to becoming a fulltime writer, film maker and entrepreneur, Fulton held senior leadership posts in technology and policy development. He was Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region for Verizon Communications, Inc. ($5.5 billion revenues) and President of Verizon West Virginia ($400 million revenues). Prior to Verizon, he held senior positions with the U.S. Department of Commerce, AOL Time Warner and the National Urban League.
Fulton is a Computer World/Smithsonian international technology laureate medal recipient and a Sloan Fellow. His influential papers are permanently archived at the Smithsonian.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in urban affairs and planning with two years of computer engineering and architecture (Virginia Tech), a Master of Science degree in management and policy analysis (Harvard/New School-Milano), and a Juris Doctorate in intellectual property, electronic commerce and electronic communications law (New York Law School). Fulton serves on the boards of Norfolk State University, Bon Secours Health Systems, TowneBank and numerous other civic, social and business boards.