Ken Hey is a managing partner of Inferential Focus, an intelligence firm that provides early detection of major economic, social, political and technological change.
Through an intelligence-gathering discipline that employs the technique of Inference Reading™ to objectively uncover significant change and identify its implications, Ken and his firm yield discoveries that enable CEOs and senior executives in corporations, financial institutions and government agencies to better inform their decisions and favorably impact profit and/or risk management.
Ken graduated with a BA in English from Florida State University, then spent a year pursuing graduate study in Florence, Italy before returning to FSU to receive his Master of Arts degree in the Humanities. He earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at Emory University and spent fourteen years as professor at Brooklyn College (CUNY), where he served as Chairman of the Film Department, before becoming a partner at Inferential Focus.
He’s served as film critic for USA Today and produced, wrote and directed the feature-length documentary “Southern Voices, American Dreams,” which received several festival awards. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education and the Georgia Endowment for the Humanities, and served as Fulbright visiting professor of American Studies to the University of Rome. He is co-author of The Caterpillar Doesn’t Know: How Personal Change is Creating Organizational Change, and his writing has appeared in the popular, professional and academic press.
He serves as a member of the board of directors for The Atlanta Ballet, the board of councilors for The Carter Presidential Center and the panel of judges for the Suzi Bass Theater Awards in Atlanta.