Jim Chilton

CTO, Cengage Group
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Jim Chilton currently serves as Cengage Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As of May 2022, Jim also assumed the role of acting General Manager for Infosec, part of the Cengage Work business. Jim is a seasoned technology and business executive with an extensive background and deep expertise in technology optimization, from technical product engineering to business systems management, process management, cybersecurity, and customer support. Before joining Cengage Group, Jim held executive leadership positions at a broad range of enterprise software, high-tech, and education companies, including Dassault Systèmes and SolidWorks.   

Jim enthusiastically embraces the importance of ‘giving back’ and leverages his experience and network to influence the industry and community.  Jim is an active Advisor and Board Member to numerous Boston area efforts and startup companies , including Apprenti, MassHire, and 1EdTech, among others. Jim holds an MBA from New Hampshire College (now part of Southern New Hampshire University) and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Franklin Pierce University.  Jim  received the 2020 InspireCIO of the Year/Boston ORBIE  award and was a finalist for the prestigious National InspireCIO of the Year ORBIE  Award for 2021.  Jim is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and lives in Hollis, New Hampshire.