Jim Chilton

EVP, Chief Technology Officer

Cengage Group

Jim Chilton is the CTO at Cengage Group, focused on driving innovation and aligning leadership within the Group Technology organization. He oversees internal business systems, system infrastructure, cybersecurity, technology risk, architecture, and portfolio management. Before becoming CTO, Chilton served as CIO from 2017, leading a transformative assessment of the Global Technology Solutions team, enhancing its culture, processes, and technology to support business growth.With a deep background in technology optimization, from engineering to cybersecurity, Jim has held leadership positions in enterprise software, high-tech, and education industries, including roles at Dassault Systèmes and SolidWorks. He is committed to giving back to the community, serving as an active advisor and board member for various organizations, including Apprenti and MassHire. Jim also serves a board member for Dreamscape Learn, a VR technology company focused on developing immersive experiences for the classroom. His leadership has been recognized with the 2020 Inspire CIO of the Year/Boston ORBIE award and finalist for the National InspireCIO of the Year ORBIE Award in 2023. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Jim leverages his vast experience and network to influence both the industry and community positively.