Rob Simora

CTO - Cengage

    Rob Simora has over 20 years’ experience leading information technology and product development teams for respected companies in many different industries. He is currently CTO for one of Cengage’s business units as well as site leader for the Raleigh office. He joined the company through the WebAssign acquisition in 2016 and has responsibility for the strategic technical direction and delivery of all technology products using simulation and virtual reality technologies. Prior to joining Cengage, Rob was CTO and Vice President, Product Management for WebAssign, CIO and Vice President, Product Development for Railinc, and Director of IT at Tekelec. He cut his technology leadership teeth with General Electric where he graduated from GE’s Information Management Leadership Program and then held multiple IT management roles around the globe, including in Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

    Simora graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. degree in information management systems and finance. He earned an Executive MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Simora also completed General Electric’s Information Management Leadership Program and he is a member of the North Carolina Technology Association, the Triangle Technology Executives Council, and the Product Development and Management Association. Rob was named among the Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, Triangle Business Journal CIO of the Year in 2012 and Business Leader magazine’s “Movers & Shakers” showcasing promising business leaders in the Triangle area.