Aref Matin

CTO - Ascend Learning

Aref Matin is the EVP and Chief Technology Officer at Pearson and brings an outstanding track record as a technology and business leader. Since joining Pearson in 2012 as CTO for the Learning Technologies Group, he has made great strides in improving open education innovation, architecture focus, focus on Agile/DevOps methodologies and Operational excellence. Prior to joining Pearson, Matin had been CTO at Wholesale Applications Community, an open global alliance of the world's largest mobile phone network operators and manufacturers. Previously, Aref was CTO/SVP of services and Delivery, and CTO of Technology Products for RealNetworks. Aref Started his Engineering and Technology career at AT&T Bell Laboratories.