Current role and objective of ELT member at Wiley Aref Matin is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in scholarly research and education. He’s led the company’s evolution as a world-class, fully integrated technology organization serving the research and education sectors. Aref is a technology innovator adept at building world-class technology teams, developing products, and modernizing and globalizing technologies and platforms.
Previous role(s) and achievements Aref has held executive leadership roles in several industries including professional training, publishing, and communications. Prior to joining Wiley, Aref was EVP and CTO at Ascend Learning, an industry-leading provider of career training content. There, he consolidated technologies and organizations and developed a highly successful standardized training platform. Previously, at Pearson Global Education Services, Aref defined the company’s technology and product strategy and led a highly complex global technology and product transformation in partnership with the business.
Education and (optional) any extracurricular activities (board appointments/advocacy groups) Aref earned his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Northrop University in California and certification from the Executive Business Leadership Programs at Harvard Business School and Yale University.
Areas of expertise:
- Technology-led digital transformation
- Harnessing technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence
- Utilizing big data to reinvent business
- Creating products for adaptive smart content