ReadWrite Digital Leadership

Our mission is to help educators and students reach their greatest potential.

Rob Simms

Rob Simms

President & CTO

Prior to founding ReadWrite Digital, Rob was a three time CTO managing product development of cloud software serving millions of users around the world in Finance, Media and Publishing, Healthcare and Education. His early Education work involved Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Medicaid software delivered to hundreds of schools across the US. In high school he shipped his first production software to his Mom to save her time grading the work of her photography students.

William T. Carden, Jr.

William T. Carden, Jr.

CEO

Bill has been a serial entrepreneur for the past 30 years in both the software and publishing industries.  As a co-founder and CEO of ScholarOne, Inc., Bill led a team that pioneered the use of Software as a Service to streamline academic peer review. The company before being sold to Thomson Reuters served more than 3,000,000 registered users globally.

Why we care.
Our origins date back to the mid-nineties and the development of solutions to help educators develop and deliver Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with learning disabilities. Working with schools across the United States, we developed a deep understanding of how personalized instruction, combined with great software, can have a profound impact on student outcomes.

We also know all the technology in the world is not very helpful if it increases the burden of administrative tasks on educators. Now more than ever students need seamless access to online instructional systems and content.

How we help.
We focus on the fundamentals. That is why our first product, Integrator, is all about ensuring institutions of all sizes can effortlessly ensure the right data is in the right place at the right time. As you know, without the right data, the systems that use them are not so useful. Another way to look at it is like putting a math word problem in front of a student who is not yet reading well. They won’t succeed because they cannot read the problem and write the answer. In the twenty-first century the medium for doing this is all moving beyond pencil and paper. Our students need to be there – and that is why we are here.