Robert Fortunato

Director, Infrastructure and Cloud Services

Office: Assurant, Inc.

Robert J. Fortunato Jr. is a senior Fortune 500 technologist, organizational leader, and researching computer scientist with over 20 years of enterprise experience across the Fortune 500 and public sector higher-ed spaces. Mr. Fortunato currently focuses on enabling the direct provisioning, use, and management of enterprise technology by its consumers. Prior to his current tenure, Mr. Fortunato led several teams of engineers in both the operational break/fix support and strategic solution design of all aspects of Assurant’s global technology infrastructure. Before that, Mr. Fortunato was the principal architect and manager of Assurant’s global SQL Server platform.

Prior to Assurant, Mr. Fortunato was at Miami Dade College (MDC), the US’s second largest institution of higher education, and the largest college in the state of Florida. At MDC, Mr. Fortunato was a senior member of a product-oriented research and development team where he wrote, architected, and managed extensive software systems and infrastructure platforms.

Mr. Fortunato possesses several undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, has deferred conferral of his Master’s Degree in Computer Science given his postgraduate studies, and is close to completing his Ph.D. in Computer Science.