Category: What does a CTO do?

  • Aligning Tech Strategy with Business Goals – Discussion Panel Summary

    Aligning Tech Strategy with Business Goals – Discussion Panel Summary

    An important part of each module in our Digital MBA for Technology Leaders is a discussion panel where a group of experienced tech leaders dive deep into critical problems of senior technology management. Here, we are bringing you a summary with key points on the subject of Tech Strategy and its alignment with the company’s…

  • What’s All the Fuss About Tech Debt?

    What’s All the Fuss About Tech Debt?

    91% of global tech leaders identified tech debt as a ‘major concern’. So in this article, we take a deep dive into tech debt with contributions from five senior technology leaders across the CTO Academy community. They will provide their perspective on the problem and potential mitigation strategies towards the solution.

  • CTO Job Description with Responsibilities, Qualifications and Salary Breakdown

    CTO Job Description with Responsibilities, Qualifications and Salary Breakdown

    In this post, we explain a CTO job description on four levels of engagement: start-up, fast-growth company, enterprise and, finally, a Group Chief Technology Officer. You will learn responsibilities on each level, understand desired qualifications and, ultimately, find out what kind of salary you can expect considering the size of your company and industry. TABLE…

  • CTO KPIs with Templates and Tracking Procedures – Explained by a Seasoned Chief Technology Officer

    CTO KPIs with Templates and Tracking Procedures – Explained by a Seasoned Chief Technology Officer

    In this post, Jason Noble, Academy’s Chief Technology Officer, explains the design of highly relevant CTO KPIs and shows you how to a) track them and, more importantly, b) use them to improve performance. Now, the odds are that you’re either a CTO in a start-up or fast-growing company or soon to become one. That…

  • CTO vs CPO: Differences, Friction and Transformative Collaboration

    CTO vs CPO: Differences, Friction and Transformative Collaboration

    Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and Chief Product Officers (CPOs) are at the heart of most growing companies. Two distinct but closely connected roles that converge technology and innovation. When successful, this synergy becomes a critical success factor harmonising innovation and excellence. In this blog post, we explore both roles and where they intersect. Most importantly,…

  • CTO Responsibilities in Start-Ups and Fast-Growth Businesses

    CTO Responsibilities in Start-Ups and Fast-Growth Businesses

    CTO responsibilities stem from their pivotal role in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape. Chief Technology Officers, as the top executives, hold the reins of the organisation’s technical vision, strategy and execution. What is the primary responsibility of the CTO? The Chief Technology Officer leads the development and execution of the company’s technical strategy. Hence, the…

  • Part-Time CTO in Today’s Business Landscape: Role & Expectations

    Part-Time CTO in Today’s Business Landscape: Role & Expectations

    A part-time CTO is a technology expert who works on a part-time or consulting basis for a company. The aim is to develop and implement the company’s technology strategy and oversee all aspects of its technology operations and product development.

  • Role of a Chief Technology Officer in Different Business Sizes

    Role of a Chief Technology Officer in Different Business Sizes

    Generally speaking, the role of a chief technology officer involves strategic management and execution of technology initiatives within an organization. It is, therefore, pivotal in shaping and implementing the technology roadmap while aligning it with the company’s overall goals and vision. What enables tech leaders to drive innovation, oversee development and infrastructure, ensure data security…

  • The Global CTO Survey – Can You Help?

    The Global CTO Survey – Can You Help?

    The Global CTO Survey comes out every year and brings us great insight about what matters to the CTO in 2022.

  • How Does CTO Academy Compare With The Berkeley CTO Program?

    How Does CTO Academy Compare With The Berkeley CTO Program?

    Why would you choose a CTO Program? Historically and still commonly mistaken as a purely technical role, the chief technology officer (CTO) has come to play a crucial part in the c-suite ensemble by playing critical roles in business strategy, organizational structure, and culture. It makes sense since whole industries are becoming increasingly automated and…

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