Chief Technology Officer Programme

Excel as a visionary tech leader

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

18 July 2022

Course Duration

DURATION

9 to 12 Months
Online and In Person

Course Fee

PROGRAMME FEE

US$21,000 US$20,000 US$400 application fee

Tuition Fee Benefit

US$1,000

The programme fees are US$21,000. The amount payable after considering the tuition fee benefit is US$20,000.
This is only available to participants who apply by 5 July 2022.

Why enrol in the Chief Technology Officer Programme?

Unprecedented global competition has made it essential for companies to invest in innovation and build technology to drive the future of business. This requires visionary technology leaders with an innovation agenda and a forward-thinking outlook to complement their growth mindset. The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Programme will empower you to deliver impactful results by harnessing new technologies and positioning your organisation to swiftly respond to change.

59%

of executives believe that the main focus of the role of a CTO is to lead technological innovation.

Source: Gartner

47%

of executives believe that part of the CTO’s role is dedicated to the modernisation of core technology infrastructure.

Source: Gartner

Professionally designed for success

The programme’s flexible format enables you to conveniently balance your work schedule and learning goals for maximum results. You will learn through a combination of online and interactive sessions, including small group exercises, fireside chats and guest lectures from influential industry experts.

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Tailored

Complete the programme in 9 to 12 months and choose from topical elective modules to acquire specialised knowledge in your areas of interest.

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Aspirational

Benefit from the experiences and perspectives of world-class faculty, accomplished peers and leaders from the Cambridge community and innovation ecosystem and build a lifelong global network.

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Practical

Draw upon the latest thinking and cutting-edge academic research to solve real-world business problems.

Programme highlights

This immersive learning journey imparts the vital information you need to take your career to the next level and add fresh strategic vision to your organisation’s technology landscape. The curriculum comprises a mix of online core and elective modules, supported by your own personal success coach. You will gain the opportunity to leverage the acumen of eminent Cambridge faculty, be part of an impactful and globally diverse cohort of peers and participate at an person networking event. After graduating, you will be eligible to become an associate alumni member of Cambridge Judge Business School’s (CJBS) global network of graduates and business-focused alumni.

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Core curriculum

Kick-start your programme journey with 26 weeks of in-depth core sessions on strategy, culture and leadership, processes and execution, global organisation and partners and externalities and technology policy.

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Interactive sessions

Live online sessions, project coaching and leading industry guest speaker sessions.

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World-renowned faculty

Learn from thought leaders and leading researchers.

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Peer interaction

Interact with high-achieving peers from around the globe and build your network.

Action plan

Apply programme concepts to prepare an action plan that addresses a real-world technology issue in your organisation.

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Success coach

You will be assigned a success coach who will help craft your learning journey through regular check-in sessions.

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Practitioner insights

Glean insights from global industry experts with guest lectures throughout the programme.

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Networking event

Interact with faculty, peers and global industry leaders at an in-person networking event.

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Alumni benefits

Earn select CJBS alumni benefits upon completion of the programme.

Curriculum

The core modules will equip you to transform your organisation’s strategic position, competitiveness and sustainability through technology leadership. Following this, two topical elective modules of up to six weeks each will allow you to deepen your knowledge in select aspects of innovation and technology.

  • The core modules provide a broad foundation in the key parameters of technology leadership, from strategic planning to influencing company culture. You will develop essential technical and interpersonal skills to foster high-performance teams, delve into disruptive technologies and learn how to make data-driven decisions.

    Strategy

    • A vision of change, shaping technology strategy and corporate versus business strategy
    • Strategic risk, innovation typology, process and outcome metrics
    • Technology strategy portfolio and measuring portfolio success
    • The decision process for managing and driving the portfolio

    Culture and leadership

    • The power of culture and its complexity and limitations
    • The basis and power of leadership, the motivation to lead and the drawbacks
    • Empowered innovation leadership, fair process and its challenges

    Processes and execution

    • Moving from strategic concepts to concrete operational measures
    • Process types, their strengths and limitations: agile, waterfall, experimentation and experimental ventures
    • Managing the differences, classical organisational structures and the power and challenge of complexity
    • The birth and management of innovation and decentralised and hierarchical structures
    • The locus of innovation, application of success measures and how organisations learn

    Global organisation and partners

    • The architecture and management of distributed innovation
    • Catalysing a cutting-edge ecosystem strategy
    • Inter-firm collaboration, partner contracting and contract design
    • Traditional and cloud-based IT infrastructure, global innovation and marketing

    Enacting innovation: culture and new products

    • Culture of innovation
    • Challenge identification and definition
    • Ideation and solution design
    • Proposition and user experience
    • Agile experimentation and implementation
  • Two elective modules of your choice will sharpen your skills to successfully build technology ventures, lead in advanced digital business settings and steer business innovation in the digital age.

    • Digital disruption: digital transformation strategies
    • Strategic thinking for the CXO
    • FinTech innovation: disrupting the financial landscape
    • Business analytics: decision making using data
    • Building technology ventures
    • Innovation in the digital age

    Note: Electives are subject to change.

  • Meet your cohort peers and faculty in person on the Cambridge Judge Business School campus in UK during an optional two-and-a-half-day networking and graduation event. You will have the opportunity to connect with your cohort peers as well as professionals from other cohorts to create a lifelong community of global executives.

Meet the faculty

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Christoph Loch

Professor of Management Studies

Professor Loch’s research interests include how organisations make innovation happen. This includes innovation in products, processes and practices. His research focuses on what happens on the ground rather than just strategising at an aggregate level. His scholarship is interdisciplinary and stretches from project management and processes (operations) to strategic portfolios and strategy deployment (strategy) to organisational structures and cultural habits (sociology) to the motivation of educated and autonomous personnel (psychology).

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Jennifer Howard-Grenville

Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies

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Jane Davies

Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice

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Stylianos Kavadias

Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth

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Nektarios (Aris) Oraiopoulos

Professor in Operations Management, Director of the MPhil in Strategy, Marketing & Operations Programme, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology), BEng (National Technical University of Athens)

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Peter Williamson

Honorary Professor of International Management, and Fellow and Director of Studies in Management at Jesus College

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David Reiner

Associate Professor in Technology Policy

Who is it for?

The programme is ideal for technology professionals in decision-making roles who want to step up to a company-wide leadership position and contribute to business strategy. If you are seeking a programme that hones your innovation and technological capabilities, advances your influencing and communication skills and helps you grow your global network, then this is ideal for you.

Participants should have more than five years of management experience with a successful track record in one or more functional areas of business and an agenda for change.

Certificate

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a digital Certificate of Completion by CJBS Executive Education.

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Alumni benefits

Join CJBS’s global network of more than 9,600 alumni in over 100 countries as an associate member and receive prestigious benefits such as invitations to exclusive events, access to special interest groups and a 20% discount on all future CJBS Executive Education open-enrolment programmes.

Application details

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Round 2

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Round 3

US$20,000 / programme fee

Application Fee

US$400

Application Deadline
3

Connect with a learning adviser for a 1:1 session

Our learning advisers have helped senior executives around the world choose the right programme for their career goals. Schedule a 1:1 to get a deeper understanding on why the Chief Technology Officer Programme is the right fit for you.

Email: cambridge_cto@emeritus.org

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