Chief Technology Officer Programme

Excel as a visionary tech leader

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Course Dates


5 December 2023

Course Duration


9 to 12 Months
Online and In Person

Course Fee


£19,500 £17,000 and get £975 off with a referral £200 application fee

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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.


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

Source: Gartner


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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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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Benefit from the experiences of world-class faculty and accomplished leaders from the Cambridge community to build a lifelong global network.

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Draw upon the latest thinking and cutting-edge academic research to apply insights immediately. and solve real-world 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 in an in-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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Interactive sessions

Participate in live online sessions with faculty and industry practitioners.

World-renowned faculty

Learn from thought leaders and leading researchers.

Peer interaction

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

Core curriculum

Kick-start your journey with 26 weeks of in-depth sessions on strategy, leadership, execution and technology policy.

Action plan

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

Success coach

Craft your learning journey in line with your career goals with a success coach assigned to your cohort.

Practitioner insights

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

Networking event

Network with peers from multiple cohorts, industry leaders and faculty at an on-campus event in UK.

Associate alumni benefits

Earn select CJBS alumni benefits upon completion of the programme and be part of a global network.


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.


    • 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 and lead in advanced digital business settings.

    • Digital disruption: digital transformation strategies
    • Strategic thinking for the CXO
    • FinTech innovation: disrupting the financial landscape
    • Business analytics: decision making using data
    • Innovation and intrapreneurship: winning strategies for new venture creation

    Note: Electives are subject to change.

  • Meet your cohort peers and faculty in person in Cambridge during a two and a half day face-to-face event. This event also provides you with the opportunity to network with peers and professionals from other cohorts and create a lifelong community of global executives.*

    *Participants must attend the face-to-face event to complete the programme and receive the certificate of completion.

Meet the faculty

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Christoph Loch

Professor of Operations and Technology Management

Professor Christoph 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

Matthew Lawson

Coach and Mentor, MSt Entrepreneurship

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 ten years of work experience with a successful track record in one of more functional areas of business and an agenda for change.



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

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Associate alumni benefits

Join CJBS’s global network of more than 12,000 alumni in over 147 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

programme fee

£19,500 £17,000

The fee amount is available till ,, and does not include the application fee of £200

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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.


Phone: +971 800 0321209 (UAE) / +44 178 664 9936 (UK) / +1 573 527 3654 (USA) / +52 55930 20507 (LATAM)

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