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Description

The Chief Technology Officer program is designed for experienced participants in a technology function to step into senior management roles in their career. Through a unique mixture of theory, practical teaching methods, and practitioner interactions, this program delivers the hands-on experience and skills necessary to make that transition.

The program enables participants to take on a more strategic view of their organization's technology architecture and business landscape, enhance their business acumen, develop initiatives to lead the technology transformation, and implement the change management towards organizational success. The CTO program provides experiences participants who have already established a decision-making IT role, the hands-on knowledge, and experience necessary to step up in their career.

  • Develop an Agile and Effective Technology Strategy

    • Enhance your approach to utilize tools (Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) to move from data to insights to strategy
  • Establish Frameworks to Understand and Act Upon Future Technology Trends

    • Create organizational frameworks to act upon future technology trends and opportunities
  • Identify Technology Solutions to Fill in Critical Organizational Gaps

    • Identify and implement technology solutions to manage complex technical projects
  • Improve your Leadership and Executive Presence Skills

    • Learn how to effectively lead teams, communicate a vision, and drive change management initiatives

PROGRAM TOPICS

The Chief Technology Officer program curriculum covers the following topics:

TOPIC 1 | Introduction to Program: Data, Tools, People, and Security

  • Core Principles and Trends: Data to Insights to Strategy
  • Core Principles and Trends: Business Analytics
  • Connecting IT to Business Strategy

TOPIC 2 | Data and the Organization

  • Enterprise Strategy: Objectives for Data and the Organization
  • How to Leverage Data for the Organization
  • Data and R&D Investment
  • Cloud and Data Management

TOPIC 3 | Data to Insights to Strategy: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

  • IT Strategy Frameworks
  • IT Strategy Processes
  • Artificial Intelligence and Strategy Implications
  • Machine Learning and Strategy Implications
  • IoT and Strategy Implications
  • Future of Technology Trends and Strategy Implications

TOPIC 4 | Leading Transformation in the Digital Age: Technology Infrastructure

  • Frameworks for Technology Transformation
  • Technology Transformation in the Digital Age
  • Implementation Methodologies for Complex Technical Projects
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Building a Digital Business Case

TOPIC 5 | Leading Transformation in the Digital Age: Managing People and Change

  • Leading Enterprise-Wide Digital Change
  • Driving Change and Dynamic Execution
  • Power and Politics: Influence and Navigating Your Workplace Network
  • Communication Styles for Influence
  • Negotiations
  • Cross-Functional Influence
  • Multi-Issue & Shadow Negotiation​s

TOPIC 6 | Technology Policy, Privacy, and Security

  • Security and Privacy Concerns – Strategy Considerations
  • Technical and Policy Aspects of Security and Surveillance
  • Where Cyber Policy and Technology Interact
  • Corporate Cybersecurity
  • Risk Modeling and Social Engineering
  • Privacy, Security and Technical Systems

TOPIC 7 | Practicals

  • Case studies and Simulations
  • Workshops
  • High-profile panel discussions
  • Webinars by Faculty

Who should attend

The Berkeley Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program is ideal for the people in functional, technology solution-focused IT roles who are looking to advance their career - with the goal of moving on and moving up into a company-wide leadership role. Examples of the “level up” title this program will provide the skills for are:

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), or Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Vice President of Information Technology, Vice President of Product Development, or Vice President of Technology
  • General Managers
  • Heads of Function
  • Heads of Business Units
  • Regional Business Heads
  • Entrepreneurs

Experts

Education PhD, Management (Marketing), INSEAD, France PhD, Computer Science, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary MSc, Mathematics, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary Positions Held At Haas since 2008 2008 – present, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Haas School of Business External Service and As...
Education PhD, Organizational Behavior/Sociology, Harvard University AM, Sociology,  Harvard University MBA, Harvard Business School AB, Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College Positions Held At Haas since July 2012 2012 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business 1993 – 1997; ...
Education PhD, Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MS, Technology Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology BS, Symbolic Systems, Stanford University BA, Political Science, Stanford University   Positions Held At Haas since 2009 2010 – present, Visiting Assistant Pr...
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