Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Gain the skills to support your professional growth in technology

Program Experience

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 Dates

Module 1: November 30 - December 4, 2020 (Berkeley) 

Module 2: December 7, 2020 - January 8, 2021 (Online) 

Module 3: January 18 - 22, 2021 (Berkeley) 

Module 4: February 1 - March 12, 2021 (Online) 

Module 5: March 22 - 26, 2021 (Berkeley)

Program Topics

The Chief Technology Officer program curriculum covers the following topics:

  • Core Principles and Trends: Data to Insights to Strategy
  • Core Principles and Trends: Business Analytics
  • Connecting IT to Business Strategy
  • Enterprise Strategy: Objectives for Data and the Organization
  • How to Leverage Data for the Organization
  • Data and R&D Investment
  • Cloud and Data Management
  • 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
  • Frameworks for Technology Transformation
  • Technology Transformation in the Digital Age
  • Implementation Methodologies for Complex Technical Projects
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Building a Digital Business Case
  • 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
  • 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
  • Case studies and Simulations
  • Workshops
  • High-profile panel discussions
  • Webinars by Faculty

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Who It's For

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


  • Serve or have served in a senior-level technology executive role
  • Have 10+ years of experience
  • Have the responsibility of building and deploying technology to serve their enterprises.

Program Partner

Cost & Alumni Benefits

Program Fee


  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Video lectures from Berkeley Haas faculty
  • Live, interactive webinars (also available as recordings)
  • Peer discussions and exercises
  • Case Studies
  • Capstone Project


Alumni Benefits

Networking and Events 

  • Ability to join local alumni chapters or clubs in your region
  • Access to a private network of distinguished Berkeley Haas alumni
  • Invitation to the annual Berkeley Haas Alumni Conference
  • Opportunity to attend select Berkeley Haas and Berkeley Executive Education Networking events opened to the COBE community

Berkeley Resources

  • Video portal, Haas insights to research highlights, industry speakers
  • Access to Haas Insights – Latest research and thought leadership from Industry speakers and faculty 
  • 30% discount on eligible future programs after completion of your Certificate of Excellence in Technology Strategy
  • Get an email forwarding address
  • Public access to the Long Business Library and other university database services (onsite access only)

News and Communication 

  • One-year complimentary digital subscription to the California Management Review 
  • Berkeley Haas Alumni newsletter 
  • Subscribe to the Berkeley Haas Alumni Jobs e-Newsletter with latest job postings from distinguished employers 


*All benefits subject to change

Application Deadline

Application Deadlines are noted below. Please note that the application fees vary based on the date which you apply.
January 14, 2020 - Application Fees: $300
February 11, 2020 - Application Fees: $400
March 10, 2020- Application Fees: $500
April 7, 2020 - Application Fees: $600

Certificate of Excellence in Technology Strategy

Completion of this program awards a Certificate of Excellence in Technology Strategy.


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