Chief Technology Officer

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Chief Technology Officer

Gain the skills to support your professional growth in technology


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

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Features, Dates, & Cost



  • 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

  • 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 visitor access to select campus libraries and university database services. (Remote and onsite access available for select services).

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

Program Dates & Cost

Jun 28 - Dec 6, 2022

Orientation: June 29, 2022

Module 1: June 28- August 8, 2022

Module 2: August 22 - October 4, 2022

Module 3: October 18 - December 6, 2022 

Core Modules include:

  • 3-hour weekly faculty sessions (live sessions will take place every Wednesday from 8:00 am-11:30 am)
  • 2 guest speaker sessions per module 
  • 1 peer networking circle per module

Module 4 (Electives): dates vary, based on electives 

Module 5 (On Campus): May/June 2023 (dates to be confirmed)

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines are to be determined. Please note that the application fees vary based on the date on which you apply.

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

Requirements & Partner


  • 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 Partners


The Berkeley CTO program delivers learning that will take your technology career to the next level. You will learn through lectures by faculty experts and specialists, case studies, group and individual exercises, and panel discussions with global leaders. The curriculum includes three core modules. Additionally, you can choose to specialize in specific areas by selecting two electives from a range of topical modules in line with your learning and career goals. The program culminates with a Capstone Strategy Project in which you will develop a roadmap for your organization’s technology strategy—either individually or as part of a team.

  • Enterprise Technology Architecture
  • Connecting IT to Business Strategy
  • IT Strategy Framework
  • IT Strategy Processes
  • AI & ML: Implications to Enterprise
  • Technology Strategy  
  • Frameworks for Technology Transformation
  • Building a Digital Business Case
  • IoT and Strategy Implications
  • Future of Technology Trends and Strategy Implications
  • Strategic Applications of Blockchain
  • Technology in Existing Businesses
  • Future of Blockchain Technology
  • Technology Transformation in the Digital Age
  • Implementation Methodologies for Complex Technical Projects
  • 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

During the CTO program, you will be able to choose two areas of specialization by selecting from a range of topical elective modules. These modules have been designed to enhance your technical skills, widen your business lens, and help you take the next step in your career. The elective modules will begin after the core modules are completed and will be covered over 6-8 weeks (each).

  • Business Analytics for Leaders
  • Leading Complex Projects
  • Marketing Analytics - Strategies to Optimize ROI
  • Intelligent Investing for Everyone
  • Fintech: Frameworks, Applications, and Strategies

Across the CTO program experience, participants will complete a Capstone Strategy Project (small groups). The project asks participants to take the next steps in their organization’s technology strategy. Group coaching sessions will be led by an industry expert serving in a learning facilitator role and include high-touch discussions, office hours, and review sessions. Participants submit a presentation that covers the following:

  • Summarize the opportunity
  • List the prioritization criteria for the opportunity. Include, data alignment, cultural alignment, and success metrics
  • Submit data inventory
  • Use experimental techniques to test your technology strategy
  • Assess the strategy implementation and propose next steps
  • Participants have the opportunity to present their project outcomes during a final day showcase with faculty

Certificate of Excellence in Technology Strategy

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


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