Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program

Enhance your impact as a technology strategy leader
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Elevate Your Technology Leadership

As we navigate through an era of rapid technology advancements and transformative innovation, the role of technology leadership is increasingly fundamental to the growth trajectory of organizations across industries. To successfully lead in this dynamic environment, technology executives need a broad spectrum of skills, including strategic vision, adaptability, and an understanding of emerging technologies that drive competitive advantage.

The Berkeley Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program offers a robust learning journey for executives who want to lead their organization in a progressive world and leverage technology trends such as artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) for developing innovative strategies. This distinctive program combines cutting-edge theoretical frameworks with real-world case studies, complemented by insightful interactions with industry experts and a global peer group of like-minded executives. You will emerge from the program with the skills to effectively align technology management with your organizational goals.

Upon completing the program, you will receive a Certificate of Excellence in Technology Strategy and earn select Berkeley Haas alumni benefits. 

Tailored for Your Leadership Journey

The Berkeley Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program is designed to complement the demanding schedules of busy executives, ensuring quality learning without disrupting your commitments. Guided by an expert faculty and enriched by sessions from global industry practitioners, you can mold your learning experience in ways that most effectively bolster your career and business objectives.

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Flexible

The program is designed to seamlessly integrate learning with your work commitments allowing you to complete the core modules and short courses within the specified duration.

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Interactive

Immerse yourself in an engaging learning experience through interaction with peers, faculty, and industry speakers.

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Accelerate your growth with advanced insights for business strategies, and elevate your impact.

What You Will Learn

In this comprehensive program, you will learn how to:

  •  Develop an Agile and Effective Technology Strategy: enhance your approach to utilize tools (Internet of Things, AI, and ML) 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 Highlights

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The Forum

Theater-style virtual classroom brings the world-class Berkeley experience to you wherever you are.

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World-Renowned Faculty

Learn from subject matter experts and technology leaders.

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Peer Learning

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

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Interactive Sessions

Take advantage of over 150+ hours of live interactive learning with faculty, industry experts, and an accomplished peer group.

 Immersive Learning
Immersive Learning

Engage with faculty, industry experts, and peers during the live sessions and the in-person module held on the Berkeley campus in California.

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Alumni Benefits

Earn select Berkeley Haas alumni benefits upon completion of the program.

Who Is It For?

The CTO Program is ideal for:

  • Current or aspiring CTOs and senior executives who wish to combine technology management with business strategy

  • Technical experts, including VPs of engineering and software architects responsible for assessing and implementing cutting-edge technologies

  • Senior technology leaders focused on devising organizational strategies and introducing innovative solutions

Participants are required to:

  • Serve or have served in a senior-level technology executive role

  • Have 10+ years of work experience

  • Have the responsibility of building and deploying technology to serve their enterprises

Participant Testimonials

The Berkeley CTO Program has challenged me to think differently within the organization. It has equipped me to drive change within my organization and that is what I'm going to take forward.
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Dzikamai (Ziggy) Angaidzo
Optimization Manager,
First Quantum Minerals
I'd recommend this course for any Business Leader who wants to debunk the hype surrounding AI and who wants to get a better understanding of how data can/should be used to drive their future business ...
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Andrew McLennan
Managing Director
Networking with like-minded peers and gaining insights from industry leaders and esteemed faculty are the highlighting value propositions of the CTO program. The program in its overall capacity provid...
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Darshana Navagare
Co-Founder & CTO,
Kyro Digital Corp
Apart from providing the educational material, frameworks, and methodologies required to be a successful CTO, this program also offers an opportunity to network with cohort members, which enabled me t...
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Sathish Jeyakumar
Founder,
Veehive.ai

Curriculum

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 discussions with global leaders. The curriculum includes three core modules, each of which features up to two guest speaker sessions from industry experts. Additionally, you will engage in two short courses on Emerging Tech Strategies: Harnessing AI, IoT, Web3, and Beyond and Business Analytics for Leaders. The program culminates with a capstone strategy project in which you will develop a road map for your organization’s technology strategy as part of a team.

Navigating the multifaceted challenges that modern technology leaders face requires a strong foundation and adaptive strategies. The Berkeley CTO Program is thoughtfully tailored for enterprising technology leaders and leverages the in-depth knowledge and experience of the UC Berkeley environment, which will help you to effectively navigate the ever-evolving tech landscape.
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Zsolt Katona
Faculty Director of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program, Cheryl and Christian Valentine Professor, Marketing
Capstone Strategy Project

Capstone Strategy Project

Across the CTO Program experience, participants will complete a capstone strategy project. 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.

Interaction with Industry Experts

UC Berkeley’s location takes full advantage of its proximity to Silicon Valley’s cutting-edge innovators and industry disruptors. Through guest lectures and real-world examples, learn from leading experts who work at the intersection of technology, innovation, and business. Attend live online discussions with thought leaders, and gain valuable insights on leading technology transformation at your organization.

Past speakers have included experts from:

Interaction with Industry Experts

Note: All products and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Meet the Faculty

Learn from the best minds in the business

At Berkeley, you will learn from the best and the brightest in the industry. The faculty consists of renowned experts and leaders who have led the development of groundbreaking technology strategies at some of the world’s most prominent institutions. Additionally, you will be able to hear influential guest speakers from the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem — including startups, labs, enterprise firms, and companies that are changing the way the business world makes use of technology.

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Thomas Lee

Research Scientist and Associate Adjunct Professor, Operations and IT Management

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Zsolt Katona

Cheryl and Christian Valentine Professor, Marketing

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Zsolt Katona

Cheryl and Christian Valentine Professor, Marketing

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Sameer Srivastava

Ewald T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy

Alumni Benefits

Networking and Events
  • The 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

Note: All benefits subject to change.

Berkeley Resources
  • Access to Haas Amplified — the latest research and thought leadership from industry speakers and faculty

  • 30% discount on the list price of eligible future programs after completion of the Chief Technology Officer Program and earning your Certificate of Excellence in Technology Strategy

  • @haas.executivealumni.berkeley.edu email forwarding address

  • Public visitor access to select campus libraries and university database services (remote and on-site access available for select services)

News and Communication
  • One-year complimentary digital subscription to the California Management Review

  • Berkeley Haas Alumni newsletter

  • Subscription to the Berkeley Haas alumni jobs e-newsletter with latest job postings from distinguished employers

Certificate of Excellence

Certificate of Excellence

Upon completion of the Berkeley Chief Technology Officer Program, participants are awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Technology Strategy from UC Berkeley Executive Education.

Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credits/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of UC Berkeley Executive Education.

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Have Questions?

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