Types of CTOs

Types of CTOs

There are many types of Chief Technology Officers you will encounter in the business world. It can be very confusing. That's why Mike made this video explaining each type of CTO and how they can help your business.

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Hi! I’m Mike from Your Virtual CTO. Usually, these videos are meant to help you with a specific topic. While today is a little different, the goal remains the same. I want to explain How a Chief Technology Officer can help your business and describe the different types of CTOs.

A chief technology officer (CTO) is an executive who is responsible for the management of an organization's research and development (R&D) as well as its technological needs.

It is important to note that the role of a CTO can vary by company.

There are 4 types of CTOs: infrastructure, planner, consumer-focused, and thinker.

An infrastructure CTO may oversee the company's data, security, maintenance and the network of a company, and may implement (but not necessarily set) the company's technical strategy. The CTO may also manage the company's technological roadmap.

The planner CTO may envision how technology will be used within the company while setting the technical strategy for the company. This CTO will also look at how to further implement new technologies within the company to ensure its success.

The consumer-focused CTO will act as a liaison between the customer and the business by taking on the responsibilities of customer relations, getting a grasp on the target market, and helping deliver IT projects to market.

The thinker CTO will help set up the corporate strategy and fuel technological infrastructure and will analyze target markets, and create business models. Additionally, the CTO will have a close relationship with the CEO and other members of the company's senior management.

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