BLENDED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE:

Chief Technology Officer

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Why is a CTO integral to the quality of your organization?

The unceasing acceleration of technological change makes it critical for companies and organizations to always stay one step ahead of technology trends and have the ability to anticipate disruptions before they become imminent. That’s where the role of a CTO becomes integral to your business.

The phenomenon of the Fourth Technological Revolution makes the role and responsibilities of a CTO inherent in all contemporary companies. The CTO encourages employees to have a forward-thinking mindset about how certain technologies could strengthen a company’s position in the marketplace and stay ahead of its competitors. Therefore, a CTO that succeeds today must continue to push forwards and be aware of other companies that experiment with new technologies as well.

76%

“The effects of the pandemic drove 76% of businesses to strategize long-term changes in their IT.”

Source: Cyberstates

72%

“72% of business executives believe artificial intelligence is going to be a business advantage to them in the future.”

Source: Anna Djurovic, GoRemotely

$15.7 trillion

“Artificial intelligence is projected to add $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030.”

Source: Anna Djurovic, GoRemotely

Blended Professional Certificate: Chief Technology Officer

High-quality projections indicate massive technological shifts on the horizon. Significant changes are already occurring in our present-day architecture. The implications of blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other novel technologies are giving way to new understandings and new standards of performance. In order for top-level organizations to thrive, they need elite and experienced professionals to push systems forward, proactively embracing innovation to drive culture, management, infrastructure, and profits.

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The Learning Journey

In this 12-month program, participants will explore these five courses that will equip you with the tools and frameworks to lead the technological strategy.

1. Leadership and Innovation

With this program, participants will learn to lead by coming to know themselves better, harnessing their own creativity, and building teams and organizations through the culture of innovation.

2. Cultural Awareness for Global Business

This program provides a research-based foundation of cultural differences and its many dimensions, followed by a highly practitioner- oriented guide toward developing ways to apply cultural awareness in the world we live.

3. Management of Technology: Roadmapping and Development

Walk the path of technology through its history, its different tools and methods, its fundamental limits, and the theory and empirical evidence for technology evolution over time.

4. Management of Technology: Strategy and Portfolio Analysis

Expand on your knowledge of technology management and learn to elaborate an organizational technology portfolio based on multiple technology roadmaps.

5. Machine Learning: From Data to Decisions

A program that guides professionals through the fundamentals and applications of machine learning, trains them in analyzing and understanding data, and ultimately prepares them to master confident data-driven decision making within their organizations.

6. Cloud & DevOps: Continuous Transformation

This online program that delves further into the technological transformation currently underway, with a practical approach and applicable to different industries and sectors.

7. Impact project

A crucial aspect of the program that enables you to apply your learnings to a real-world challenge, as you gain insights into the opportunities that await a Chief Technology Officer.

Premium Access /
MIT Professional Education ecosystem

Exclusive access to networkings events, live – online sessions with speakers, company visits and international MIT Alumni network.

Leadership Development

Personalized coaching sessions based on a leadership assessment. Besides, you will take hands-on workshops on managing cultural diversity, personal communication, creativity and innovation and managing complexity.

Professional Development

In turn, you will have the support of a specialized career development coach who will help you enhance and elevate your professional career.

Enrollment Process

To be considered as an eligible candidate, please proceed with the following steps: 

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Pay the candidacy fee (Non-refundable)
2

Fill out the application form with the required information (academic and work profile, motivations for certificate)
3

Our admissions team will reach out to conduct a telephone interview before evaluating your application, professional and academic profile, and motivations.
4

Wait for the results from our Admission Committee (within 2 working days after the interview). If accepted, you will be able to make a secure payment through our trusted platform.
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Your place in the course will be confirmed, and you will receive a welcome email with the next steps.

Application Fee

Round 1

Deadline: April 30th, 2022
Fee: $300 USD

Round 2

Deadline: May 31th, 2022
Fee: $400 USD

Round 3

Deadline: July 1th, 2022
Fee: $500 USD

What is included in the fee?

  • The program fee includes teaching fees, access to online coursework, and transportation to the different activities taking place during the face-to-face events.
  • The program fee does not include accommodations for the in campus week, travel expenses (domestic, international, visa fee, and more), and other expenses not specifically mentioned in the fees.

Key Takeaways

Throughout this professional program, you will:

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Find out how to conduct business in a multicultural environment

2.

Quantity technology progress over time using relevant figures of merit .

3.

Map technologies to a product / service and set realistic figures of merit-based targets.

4.

Shape the R&D strategy and portfolio of an organization based on a set of technology roadmap and effective R&D execution.

5.

Comprehend the system dynamics modeling approach to model technical innovation.

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Anticipate and prepare for the technological evolution.

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Understand the globality of data and master the 4 steps for implementing machine learning plans.

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Learn the characteristics of datasets and become familiar with how to use effective statistical tools to identify and clarify data.

9.

Obtain an overview of the theory and practice of new technologies that lead to digital transformation.

10.

Develop a vision about how to apply technologies to organizations and to your professional career.

In addition, you will receive a Certificate of Completion

All participants who successfully complete the program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of completion as well as (*) Continuing Education Units.

In order to obtain CEUs, participants must complete a required CEU accreditation form. CEUs are calculated based on the number of learning hours in each course.

* A CEU is a unit of credit equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program for professionals.

This Blended Professional Certificate: Chief Technology Officer is designed for

  • Leaders of technological departments or projects who need to understand the evolution of technology and the optimal technology management for their organizations.
  • Current and aspiring C-suite executives from Digital, IT, Marketing and Strategy responsible to setting up the corporate and product strategy.
  • Senior consultants and entrepreneurs that need to understand the role of technology in the company´s growth and portfolio.
  • Senior executives looking for innovating and leveraging technology.

Participants are required to have:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing projects related to technology, innovation or business development.
  • International experience is appreciated.

Meet the faculty

*Faculty are listed in alphabetical order 
DIRECTOR OF THE MIT GEOSPATIAL DATA CENTER

Dr. Abel Sanchez

"Five technologies are redefining both the way we make our products and the types of opportunities that exist in the marketplace".

Dr. Sanchez is the architect of the global network “The Internet of Things” and data analysis platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil and Altria. In cyber security, he has developed cyber-attack impact analyses for the U.S. Department of Defense and a password firewall for the IARPA.

Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and teaches MIT courses in cyber security, engineering, blockchain and data science. He has been involved in developing educational software for Microsoft and establishing the Accenture Technology Academy. He has produced over 150 educational videos, has 10 years of experience with learning management systems and has made deployments in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MIT PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Bhaskar Pant

"At MIT Professional Education we strive to make our knowledge available to as many people as possible, from anywhere in the world, with different experiences".

Bhaskar Pant is the executive director of MIT Professional education, the branch of MIT that provides technology professionals access to MIT knowledge. Under his direction, the MIT Professional Education offering has grown considerably, as have corporate relationships and its global reach, as professionals from more than 120 different countries participate in the classroom, internationals and, recently, also in those launched in online and mixed formats.

  • Mr. Pant was part of the “The Future of Education at MIT” team, created by the MIT President, and contributed specifically to the work of the subcommittee that was responsible for “opening the doors of MIT to the world”.
  • Building on Mr. Pant’s initiative, whose objective was to expand globally, MIT Professional Education offers short programs in an increasing number of regions in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe.
  • Prior to joining MIT, Mr. Pant held important leadership positions in education and corporate companies around the world.
SENIOR LECTURER AT MIT

Dr. David Niño

"Leaders learn to find important problems but define them in such a way that allows a team to come together to solve them".

David Niño teaches in the Bernard M. Gordon Engineering Leadership Program at MIT. Previously, he was Professor of Engineering Leadership Practice and Management at Rice University. During this tenure, he led the creation of the first four-year certificate in engineering leadership and was director of Rice Leadership, the university’s leadership development program.

A former professor of management, Dr. Niño has published on leadership, ethics, corporate culture and the development of professional management skills. He has conducted research in cutting-edge technology environments and is currently interested in researching how leadership is developed among engineers and in engineering organizations. Dr. Niño has taught leadership since 1998 at the undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and executive/professional levels.

He is currently a founding director of the Leadership Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and advises professionals and executives on leadership and team development issues.

PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Prof. Devavrat Shah

“When it comes to moving from data to decisions in our companies, Machine Learning can help us”

Devavrat Shah is Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of MIT. He is director of the Statistics and Data Science Center, Institute for Data, Systems and Society. He is a member of MIT´s LIDS, CSAIL and ORC.

Currently, his research is focused on the development of large-scale machine learning algorithms for unstructured data, especially those related to society.

  • Devavrat has been awarded with prizes for his contributions to machine learning, operations research and computer science, in addition to the Erlang award in 2010, given by INFORMS Applied Probability Society.
  • He is co-founder of Celect, Inc., whose goal is to help retailers make decisions by accurately predicting consumer choices based on omnichannel data.
  • He has contributed to the development of “gossip” protocols and message passing algorithms for statistical inference that have become a mainstay of modern distributed data processing systems.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MIT GEOSPATIAL DATA CENTER

Prof. John R. Williams

"Once you climb that first mountain of knowledge, you will be able to teach yourself many things".

Professor John R. Williams’ research focuses on the development and application of computing algorithms in distributed cyberphysical systems. He was director of the Auto-ID Laboratory, where the Internet of Things was invented. He is considered, along with Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, one of the 50 most powerful people in “Computer Networks”.

He is author and coauthor of more than 250 articles in journals and conferences. Professor Williams teaches courses on the basics of programming, modern software development, the architecture of web, cloud and blockchain systems. In addition, he holds a BSc in Physics from Oxford University, an MSc in Physics from UCLA, and a PhD from the University of Swansea.

PROFESSOR OF AERONAUTICS, ASTRONAUTICS AND ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, MIT

Prof. Olivier de Weck

"The design of platforms and product families is aimed at achieving long-term success and survival of companies".

De Weck is a leader in systems engineering research. His focus is on how complex human-made systems such as aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, printers, and critical infrastructures are designed and how they evolve over time. His main emphasis is on strategic properties that have the potential to maximize lifecycle value and minimize planned obsolescence.

Since 2001, de Weck’s group has developed original quantitative methods and tools that explicitly consider manufacturability, flexibility, commonality, and sustainability, among other characteristics. De Weck’s teaching emphasizes excellence, innovation, and the irrefutable bridge between theory and practice.

  • De Weck holds a degree in industrial engineering from ETH Zurich and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT.
  • He earned his Ph.D. in aerospace systems from MIT.
  • De Weck was an engineering program manager on the F/A-18 aircraft program at McDonnell Douglas.

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