Areas of Focus
Your VCTO will work with your leadership team and stakeholders to develop a technical strategy for your organisation. Establishing technical objectives, discussing options and analysing any risks. Your technical strategy must align with your organisations overall business objectives, your VCTO has both the technical skill and good business sense to successfully fulfil this responsibility.
Your VCTO works with engineering and production leaders, aiding recruitment and retention efforts, streamlining digital operations, advocating for innovative ideas with the aim of increasing productivity, optimising resource spend and growing team skillsets. Your VCTO will maximise the efficiency of development efforts not only by coordinating the various teams and operations involved in the technology lifecycle but also across your entire organisation. Through agile practices, your development teams will be able to prioritise and maximise throughput ensuring there is nothing left wanting.
Your VCTO has a duty of care to your organisation and fulfils this by aiding acquisition efforts, building the organisations presence and voice. Keeping up on competitive trends, both in the market and among partners is critical. Your VCTO keeps an eye out for new technological developments that can help your organisation improve efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.
Your VCTO provides market expertise to the organisation while helping build relationships with potential customers. Your VCTO builds confidence in the organisation's vision, participates in client meetings and works diligently to meet end-user needs.
It's an outdated notion to see IT as a tool to maintain existing infrastructure. With the right culture and practices, your IT teams can become a truly Digital team, rapidly developing and deploying high-quality features adding value. The DevOps process unites people, processes and tools to achieve your Digital and technical strategic goals. Your VCTO will guide you towards becoming a high-performing DevOps organisation and is so doing, transforming IT into a strategic asset.
Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of an organisation, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to stakeholders. Through the digitisation and automation of processes, you can increase productivity and reduce overheads. Sometimes, it takes a cultural change that requires organisations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment and get comfortable with setbacks. Your VCTO will guide you through the process and work with all stakeholders to achieve a successful Digital Transformation.
The role of the (Virtual) Chief Technology Officer reaches out to all levels of the organisation, from executive leaders down to operations, and then on to sales and marketing. The exact shape these areas of focus depends on the size of your organisation and the industry you're in but each area of focus is as important for a startup or a company in growth mode as, it is for a mature organisation. Contact us today to discuss your organisations requirements and how cdmdotnet's Virtual CTO can help you make a diffrence.