The Chief Technology Officer Program

The Emerging CTO Program is designed to empower technology professionals and leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to adeptly navigate the constantly evolving landscape of technology trends and advancements. Crafted by industry insiders, this course provides invaluable insights into leveraging technological shifts to benefit modern businesses.

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32 weeks

Batch Date

Batch starts in July 2024


IIT Faculty and International Practitioners

Learning Format

Hybrid Learning on an advanced LMS

Programme Fee

3,50,000 + GST

Program Overview

CTO Simulation

A CTO simulation involves simulating the role of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within an organization, where participants navigate through the entire project cycle from initial discussions to deployment.

Initial Discussion and Planning

Requirement Analysis and Design

Development and Implementation

Testing and Quality Assurance

Deployment and Launch

Post-Deployment Support and Maintenance

Program Modules

  • Vision and strategy
  • Partnerships and vendor management
  • Persuading executive leadership
  • Driving digital transformation

  • Influencing investors
  • Measuring budgets and ROI
  • Monetisation strategy
  • Collaboration networks

  • Hiring and retaining talent
  • Culture of innovation and growth
  • Leading agile and distributed teams
  • Mentoring the next generation of leaders

  • End-to-end management of Big Tech
  • Agile delivery methods like Scrum/Kanban
  • IT program governance and project portfolio management
  • Vendor and team collaboration
  • Risk management and mitigation frameworks
  • Tracking KPIs and metrics
  • Budgeting and cost controls
  • Overseeing day-to-day operations alongside deliveries
  • Managing multiple concurrent projects and priorities

  • Emerging tech - AI/ML, IoT, Blockchain etc.
  • Modern architecture patterns
  • Transitioning from legacy to cloud-native systems
  • Integrating automation across the technology stack

  • Data privacy and cybersecurity frameworks
  • IT controls and risk management
  • Industry regulation standards (finance, healthcare)

  • Consulting leadership on disruptive technologies
  • Identifying new product and market opportunities
  • Providing technological perspectives on M&A deals
  • Evaluating startups and partnership opportunities

  • Networking with industry leaders and peers
  • Gaining insights from real-world case studies
  •  Participating in industry events and conferences
  • Building strategic partnerships and alliances

  • Applying learned concepts to real-world challenges
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Developing innovative solutions to complex problems
  •  Presenting findings and recommendations to stakeholders

CTO Real Play and Mentoring

Aspiring CTOs and senior executives who aim to lead the technology strategy of a company

VPs of engineering, software architects, or those responsible for evaluating and implementing new systems

A minimum of 8 years of professional work experience.

Consultants and business performance professionals

Program Coordinators

Dr. Arnab Bhattacharya

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. B V Phani

Head of Department, Department of Industrial Management & Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Our Mentors

Shubhashish B.

Director APAC and North America Algo / ex-Microsoft, Citi / IIM-A MBA (2yr PGP)

Eshan Tiwari

Data Science Lead at Google

Vijay Agarwal

Partner, Head of Data & Analytics Practice, at Baker Tilly India Business Advisory, Consulting Services & DevOps & Cloud

Rajat Nigam

Group Chief Technology Officer at Network18 Media & Investments Ltd

Dr. Vivek Rastogi

Chief Technology Officer @ Fabindia Limited | Driving Digital Transformation | E-commerce, Retail ,SAP S4 HANA

Falguni Desai

Experienced CTO

Program Outcomes

Program Certificate

Program Fee


₹ 3,50,000​

*excluding GST​

  • Duration: 32 weeks
  • Format: Live online classes, 1:1 coaching, workshops, and a 2 day offline campus
  • Assessment: Skill assessments
  • Certification: Certification from IIT Kanpur upon successful completion

Course Fee Bifercation


GST Details

Registration Fee*


18% GST


Fees Remaining**


18% GST


  • To reserve a seat, a learner must pay the registration fee of 15,000/-
  • After completing the registration successfully, the learner is required to settle the remaining amount of 3,35,000/- within 7 days

Frequently Asked Questions

The CTO Program is a specialized program offered by IFACET at IIT Kanpur, designed to train and nurture Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) for the industry.

The program focuses on imparting advanced technical knowledge, leadership skills, and strategic thinking necessary for the role of a Chief Technology Officer. It also provides opportunities for networking and collaboration with industry experts.

The selection process for the CTO Program may include an evaluation of academic and professional qualifications, interviews, and possibly other assessments to gauge the candidate's suitability for the program.

The curriculum of the CTO Program is designed to cover a wide range of topics relevant to the role of a Chief Technology Officer, including technology trends, innovation management, business strategy, and leadership development.

Graduates of the CTO Program are equipped with the skills and knowledge required to excel in leadership roles in the technology industry, including Chief Technology Officer positions. The program may open up opportunities for career advancement and higher-level leadership roles.

The CTO Program may provide opportunities for industry collaborations, internships, or industry projects, allowing participants to gain practical experience and insights into real-world technology challenges.

yes one can avail of financial aid for this program. Kindy contact the learning consultant for the same.

IFACET at IIT Kanpur may offer alumni networks or support systems for graduates of the CTO Program, providing ongoing professional development opportunities, networking events, and career support services.

Depending on the program structure, participants in the CTO Program may be required to complete a capstone project, thesis, or final assignment that demonstrates their mastery of the program's concepts and skills.

The CTO Program is typically designed for professionals with a strong technical background and experience in the field of technology. However, individuals from non-technical backgrounds with relevant experience and qualifications may also be considered for admission.

The CTO Program at IFACET at IIT Kanpur may differentiate itself through its comprehensive curriculum, industry connections, experienced faculty, and focus on practical skills development tailored specifically for aspiring Chief Technology Officers

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