The Chief Technology Officer Program – Balance Amount

335,000.00 +GST


Course Details:

  • Course Type : Self Paced Videos / Online Live Delivery
  • Total Lectures :
    • Number of Videos for the above (if SPP)
    • Number of lectures for the above (if OLD) – 55-60 Lectures (2 Hours Each)
  • Certificate : Yes
  • References : Books/Videos/PDFs (Optional)

Outcome Expected:

  • Career acceleration in 2 years from the completion of the program. Participant rates themselves significantly more confident across the critical CTO skills identified.
  • Participants tangibly improve technical depth in 2-3 emerging technologies relevant for their target industry.
  • Participant leads or contributes to a successful technology transformation initiative in their company within 1 year of program completion.

Target Audience:

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional work experience and fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Aspiring CTOs and senior executives who aim to lead the technology strategy of a company.

Key Features:

  • Virtual interactive classroom sessions: 4-6 hours per week
  • Group mentoring sessions: 1 hour per week with assigned coach
  • Guest lectures and discussions with experienced CTOs
  • Certification: Certification from IIT Kanpur upon successful completion

Duration and Delivery:

  • Number of hours of delivery – 120 hours (Online Live Delivery – 90 Hours, Group Mentoring – 18 Hours, Project Work – 12 Hours)
  • Number of Months – 9 Months

Additional information

Payment Option

Full Amount, Registration Amount, Balance Amount


Module 1 : Orientation

  • Opening Context with Industry Leaders and plan for 9 Months

Module 2 : Action Learning Projects

  • Identification of AL projects and agreement on the projects

Module 3 : Mentoring

  • Group Mentorship with Senior Tech leaders

Module 4 : Strategic Leadership

  • Developing technology vision and strategy
  • Managing partnerships and vendor relations
  • Influencing the Board and executive leadership
  • Driving digital transformation Initiatives

Module 5 : Financial Savviness

  • Building business cases for technology investments
  • Managing budgets and tech ROI measurement
  • Monetization strategies for tech products and platforms

Module 6 : People Management

  • Attracting, recruiting and retaining tech talent
  • Fostering engineering culture and innovation
  • Leading agile and distributed teams
  • Coaching and mentoring next-gen tech leaders

Module 7 : Strategic Program Leadership

  • Managing large-scale technology programs end-to-end
  • Agile delivery methods like Scrum/Kanban for software development projects
  • IT program governance and project portfolio management
  • Vendor and team collaboration best practices
  • Risk management frameworks and mitigation strategies
  • Tracking KPIs and metrics for programs
  • Budgeting and cost controls for large programs
  • Balancing project delivery with day-to-day IT operations
    skills for managing multiple concurrent projects and priorities

Module 8 : Technology Depth

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

Module 9 : Regulation and Compliance

  • Data privacy and cybersecurity frameworks
  • IT controls and risk management
  • Industry regulations: finance, healthcare etc.

Module 10 : Strategic Advising

  • Advising the CEO and Board on disruptive technologies
  • Identifying new product and market opportunities
  • Providing technology perspectives on M&A deals
  • Evaluating startups and partnership opportunities

Module 11 : Industry Connects

  • Webinar with CXOs

Module 12 : Closure Session

  • Presentation of Action Learning Projects


Q. Are there any benefits with the certification?

This flagship program is designed for senior leaders to *catapult their career to C Suite*. This post graduate certificate program has inputs from industry experts, global academicians and IIT professors.

Q. Will the certification help in Placements?

IIT Kanpur caters to working professionals who aspire to hone their skills to better adapt and grow in the constantly evolving corporate sector. *It does give privileged access to CXO network*, however does not include placement service.

Q. Does the certification lead to an alumni status from IIT Kanpur?

All participants of this program who receive a successful completion certificate, *will enjoy lifetime alumni status of Leadup Universe Executive Education*. IIT offers alumni to long term degree programs only.

Q. Who conducts the classes?

All classes are conducted by *IIT Kanpur faculty and industry experts through live online sessions and a campus immersion*. Also master classes are conducted for sharing of valuable experience and insights.

Q. What is the teaching methodology?

The pedagogy is *highly interactive and incorporates expansive teaching methods and approaches*. Depending on the course, lectures are enriched with real life case studies, corporate examples and general discussions.

Q. What certificate do we get?

A post graduate certificate in Technology Leadership for emerging CTOs”*. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IIT Kanpur.

Q. What happens in case I miss an online session?

*Archives of the lecture sessions are made available for the absentees* by the service providers within an approved time frame.

Instructor Profile

Name: Shubhashish B.

About: Director APAC And North America Algo / Ex-Microsoft, Citi / IIM-A MBA (2yr PGP)

Name: Eshan Tiwari

About: Data Science Lead At Google

Name: Vijay Agarwal

About: Partner, Head Of Data & Analytics Practice, At Baker Tilly India Business Advisory And Consulting Services