Berkeley Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program

The Berkeley CTO program is designed for experienced participants in technology function to step into senior management roles in their career. Through a unique mixture of theory, practical teaching methods and practitioner interactions, this program delivers the hands-on experience and skills necessary to make that transition.


The program enables participants to take on a more strategic view of their organization’s technology architecture and business landscape, enhance their business acumen, develop initiatives to lead the technology transformation and implement the change management towards organizational success.

Key Benefits

  • Explore Modern Cloud and Data Management techniques.
  • Discover Artificial Intelligence and its Strategy Implications.
  • Learn Implementation Methodologies for Complex Technical Projects.
  • Drive Change With Dynamic Execution.
  • Address Security and Privacy Concerns.
  • Develop Effective, Influential Communication Styles.

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Participant Profiles

The Berkeley CTO program requires participants to:

  • Serve or have served in a senior-level technology executive role
  • Have 10+ years of experience
  • Have the responsibility of building and deploying technology to serve their enterprises.

Program Curriculum

  • Introduction to Program: Data, Tools, People, and Security

    • Core Principles and Trends: Data to Insights to Strategy
    • Core Principles and Trends: Business Analytics
    • Connecting IT to Business Strategy
  • Data and the Organization

    • Enterprise Strategy: Objectives for Data and the Organization
    • How to Leverage Data for the Organization
    • Data and R&D Investment
    • Cloud and Data Management
  • Data to Insights to Strategy: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

    • IT Strategy Frameworks
    • IT Strategy Processes
    • Artificial Intelligence and Strategy Implications
    • Machine Learning and Strategy Implications
    • IoT and Strategy Implications
    • Future of Technology Trends and Strategy Implications
  • Leading Transformation in the Digital Age: Technology Infrastructure

    • Frameworks for Technology Transformation
    • Technology Transformation in the Digital Age
    • Implementation Methodologies for Complex Technical Projects
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Building a Digital Business Case
  • Leading Transformation in the Digital Age: Managing People and Change

    • Leading Enterprise-Wide Digital Change
    • Driving Change and Dynamic Execution
    • Power and Politics: Influence and Navigating Your Workplace Network
    • Communication Styles for Influence
    • Negotiations
    • Cross-Functional Influence
    • Multi-Issue &Shadow Negotiation​s
  • Technology Policy, Privacy, and Security

    • Security and Privacy Concerns – Strategy Considerations
    • Technical and Policy Aspects of Security and Surveillance
    • Where Cyber Policy and Technology Interact
    • Corporate Cybersecurity
    • Risk Modeling and Social Engineering
    • Privacy, Security and Technical Systems
  • Practicals

    • Case studies/Simulations
    • Workshops
    • High-profiled panel discussions
    • Webinars by Faculty
Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.


  • Zsolt Katona

    Zsolt Katona

    Cheryl and Christian Valentine Associate Professor of Marketing

  • Tom Lee

    Tom Lee

    Research Scientist and Associate Adjunct Professor of Operations and Information Technology Management

  • Sameer Srivastava

    Sameer Srivastava

    Associate Professor and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values


Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Aug 5 – 9, 2019 5 Days Berkeley Campus $33,000
Aug 12 – Oct 18, 2019 Online
Oct 21 – 25, 2019 5 Days Berkeley Campus
Oct 28, 2019 – Jan 10, 2020 Online
Jan 13 – 17, 2020 5 Days Berkeley Campus
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 April 29, 2019 $500
Round 2 May 27, 2019 $600
Round 3 July 15, 2019 $700