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Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education launches the Chief Technology Officer Programme, in partnership with Emeritus

CAMBRIDGE, UK: Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education is pleased to announce the launch of its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Programme for technology professionals in senior management roles who are seeking career progression to a company-wide leadership position. Launched in partnership with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality upskilling education accessible and affordable, this 9- to 12-month programme will help participants prepare for the C-suite through collaborative projects and immersive online learning.

With technology becoming core to company success, the role of CTO has taken on elevated importance in the C-suite. Organisations are looking for dynamic, future-focused tech leaders to steer the business forward. However, finding the right person with the requisite skill set can be challenging. The Cambridge CTO Programme aims to bridge this gap.

The programme stands out for its emphasis on how multiple types of innovation contribute to the organization’s position, and the role of tech in this. It enables participants to understand how innovation from multiple sources can drive business transformation. Participants will explore strategy development and execution, innovation types and processes, and the influence of culture and leadership style. Furthermore, they will understand how to manage innovation flows across the organisation and work with external partners while staying cognisant of ethical imperatives. Real-life case studies, fireside chats and peer interaction bring insightful perspectives to the programme.

Cambridge Judge Business School has an advantageous location at the heart of the largest technology cluster in Europe, also known as Silicon Fen. The programme is designed by eminent Cambridge faculty and industry experts who are solving real-world business problems. Christoph Loch, professor of Operations and Technology Management and the programme’s faculty director, is renowned for his research into how organisations make innovation happen. “Modern CTOs are expected to articulate a vision of how innovation and technology can be used to reimagine their organisation. Technical expertise is essential but it must be paired with robust strategic thinking, business acumen and interpersonal skills to deliver results. We at Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education are excited to launch this impactful programme to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and capabilities to thrive as a CTO today,” said Loch.

The comprehensive curriculum consists of five core modules spanning 26 weeks, two online electives taught over six weeks each, and a three-day on-campus networking and graduation event. The core modules provide a foundation in the key parameters of technology leadership, while the electives deep-dive into select aspects of innovation and technology. Experiential learning enables participants to put the concepts they learn into practice immediately. In addition, participants will work closely with a personal success coach to guide them toward achieving their goals.

“Now is the ideal time for senior technology professionals to invest in development that will position them to meet the growing demand for visionary tech leaders who can embrace change and keep their organisations ahead of the curve. We are delighted to partner with Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education to help aspiring CTOs accelerate their careers,” said Lisa Rohrer, president of university partnerships at Emeritus.

The programme is priced at US$20,000, which includes all materials, teaching fees, and access to online coursework. It starts in July 2022 and is open for enrolment through Emeritus. For more information about the programme, visit https://online.em.jbs.cam.ac.uk/chief-technology-officer-programme

About Cambridge Judge Business School

Founded in 1990, Cambridge Judge Business School is part of the Faculty of Business and Management at the University of Cambridge. The reputation of Cambridge Judge Business School has grown rapidly and today is internationally celebrated as a provider of world-class management education, especially in entrepreneurship and innovation management. With a leading-edge faculty of over 50 members and 19 research centres, the school has been rated as the best for the impact of its research by the UK government. One of the main strengths of the school is the particular emphasis on collaboration, be it with the vibrant high-tech businesses of the Cambridge Cluster or organisations worldwide. Cambridge Judge Business School is a place where people from many disciplines share ideas—policy makers, entrepreneurs, leaders of industry, regulators, not-for-profit organisations and academics.

About Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education

Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education offers a wide range of open-enrolment and customised programmes. These benefit leaders, executives and managers who strive for professional and personal growth while enabling organisations to achieve operational excellence.

About Emeritus

Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies and governments around the world. It does this by collaborating with more than 50 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India and China. Emeritus’ short courses, degree programs, professional certificates and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies and organisations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art technology, curriculum innovation and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors and coaches has educated more than 250,000 individuals across 80+ countries. Founded in 2015, Emeritus, part of Eruditus Group, has more than 2,000 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London and Dubai. Following its $650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, the company is valued at $3.2 billion, and is backed by Accel, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India and Bertelsmann.