Skills of a CTO

''The Chief Technology Officer must have a solid technical knowledge and a strong affinity for IT''

To work as a Fractional CTO, technical skills play a decisive role, but not only. Many years of work as a developer, project manager and team leader are normally required.

In the course of his career, the Fractional CTO should also have grown steadily in terms of personnel management. Only in this way will he then be able to balance stressful management task and visionary development decisions.

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) must have a solid technical knowledge and a strong affinity for IT. He/she should be able to think economically. Excellent conceptual and analytical skills are also required. Knowledge of a foreign language is required, especially in an international environment.

Soft skills include communication talent, good time management, flexibility and the ability to work under pressure. Leadership skills and team spirit complete the requirements profile.

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) must be able to explain technical issues to employees without prior knowledge. Open-mindedness and intercultural competence also characterise a successful CTO.

What does a good Virtual CTO need to be able to do in summary?

Technical knowledge

Analytical skills

Economic thinking

Leadership skills

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