Chief Technology Officer Programme

Learn how to be a visionary CTO with the 4 pillars of technology leadership with NUS School of Computing and network with high achieving peers at a 2 Day on-campus event.

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Course Dates


28 June 2024

Course Duration


9 to 10 Months, Online
4-6 hours per week

Course Fee


US$13,500 and get US$1,350 off with a referral US$300 application fee

Course Information Flexible payment available
Course Information Special group enrolment pricing

Future-Proof Your Career: Invest in Your Success

Emeritus and NUS School of Computing unite to offer an exclusive opportunity to shape your career trajectory through enhanced learning and development. Enrol by 21 June, 2024 and get USD 500 enrolment benefit. Limited seats available. Reserve your spot today!

Upcoming Round Date: 21 June, 2024 | Application Fee: US$300

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Why Enrol for the Programme?

Organisations simply cannot afford to stand still when it comes to technology, and just as technology is evolving, the role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) also must evolve.

Traditionally, the CTO represents the technology leadership of an organisation’s products or services. Now, a vital part of the CTO’s role is to recognise and embrace ongoing technological advances. CTOs need to provide the vision and technical leadership for the organisation’s digital transformation by understanding the changing future technology trends and potential organisational threats, and gain new technology-related skills.

Curated with a strong emphasis on real-world relevance to meet the challenging times and rapidly evolving business needs and trends, the Chief Technology Officer Programme offered by NUS School of Computing will provide you with a matrix of knowledge from which you can manage your organisation’s digitalisation journey in the role of a CTO. You will emerge with the competencies and skills required to build and lead your organisation with agility, for transformation and change in the digital economy.


In 2022, spending on digital transformation (DX) is projected to reach 1.6 trillion USD. By 2026, global digital transformation spending is forecast to reach 3.4 trillion USD.



Tech projects are expected to be up by 30% across most organisations.



Gartner forecasts worldwide IT spending to grow 5.1% in 2023.


Programme Highlights

The first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) programme in Singapore offered by a premier global University.

Comprehensive programme design, 26 modules organised according to 4 key pillars

Pre-Recorded Video Lectures* from NUS faculty with for self-paced learning interspersed with live lectures from renowned NUS faculty and industry practitioners

Connect and network with high-achieving global professionals/leaders from across industries during the 2-day campus experience and networking opportunity at NUS campus**.

CTO Playbook: introspect on their role within a technology domain and reimagine the application of technology initiatives

Certificate of completion from NUS School of Computing

Access to Success Coach - To drive engagement and clarity

Engagement sessions - To help you develop strong, meaningful relationships with other participants

-The programme highlights presented above are approximate, and subject to change depending on the availability and expertise of the teaching faculty, as well as the programme's desired outcomes.
-The programme is designed to be delivered approximately over 9 to 10 months in a calendar year, including some occasional breaks that may be provided. This is only indicative. The actual calendar time may be more or less by a few weeks depending on the number of topics covered and other variables like breaks provided/not provided."
-Assignments are reviewed either by success coach who is available to support participants in their learning journey and/or by the Emeritus grading team. The final number of quizzes, assignments and discussions will be confirmed closer to the programme start.
-*This is a majorly self-paced online programme with some live sessions with programme faculty. Post- session video recordings will be available for up to 12 months after programme completion. We have a curated panel of industry practitioners who will be conducting the weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.
-**For the on-campus networking session participants will be responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Who Is This Programme For?

Do you aspire to create value and generate competitive advantage for your organisation by learning best practices for organising, growing, and transforming the business of IT? Are you looking for upcoming trends and insights to lead your organisation’s data and technology domain with impact?

From managing and implementing the information and technology of your organisation to advising the CEO in taking high level decisions for the overall growth of your organisation, all technology/ digital leaders can benefit from this informative learning experience.

The programme is designed for commercially driven technology/digital leaders with 10+ years of work experience and 5 years of management and technology experience, who want to:

  • Learn best practices for organising, growing, and transforming the business of IT
  • Efficiently oversee people, processes, and technologies within their company to ensure they deliver outcomes that support the goals of the business
  • Gain insights into leveraging technology to bolster business
  • Acquire the skills needed to effectively align business goals, communicate technology strategy, and manage organisational change and risk
  • Emerge as a transformative technology leader by becoming a trusted advisor to the CEO

The NUS School of Computing Advantage


in Asia for Computer Science and Information Systems QS World University Ranking by subject 2022


in Asia for Computer Science Source: THE World University Rankings 2023® by subject (Computer Science)

Key Takeaways

Develop an agile and effective technology strategy

Identify technology solutions for critical organisational gaps, Identify and implement new and upcoming technologies, Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors, Explore strategy, adaptation, and renewal in organisations

Create organisational frameworks and implement technological solutions in line with future technology trends

Create organisational frameworks and implement technological solutions in line with future technology trends

Learn about the latest industry trends and assess how these emerging trends may impact the organisation, Drive organisational privacy policies and environmental, social, and governance practices

Master the leadership skills and boost business outcomes

Learn best practices in the data and technology domain to align business objectives, Transform your organisation’s strategic position and competitiveness

Anticipate the scale at which products and technologies may evolve in the future to build competitive advantage

Consider effective frameworks and metrics of an organisation’s readiness to scale, Examine implications of technology trends: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Talent Clusters and Migration, Relate risk and uncertainty in innovation


The curriculum is organised into a 9 to 10 months programme that will be led by NUS School of Computing's faculty through in-depth recorded video lectures and Executive Education Fellows with more than 20 years’ experience in the field.
  • Phase 1: Digital Innovation and Strategy
    In-depth recorded videos from Teo Chin Seng (M1), Prof Alex Siow (M2), Tan Tzann Chang (M3/ 4/ 5/ 7), Lee Boon Kee (M6), Dr Michael Gorriz (M8/ 9)

    Module 1: Evolving Role of a Strategic CTO
    Module 2: Emerging Technology and Business Innovation
    Module 3: Digital Business Strategy
    Module 4: Technology Business Planning
    Module 5: Portfolio Management
    Module 6: Digital Product Management
    Module 7: Go to Market
    Module 8: Inter-firm Collaboration and Contracting
    Module 9: Organic and Inorganic Scaling

    Phase 2: Digital Organisation and Process
    In-depth recorded videos from Teo Chin Seng (M1/ 2), Lee Boon Kee (M3), Dr Michael Gorriz (M4), Dr Ganesh N. Iyer (M5), Ang Leong Boon (M6), A/Prof Sharon Tan (M7), Samantha Sow (M8)

    Module 1: Digital Transformation
    Module 2: Technology Leadership
    Module 3: Organisational and Strategic Agility
    Module 4: Enterprise Architecture
    Module 5: Cloud Strategy and Adoption
    Module 6: Cybersecurity: Risk Management, Governance and Strategy
    Module 7: Managing and Implementing Complex Projects
    Module 8: Data Science and Analytics for Strategic Decisions

    Phase 3: Leading Technologies
    In-depth recorded videos from Prof Alex Siow (M1), Samantha Sow (M2), Dr Amir Monajemi (M3), Dr Ai Xin (M4), Claudia Marcusson (M5/ 6)

    Module 1: Global Technology Trends
    Module 2: Digital Marketing Analytics
    Module 3: AI and Machine Learning Strategies and Frameworks
    Module 4: Neural Networks and Applications
    Module 5: Blockchain
    Module 6: Cryptocurrency

    Phase 4: Leadership Development
    In-depth recorded videos from Zaid bin Hamzah (M1), Claudia Marcusson (M2), Dr Yong Hsin Ning (M3)

    Module 1: AI and Data Governance
    Module 2: Business Sustainability and ESG Practices
    Module 3: Managing Organisational Change

    Capstone Project:
    A two-week intensive project that allows learners to assess a company's opportunities and challenges, leverage the content and key takeaways from the course, and apply leadership skills to solve key business problems.

  • Participants will be invited to attend a 2-day campus experience and networking opportunity at the end of the 9 to 10 months journey at NUS SOC. During this event, participants will have the opportunity to network with fellow global leaders, listen to talks, visit NUS research centres, and interact with programme faculty/director and industry practitioners.

    *The date for campus experience and networking event will be confirmed closer to the end of the programme, based on the confirmation from school and relevant stakeholders

Programme Faculty

Prof Alex Siow

Professor (Practice Track) Department of Information Systems and Analytics

A/Prof Sharon Tan

Associate Professor Department of Information Systems and Analytics

Dr Amir Monajemi

Senior Lecturer Department of Computer Science

Faculty Member Lee Boon Kee

Lee Boon Kee

Senior Lecturer Department of Information Systems & Analytics

Samantha Sow

Senior Lecturer Department of Information Systems and Analytics

Faculty Member Dr Ai Xin

Dr Ai Xin

Lecturer Department of Computer Science

Dr Ganesh N. Iyer

Lecturer Department of Computer Science

Dr Michael Gorriz

Senior Executive Education Fellow, Advanced Computing for Executives

Dr Charles Phua

Executive Education Fellow Advanced Computing for Executives

Claudia Marcusson

Executive Education Fellow Advanced Computing for Executives

Teo Chin Seng

Executive Education Fellow Advanced Computing for Executives

Dr Yong Hsin Ning

Executive Education Fellow Advanced Computing for Executives

Zaid bin Hamzah

Executive Education Fellow Advanced Computing for Executives

Ang Leong Boon

Deputy Director & Head, IT Security IT Department, NUS

Faculty Member Tan Tzann Chang

Tan Tzann Chang

Fmr. Deputy Director & Head (CITO's Office) - NUS-IT

Note: Programme Faculty for the live sessions might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and revised details will be shared closer to the programme start date.

Success Coach

Faculty Member Charles Chao Rong Phua

Charles Chao Rong Phua

CEO | Global 100 professor-author grade management consultant

Adjunct faculty for trisector research-strategy-innovation-entrepreneurship for National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Social Sciences, University of St Gallen (Switzerland)
Key Awards: First Singaporean recipient of Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award; HSBC Youth Excellence Awardee: World Economic Forum Global Shaper: Professional Qualifications: Harvard BS, Harvard KS, INSEAD, London BS, Oxford BS, PhD in Public Policy from NUSLKY

Alumni Status and Benefits

Base Alumni Benefits provided post successful completion of programme:

  • Invitations to selected school events / alumni events
  • Access to NUS School of Computing’s Executive Education webinars
  • Up to 15% savings on School of Computing’s non-funded executive education programmes
  • Tech Talent Assembly (TTAB) membership to a tech community of practice (CXO Chapter) giving participants an opportunity to attend monthly tech talks, coaching session, visits to industry, etc at NUS campus.

Associate Alumni Status and Benefits:
Upon successful completion of the programme, participants can apply for NUS Associate Alumni status. The application will be reviewed by the School of Computing. Those eligible will be awarded Associate Alumni status with NUS email id and e-library access.

All benefits are subject to change at the discretion of NUS School of Computing.


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Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by NUS School of Computing.

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Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

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