Fractional CTO Services

Fractional CTO Services

Does your business need to add leadership skills and industry knowledge in Technology?
Could your business benefit from outside perspective for its Technology, IT Infrastructure, Cloud utilization or R&D functions?
Does your organization lack experiences in certain key Technology, Software, IT and R&D roles
Could your business benefit from an extra set of hands to free up key IT, Technology or R&D leadership? 

If the answer to any of the above is yes, Valenta Fractional CTO services could be a perfect solution.

Role of a CTO

CTO

A Chief Technology Officer or CTO is the executive in charge of an organization’s technological needs and infrastructure as well as its research and development. If a company is technical in nature the ability to manage an R&D team is usually the primary focus of a CTO. For companies that are not technical in nature all of the infrastructure and all digital workflows are the priority and focus. When your business requires a CTO in one or both of these areas Valenta is here to help. 

Why Engage Fractional CTO Services?

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The CTO job is a big one. It is very challenging to run many businesses today without someone filling this role.  For this reason, a Fractional CTO or an Interim CTO can make a lot of sense. Larger companies and the Fortune 1000 have access to expensive talent and high-priced consulting services. Midsized businesses and especially small businesses can be priced out of this skill set. We specialize in providing services to midsized companies and small businesses and have assisted countless Technology and R&D departments. 

Valenta Interim CTO and Fractional CTO Services

Our Fractional CTO Service is one more way that we can help make an impact for our SMB clients. A Fractional CTO can fill a vital role for businesses in the short term. Our services can also be part-time. If your business requires it, our CTO service can also be part-time on a long-term basis. A Fractional CTO or an Interim CTO can also take on specific projects and initiatives. Cloud migrations and major SaaS initiatives are two examples.  Implementation of data security systems and workflows are additional potential areas where services can be invaluable. 

A Fractional CTO can Help your Business With

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  • R&D
  • Applications Roadmaps
  • Application Selection
  • Workflow Design and Strategy
  • Cloud Architecture
Operations
  • Operations Streamlining
  • Data Security
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Architecture
  • SaaS Selection & Implementation
Security-Strategy
  • Security Strategy
  • Business Continuity
  • Risk Assessment
  • Change Management
  • Business Intelligence Strategy

What can a Fractional CTO do for your business?

If a business is looking to optimize its technology platforms and infrastructure a Fractional or Interim CTO can be an excellent option. If an organization has been affected by data breaches or wants to shore up information and data security, it can also be a good option. Many businesses are developing products and services that are technical or involve technology, Interim CTO or Fractional CTO services can improve the process and the deliverable. In general, if IT issues are an issue or if a business is being prepared for sale a Fractional CTO or an Interim one can be a good option. 

Valenta Approach to Fractional CTO Services

We take the following approach to every Fractional or Interim CTO engagement and provide lasting benefits to our client’s IT, Technology and R&D departments. 

Access

Assess – When we start an engagement for a CTO we speak with all stakeholders, understand where your business and IT, Technology and R&D departments are today, and document “as is” processes and workflows.

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Recommend – Based on an assessment of your IT, Technology and R&D organization we will recommend best practices specific to your business and market conditions and advise best courses of action. 

 

Prioritize

Prioritize – We will rank and determine priority actions and the highest value opportunities to optimize your business and the IT, Technology and R&D department we are offering Fractional CTO services for. 

Implement

Execute – We will work with your organization to implement and execute any recommendations and best practices based on prioritization. 

Analyze, consistency

Consistency – It is our goal to produce stable and predictable results for all business and IT, Technology and R&D departmental processes and deliverables. 

Repeatability

Repeatability – We will ensure that processes and workflows are repeatable, well understood and documented. 

We will help provide long term optimization and growth for your IT, Technology and R&D activities. 

What Can Your Business Expect From a Valenta Fractional CTO?

Here is what a business can expect from Valenta Fractional CTO and Interim CTO services :

  • There are no long term employment contracts, bonus structures or equity positions to negotiate with our Interim or Fractional CTOs.
  • The terms of our Interim or Fractional CTO engagement can be flexible in regard to time. The length of an agreement and the hours per week or month are tailored to meet the needs of every business.
  • Any Fractional CTO will bring a fresh perspective and come with real world IT, Software, Technology and R&D experience.
  • Most Fractional Executives have vetted relationships with other business services provided for staff augmentation, outsourcing, technology consulting, and managed services.

Benefits of a Fractional CTO

There are many benefits of bringing on board a Fractional CTO to assist a business with IT, Technology and R&D.  Some of those benefits include the following :

  • There are no long term employment contracts, bonus structures or equity positions to negotiate with our Interim or Fractional CTOs.
  • The terms of our Interim or Fractional CTO engagement can be flexible in regard to time. The length of an agreement and the hours per week or month are tailored to meet the needs of every business.
  • Any Fractional CTO will bring a fresh perspective and come with real world IT, Software, Technology and R&D experience.
  • Most Fractional Executives have vetted relationships with other business services provided for staff augmentation, outsourcing, technology consulting, and managed services.

When does a Fractional CTO Make Sense?

An Interim or Fractional CTO can be a great option for a variety of business scenarios. Situations we have frequently seen and where we have provided services include : 

  • Current leadership is strong operationally or has specific domain expertise but lack strategic thinking and do not have a broad range of Technology or IT experiences to draw upon.
  • Current leadership has strategic vision but can’t be free from day to day requirements. They need qualified IT, Technology and R&D leaders to delegate responsibility to.
  • A current operating model or platform has reached capacity and leadership needs to take a step back to level up.
  • There is an immediate CTO vacancy that needs to be filled while a longer term leader for the Technology and R&D is secured.
  • Current IT, Technology and R&D leadership is struggling and needs a qualified and skilled coach and mentor.
  • Current IT, Technology and R&D leadership is not up to the task and needs to be replaced.

How to Start the Process to Engage a Fractional CTO ?

Defining a Scope of Work and the needs of your IT, Technology and R&D department is always the best first step. We are here to discuss our CTO services when you are ready. After exploration if a match is established, we will identify requirements and define the exact role. During discovery we can also define time frame and the dedicated hours and days required per month. All aspects of our CTO engagements can be flexible, customizable, and scalable.

We look forward to assisting your business and your IT, Technology and R&D teams. 
A Fractional CTO or an Interim CTO are an excellent option for SMBs, startups, businesses in transition and growth mode.
Please reach out to us here to continue discussions. 

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