What is a CTO?

CTO stands for Chief Technical Officer. The main responsibility of a CTO is to manage the technology aspects of the business. Now this includes coming up with a technology strategy that will help with effective product development while taking care of the development team. Right from meeting with all stakeholders to understand the business needs to dispensing work to the team based on their skills and knowledge to get the best outcome, CTO plays a key role in product development. Moreover, a CTO should be able to align innovation to clients’ business goals while having a good understanding of broad technology trends.

Benefits of a CTO

The service of a CTO can play a key role in business success. Some of such benefits are:

Right technical recommendations

CTOs have the experience & skills of strategizing, designing, developing, and delivering effective mobile apps to different types of businesses. This lets them know well what solutions work for certain kinds of business and what not. They also possess the best skills of communication and collaboration, which are essential traits to keep the team together and work towards a single goal.

No requirement of training

The expertise and experience of a CTO make him or her the right person for delivering the right technology solutions to businesses. His or her knowledge and the urge to keep oneself updated with the latest technology trends explain why there is no need for any added training.

Better risk mitigation strategy

A CTO with good experience and skillset will be capable enough to reduce the operational risks associated with the app project and design an effective strategy for risk mitigation.

Transforms businesses

CTO has the knowledge of what is lately followed in the market and which technologies are trending. This helps them to accordingly plan out the architecture and strategy for app development. Solutions that keep up with the markets will benefit the client business with better visibility and conversions.

Why do you need a CTO?

A CTO takes care of certain responsibilities for your business and they are:

Define and plan the architecture of your product development

It is the CTO who plans out the structure of your application along with all its different layers. They need to make sure all the layers work together without any bugs. A CTO needs to think and act smartly when the app is large in size and comes with complex features.

Design technical strategy and communicate it with stakeholders

Before commencing app development, CTO will come up with a technical strategy. The plan will have the goals to be achieved and technologies to be used to reach the final result. Along with the strategy, CTO will also mention the team responsibilities, operational procedures, and the budget.

Define a road map

Having a clear roadmap is very important for any app development project. This will help them set milestones and get a detailed view of reaching them one by one. CTO will come up with a clear roadmap, document it and ensure the team stays on track.

Advice on latest technologies

Your CTO will advise you on choosing the best technology for your mobile app solution. This saves the client from having a solution on technology that has turned obsolete and will need an update.

Manage employees

With all the years of experience and expertise at hand, a CTO will be able to bring the best to the table. He or she will be able to train the team well with the right techniques and tricks to work responsibly and complete the project on time as per client expectations.

Assess the performance of the team

It is the responsibility of the CTO to keep checking on the team’s progress. A good CTO understands that they need to respect the deadlines given to the clients and ensure everything is delivered as agreed upon.

Flying Cow CTO Advantage

When you choose Flying Cow for all your mobile app development needs, you will be able to get free access to CTO specialists with deep industry knowledge and technical expertise. In the case your project faces any issues or needs any update post-development, our CTO will continue to work with you for the next 6 months for free.

So, in case you have any app idea on mind and need an expert CTO to take a look at it, just email us or fill-up the form and our team will get in touch with you soon!

Define and plan the architecture of your product development

It is the CTO who plans out the structure of your application along with all its different layers. They need to make sure all the layers work together without any bugs. A CTO needs to think and act smartly when the app is large in size and comes with complex features.

Design technical strategy and communicate it with stakeholders

Before commencing app development, CTO will come up with a technical strategy. The plan will have the goals to be achieved and technologies to be used to reach the final result. Along with the strategy, CTO will also mention the team responsibilities, operational procedures, and the budget.

Define a road map

Having a clear roadmap is very important for any app development project. This will help them set milestones and get a detailed view of reaching them one by one. CTO will come up with a clear roadmap, document it and ensure the team stays on track.

Advice on latest technologies

Your CTO will advise you on choosing the best technology for your mobile app solution. This saves the client from having a solution on technology that has turned obsolete and will need an update.

Manage employees

With all the years of experience and expertise at hand, a CTO will be able to bring the best to the table. He or she will be able to train the team well with the right techniques and tricks to work responsibly and complete the project on time as per client expectations.

Assess the performance of the team

It is the responsibility of the CTO to keep checking on the team’s progress. A good CTO understands that they need to respect the deadlines given to the clients and ensure everything is delivered as agreed upon.