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CTO as a Service

With years of experience building products for unicorn startups and elevating established enterprise-level clients, we can provide your business with the level of technical leadership and support that you need, just when you need it.

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When do you need CTO as a Service?

Hiring a qualified in-house chief technology officer is a long and expensive process and can easily take six months or longer. External CTO services can bridge that gap by supporting companies at all growth stages, especially when budgets and timelines are tight.

Our CTO as a Service offering quickly delivers CTO-led expertise and leadership support for just about any need, including technical oversight, quality and velocity improvement, as well as roadmapping, budgeting, and scheduling.

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A CTO has exited your business and you need a stopgap measure to maintain continuity. Your CTO is spread too thin and needs support until they can hire further.

Meet our expert

A CTO has exited your business and you need a stopgap measure to maintain continuity. Your CTO is spread too thin and needs support until they can hire further.
cto-as-a-service_Glyn Roberts
CTO of Digital Solutions at Vention

"Whatever your specific circumstances, CTO services from Vention are about a short term engagement in a fractional/part-time way that fills a business need gap until you are able to hire internally."

Tailored CTO services

Technology consulting

Vention’s approach focuses on helping your team keep up in a fast-paced world, where IT goals and technology investments are often combined with a new business development strategy.

  • Technology roadmap: Chart a clear course for your technological journey, prioritizing key milestones and objectives to ensure a sustainable tech evolution.

  • Solution architecture: Ensure your tech solutions are robust, scalable, and aligned with your business goals.

  • MVP stack selection: Choose the right technology stack to build your minimum viable product, one that can efficiently — and quickly — scale when you need it to.
  • Technology modernization: Revamp and upgrade legacy systems to keep pace with current technological advancements.

  • Cloud transformation: Embrace the future with a seamless transition to cloud-based solutions, optimizing scalability and efficiency.

Business advisory

Our consultants analyze problems and potential risks regarding your analytical and business process and offer tailored, innovative, and comprehensive solutions.

  • Product innovation: Bring fresh, game-changing products to market by leveraging cutting-edge technology and insights.

  • Market validation: Validate your product or service in the market to make sure it aligns with customer needs and expectations.
  • Enterprise architecture and business change: Drive business growth by aligning enterprise architecture with evolving business strategies and needs.

  • Procurement strategy: Optimize your tech investments with a tailored approach to sourcing and purchasing technology solutions.

  • IT budgeting: Align your IT spending with your business goals to maximize ROI and effective resource allocation.

  • UX and cultural transformation: Prioritize user experience while fostering a culture that embraces change and innovation.

Team staffing and scaling

We assign a C-suite level tech leader who can work alongside your senior-level engineers, seamlessly integrating our talent into your team to tackle the challenges ahead.

  • Design thinking: Elevate your product design by prioritizing user-centric solutions that resonate with your target audience.

  • Agile transformation: Transition to a more flexible and responsive development methodology so you wind up with quicker delivery and enhanced adaptability.

  • Engineering best practices: Improve productivity and product quality with CTO-led standards of engineering excellence and workflows.

What You Can Expect from CTO as a Service

Solve technical challenges without unnecessary overhead costs — or headaches. CTO as a Service equips you with the technology expertise and CTO consulting to tackle your challenges head-on, from enhancing strategic blueprints to streamlining your entire development lifecycle.

Refined strategy and architecture

Dive deep into the core of your business's technological aspirations; from there, refine strategies and architectural designs that are both forward-thinking and resilient. With Vention’s CTO consulting, your strategy will not only reflect the present but also anticipate the future.

Digital and business transformation

Navigate the dual pathways of digital and business transformation seamlessly. With CTO advisory and insights, transform not just your digital footprint but also the very way your business responds to market demands.

Rapid solution development and implementation

Speed matters in today's competitive world. Embrace CTO as a service for startups and set your business up for success with solutions that are developed rapidly and implemented with precision — both of which give you an edge in time-to-market.

Streamlined service management

In a digital age, service management cannot afford to be sluggish. Streamline your processes, eliminate bottlenecks, and adopt a proactive approach to service, all with the guidance of seasoned CTO advisory.

Procurement management and support

Procurement is not just about buying; it's about making strategic decisions that fit the big picture. With CTO consulting services, enjoy comprehensive procurement management that ensures every purchase aligns with your tech strategy.

How we can help

At Vention, we understand that every business is distinct, with its own unique challenges and aspirations.

Our CTO as a Service models are crafted with flexibility at their core, so enterprises of all sizes and within all industries get the right fit.

Whether you're an emerging company grappling with the nuances of technological growth, or an established enterprise seeking strategic transformation, CTO as a Service seamlessly adapts to your specific needs. With Vention by your side, experience a partnership that values adaptability and precision in equal measure.

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Supportive

8 hours/week

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Enabler

16 hours/week

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Intensive

24 hours/week

CTO support for your business

Whether your company is a startup or a large multinational company, a strong CTO is an essential member of your team, but hiring a full-time CTO can take six months or longer. But with Vention, a veteran, interim CTO can step in and support your business in days.

Startups

SMBs

Enterprises

Armed with expert understanding of the best tech stacks for an MVP, our CTO can support newly funded organizations seeking to boost business performance and advance into their next growth stage.

From bridging gaps with an outsourced CTO to helping to meet other pressing needs, Vention can provide an executive-level professional with the technical oversight skills you require immediately.

If your goals exceed simple developmental issues, our CTO can add an additional management layer, continuously looking out for business leadership challenges and potential process improvements.

Support beyond the C-level

While the strategic brilliance of a CTO provides direction, the orchestration of that vision relies on a cohesive team: Each member needs to harmonize with the CTO to breathe life into the strategy. Here's how each role seamlessly collaborates with the CTO for a fusing of expertise that's more than the sum of its parts.

Project Manager

Syncing with the CTO's roadmap, they ensure each milestone is met. Project managers streamline processes and foster the productive, healthy environment where the CTO's vision unfolds seamlessly.

Developer/Architect/DevOps

Collaborating directly under the CTO's guidance, they transform tech strategies into tangible solutions, construct scalable foundations, and ensure continuous, smooth tech deployments.

Designer

Working hand in hand with the CTO, they visualize the strategic intent and craft user experiences that mirror the CTO's user-centric vision and business goals.

QA (Quality Assurance)

Bridging the gap between strategy and end product, QA experts verify that the CTO's standard for excellence is maintained, refining outputs to match the envisioned quality.

SecOps (Security Operations)

Partnering with the CTO to prioritize security, they fortify the technological initiatives, making certain that the strategic foundation is secure and resilient.

Testimonials

At Vention, our success in IT development is a reflection of our long-lasting partnerships. See what our clients are saying on Clutch about the work we’ve done together.

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Bobby Gilbert
Bobby Gilbert

Sperry Rail, Senior Director of Digital Transformation

Glyn (Vention UK CTO for Digital Solutions) worked closely with the project, ensured he understood what we wanted to achieve and how we wanted to achieve it. He pulled details out of us which we had not considered and put everything together to produce a comprehensive specification for a system that would go significantly beyond our original ideas. I felt in very good hands with money well spent to get an excellent solution.

Jon Wade
Jon Wade

We were able to put our MVP into production within 3 months of inception and continue to issue new releases on a regular basis. This has allowed us to capture new clients on an ongoing basis. The breadth and depth of talent that Vention has on tap is impressive, account management is also excellent — if any issues arose, they were swiftly dealt with in a positive manner.

Tommy Mei
Tommy Mei

Revenue continues to grow, and we’ve been able to deliver features that customers ask for. We’re happy working with Vention . . . without them, we’d probably be paying double for the resources. Their training and experience was great. Using their network, Vention was able to find someone who knew Java and could work in Clojure. So they had a pool of resources to recruit specifically for our needs.

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of an external CTO?

Hiring a qualified CTO who’s fluent in both your company’s technology and its business needs is an expensive, long-term undertaking. Our CTO as a Service offering reduces operational risks and maintains engineering continuity on your projects while minimizing costs and the stress of onboarding.

How will an external CTO work with my in-house teams?

However you need them to! You can tap an interim CTO to jump in on a part-time basis to collaborate with your in-house teams or provide executive expertise for development, planning, and engineering management. Our CTO services are designed to be seamless and flexible — and they can scale up or down to meet your needs. 

When should a startup use CTO services?

External CTOs can help startups with product auditing, technology consulting, differentiating your technology from competitors, or any challenges your business faces related to technical strategy and alignment — all with less financial commitment than hiring in-house.

What is the difference between the fractional CTO and Part-time CTO?

Both fractional and part-time CTOs offer technology leadership without a full-time commitment. The main difference between them comes down to the scope of their responsibilities: A part-time CTO covers the full scope of your technology leadership needs for a negotiated number of hours, typically on a long-term basis, while a fractional CTO will be responsible for a limited, more specific number of tasks.

We engineer client success

A proven track record

  • Solutions since 2002

  • Access to 3,000+ developers across the world’s top tech hubs

  • Dialogue, Convene, and ClassPass built their apps with us

 

Top-tier talent

  • Decades of engineering leadership experience

  • Partnerships with industry leaders

  • Seamless collaboration with your in-house teams and processes

Operational excellence

  • Translate strategy into actionable results

  • Zero operational overhead

  • $600K average client savings per year

ISO 27001 certification

Our ISO 27001 certification reflects our unwavering commitment to top-tier information security management. Trust in our proven framework to ensure data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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