Consulting Services

 

Inferz offers a range of consulting and interim options: From strategic planning; the use of technology to grow your business; managing vendor / investor relationships on your behalf; through to enterprise, programme, project, product or solution consulting.

 

 

CTO / Technology

The consultant

 

Our Interim CTO consultants operate with global corporate boards through to nimble founding start-ups. The standard start up or even large technology enterprise uses a lot of different technologies to bring their product to market. This could range from mobile to machine learning to search to enterprise infrastructure to enterprise applications. Our consultants operate with a co-opted, interim, advisory or supervisory mandate, within an organization, having ultimate responsibility for all technology policy and related matters such as research and development (R&D). They oversee current technology, create relevant strategies/ policies and operate with CEOs/CFOs/COO to sell the company’s products or services. They have or manage the business knowledge necessary to align technology-related decisions with the organization's goals. Becoming the company’s technical evangelist and leader for engineers/maintainers of the technical culture. 

Our consultants have 15+ years of experience to gain solid all-around knowledge of the technology details that go into creating fully-fledged products, services or systems.

 

The client can call on any of the following mandates of our interim CTO’s/Technical consultants: CEO Strategy, Engineering / product leadership, Technical sales, Business development, Partnership development, Technical marketing, and others

 

We have the technical, business and enterprise expertise to work to further the aspirations of our clients. This could range many technical or business fields and many other spectra of technology related aspects of the market, customer or operation.

 

Mission

 

The mission for the interim CTO can be summarised across three axes:

 

A) Fiduciary for Long-Term Technical Strategy:

 

  • Effectively hold, develop, articulate, and continually evolve the company’s strategic technical direction.

  • Responsible for making sure the company continues to have the best technology offering in a dynamically-evolving highly-competitive space.

  • Brings the proper balance between business and technology strategy by effectively connecting the outside world with the inside through distilling information into the key trends that indicate where the company needs to go next, thus aligning the company’s technology strategy with its business strategy.

  • Participation in fund raising and PE investment management, including: business/technical/vision presentations, financial planning, 'Marchitecure' creations and network selling.

 

B) Technical Evangelist:

 

  • Inspire/excite people internally around the long-term vision of the company, as well as convince outsiders that this is where the world is going to be, and that his/her company is the best choice to take them there.

  • Speak with authority about the market needs, be credible with customers, and able to articulate the business value and ROI to a variety of audiences.

 

C) Cultural leader for the engineers and maintainer of the technical culture:

 

  • Rally the engineering organisation towards the long-term technical goals of the company.

  • Inspire new engineers to join the engineering organisation and helping in the sourcing/identification of such talent.

  • Set and maintain the technical culture to make sure the company can continue to retain and attract top technical talent.

 

Mandate

 

The specifics of the interim CTOs job vary from one organisation to another. Here are a few typical items in an interim CTO mandate: 

 

  • Identify opportunities and risks for the business.

  • Manage research and development (R&D).

  • Monitor technology and social trends that could impact the company.

  • Participate in management decisions about corporate governance.

  • Communicate the company's technology strategy to partners, management, investors and employees. 

  • Maintain current information about technology standards and compliance regulations. 

  • Strategies, design and plan technology / associated business transformations from current state to required state.

 

General responsibilities

 

The interim CTO role is a senior position with great responsibilities, such as:

 

  • Managing a portfolio of projects.

  • Leading a technically excellent team.

  • Overseeing the IT strategy.

  • Leading the improvement of new and existing technologies.

  • Producing detailed Roadmaps.

  • Taking on responsibility of the development, analysis, support and infrastructure.

 

A more detailed mandate depends on the size/type of organisation. What follows are more specific mandates.

 

 

SMB to Large SME

 

 

 

Start-up to mid SMB

 

 

 

 

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