CTO Options

FixedPoint IO provides fractional CTO consulting services that include defining the IT vision and strategy, web and mobile application development, and due diligence -- to investors, start-ups, and SMEs.

Fractional CTO

In many organisations, a fractional CTO can perform the same functions as a full-time CTO. When it comes to strategy, most startups do not require a full-time CTO.

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Interim CTO

When it comes to replacing a CTO or recruiting your first one, a transitional CTO can ensure that the new hire is a strategic match while also helping to shape the company's technological strategy.

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Technology NED

The Non-Executive Director (NED) function gives impartial knowledge to the board of directors by using 10+ years of experience to apply cutting-edge technologies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefit of a Fractional CTO?

While hiring an internal CTO is costly, it is frequently within reach of smaller businesses. However, in some cases, a full-time CTO would be unable to adequately fill their time, which would result in them becoming involved in initiatives that do not provide a good return on their time, or – to put it frankly – growing stale or bored.

How does it work?

The contract usually includes a monthly operations meeting when the IT team discusses challenges and plans for the coming month. This meeting is facilitated by the CTO, who gives technical, personal, and sector expertise as needed. A strategic meeting is held every other month, and some members of the IT team, as well as the finance and managing partners, and other executive members as needed, attend. The goal of this discussion is to go through strategy and make sure that the firm's strategic goals are correctly represented in current IT projects. It also considers new projects, approves expenditures and progress, and serves as a contact with the other partners.

Will I be charged any additional fees?

It depends. Additional advice is available on hand at no extra cost. Although fees may kick in when some sort of comprehensive work is involved, we always aim for mutually amicable and equitable outcomes. Whilst extra support is available if and when required, the main consideration is to provide senior level technology management at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time chief technology officer.

Business Management vs Technical Support: is there a difference?

This relationship works best when firms see the chief technology officer as a business management role, not a technical support role. As businesses grow, their technology management demands can sometimes become overwhelming. IT infrastructure integrators, although they have IT expertise, do not have the objectivity to assess other vendors, including themselves, impartially. Integrators are rarely vendor agnostic. They may also lack experience managing business controls relating to commercial or client services.  

What if I need a Programme/Product Manager?

We recommend to get in touch to discuss your requirements. For more narrowly focused needs, the "Programme Manager" service provides start-to-finish oversight on a specific project. 

How flexible is the service?

Very. Our engagements rarely necessitate a full-time hiring, but they do necessitate a wide understanding of technology and the ability to use it to accomplish goals.

Key competencies:

  • Technology Leadership, CTO

  • Technology Advisory

  • Technology and Digital Strategy

  • Cloud Adoption & Cloud-Native Architecture

  • Digital Transformation

  • API Adoption

  • Legacy Transformation

  • People Leadership

  • Technology Governance

Key sectors:

  • EdTech

  • InsureTech

  • FinTech

  • Startup

  • Retail

  • Logistics and supply chain / trade services

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