Virtual CIO and CTO Services by Think Scale

What is a Virtual CIO or Virtual CTO?

Our Virtual CIO or CTO (also known as our Executive In-Residence program) provides a senior executive that serves as a CIO or CTO and IT advisor to your business.

Many executives are looking for “partners” to provide advice and recommendations regarding the correlation between their business objectives and the operation and management of their IT infrastructure.

Our Virtual CIO/CTO’s understand the characteristics needed to deliver value to your organization, including:

  1. Agility: A Virtual leader that can move fast when they need to go quickly and change direction if needed.
  2. Customization: A Virtual leader that understands different technology approaches needed to meet specific business requirements.
  3. IT Skills: A professional, well-trained business executive familiar with running a business and achieving results.
  4. Leadership and Advisory Services: A Virtual leader that can participate in Board level meetings to correlate business goals and objectives with IT strategy and tactics.
  5. Experience: A record of past performance, competency, and satisfied clients.
  6. Customer Service: A principal component of their business model.
A Virtual CIO or CTO can provide the required guidance to answer questions such as:

  • How do we reduce our operating costs?
  • How can we be more efficient about infrastructure spend and expansion?
  • How do we address changing compliance requirements?
  • How can we better align IT with the business?
  • How do we negotiate license agreements with Microsoft, Oracle, VMware, and others?
  • How can our teams work better, together?
  • How do implement governance into our environment?
  • How can we better scale IT?
  • What is the cloud and how can we leverage it?

Areas your vCIO/CTO Can Assist with:

  • Current State Assessment
  • Technology Roadmap & Investment Plan
  • IT Cost Model & Run Rates
  • IT Execution Plan
  • Recommendations to address Cost Savings, Risks, Resources, and Areas to Optimize

Focus Areas:

  • People
  • Governance
  • Processes/Tooling
  • IT Unit/Economic Costs
  • Infrastructure

Our Executive In Residence Program (Virtual CIO/CTO) is very flexible and designed to fit around the needs of your business.

We customize each engagement to fit your needs, budget, and goals.

Because the program is customized to each company, costs will vary.

We offer a variety of program options, including:

  • Hourly Rates
  • Project Focused (e.g. Current State Assessments)
  • Retainer (Fixed Hours w/ Fixed Fees)
  • Full-Time (40 hours a week)

The duration of each program will vary due to the organization’s complexity and desired program outcomes.

About Our Executives

At Think Scale, our Virtual CIO/CTO’s have a broad range of experience across multiple industries, with at least 15-20 years of progressive Operations Experience.

Industries we have served include:

  • Healthcare
  • High-Tech (Technology)
  • Real-Estate and Property Management
  • Legal
  • Education
  • Software
  • Startups
  • Ad-Tech
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