What is the Difference Between a CIO and a CTO?

What is the Difference Between a CIO and a CTO?

There is no universal definition but to me;

CTO

Has a bias to working “in” the team rather than “on” the team.

Has a bias to look “in” rather than “out” from the Tech Team.

Is passionate about Technology and how it can be used to create competitive advantage for their company.

Reads Hacker News, Slashdot, has and uses a GitHub account.

Might have come up through the more “technical” routes of Architect, Development Manager etc.

Is the primary technology evangelist and advocate in the company.

CIO

Has a bias to working “on” the team rather than “in” the team.

Has a bias to look “out” rather than “in” from the Tech Team.

Is passionate about getting a positive ROI from the company’s technology spend and how much competitive advantage is being created for their company.

Reads forbes.com, wsj.com and is thinking about doing an MBA one day…

Might have come up through the less “technical” routes of Service Delivery, Programme Director etc.

Very much views technology as a “how” not a “what”

Of course a company wants/needs both of these perspectives to varying degrees during different stages of its growth and it’s why having a CIO and CTO might be the optimum structure once a company has reached the appropriate size/maturity.


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A Definition Of Growth Hacking

A Definition Of Growth Hacking

A Definition of Growth Hacking

Growth Hacking is focusing down on one key metric (contact form submissions, basket check outs…whatever) and doing anything and everything across the usual IT/Marketing divide to rapidly grow that metric sooner rather than later.

“Hacking” means instead of spending lots of money interrupting lots of people with necessarily generic messages things of genuine interest/usefulness are put in front of very, very targeted groups of people

 If you need a quick intro to growth hacking have a look here and if you have a B2B product/service you want to growth hack start here

[su_pullquote]Example gro.team engagement

“The change the gro.team interim brought when coming in as Interim VP Engineering was “truly amazing”​ and “we started to feel we were firing on all cylinders”. The “How To Build a Billion Dollar App”​ book by George Berkowski[/su_pullquote]

Ready to growth hack? Need a hand? How much does interim B2B growth hacking cost?

Not that much actually. It depends on what the singular target is but to double/treble traffic, sign ups, customers or whatever we would need to do a three-five day deep dive with you followed by a campaign execution phase of one-ten days a month until the target is reached. That normally takes 2-6 months depending on the start and end points.

We won’t take an engagement unless there is an #highROI up for grabs and you will end up “hugely up on the deal”. We really think that the more people we help become more successful the more successful we become…

If any of this is of any any interest why not give us a shout on hello@gro.team or +44 (0) 800 246 5735 for a friendly informal chat about your biz dev needs?

At the time of writing gro.team is #1,#2,#3 and #4 on Google UK for “interim growth hacker” and we have lots of happy clients we can tell you about…

Growth Hacking – Definition Of Growth Hacking

Growth Hacking – Definition Of Growth Hacking

Growth Hacking – Definition Of Growth Hacking

Growth Hacking is focusing down on one key metric (contact form submissions, basket check outs…whatever) and doing anything and everything across the usual IT/Marketing divide to rapidly grow that metric sooner rather than later.

“Hacking” means instead of spending lots of money interrupting lots of people with necessarily generic messages things of genuine interest/usefulness are put in front of very, very targeted groups of people

 If you need a quick intro to growth hacking have a look here and if you have a B2B product/service you want to growth hack start here

[su_pullquote]Example gro.team engagement

“The change the gro.team interim brought when coming in as Interim VP Engineering was “truly amazing”​ and “we started to feel we were firing on all cylinders”. The “How To Build a Billion Dollar App”​ book by George Berkowski[/su_pullquote]

 

Ready to growth hack? Need a hand? How much does interim B2B growth hacking cost?

Not that much actually. It depends on what the singular target is but to double/treble traffic, sign ups, customers or whatever we would need to do a three-five day deep dive with you followed by a campaign execution phase of one-ten days a month until the target is reached. That normally takes 2-6 months depending on the start and end points.

We won’t take an engagement unless there is an #highROI up for grabs and you will end up “hugely up on the deal”. We really think that the more people we help become more successful the more successful we become…

If any of this is of any any interest why not give us a shout on hello@gro.team or +44 (0) 800 246 5735 for a friendly informal chat about your biz dev needs?

At the time of writing gro.team is #1,#2,#3 and #4 on Google UK for “interim growth hacker” and we have lots of happy clients we can tell you about…

Definition Of Interim From gro.team

Definition Of Interim From gro.team

Interim - Definition Of Interim

An interim is a person filling a role on a temporary basis. They are usually engaged to help execute a defined change – even if that change is to fill the role until a permanent appointment is made.

 

Interims tend to be chosen for the relevance of their skills and experience to the change that is needed so can be very effective and have a truly transformative affect on an organisation.

 

Example interim engagement – Hailo

“The change the gro.team interim brought when coming in as Interim VP Engineering was “truly amazing” and “we started to feel we were firing on all cylinders”

 

The “How To Build a Billion Dollar App” book by George Berkowski Head of Product Hailo.

 

Traditionally interims tended to be people towards the end of their careers but now people are making a conscious career choice earlier in their careers that they enjoy the variety and challenge of interim roles and prefer working on this more flexible basis.

 

Interims are performing roles across all major disciplines now – with interims in Technology, Finance and HR being particularly common.

 

Typical interim engagements last anywhere from 1 month to 1 year.

 

We provide awesome interims available at very short notice..give us a shout here for an informal discussion on your needs..

 

See here for our definition of Growth Hacking.