Hans Schmitz, MSE'02
Milen Petkov Tzvetanov, W'05

Launched in 2017, the objective of WCNY CTO/CSO Network (WhCTO/CSO) will be to provide a forum to current and aspiring CTO (Chief Technology Officers) and CSO (Chief Strategy Officers) for exploring ideas, knowledge and networking opportunities as relevant.  Through these engagements, our members will have an opportunity to obtain a better understanding of the basic concepts of:
  • how to stay up to date on all technologies in the marketplace that you are in (semiconductors, telecommunications, Internet services, Health Sciences, etc.),
  • how to 'evaluate' the advantages of a new 'technology/product' vs. others,
  • how to 'choose' a Technology to develop to with a plan to monetize it,
  • how to 'evaluate' the current & future 'value' of acquiring (licensing, partnering, etc)

The role of a CTO is often advisor to CSO, and requires both technical skills and financial skills, which are often 2 distinctly different skill sets.

WhCTO/CSO intends to engage professionals (CTO, CSO, Technical Advisors, Venture Firms, M&A, etc.) who work for technology companies (listed above) and also the firms that support them.

For more information, contact whctocso@whartonny.com.

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