The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) has a strategic role in Strategic Innovation,
Project Execution, and Mentoring.
The Interim CTO role is quickly becoming a popular option for helping accelerate early stage and growing startups,
bringing technical vision, streamlining development, helping implement deployment strategies,
find the right people, designing scalable infrastructures, and more.
The CTO-as-a-Service model proves to be a good match for a rapidly increasing number of clients,
varying from early-stage start-ups to well-funded scale-ups and established Solution Providers.
What does CTO-as-a-Service mean?
It means anything in the domain of the Chief Technology Officer, as a service.
To name a few: Cloud Architecture, Scalability and Cost Control, Agile Process Optimization, Digital Transformation,
Outsourcing versus Insourcing questions, GDPR regulation implementation, and much more.
CTO-as-a-Service tasks overview
- Software, data architecture
- PoC (proof-of-concept) projects
- Data-analysis, database design/architecture, hybrid (SQL/NoSQL) partitioning
- Cloud-born infrastructure (Azure set-up, efficiency, Azure cost control)
- Cloud Scalability & Performance
- Long term technological vision, innovation, evangelism
- Agile process tuning
- Quality (code, componentization, SCRUM process, ticketing)
- Dev Hiring, growth
- Team structure, planning
- GDPR compliance
- Security governance
- Digital transformation, legacy-to-native-cloud
- Documentation policies
- WBSO projects
- Microsoft Sponsoring, -Partnership, -Enterprise Agreements
Marc van Neerven's CTO jobs
Before starting Neerventure, Marc has been a Software Developer for 25 years, a .NET Solutions Architect for 15 years, and a full time CTO for 5 years, working in Startups and Scale-ups.
At SocialSensr, a Social Media startup, Marc was CTO and .NET Cloud Solution Architect.
Here, Marc built a global SaaS product for business Social Media accounts management,
one dashboard to manage LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The product got noticed at Microsoft and even before reaching MVP (minimal viable product),
the startup was allowed in the Microsoft BizSpark Plus sponsorship program.
It is during this period that Marc started engaging more and more with Microsoft,
and was able to grow his network within the tech giant.
At Lobster Ink, an international E-Learning company, Marc was the global CTO
and director of the Amsterdam Tech Division.
Marc literally built up a team of 15 developers, testers and designers from scratch,
leveraging his personal network to kickstart .NET development and UX thinking.
As a director, he was involved in all business decisions, lead the recruitment process,
and was able to activate his network. He brought 4 of his connections into the company,
including the Lead Software Architect, the Head of UX and the Global Head Of Sales.
With his team, Marc had to replace the company's legacy software platform
with an ultra scalable, global video learning platform with high availability,
had to ensure good delivery into mainland China (through the so-called Big Firewall),
and had to ensure that there was a good balance between time-to-market and the
solid modular architecture.
Using and expanding his Microsoft network, Marc was able to enroll Lobster Ink into a
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement on excellent terms,
and join the Microsoft Azure Hipo Program.