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  • Rizwan Khan

Tip for CEOs to Quickly Build Technical Capabilities

According to Gartner’s research vice president, Raf Gelders, technology is being democratized. Gelder further says that ‘the best enterprises compete in the digital economy by harnessing the expertise and ingenuity of all their employees, and progressive CIOs are working with other C-suite leaders to do just that.’


One of Gartner’s analyses also shows that organizations are 2.6 times more likely to accelerate digital business outcomes when they enable business technologists.

So, how does that happen? What technological capabilities do you need to develop? And is there a faster way to do that?

Let us find out.


Although several patterns, practices, and technologies can be applied within an organization, assessing each possibility is never in the charts. Organizations wasting time implementing untested tools often adopt tools that do not specifically cater to their business needs.


You can prevent this by identifying your organization's pain points. Once you have pinpointed them, an improvement plan becomes critical to address the high-priority issues. For example, if you are creating an MVP build, you need an A/B testing methodology. This can be done via:

  • Tools that help you see high click-through

  • Infrastructure implementation

  • Visualizations are rated according to customer feedback.

Next, you will need to identify the result - where you stand vs. where you want your team’s technical capabilities.


As a CIO, CTO, or Engineering Manager, you must consistently ensure your teams can approach and learn new platforms. So, once you have decided upon your unique technical capabilities, you will need to review if you need to outsource firms to compensate for the deficiencies in your internal capabilities. If you decide to outsource, you need an innovative-driven technology partner who can help you with immediate deliveries and assist in setting up the expertise required internally for continuous delivery.


Here is a summary of the steps you need to follow to build technical capabilities quickly:


The above-mentioned key elements are meant as information to ease your organizational processes. However, if you would like a more detailed overview, do not hesitate to reach out to me at rizwan.khan@mac.com.


I have years of experience building Technology and providing Technology Due Diligence as a CTO, and I am available for fruitful discussions.


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