Chief Information Officer (CIO) Program

Leverage deep technical knowledge to drive business transformation

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Course Duration


9 Months
Online and In Person

Course Fee

Lead Business Transformation with Technology

In today’s rapidly transforming business landscape, CEOs are relying on chief information officers (CIOs) to serve as key business partners. The modern CIO is one who can leverage deep technical knowledge to forge business solutions that create a competitive edge while driving growth and productivity.

If you have recently taken on a CIO role or are looking to step up to the C-suite, you will be required to integrate technological expertise with leadership and business acumen. The nine-month Chief Information Officer Program from NYU Tandon School of Engineering is an extraordinary opportunity to learn from industry experts and thought leaders how to excel as a strategic business leader.


of CIOs say their role is becoming more digital and innovation-focused.

SOURCE: Foundry, 2022 State of the CIO


of IT leaders made transformational responsibilities a priority.

SOURCE: State of the CIO, 2022


of CIOs say they expect to ramp up business strategist activities.

SOURCE: Foundry, 2022 State of the CIO

What You Will Learn from the Chief Information Officer Program

While grounded in a technological background, today’s chief information officer is a business leader who knows how to effectively transform technology knowledge into business solutions. The role encompasses a wide range of functional responsibilities ranging from increasing operational efficiency and improving customer experience to transforming existing business processes and overseeing employee retention and recruitment. Additionally, the CIO plays a vital role in future-proofing the organization, bolstering cybersecurity protection, leading digital transformation, and cultivating employee productivity.

The Chief Information Officer Program will provide you with the tools, frameworks, and insights to:

  • Assess your IT team’s functional and strategic levels to determine transformation goals and alignment to business goals and strategies
  • Identify your organization’s digital transformation priorities, opportunities, and challenges
  • Lead, manage, and allocate people resources in cross-functional teams
  • Orchestrate and communicate data insights that drive investment, business strategies, and productivity
  • Manage organizational change to meet and align with your organization’s business goals
  • Build for current and emerging technologies and future-proof your organization with scalable technology strategies
  • Develop analytical and critical thinking skills to innovate and implement business solutions and services
  • Leverage data to better understand the customer life cycle and provide captivating experiences to customers

Key Program Features

Expert Faculty

Learn from distinguished faculty with deep practical experience and glean insights from global industry experts with guest lectures.

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Success Coach

Craft your learning journey in line with your career goals with a success coach assigned to your cohort.

Capstone Project

Throughout the program, work on a capstone project that will serve as a CIO road map.

Self-Paced Learning

Access recorded sessions that provide the flexibility to work at your own pace.

Networking Event

Connect with high-achieving peers from around the globe and build a lifelong network of executives from different industries at a three-day in-person event on the NYU Tandon campus.

Mentoring Circles

Connect with current technology leaders for three small-group mentoring and development sessions through the CIO Program Mentoring Circles.

Core Curriculum

Kick-start your program journey with 19 weeks of in-depth core sessions in information technology management and business leadership.

Flexible Learning Journey

Tailor your curriculum by choosing two online electives and gain the relevant skill set specific to your learning and career goals.

Comprehensive Curriculum

The program’s immersive nine-month learning journey includes a mix of live sessions, video lectures, and weekly assignments. The core modules will prepare you to lead your organization’s business strategies, advance technology investment initiatives, and develop cybersecurity resilience frameworks. In addition, you will learn how to recruit and retain diverse talent and leverage data to drive business decisions and customer experiences. Guest interviews with industry practitioners will provide an outside-in perspective on the latest industry trends. Your cohort will be assigned a success coach who will help you craft a learning journey aligned with your career goals.

Engaging Scenario-Based Learning
You will examine case studies or scenarios to develop your understanding of concepts, frameworks, and decision making in real-world business contexts. In addition to your core learning, you will be tasked with the creation of a CIO road map that will provide you with the tools and frameworks to succeed in your role.

Customized Learning Journey
In addition to the core modules, you will be able to choose two areas of specialization by selecting from a range of electives. These electives have been designed to enhance your leadership skills, widen your business lens, and help you take the next step in your career.

  • The Modern CIO

    • The CIO and IT Leadership
    • The CIO and Technology Leadership 
    • The CIO, Business Leadership, and Transformational Change

    IT Leadership

    • Managing the IT Department
    • Fiscal Leadership
    • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Sourcing Strategy
    • Talent Management
    • Relationship Management

    Technology Leadership

    • Architectural Vision
    • Cybersecurity
    • Leveraging New Technology
    • Democratization
    • Enabling a Culture of Innovation

    Business Leadership

    • CIO as the Business Leader in the C-Suite
    • Digital Business Transformation
    • Entrepreneurship and “Intrapreneurship”
    • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
    • Change Management
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Building High-Performing Technology Organizations
    • Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity Analytics

    *Electives are subject to change.

  • A three-day in-person networking event on the NYU Tandon campus in Brooklyn, New York City.

Participant Profile

The Chief Information Officer Program is ideal for business leaders responsible for overseeing information systems and IT strategy, resourcing, and planning. Whether you have just stepped into a CIO role or are a rising technology executive looking to advance to the C-suite, you will benefit from the in-depth curriculum, expert faculty, and invaluable networking opportunities of this program.


  • Minimum 10 years of work experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • International exposure (preferred)

Leading Faculty

Our faculty are subject matter experts and leaders who bring extensive experience in industry as senior technology executives.

Faculty Member Sanjay Macwan

Sanjay Macwan

Global CIO and CISO, Vonage

Sanjay Macwan currently serves as global CIO and CISO at Vonage, where his focus is on driving secure cloud-native infrastructure, digital transformation, and world-class data-driven decisions. Previously, Macwan built and led successful technology innovation programs for AT&T Foundry and Comcast NBCUniversal Media Labs. He holds 48 U.S. patents in mobility, information security, cloud, multimedia and content, and IP networking. He is also an investor/advisor to local tech startups in sports, healthcare, and advertising and the venture capital firm Tech Council Ventures.

Faculty Member Minerva Tantoco

Minerva Tantoco

Chief AI Officer, NYU McSilver Institute

Minerva Tantoco is an innovator, investor, startup founder, author, advisor, and speaker on AI, cybersecurity, and mobile technology. Tantoco served as New York City’s first-ever chief technology officer. Based on her efforts, New York City was named 2016 Best Smart City, and she helped launch initiatives such as LinkNYC, CSforAll, and Internet of Things Guidelines, as well as promoted an inclusive, equitable tech ecosystem.

C-Level Insights from C-Level Practitioners

The nine-month Chief Information Officer Program has been created with insights from working CIOs and technology executives at the cutting-edge of business strategy. Designed by faculty with extensive practical experience in industry, the program’s curriculum is structured around three distinct areas of leadership — IT, technology, and business — that are crucial for success as a CIO. You will learn best practices for organizing, growing, and transforming the business of IT and gain insights into leveraging technology to bolster business. You will also acquire the skills needed to effectively align business goals, communicate technology strategy, and manage organizational change and risk.

The Chief Information Officer Program will provide you with the tools and frameworks to build your leadership and communication skills to excel as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor to the CEO. The immersive learning journey will prepare you for the next step in your career, and you will emerge as a transformative leader.


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Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

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Our program advisors have helped senior executives across the world choose the right program for their career goals. Schedule a 1:1 to get a deeper understanding on why the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Program is the right fit for you.


Phone: +44 117 463 1626 (UK) / +1 567 350 1242 (USA) / +971 80 00321209 (UAE) / +52 55930 20507 (LATAM)

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