I have been a CTO in a couple of knowledge management companies and have advised a couple of health care organisations. Being a CTO is a very interesting position. You need to be on top of the technology of your business but you are also senior enough to need to be concerned about the strategy of the business and how the top team works together to deliver the mission.
So you are right to focus on being well rounded. There are lots of ways of getting the right skills and experience. College is just a part of the answer.
Rod recommends the following next steps:
- I suggest you follow your passions, be sure about what interests you and then get involved in stuff. Volunteer to develop your skills. Understand how to contribute as a team member and when to step up and lead!