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What is the difference between a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Chief Technology Officer (CTO)?

By Brent Pearson

What is a CIO or a CTO and what is the difference between them?

The CIO is in charge of all the information technology (IT) in use by the company. He or she should be in charge of all business systems required by the business, the operation and maintenance of all technology operated by the company, as well as the management of all employees and vendors building and delivering IT.

The CTO on the other hand is in charge of the intellectual property (IP) technology that a company creates. This includes software and hardware engineering, the research and development associated with building technology as well as overseeing all of the engineering staff and those that support the staff. Continue reading What is the difference between a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Chief Technology Officer (CTO)?