Chief Information Officer

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A chief information officer (CIO) is the corporate executive in charge of information technology strategy and implementation. In addition to overseeing the hardware, software and data that helps other members of the C-suite do their jobs effectively, the CIO must research new technologies, strategize how technology can provide business value and address the risks associated with digital information. In many companies, CIOs report directly to the chief executive officer (CEO), and at some companies, the CIO sits on the executive board.

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