Role of the Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer's Blog

Given the title of my Blog ‘Chief Technology Officer’s Blog’ – I thought it would be a good idea to briefly explore it’s namesake.

The role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is one of the least defined and understood corporate executive roles (such as CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, etc).  The role has been gaining prominence in many organizations, as witnessed with the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer of the United States.  This can be attributed to the growing impact of technology on both organizations and society, and highlights an expansion of focus beyond Research and Development to broader Competitive Strategy.

According to Wikipedia

A chief technical officer or chief technology officer (abbreviated as CTO) is an executive position whose holder is focused on scientific and technical issues within an organization.  Essentially, a CTO is responsible for the transformation of capital – be it monetary, intellectual, or political – into technology in furtherance of the company’s objectives.

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