chief technology officer


Chief technology officers contribute to a company's technical vision and lead all aspects of technology development, according to its strategic direction and growth objectives. They match technology with business needs.

Scope notes

Includes people working in a higher level than the CEO.

Alternative label

  • chief technology officers

  • IT director

  • information technology director

  • CTO

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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