CIO vs. CTO: Chief collaborators in tech

Most roles and responsibilities in the C-suite are fairly distinct and well defined: CFOs are responsible for all financial operations; COOs oversee daily operations; and CEOs manage the entire enterprise, for example.

With CIOs and CTOs, however, roles and responsibilities can sometimes get blurred. The fact that technology and how organizations use it changes so rapidly doesn’t help matters. Nevertheless, many enterprises have both a CIO and a CTO, and it’s important that the two work in harmony in order to maximize the benefits of technology.