Chief Technology Officer / CTO

The CTO of a corporation is an executive is supposed to be in charge of all the technical direction of the company. CTOs usually are the alpha-nerds turned executives of the company and work with the CIO and CSO to meet the technical needs of the companies operations, which are directed by the COO. The idea is to allow the CTO to be somewhat protected from the other executive-level distractions that the other chief officers handle.