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CIO (chief information officer)

The chief information officer (CIO) oversees the people, processes and technologies within a company’s IT organization to ensure they deliver outcomes that support the goals of the business.

As digital becomes a core competency, the CIO plays a key leadership role in the critical strategic, technical and management initiatives — from security and algorithms to customer experience and leveraging data — that mitigate threats and drive business growth.

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