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CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

A chief technology officer (CTO) is an executive responsible for overseeing an SMB's research and development (also referred to as R&D) and technological needs. The CTO is responsible for keeping up with the technical infrastructure of the SMB, including implementing new technologies, managing networks and systems, conducting integration testing, and overseeing IT employees.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

The CTO typically reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO). But if an SMB does not have a CIO, the CTO may also report to the Chief Executive Officer (abbreviated as CEO). It's important to understand the responsibilities of a CTO if a company is looking to create a new CTO position. CTOs at an SMB will most likely be actively involved in IT functions or product updates instead of managing a team to complete to tasks.

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