It seems that everyone wants to define the CEO, CIO, and CFO. But the CTO can just run his own show and perhaps someone will let him or her know when they have made a mess of things - or perhaps not.
Role of the CTO
Chief Technology Officer (CTO). What is the role of this newcomer to the executive ranks? How are Intel, GE, Motorola, Microsoft, leading universities, and government organizations putting these people to work in their organizations? How does the CTO add value to the company?