Video: What's the difference between CIO and CTO?

Although the roles of CIO and CTO may sound similar, there are some clear distinctions between them. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT Executives explains the differences in goals, mandates, and skill sets for a CIO and a CTO.

When you talk about IT leadership career tracks, the question that almost always comes up is, "What's the difference between the CIO and the CTO?" Though the two roles sound similar, there are some clear distinctions between them. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT Executives explains the differences in goals, mandates, and skill sets for CIO and CTO.

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By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.