The Chief Technology Officer: Strategic Responsibilities and Relationships

@article{Smith2003TheCT,
  title={The Chief Technology Officer: Strategic Responsibilities and Relationships},
  author={Roger A. Smith},
  journal={Research-Technology Management},
  year={2003},
  volume={46},
  pages={28 - 36}
}
  • Roger A. Smith
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Business
  • Research-Technology Management
OVERVIEW: The significant role of technology in strategic business decisions has created the need for executives who understand technology and recognize profitable applications to products, services and processes. Many companies have addressed this need through the appointment of a chief technology officer (CTO) whose responsibilities include: monitoring new technologies and assessing their potential to become new products or services; overseeing the selection of research projects to ensure… 

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