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English definition of “chief information officer”

chief information officer

noun [C]     ( abbreviation CIO) WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT
the person who is in charge of the department that deals with the computer systems in a company or organization: As chief information officer he was responsible for the company's policy on employees' use of social networking sites in the workplace.
the person in charge of giving out information about a company or organization to the public: The chief information officer sent out a press release about several new products.
(Definition of chief information officer noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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