Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the English term for the head of
information technology, IT manager or EDP manager of a company. The Chief Information Officer is responsible for the strategic and conceptual orientation of information technology in the respective company. He is responsible for the long-term orientation of information technology, for the IT architecture, the deployment, operation and maintenance of computers, IT systems and communication networks
. His area of responsibility includes the technical systems and the operating software, network software and application software, as well as the IT team reporting to him.