Meaning of CTO in English:


Pronunciation /siːtiːˈəʊ/


  • A chief technology (or technical) officer, a senior executive with responsibility for managing the technological requirements of a company or other institution.

    ‘His technical genius and passion for solving hard problems makes him the ideal CTO.’
    • ‘If a start-up is yet to hire a CTO, the highest geek on that firm's food chain may be jockeying for the role.’
    • ‘The new hire will jointly report to the CTO and Head of Trading and will be expected to focus on providing improvements in automation processes through efficient software design.’
    • ‘This is a quote from the then CTO of British Telecom, responsible for their FTTN rollout.’
    • ‘He held the same role at Walt Disney and was also CTO at General Motors.’
    • ‘How do a CEO and CTO get along?’
    • ‘The CTO is overseeing a quick modernization of T-Mobile's network before the mobile operator starts rolling out its LTE pipeline next year.’
    • ‘The CTO's office works closely with the chief strategy office to provide technological assessment and direction.’
    • ‘Today's CTO must keep those timeless priorities in mind when selecting technology with high-quality user experiences.’
    • ‘The equity partners are all experienced technical types - data experts, CTOs and chief scientists - currently or formerly at tech giants like VMware and Facebook.’