What is a Chief Integration Officer?
A chief integration officer ensures that all systems, technologies, processes, and people within an enterprise are well-coordinated and working in sync with one another. This corporate executive position can take on the acronym “CIO,” which has always stood for “chief information officer.” Chief integration officer is an evolved version of a chief information officer.
However, instead of being responsible for the IT department alone, the chief integration officer is in charge of more business aspects. The evolution of business systems and processes, such as remote work setups, cloud migration, and the Internet of Things (IoT), brought about the need for chief integration officers.
Chief integration officers act like music conductors who help keep orchestras or choirs in sync. You may also think of them as head chefs in charge of everything kitchen related, such as ensuring there is enough equipment, staff, and raw materials.