Although C++ may no longer be the hottest programming language out there, with over 50 Corporate “C” titles listed on Wikipedia, C++ is doing fine in today’s world.

Corporate titles

  • Chief academic officer or CAO – responsible for all academic aspects of an academic institution
  • Chief accounting officer or CAO – responsible for overseeing all accounting functions, ensuring that ledger accounts, financial statements and cost control systems are operating effectively
  • Chief administrative officer or CAO – responsible for the daily operations of a business and its performance
  • Chief analytics officer or CAO – responsible for the analysis and interpretation of data relevant to a company’s activities
  • Chief architect or Enterprise Architect or EA – responsible for designing systems for high availability and scalability, specifically in technology companies
  • Chief audit executive or CAE – responsible for the internal audit
  • Chief business officer or CBO – responsible for the administrative, financial, and operations management of the organization, often combining the roles of chief administrative officer (CAO), chief financial officer (CFO), and chief operating officer (COO)
  • Chief business development officer or CBDO – responsible for business development plans, design and implementation of processes to support business growth
  • Chief brand officer or CBO – responsible for a brand‘s image, experience, and promise, and propagating it throughout all aspects of the company, overseeing marketing, advertising, design, public relations and customer service departments
  • Chief commercial officer or CCO – responsible for commercial strategy and development
  • Chief communications officer or CCO – responsible for communications to employees, shareholders, media, bloggers,influencers, the press, the community and the public
  • Chief compliance officer – responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory compliance issues within an organization
  • Chief content officer or CCO – responsible for developing and commissioning content (media) for broadcasting channels andmultimedia exploitation.
  • Chief creative officer or CCO – responsible for the overall look and feel of marketing, media, and branding
  • Chief credit officer or CCO – responsible for a company’s overall credit strategy including development of credit risk strategies and overseeing loan portfolios
  • Chief customer officer or CCO – responsible for customer-centric companies for the total relationship with an organization’s customers.
  • Chief data officer or CDO – responsible for enterprisewide governance and utilization of information as an asset, via data processing, analysis, data mining, information trading and other means
  • Chief design officer or CDO – responsible for overseeing all design aspects of a company’s products and services, including product design, graphic design, user experience design, industrial design, and package design, and possibly aspects of advertising, marketing, and engineering
  • Chief digital officer or CDO – responsible for adoption of digital technologies, digital consumer experiences, the process of digital transformation, and devising and executing social strategies
  • Chief diversity officer or CDO – responsible for strategy surrounding diversity and inclusion
  • Chief engineering officer similar to the more common chief technology officer or CTO – responsible for technology/product R & D and/or manufacturing issues in a technology company, oversees the development of technology being commercialized
  • Chief executive officer or CEO/(United States), chief executive ormanaging director (United Kingdom, Commonwealth and some other English-speaking countries) – responsible for the overall vision and direction of an organization, making the final decisions over all of the corporation’s operations. The highest-ranking management officer of a corporation; often the chairman of the board.
  • Chief experience officer or CXO (not to be confused with CxO, a term commonly used when referring to any one of various chief officers) – responsible for the overall experience of an organization’s products and services
  • Chief financial officer or CFO – responsible for all aspects of a corporation’s finances
  • Chief gaming officer or CGO – responsible for both the game development and the online/offline publishing functions of the company
  • Chief human resources officer or CHRO – responsible for all aspects of human resource management and industrial relations policies, practices and operations for an organization
  • Chief information officer or CIO – responsible for the company’s information resources and processing environment; particularly in IT companies or companies that rely heavily on an IT infrastructure
  • Chief information security officer or CISO – responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected
  • Chief innovation officer or CIO – responsible for organizational leadership on technology issues, management of the technology research and review function, ensuring the alignment of technology vision with business strategy, and for driving technology innovation throughout the entire organization
  • Chief investment officer or CIO – responsible for the assets of an investment vehicle or investment management company and/or responsible for the asset-liability management (ALM) of typical large financial institutions such as insurers, banks and/or pension funds
  • Chief knowledge officer or CKO – the CKO is responsible for managing intellectual capital and the custodian of knowledge management practices, usually in a legal organization
  • Chief legal officer or CLO (may be referred to as the General Counsel or GC) – responsible for overseeing and identifying legal issues in all departments and their interrelation, as well as corporate governance and business policy
  • Chief learning officer or CLO – the CLO is commonly responsible for all learning and training operations
  • Chief marketing officer or CMO – responsible for the marketing activities in an organization, and may include sales management, product development, distribution channel management, marketing communications (including advertising and promotions), pricing, market research, and customer service
  • Chief medical officer or CMO – especially in a pharmaceutical company, the person responsible for scientific and medical excellence of the company’s research, development and products, or the highest ranking physician at a hospital. The title is used in many countries for the senior government official who advises on matters of public health importance.
  • Chief networking officer or CNO – responsible for the social capitalwithin the company and between the company and its partners
  • Chief operating officer or COO/ director of operations for the nonprofit sector – responsible for the daily operation of the company; role is highly contingent and situational, changing from company to company and even from a CEO to their successor within the same company
  • Chief privacy officer or CPO – responsible for all the privacy of the data in an organization
  • Chief planning officer or CPO – responsible for the design and implementation of strategic management plans for businesses to increase their efficiency and profits
  • Chief process officer or CPO – responsible for defining rules, policies, and guidelines to ensure that the main objectives follow the company strategy as well as establishing control mechanisms
  • Chief procurement officer or CPO – responsible for the management, administration, and supervision of the company’s acquisition programs, source goods and services, and negotiate prices and contracts
  • Chief product officer or CPO – responsible for all product-related matters. Usually includes product conception and development, production in general, innovation, project and product management
  • Chief quality officer or CQO – responsible for setting up quality goals and assuring that those goals are kept
  • Chief research officer or CRO – responsible for research within the organization
  • Chief revenue officer or CRO – responsible for all revenue-related activities within the organization
  • Chief risk officer (chief risk management officer) or CRO – responsible for enabling the efficient and effective governance of significant risks and opportunities
  • Chief science officer or CSO – responsible for research, development and new technologies. In other companies, this is known as the chief scientist.
  • Chief security officer or CSO – responsible for the security of personnel, physical assets and information in both physical and digital form
  • Chief strategy officer (chief strategic planning officer) or CSO (CSPO) – responsible for assisting the chief executive officer with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives
  • Chief sustainability officer or CSO – responsible for the corporation’s “environmental” programs
  • Chief technology officer or CTO (sometimes chief technical officer) – responsible for the company’s technology/R&D direction, overseeing the development of technology to be commercialized. (For an IT company, the subject matter would be similar to the CIO’s, however the CTO’s focus is technology for the firm to sell versus technology used for facilitating the firm’s own operations.)
  • Chief visionary officer or CVO – responsible for defining corporate strategies and working plans, advising the execution of moving a company forward
  • Chief web officer or CWO – responsible for the entire online presence for their company, including intranet and internet

The above list gives significant credence to the fact that in today’s world you truly can be anything you want to be!