Provides technical and information leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company's IT assets are efficient, up-to-date and secure. Oversees the organization’s technology initiatives, as well as IT changes and updates to all projects. Makes key decisions on investments and the implementation of future technology. Develops policies, standards, and objectives, in addition to participating in training sessions and helping recruit new talent. Creates budgets and authorize purchases, with assistance from other executives and managers.