Chief product officer

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Chief product officer (CPO), sometimes designated as chief production officer, is a corporate title referring to an executive responsible for various product-related activities in an organization. Most often the position reports to the chief executive officer.


A CPO is responsible for all product-related matters. Usually includes product conception and development, production in general, innovation, project management and product management. In many IT/telecommunications companies, this position includes release management and production. In small and mid-sized companies the CPO typically also play the role of the COO.