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What Should My Title Be, Cio Or Director Of Software Development? I Am Worried About Liability And Such.

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What Should My Title Be, Cio Or Director Of Software Development? I Am Worried About Liability And Such.

Postby Sikyahonaw » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:21 am

I am negotiating an employment offer for a startup. I'll be building it from the ground and get to pick and choose my title. I've been told that CIO is not good, liability-wise. Is it that bad?
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Postby Tamtun » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:30 am

Liability would be the same regardless of your title. The directors and officers are theoretically exposed to some liability for failure to perform their fiduciary duty, and some companies buy "directors and officers" insurance to cover that. Startups can't afford it, but it also means that startups aren't worth suing.
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Postby Rourke » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:16 am

TheLightWorks said: 1 I guess the key question is what the job description is. if your job is to take care of the software development end of it, then DSD is a reasonable title. if you are running the whole company(including leading the board of directors) then you will be the CEO. personally, if this is a hardware/software development company, and you want it to be eye catching, I'd lean towards "Alpha Geek" 75 months ago
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Postby culley96 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:30 pm

I am negotiating an employment offer for a startup. I'll be building it from the ground and get to pick and choose my title. I've been told that CIO is not good, liability-wise. Is it that bad?
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Postby cassidy25 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:40 pm

I guess the key question is what the job description is. if your job is to take care of the software development end of it, then DSD is a reasonable title. if you are running the whole company(including leading the board of directors) then you will be the CEO. personally, if this is a hardware/software development company, and you want it to be eye catching, I'd lean towards "Alpha Geek"
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Postby Northtun » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:34 am

PamPerdue said: 3 Liability would be the same regardless of your title. The directors and officers are theoretically exposed to some liability for failure to perform their fiduciary duty, and some companies buy "directors and officers" insurance to cover that. Startups can't afford it, but it also means that startups aren't worth suing. 75 months ago
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Postby Linford » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:00 pm

Director of Software Development The Technical Director(TD) or Technical Manager(TM) is usually a senior technical person within a Software Company, Theatrical company, or Film/Television Studio or agency. This person usually possesses the highest level of competence in a specific technical field and may be recognized as an expert in that industry.The Technical Director provides technical direction on business decisions and in the execution of specific projects. He or she may be assigned to a single project, or may oversee a number of projects with related technologies. A Technical Director also typically keeps close contact with any Production Managers and keeps them informed of their budget status at all Production Meetings. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_director lmhilly1971 75 months ago Please sign in to give a compliment. Please verify your account to give a compliment. Please sign in to send a message. Please verify your account to send a message.
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Postby Bronsson » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:21 pm

The Technical Director(TD) or Technical Manager(TM) is usually a senior technical person within a Software Company, Theatrical company, or Film/Television Studio or agency. This person usually possesses the highest level of competence in a specific technical field and may be recognized as an expert in that industry.The Technical Director provides technical direction on business decisions and in the execution of specific projects. He or she may be assigned to a single project, or may oversee a number of projects with related technologies. A Technical Director also typically keeps close contact with any Production Managers and keeps them informed of their budget status at all Production Meetings.
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Postby Osrik » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:59 pm

I think you are making far too much of a title. There are no laws that state the official duties/requirements of the CIO. Therefore your liability will not be increased or decreased by such a title. Do the job you are paid to do, and do it well. What is the problem?
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Postby Amoldo » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:04 am

woodchips said: 2 I think you are making far too much of a title. There are no laws that state the official duties/requirements of the CIO. Therefore your liability will not be increased or decreased by such a title. Do the job you are paid to do, and do it well. What is the problem? 75 months ago
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