The paper describes empirical findings about Chief Information Officers (CIO’s) in Germany. Firstly the CIO concept in general is reviewed in brief and other surveys found in the literature are presented. Afterwards study results of the position of the CIO in Germany based on empirical data of an online questionnaire in a German online magazine for CIO’s are described. The current and future tasks and responsibilities are pointed out as well as relationships to the senior, to the IS department, and the position in organizations. Differences between the German and American organizational position are mentioned before a summary with the key findings of the study and an outlook for future research is given based on shortcomings on studies that could be found.