In general, anyone who is in a CxO role of any kind is responsible for the long-term vision and ensuring that the resources are in place in order for that to be enacted. They are the “outside” face of a department.
Someone in an Architect-type role is responsible for the day to day implementation of that vision. They are the “inside” face of the department to the staff.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-a-CPO-and-a-Product-architect
Originally Posted On: 2015-12-25