How CIOs Drive Tech Integration Success One expected place where a CIO will exist is in Merger and Acquisition deals. They need to do their due diligence, integrate IT into the acquisition, and manage cultural differences. These are just a few concepts outside of the regular key responsibilities that any CIO needs to perform. Due Diligence In a merger and acquisition (M&A) scenario, the CIO plays a crucial role in assessing the IT systems, infrastructure, and operations of both the acquiring and the target organizations. The CIO must perform due diligence to identify any potential risks, opportunities, and challenges