Mitch Betts’ blog brought an interesting article to my attention this week – an interview Accenture chief scientist Kishore Swaminathan in which he argues that CIOs need to move up the value chain and become Chief Intelligence Officers. I kinda like this but I would not equate being a Chief Intelligence Officer with data but with decisions. A CIO should be working to ensure that all the systems in the organization improve decision making. Some will do this by providing the right information and analysis to people to make decisions, some by making better decisions themselves. To get value from its data and organization must make better decisions with it and that should be the role of the CIO.