What does a Chief Information Officer need to know today, starting with the assumption that a CIO is a person who probably has some engineering background or technology background; has probably done something else in terms of education – maybe some MBA or some more general education; has a certain amount of years of professional experience in an organization so over time has become a generalist; an inter-disciplinary person and a practitioner who does concrete things but nevertheless needs to think about what he or she does. This is an assumption on developing a Masters in Electronic Governance. CIOs are the high level key people who want to come back and at some point want to think about e-governance. What those people need to know can be enumerated in four points.