The job of a CIO is not for the faint of heart. Successes are short-lived, while failures are remembered for years. Delivery demands never cease, while business conditions (like technology, talent, and other external pressures) never cease to fluctuate.
Throw in all the other day-to-day administrative, people management, and executive responsibilities, and it’s no mystery why CIOs are feeling the constant pressure to produce.
But not all help is created equal.
X by 2 CIO advocates and advisors won’t tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to.
We’ll be your sounding board when casting long-term roadmaps. Your watchdog when large, complex initiatives are underway. Your straight shooter when corrective action is needed.
And yet advising a CIO takes more than just candor. It takes experience that only comes from walking in a CIO’s shoes – the wisdom to recognize operational strengths, spot potential weaknesses, and guide executives through the toughest of circumstances.
The wisdom to see it, and the guts to say it.