CIOs are heroes. But sometimes even the heroes need a hand.

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.