I hear it a lot. In blogs, threads on forum boards, countless articles, and annual conferences:
“IT needs to be at the table. Why aren’t we at the table? The Board must hear from IT to truly understand risk and to enable the organizational strategies.”
I agree, wholeheartedly.
The disconnect is not in the articulation of how important information technology is as primary enabler (or hindrance) to the enterprise, but rather in understanding the role of the Board and what it needs to understand to accomplish its own objectives.