You really think a small fraction of executives have IT Skills?
If there is a small fraction then it is so small as to be non-existent. The last executive I met who claimed IT skills kept coming down to the IT department and asking us to answer lists of questions, sometimes it was "Can I get someone to write a C++ program to do XYZ?" where XYZ had nothing to do with the job. Come to find out, he was working on a degree in CS and was having the IT group do his homework.
25 years in the field and I have yet to meet an executive with anything more than the basic windows user skills. The bulk of them consider dual core systems with 2gig of ram and 500g of hard drive space as "Top of the line Desktops"