Martha Heller

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Martha Heller is CEO of Heller Search Associates, an IT executive recruiting firm specializing in CIO, CTO, CISO and senior technology roles in all industries. She is the author The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership and Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT. To join the IT career conversation, subscribe to The Heller Report.

New US CIO appointments, April 2021

How Brunswick IT enables digital business

How Brunswick IT enables digital business

CIO Mike Adams shares how the company has designed its digital and data platforms to put the customer at the center of its products, services, and digital ecosystem, underpinned by enterprise architecture.

IT execs join forces, pledging to promote diversity in technology

IT execs join forces, pledging to promote diversity in technology

CIOs committed to creating more career opportunities in IT for underrepresented communities are asking 5,000 of their peers to join an organized effort to drive meaningful change.

How Skyworks embraced self-service IT

How Skyworks embraced self-service IT

CIO Satya Jayadev and his team are democratizing technology and creating a self-service model to empower business users.

Inside Blue Shield of California's IT operating model overhaul

Inside Blue Shield of California's IT operating model overhaul

For CIO Lisa Davis, the transformation to a product-focused operating model is key to realizing the health plan provider's digital health vision.

How technology creates an ecosystem of learning at Walden University

How technology creates an ecosystem of learning at Walden University

Walden CIO Karthik Venkatesh discusses how the university is leveraging SaaS, RPA, AI, and more to maximize student success.

How one CIO (and hockey coach) turns players into leaders

How one CIO (and hockey coach) turns players into leaders

Veteran CIO Tyler Best provides his team with accountability, board exposure, and continual feedback to turn them into tomorrow’s IT leaders.

How Cargill IT is helping to solve the world's food problems

How Cargill IT is helping to solve the world's food problems

CIO Justin Kershaw describes what he looks for in his senior leaders and how the $114 billion agriculture company uses data from low-Earth orbit satellites and distributed ledger technology to bring transparency to the food supply...

Driving Emerson’s evolution from electronics to smart devices

Driving Emerson’s evolution from electronics to smart devices

To ensure that Emerson makes products customers care about, CIO Jake Fritz leads through empowerment, engagement, and collaboration.

How Comcast IT moved from order-taker to innovator

How Comcast IT moved from order-taker to innovator

Rick Rioboli, EVP & CIO of Comcast, discusses the importance of moving toward a target architecture, his strategy for clean data, and how he assesses candidates for his IT leadership team.

How empathy drives IT innovation at Thermo Fisher Scientific

How empathy drives IT innovation at Thermo Fisher Scientific

CIO Ryan Snyder shares his insights on IT’s expanding role in product development and the future of the CIO role.

How IT enables the COVID testing operation at LabCorp

How IT enables the COVID testing operation at LabCorp

Chief information and technology officer, Lance Berberian, on how cloud and data strategy help the $11.5 billion company do science at scale.

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