Martha Heller

Columnist

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, January 2021

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.

How JetBlue leverages digital technology for safer travel

How JetBlue leverages digital technology for safer travel

The airline's technology chief, Eash Sundaram, explains how solutions originally introduced to enhance the customer experience are now helping ensure safety during the pandemic.

The state of the CIO job market

The state of the CIO job market

A recruiter's perspective on the CIO job market and interview process today.

Leadership lessons from Accenture’s CIO

Leadership lessons from Accenture’s CIO

Penelope Prett on how storytelling, team empowerment, and personal brand allow IT to deliver maximum value at one of the world’s largest professional services firm.

Spinning up digital innovation at Warner Music Group

Spinning up digital innovation at Warner Music Group

Ralph Munsen, CIO of Warner Music Group, discusses technology and business transformation at the global music company.

How COVID accelerated digital transformation at Aflac

How COVID accelerated digital transformation at Aflac

Rich Gilbert, chief digital information officer, on how COVID-19 is allowing IT at the insurer to move full steam ahead on its innovation roadmap.

Digitizing industrial products at Cummins

Digitizing industrial products at Cummins

Sherry Aaholm, CIO of the $23 billion engine manufacturer, shares her strategy for creating foundational change at scale

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