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, October 2021

Developing a digital culture at U. S. Steel

Developing a digital culture at U. S. Steel

At one of the world’s largest steel companies, digital success springs from solid business cases, a culture of innovation, and diligent change management, says CIO Steve Bugajski.

How Johnson Controls is going ‘digital to the core’

How Johnson Controls is going ‘digital to the core’

As the multinational conglomerate transforms to bring cutting-edge digital products and services to customers, CIO Diane Schwarz ensures that it is digital on the inside as well.

How Carrier IT built a new culture (during a spinoff and a pandemic)

How Carrier IT built a new culture (during a spinoff and a pandemic)

CIO Joe Schulz and the digital team seized the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a metrics-based, customer-focused culture for IT.

CVS Health puts customers at the center in product management shift

CVS Health puts customers at the center in product management shift

CIO Roshan Navagamuwa explains how a software engineering culture and four-layer architecture are helping $268B CVS Health become the world’s leading health solutions company.

Keysight Technologies CIO: Tech companies need to modernize IT too

Keysight Technologies CIO: Tech companies need to modernize IT too

The architecture is composable and processes are agile at the electronics manufacturer, but for Dan Krantz and team, a ‘growth mindset’ is just as important.

Unilever CIO: Digital literacy is the most important new capability to develop

Unilever CIO: Digital literacy is the most important new capability to develop

Unilever North America CIO Alessandro Ventura has created a digital literacy curriculum to drive tech innovation.

Casey's General Stores IT delivers business outcomes in product management shift

Casey's General Stores IT delivers business outcomes in product management shift

CIO Adrian Butler has adopted a product management model to enhance the guest and team member experience at Casey’s 2,300 stores.

Digital acceleration at Stanley Black & Decker places data at the center

Digital acceleration at Stanley Black & Decker places data at the center

CIO Rhonda Gass explains how a cloud data platform, technology business management framework, and agile architecture are keys to the $14B global company’s digital transformation.

How Inspire Brands IT serves up innovation at scale

How Inspire Brands IT serves up innovation at scale

CIO Raghu Sagi and his team are creating a multitenant architecture to improve customer experiences and worker productivity across seven restaurant brands.

How Stryker IT shifted to a global operating model

How Stryker IT shifted to a global operating model

CIO Alan Douville and his team have made major changes that enable IT to support the $14 billion medical device company’s operations in over 100 countries.

CNO Financial CIO: For real change, let your team define your IT culture

CNO Financial CIO: For real change, let your team define your IT culture

Mike Mead, CIO of CNO Financial, realized that before his organization could step up to deliver everything its changing business needed, he and his team would have to reinvent the culture.

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