Martha Heller

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.

Campbell’s CIO: For digital transformation to succeed, connect IT to business strategy

Campbell’s CIO: For digital transformation to succeed, connect IT to business strategy

At Campbell Soup Company, business relevance is the foundation of all digital transformation initiatives. It’s about leveraging IT to achieve business goals, says CIO Francisco Fraga.

How to reconstruct your business’s value chain for the digital world

How to reconstruct your business’s value chain for the digital world

Digital technologies change everything. The key is understanding and creating a new value chain, not adding technology just because it is new, says pharmaceuticals CIO Guy Hadari.

Building a digital learning culture at Avery Dennison

Building a digital learning culture at Avery Dennison

Your digital strategy is only as strong as your least digital employee. That is why Avery Dennison built digital literacy into its multi-pronged digital transformation strategy.

Moving IT closer to the action at Ryder System

Moving IT closer to the action at Ryder System

By shifting more IT activity into the business units, Ryder System CIO Rajeev Ravindran ensures a collaborative approach to technology innovation at the $8.4B transportation and supply chain management company.

Developing a business-driven, customer-obsessed IT strategy

Developing a business-driven, customer-obsessed IT strategy

For Oshkosh Corporation CIO Anupam Khare, the goal is for IT to enable the business strategy and add significant business value – all the while ensuring customers’ needs inside and out of the company are met.

The 'Five Ps' of business (and personal) transformation

The 'Five Ps' of business (and personal) transformation

On her journey to becoming CIO, Daphne Jones discovered it takes purpose, priority, preparation, performance, and perseverance for business, as well as personal, transformation to occur.

How CIOs can become corporate board directors

How CIOs can become corporate board directors

Debra McCormack, managing director for the Center for Board Effectiveness at Deloitte, explains what it takes for CIOs to become corporate board directors.

Digital transformation is more than a slogan

Digital transformation is more than a slogan

Digital transformation requires vision, leadership, process change, and technology. Equally important, though, is to change the company’s culture, says Arthur Hu, CIO of Lenovo.

A CIO’s experience as a start-up founder

A CIO’s experience as a start-up founder

Michael Gabriel, former CIO of HBO, offers lessons learned from his entrepreneurial adventure.

How Caesars Entertainment became a ‘digital first’ business

How Caesars Entertainment became a ‘digital first’ business

For Caesars Entertainment's CIO, Les Ottolenghi, the keys to the transformation at the global gaming giant were vision, communication, and a common cloud platform.

Digital transformation is about people, not technology

Digital transformation is about people, not technology

Digital is about technology, but the transformation is about people and motivating teams to change their mindset. Justin Wright, Americas CIO of Arcadis, explains how he handled the challenge.

4 criteria to attract top IT talent

4 criteria to attract top IT talent

As the battle to hire top IT talent heats up, these criteria – location, compensation, role, and recruiting process – will help you assess your ability to attract technology leaders.

Five steps of IT leadership

Five steps of IT leadership

Professor and CIO Will Conaway shares his five steps for IT leaders to succeed at their jobs.

Digital is the business strategy at Principal Financial Group

Digital is the business strategy at Principal Financial Group

Gary Scholten, CIO and CDO of $14 billion financial services firm Principal Financial Group, offers sage advice to ensure a strategic approach to digital technologies.

For Ingram Micro, digital transformation is about improving the customer experience

For Ingram Micro, digital transformation is about improving the customer experience

By understanding their customers’ behavior, Ingram Micro can use digital technologies to create a seamless experience, explains Tom Peck, CIO and CDO.

IT and engineering under one leader drives an exceptional customer experience

IT and engineering under one leader drives an exceptional customer experience

Sheri Rhodes, CIO and CTO of Western Union, discusses how innovation and talent development help the global money-transfer company provide outstanding customer experience.

Investing wisely in the healthcare IT ecosystem

Investing wisely in the healthcare IT ecosystem

With dollars tight and the stakes high, Eric Yablonka, CIO of Stanford Health Care, says healthcare CIOs have to make the right bets in technology.

What does it mean to be a transformational IT leader today?

What does it mean to be a transformational IT leader today?

As CIO, if you think your job is systems, think again. Transformational IT leaders must change their mindset and do four essential things.

How Autodesk is creating the digital workplace

How Autodesk is creating the digital workplace

Prakash Kota, CIO of Autodesk, discusses his approach to using digital technology to improve employee productivity.

Life after CIO: Making the move to the vendor side

Life after CIO: Making the move to the vendor side

Dan Galdenzi, chief growth officer at NASCO, discusses how he went from CIO at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont to a sales and product leadership position.

Load More