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.

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.

How IT is helping to create a culture of consumerism in healthcare

How IT is helping to create a culture of consumerism in healthcare

CIO Jonathan Shoemaker explains how Allina Health is turning patients into customers using technology and tools regularly used by retailers.

Even utilities look to innovate and transform processes

Even utilities look to innovate and transform processes

Mike Koehler, CIO and CDO at Exelon, discusses how he’s creating a culture of innovation at the energy provider, improving customer, employee and supplier experiences.

What is Digital 2.0?

What is Digital 2.0?

Digital 1.0 vs. Digital 2.0 -- Vijay Sankaran, CIO of TD Ameritrade, explains the differences and offers advice to CIOs looking to move their companies to an “anywhere, anytime, any platform” mindset.

Avoid these digital transformation false starts

Avoid these digital transformation false starts

Expert CIO Bruce Lee discusses three traps that can trip up CIOs as they drive digital transformation initiatives.

To develop IT talent, you need an enterprise view

To develop IT talent, you need an enterprise view

CIO Mike Zahigian explains how Amgen's Technology Talent Forum helped grow leaders from inside the company rather than acquiring them from the outside.

How to make the most of meetings between IT and your business partners

How to make the most of meetings between IT and your business partners

Sanjay Shringarpure, CIO of E & J Gallo Winery, discusses why a structured approach to meetings between IT and its business partners drives IT value.

The future is bright for digital CIOs

The future is bright for digital CIOs

Digital transformation is creating many opportunities for CIOs. Learn what they are and how to advance your career as a digital CIO.

160-year-old insurance giant transforms into a digital business

160-year-old insurance giant transforms into a digital business

How Northwestern Mutual transformed its classic IT model of plan, build, run into an agile model focused on digital innovation.

Conagra CIO: In IT, our job is to remove the friction

Conagra CIO: In IT, our job is to remove the friction

Mindy Simon, CIO of Conagra Brands, focuses on being digital with her business partners, not doing digital to them.

Organizing for digital industrial leadership

Organizing for digital industrial leadership

Jennifer Hartsock, CIO of Baker Hughes, a GE company, explains how she uses a product management model to drive productivity.

How IBM's agile, design-first approach increases employee productivity

How IBM's agile, design-first approach increases employee productivity

IBM CIO Fletcher Previn explains how agile development, Net Promoter Score, and organizational structure are key to delivering easy-to-use solutions that drive innovation and employee efficiency.

How to turn ‘high potentials’ into enterprise leaders

How to turn ‘high potentials’ into enterprise leaders

Andy Newsom, CIO of CSL Behring, discusses how he makes talent management a part of the IT department's culture and turns high-potential employees into enterprise leaders.

The CIO with a digital business P&L

The CIO with a digital business P&L

Justin Mennen, CIO and CDO of CompuCom -- provider of managed digital workplace services, is elevating the digital experiences of his customers and his P&L leadership role.

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