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.

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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.

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