Martha Heller

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.

Articles by Martha Heller

Q&A: Leading IT in a high-volume M&A environment
Movers and Shakers

Q&A: Leading IT in a high-volume M&A environment

AssuredPartners acquired over 50 companies in 2021. For CIO Sankha Ghosh, the keys to success in this environment are a dedicated M&A team in IT, and the ability to tell their platform story.
June 22, 2022
New US CIO appointments, June 2022
Movers and Shakers

New US CIO appointments, June 2022

Congratulations to these “movers and shakers” recently hired or promoted into a new chief information officer role.
June 7, 2022
Running both IT and digital at Alorica
Movers and Shakers

Running both IT and digital at Alorica

CIDO Mike Clifton explains how, in addition to managing the IT core, he and his teams are enabling the company’s go-to-market strategy, accelerating its digital roadmap, and using AI and ML to transform customer experiences.
June 1, 2022
From CIO to COO at DXC Technology
Movers and Shakers

From CIO to COO at DXC Technology

Because everything DXC was doing operationally involved technology, DXC’s CEO saw then-CIO Chris Drumgoole as the perfect candidate for the COO position.
May 18, 2022
How CommScope restructured IT for better business partnership
Movers and Shakers

How CommScope restructured IT for better business partnership

To enable the global high-tech company’s business transformation, CIO Praveen Jonnala and the IT team asked themselves, ‘Who do we want to be?’ The result is a reimagined IT organization with empathy and humility at the core.
March 16, 2022
The Hanover CIO Will Lee: Our architecture must have optionality built in
Movers and Shakers

The Hanover CIO Will Lee: Our architecture must have optionality built in

The P&C insurance market is changing so quickly that Will Lee, CIO, is asking his team to focus both on near-term and long-term transformation. Critically important to the second horizon, says Lee, is an architecture that can allow the business to pivot.
December 1, 2021
Air Products CIO overhauls IT to support business transformation
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Air Products CIO overhauls IT to support business transformation

To enable the $9 billion industrial gas provider to deliver new “mega projects,” CIO Brian Galovich has put self-service at the center of the target architecture, moved infrastructure to the cloud, digitized key business processes, and updated the IT operating model.
November 17, 2021
At Ingram Micro, digital change starts with the customer journey
Movers and Shakers

At Ingram Micro, digital change starts with the customer journey

The technology distributor’s entire digital transformation is “geared toward creating a single pane of glass for the lifecycle of customer engagement,” says CDO Sanjib Sahoo. His recipe for success includes establishing the right mindset, creating a balanced execution plan, and architecting technology to anticipate pivots.
October 20, 2021
Developing a digital culture at U. S. Steel
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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.
September 29, 2021
How Johnson Controls is going ‘digital to the core’
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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.
September 22, 2021