Martha Heller

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.

Articles by Martha Heller

Why companies need organizational digital agility (ODA)
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Why companies need organizational digital agility (ODA)

After studying 132 CIOs for his doctoral dissertation, John Hill, CDIO of MSC Industrial Supply, discovered that for digital initiatives to succeed, organizations change behaviors, not just processes.
September 21, 2022
New US CIO appointments, September 2022
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New US CIO appointments, September 2022

Congratulations to these 'movers and shakers' recently hired or promoted into a new chief information officer role.
September 14, 2022
CIO Shannon Gath on building IT value from day one
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CIO Shannon Gath on building IT value from day one

The Teradyne CIO believes a stakeholder-centric IT organization, an effective governance model, and a team willing to ask the right questions are the keys to IT value.
September 7, 2022
Jacobs revamps its IT operating model to accelerate business
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Jacobs revamps its IT operating model to accelerate business

To support the global professional services firm’s new business strategy, CDIO Madhuri Andrews conceptualized three modes of IT: customer transformation, global talent, and integrated global IT operations.
August 17, 2022
What CEOs really need from today’s CIOs
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What CEOs really need from today’s CIOs

In the data economy, corporations need CIOs who can get out of delivery and into redesigning their businesses for the future.
August 3, 2022
Q&A: Empowering agile beyond IT at Fannie Mae
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Q&A: Empowering agile beyond IT at Fannie Mae

CIO Ramon Richards and his team have matured the mortgage financer’s agile processes and CI/CD practices — extending the agile approach across the organization at large.
July 27, 2022
Q&A: Leading IT in a high-volume M&A environment
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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
Running both IT and digital at Alorica
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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