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

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
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 Stryker IT shifted to a global operating model
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How Stryker IT shifted to a global operating model

CIO Alan Douville and his team have made major changes that enable IT to support the $14 billion medical device company’s operations in over 100 countries.
May 19, 2021
4 tips for launching a successful data strategy
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4 tips for launching a successful data strategy

Becoming a data-driven company isn't as simple as amassing loads of data. If it were, more companies would already be reaping the rewards. Here, four CIOs offer their experience and advice on getting started turning data into business value.
April 28, 2021
How Brunswick IT enables digital business
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How Brunswick IT enables digital business

CIO Mike Adams shares how the company has designed its digital and data platforms to put the customer at the center of its products, services, and digital ecosystem, underpinned by enterprise architecture.
April 7, 2021
How Skyworks embraced self-service IT
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How Skyworks embraced self-service IT

CIO Satya Jayadev and his team are democratizing technology and creating a self-service model to empower business users.
March 3, 2021
How Cargill IT is helping to solve the world’s food problems
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How Cargill IT is helping to solve the world’s food problems

CIO Justin Kershaw describes what he looks for in his senior leaders and how the $114 billion agriculture company uses data from low-Earth orbit satellites and distributed ledger technology to bring transparency to the food supply chain.
January 6, 2021
The state of the CIO job market
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The state of the CIO job market

A recruiter's perspective on the CIO job market and interview process today.
October 7, 2020
Digitizing industrial products at Cummins
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Digitizing industrial products at Cummins

Sherry Aaholm, CIO of the $23 billion engine manufacturer, shares her strategy for creating foundational change at scale
August 5, 2020
How platform thinking drives innovation at Visteon
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How platform thinking drives innovation at Visteon

Raman Mehta, CIO, discusses the shift from traditional manufacturing to software engineering at one of the world’s largest cockpit electronics companies.
June 17, 2020
4 steps to process automation success
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4 steps to process automation success

For Navistar CIO Julie Ragland, shifting the IT discussion from cost to value was key to overcoming obstacles to process automation.
December 18, 2019
RPA and AI help ADP work smarter and faster
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RPA and AI help ADP work smarter and faster

CIO Vipul Nagrath discusses how the payroll software company is leveraging technology to improve the customer experience.
November 20, 2019
How TIAA invests in women in IT
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How TIAA invests in women in IT

With an innovative group mentoring program and local and global networking events, the financial service company's IT Women’s Council helps women grow into leadership positions.
October 2, 2019
Building a digital learning culture at Avery Dennison
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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.
April 3, 2019
Moving IT closer to the action at Ryder System
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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.
March 26, 2019
Digital transformation is more than a slogan
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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.
January 16, 2019
Five steps of IT leadership
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Five steps of IT leadership

Professor and CIO Will Conaway shares his five steps for IT leaders to succeed at their jobs.
October 31, 2018
Life after CIO: Making the move to the vendor side
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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.
August 15, 2018
Even utilities look to innovate and transform processes
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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.
July 18, 2018
How to turn ‘high potentials’ into enterprise leaders
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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.
February 28, 2018
The CIO with a digital business P&L
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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.
February 14, 2018
Removing silos: When non-IT leaders join IT
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Removing silos: When non-IT leaders join IT

To help Lexmark's IT department better understand the business, CIO Brad Clay added non-IT people to the team. To ensure their success, he created a formal training program.
February 7, 2018
The ABCs of a singular global IT architecture
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The ABCs of a singular global IT architecture

How the CIO of Brightstar embedded IT into the customer experience, integrated service lines, and made IT central to the business rather than just an order taker.
January 24, 2018