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

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 Inspire Brands IT serves up innovation at scale
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How Inspire Brands IT serves up innovation at scale

CIO Raghu Sagi and his team are creating a multitenant architecture to improve customer experiences and worker productivity across seven restaurant brands.
June 2, 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
How JetBlue leverages digital technology for safer travel
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How JetBlue leverages digital technology for safer travel

The airline's technology chief, Eash Sundaram, explains how solutions originally introduced to enhance the customer experience are now helping ensure safety during the pandemic.
October 21, 2020
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
Leadership lessons from Accenture’s CIO
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Leadership lessons from Accenture’s CIO

Penelope Prett on how storytelling, team empowerment, and personal brand allow IT to deliver maximum value at one of the world’s largest professional services firm.
September 16, 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
Don’t squander that crisis-induced transformation
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Don’t squander that crisis-induced transformation

Veteran CIO Phil Fasano has some straight talk for CEOs and corporate boards about why they should invest in the technologies that support new ways of working.
July 29, 2020
Freddie Mac banks on modern delivery
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Freddie Mac banks on modern delivery

Frank Nazzaro, CIO of Freddie Mac, explains how the modern delivery software development model, which goes beyond Agile, increases development velocity and quality.
July 15, 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
How Johnson & Johnson IT is managing a global crisis
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How Johnson & Johnson IT is managing a global crisis

J&J CIO Jim Swanson reveals how he and his IT team are helping keep operations running at the $82B healthcare giant, as well as the lessons learned — and silver linings — of leading through crisis.
April 22, 2020
How Lear makes self-service IT delivery work
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How Lear makes self-service IT delivery work

Bonnie Smith, CIO of Lear Corporation, describes how embracing citizen developers led to a new self-service operating model for RPA tools and more.
January 15, 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