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.

Driving Emerson’s evolution from electronics to smart devices

Driving Emerson’s evolution from electronics to smart devices

To ensure that Emerson makes products customers care about, CIO Jake Fritz leads through empowerment, engagement, and collaboration.

How Comcast IT moved from order-taker to innovator

How Comcast IT moved from order-taker to innovator

Rick Rioboli, EVP & CIO of Comcast, discusses the importance of moving toward a target architecture, his strategy for clean data, and how he assesses candidates for his IT leadership team.

How empathy drives IT innovation at Thermo Fisher Scientific

How empathy drives IT innovation at Thermo Fisher Scientific

CIO Ryan Snyder shares his insights on IT’s expanding role in product development and the future of the CIO role.

How IT enables the COVID testing operation at LabCorp

How IT enables the COVID testing operation at LabCorp

Chief information and technology officer, Lance Berberian, on how cloud and data strategy help the $11.5 billion company do science at scale.

How JetBlue leverages digital technology for safer travel

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.

How IT enables the COVID testing operation at LabCorp

How IT enables the COVID testing operation at LabCorp

Chief information and technology officer, Lance Berberian, on how cloud and data strategy help the $11.5 billion company do science at scale.

The state of the CIO job market

The state of the CIO job market

A recruiter's perspective on the CIO job market and interview process today.

Leadership lessons from Accenture’s CIO

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.

Spinning up digital innovation at Warner Music Group

Spinning up digital innovation at Warner Music Group

Ralph Munsen, CIO of Warner Music Group, discusses technology and business transformation at the global music company.

How COVID accelerated digital transformation at Aflac

How COVID accelerated digital transformation at Aflac

Rich Gilbert, chief digital information officer, on how COVID-19 is allowing IT at the insurer to move full steam ahead on its innovation roadmap.

Digitizing industrial products at Cummins

Digitizing industrial products at Cummins

Sherry Aaholm, CIO of the $23 billion engine manufacturer, shares her strategy for creating foundational change at scale

Don't squander that crisis-induced transformation

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.

Turning IT on a dime at Perdue Farms as the coronavirus struck

Turning IT on a dime at Perdue Farms as the coronavirus struck

Six weeks into his new CIO role, Mark Booth and his team moved 3,000 office workers to remote work — and created a safer working environment at the company’s plants.

Freddie Mac banks on modern delivery

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.

5 fundamental steps for turning your data into an asset

5 fundamental steps for turning your data into an asset

Nick Daffan, CIO of Verisk Analytics, on how engaging data scientists, finding quick wins, and providing flexible technology are key to your data strategy.

How platform thinking drives innovation at Visteon

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.

Banner Health IT rallies to overcome COVID-19 challenges

Banner Health IT rallies to overcome COVID-19 challenges

Deanna Wise, CIO of Banner Health, sees a stronger and more agile team emerging from the coronavirus crisis.

Creating a data-driven business at McKinsey & Co.

Creating a data-driven business at McKinsey & Co.

Mike Wright, Global CIO, is turning knowledge into value at the global management consulting firm.

Rite Aid’s digital journey takes the pandemic head on

Rite Aid’s digital journey takes the pandemic head on

Justin Mennen, EVP and CIO of Rite Aid, leads a strategy to keep employees safe and in the stores, while ramping up systems to serve customers in a time of crisis.

Predictive analytics unlocks factory capacity at Reynolds

Predictive analytics unlocks factory capacity at Reynolds

Rita Fisher, CIO and SVP of Supply Chain, discusses her approach to digitizing plant operations at the global consumer products company.

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