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.

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.

How Johnson & Johnson IT is managing a global crisis

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.

How PetSmart IT grooms the customer experience

How PetSmart IT grooms the customer experience

Mike Goodwin, CIO, discusses how a new product management model is key to streamlining the "pet parent's" customer experience.

Land O'Lakes IT whips up business outcomes

Land O'Lakes IT whips up business outcomes

To encourage cross-functional product teams to focus on business outcomes, CIO Marc Carlson replaces spot bonuses with a long-term incentive plan.

The 12 CIO skills every company wants

The 12 CIO skills every company wants

How one executive recruiter assesses the talent market.

Avnet IT sheds operations legacy to support business transformation

Avnet IT sheds operations legacy to support business transformation

Max Chan, CIO of Avnet, is changing IT to support the $19 billion global company’s transformation from a distribution business into an IoT solutions provider.

How Lear makes self-service IT delivery work

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.

4 steps to process automation success

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.

How to develop IT leaders into future CIOs

How to develop IT leaders into future CIOs

Steve Faas, CIO of Aleris, reflects on his strong record of turning up-and-comers into CIOs.

5 tips om te floreren in het digitale tijdperk

Het bedrijfsmodel van jouw bedrijf staat op het punt om ingrijpend te veranderen

5 tips for thriving in the digital era

5 tips for thriving in the digital era

Is your CEO ready for the future? IT executives share their advice for leading in the age of digital.

RPA and AI help ADP work smarter and faster

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.

A ‘first 100-days’ plan for the new CIO

A ‘first 100-days’ plan for the new CIO

SAIC CIO Nathan Rogers offers an approach for managing your new CIO job.

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