Solutionz Live! on LEADERSHIP The CIO Paradox, with Martha Heller @marthaheller

This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive
Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Martha
The original live interview was 10/12/12.

Regardless of industry, most major companies are becoming technology
companies. The successful management of information has become so
critical to a company’s goals, that in many ways, now is the age of the
CIO. Yet IT executives are besieged by a host of contradictions: bad
technology can bring a company to its knees, but corporate boards rarely
employ CIOs; CIOs must keep costs down at the very same time that they
drive innovation.
CIOs are focused on the future, while they
are tethered by technology decisions made in the past. These
contradictions form what Martha Heller calls The CIO Paradox, a set of
conflicting forces that are deeply embedded in governance, staffing,
executive expectations, and even corporate culture.
Heller, who
has spent more than 12 years working with the CIO community, offers
guidance to CIOs on how to attack, reverse, or neutralize the
paradoxical elements of the CIO role.
Martha and her team at
Heller Search Associates specialize in recruiting CIOs and other IT
executives across multiple industries. Prior to founding Heller Search,
Martha was Managing Director of the IT Leadership Practice at ZRG
Partners, a global executive search firm.
Martha received her B.A.
in English from Hamilton College and her M.A. in English from SUNY
Stony Brook. Martha lives near Boston with her husband, two children and
two dogs.
Martha’s website is
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