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The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership- an EGG Live! interview with Martha Heller

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

Martha Heller and her team at Heller Search Associates specialize in recruiting
CIOs and other IT executives across multiple industri


This is the 5th most popular show of all time on Solutionz Live! with almost 3000 downloads.

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.

To listen to the show click HERE

Martha’s website is http://www.hellersearch.com/

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