This free e-book details the responsibilities and qualifications for the Chief Information Officer of the digital era. The CIO role has changed dramatically in recent years. With digital technology transforming the fundamentals of business, and turning every company into a technology company, a recycled CIO job description will not suffice. (Updated June 2022)
How do you interview candidates to be your company's CIO, a role that involves a unique combination of leadership, vision, business acumen, and technology depth? Here are questions to ask CIO candidates during a job interview (and what to listen for in their answers).
What is a CIO? What is a CIO in the digital era? How has the pandemic affected the CIO's responsibilities and standing in the organization? What do all companies want and need in their IT leader? Read the latest from Heller Search on this critical executive.
This e-book is designed to get you off to the strongest possible start, with proven tips and advice for every stage of the CIO job search process.
In her trademark journalistic, witty style, Martha Heller creates a profile of what successful CIOs are doing to lead IT in a climate where technology belongs to everyone. Most importantly, she defines the top ten skills and behaviors that CIOs need to develop if they are going to be successful in an ever changing landscape.
With the help of a wide array of successful IT leaders, Martha Heller defines a set of contradictions that permeate the CIO role, and offers solid advice for breaking through them. Heller’s book helps CEOs, HR pros, board members, and IT vendors understand the modern Chief Information Officer.
Heller Search created The Ultimate VP of Enterprise Architecture Job Description to help CIOs and their HR and talent acquisition partners produce an accurate profile of the executive so important to companies in need of a flexible, adaptable, and increasingly cloud-based technology platform.
The Ultimate CISO Job Description guides you, start to finish, through the job description building process. Use it to produce a profile of a CISO who possesses the technical, leadership and communications skills to lead information security today. It is our hope that this resource will help you define and attract the best and brightest information security executives available in today’s talent market.
Heller Search created The Ultimate VP of Application Development Job Description to help CIOs and their HR and talent acquisition partners produce a profile of the innovative, influential professional who can lead application development today.
Heller Search created The Ultimate VP of IT Infrastructure Job Description to help CIOs and their HR and talent acquisition partners produce a profile of an innovative professional who possesses the technical, innovation and leadership skills to lead infrastructure and operations in today’s enterprise.
Heller Search Associates and Business Relationship Management Institute collaborated to create The Ultimate IT BRM Job Description to help CIOs, CEOs and their HR and talent acquisition partners produce a profile of an executive who will maximize the convergence of IT and business, and fulfill on the promise of BRM.
Top 10 Competencies of the Modern IT Leader
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Bringing a Product Management Mindset to IT
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Having a Thick Skin in Executive Search is Critical
VMware podcast | interview with Martha Heller
All About the Chief Data Officer Role
Data Protection Gumbo | with Martha Heller
What Companies Need from their CIOs in 2021
Ivy Podcast | Interview with Martha Heller
CIOs in the Age of Experience
Nexthink | The Digital Employee Experience
Democratization of IT & the Changing CIO Role
Cigniti | QATalks podcast
The CIO Agenda Beyond 2021
Martha Heller leads the discussion with CIOs from Cargill, Quest Diagnostics and Canon Europe, during an Oracle CIO Exchange virtual event.
Transferring Workplace Culture into the Virtual Realm
Martha Heller speaks with Jim Fowler, CTO, Nationwide, and Vipul Nagrath, SVP, Product Development, ADP, about how work gets done, during COVID and beyond.
From Cost Center to Business Partner: How IT leaders are moving the dial
Martha Heller on how IT teams are moving from “order taker” to “business partner."
Hiring and Managing IT Staff During a Global Crisis
RampChats session with Martha Heller and Polly Traylor.
CIO Executive Council panel discussion with Vijay Sankaran, CIO at TD Ameritrade, and Steve Betts, SVP & CIO at HCSC, moderated by Martha Heller
Organizing for Digital
CIO Executive Council panel discussion with IT executives from New York Life Insurance and USAA, moderated by Martha Heller
Be a good storyteller
CIO Career Coach | Season 2 Episode 8
Become a better storyteller, and you'll be a better IT leader.
Become an enterprise leader
CIO Career Coach | Season 2 Episode 7
It's time for CIOs to help decide what the company's strategy should be, not just how to implement it.
Creating an IT investment culture
CIO Career Coach | Season 2 Episode 6
Showcase on what it takes to create an IT investment culture
Rethink shadow IT
CIO Career Coach | Season 2 Episode 5
How CIOs can shift their approach to shadow IT.
Drive operational change
CIO Career Coach | Season 2 Episode 4
Discussion on how it is the CIO’s job to create change at the operational layer so that systems deliver their expected value
Bringing a product management mindset to IT
CIO Career Coach | Season 2 Episode 3
Martha breaks down the best way to utilize IT from a Managerial perspective.
How to change the culture in IT
CIO Career Coach | Season 2 Episode 2
Discusses the challenges IT leaders face when shaping the culture.
Become a digital leader
CIO Career Coach | Season 2 Episode 1
Season 2 of Career Coach takes off! Martha Heller shows you how to take a leadership role in a digital occupation.
How to resign your executive position
CIO Career Coach | Season 1 Episode 9
What it takes to resign from your executive technology role without burning any bridges.
How to negotiate your job offer
CIO Career Coach | Season 1 Episode 8
Tips on how to negotiate compensation and other aspects of a job offer.
How to work with executive recruiters - 6 tips
CIO Career Coach | Season 1 Episode 7
Advice on how to build effective and long-lasting relationships with IT executive recruiters.
Acing the interview Part 3
CIO Career Coach | Season 1 Episode 6
Martha closes the loop on this three part video series that articulates for IT leaders what it takes get the most out of your next interview.
Digital Transformation and the CIO
Michael Krigsman interviews Martha Heller on 'CXO Talk'
Acing the interview Part 2
CIO Career Coach | Season 1 Episode 5
Martha digs deeper into the interviewing process, offering tips and techniques to help you land the job.
Acing the interview Part 1
CIO Career Coach | Season 1 Episode 4
Martha looks at what it takes, after you've gotten through the hiring gauntlet, to smash the interview and do your best to impress!
Tips for putting together a great resume
CIO Career Coach | Season 1 Episode 3
Here's how to create a resume that will get you noticed by employers.
How to build your brand
CIO Career Coach | Season 1 Episode 2
Martha shares the secrets to building a brand that highlights what you do best.
6 signs it's time to leave your job
CIO Career Coach | Season 1 Episode 1
Martha explores the reasons IT pros may want to start being an active job seeker!
Bridging the CIO/CFO divide
Mainstage panel at XIOLINK conference
Interview with the CEO and the CIO of Christiana Care
Martha Heller moderates a discussion at the CIO100 conference
Breaking the CIO Paradox II
From a keynote address to the Georgia CIO Leadership Association
Breaking the CIO Paradox I
From a keynote address to Dignity Health's IT leadership meeting