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The 12 CIO Skills Every Company Wants

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Where: Virtual Event
United States
Contact: Jennifer Lynch

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Martha Heller has spent nearly two decades interviewing IT leaders for new CIO jobs. Along the way, she has identified one general set of skills that every company wants in its CIO, regardless of industry or size. What are the skills that every company needs in its CIO? How does an experienced CIO recruiter assess them? Which skills have risen to the top during the global pandemic? In her new keynote, Martha Heller, CEO of Heller Search Associates and author of Be the Business: CIOs and the New Era of IT and The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership, discusses the 12 most sought after IT leadership skills and what she looks for in the winning candidate.



About Martha Heller

Martha Heller is one of the most widely followed voices on the role of the CIO. She has been a contributor since 1999 and was founder of the CIO Executive Council, IDG’s professional organization for CIOs.


Martha has written two books on IT leadership: The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership (2012) and Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT (2016)


Martha is CEO of Heller Search Associates, an executive recruiting firm that specializes in IT leadership positions nationwide across all industries.


Through all of these platforms, Martha has built a large, intellectually engaged network of IT executives, many of whom contribute to her widely read e-newsletter, “The Heller Report.” Target Research recently named Martha as a top influencer of U.S.-based CIOs.



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