"Top 10 Survival Skills for the Modern CIO"
"Communication," "business acumen," and "relationship building" are all familiar entries on every "Top CIO Skills" list ever written. While these attributes continue to be important to the CIO role, in our current climate of risk, innovation and IT opportunity, they are just a drop in the bucket. The modern CIO must have so much more. From "storytelling" to "dismantling the iceberg" to "bringing the outside in," Martha Heller, author of "The CIO Paradox," and President, Heller Search Associates, provides a new list of skills critical to any CIO working today. Drawing on personal interviews with more than 200 successful CIOs, Heller offers case studies, anecdotes, advice and impressions to arm attendees with the skills they need to bring their companies into the future.
Heller Search Associates
Martha Heller is one of the most widely followed voices on the role of the CIO. She has been a CIO magazine columnist since 1999, and is the author of The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership. Martha is president of Heller Search Associates, an executive recruiting firm that specializes in IT leadership positions nationwide across all industries.In 2004, Martha founded the CIO Executive Council, CIO magazine’s professional organization for CIOs. In addition to her column and blog in CIO magazine, Martha engages with the technology executive community through her weekly e-newsletter, “The Heller Report,” and as a highly sought-after public speaker.Martha has delivered keynotes and led panels and interactive “town halls” for CIO magazine, the Research Board, the National Retail Federation, the Technology Business Management Council, Society of Information Managers, Harvard University, Virginia Commonwealth University, MIT, CA Technologies, Xerox, Sprint and Cisco.