During her seven-year tenure at CIO magazine, Martha developed leadership programs for CIOs and directed the CIO Best Practice Exchange, a members-only network of CIOs from top-tier organizations. Martha wrote a weekly column for the magazine on IT leadership and led a series of executive events on IT staffing, career development, and leadership. Before CIO, Martha was an editor at Rutgers University Press.
Martha continues to engage with CIO audiences every day. She is author of The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership, and her next book, Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT, will be published this fall. She writes CIO.com’s Movers & Shakers blog, and her e-newsletter, The Heller Report: You and Your CIO Career, is read by thousands of IT professionals every week.
As a highly sought after keynote speaker on leadership and the CIO role, Martha has appeared at the Research Board, CIO Perspectives, MIT’s emerging technology conference, Harvard University, SIMposium, the National Retail Federation CIO Council, the United Nations Forum on Women and Technology, Sprint, Box and ServiceNow. Martha was chair of the 2014 TBM Awards and is a judge each year for CIO magazine’s prestigious CIO 100 Awards.
Martha received her B.A. in English from Hamilton College and her M.A. in English from SUNY Stony Brook. She lives near Boston with her husband, two children and their dog.