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 the top influencer of U.S. CIOs in the HR category, and number two overall.