Alan Guibord, President & CEO of Computerworld To Chair Richmond Events’ The CIO Forum – Corporate America

NEW YORK, NY-JUNE 6, 2001 – Alan Guibord, President & CEO of IDG's Computerworld, will chair the conference program of Richmond Events' CIO Forum – Corporate America, to be held on board the ocean liner Aurora Sept. 9-12, 2001.


"Alan is the ideal person to chair this exclusive event for senior-level IT executives," said Project Manager Neil Tait. "CIOs want to learn from their peers and Alan, as a former CIO himself, is well placed to keep the program and the speakers focused on the real issues facing today's CIO."

Prior to joining Computerworld, Guibord was CIO at Fort James Corporation where he had responsibility for all IT strategy, spending and implementation, with a budget of more than $200 million and a global staff of more than 800. He successfully led the integration of a $2 billion acquisition and executed an e-commerce strategy to accommodate retail and commercial business. Guibord also has served as Vice President IT for RR Donnelley and Sons, CIO of PictureTel and VP MIS/Administrative Services for Timeplex.

Guibord's impressive resume also includes past membership of several key advisory boards, including Oracle and Microsoft. He also acted as an advisor and guest lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business, Fordham University and Norwalk Technical College. He is a speaker/lecturer at major international technology seminars.

The CIO Forum – Corporate America, now in its second year, already has more than 150 senior IT executives from US corporations confirmed to attend. "We literally convert the ocean liner into a floating business forum and create a distraction-free environment — perfect for learning and doing business at this strategic level," said Tait.

The CIO Forum – Corporate America provides senior IT executives and CIOs at major North American corporations with 2 1/2 days of one-on-one business meetings, executive conferences, keynote addresses and think tanks. Unlike a typical trade show or conference, the event is by invitation only, and only senior-level decision-makers are invited.

For more information on the Forum, please contact Project Manager Neil Tait at 212/651-8783 or via email at