Bush Administration Advisor on Communications Policy, General Motors CTO to Keynote Mobile & Wireless World 2003

FRAMINGHAM, MA – FEBRUARY 12, 2003 – IDG's Computerworld today announced that Nancy J. Victory, Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and Tony Scott, Chief Technology Officer at General Motors, will provide keynote addresses at Computerworld's Mobile & Wireless World Conference, May 6-9, 2003 at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California.


As Administrator of the NTIA, Victory reports directly to President George W. Bush on communications policy matters. She additionally holds the responsibility of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information reporting directly to Commerce Secretary Don Evans. In his role as Chief Technology Officer at General Motors, Scott is responsible for defining the information technology computing and telecommunications architecture and standards across all of the company's business globally.

"As the world's leading technology newspaper with 58 editions worldwide, Computerworld brings 35 years of experience to bear on creating the definitive mobile and wireless conference for enterprise IT executives," said Ron Milton, senior vice president, Computerworld. "We welcome the insights of Nancy Victory and Tony Scott to our program, and will build a comprehensive agenda that helps IT executives map mobile and wireless strategies using today's most promising technologies."

Mobile & Wireless World is accepting submissions to a formal call for presentations through March 3, 2003. Enterprise users, as well as vendors and solutions providers, are encouraged to submit presentation proposals pertinent to the following areas:

Design & Deployment of Wireless LANs

Wireless LAN Security

TabletPCs in the Enterprise

Next Generation Handheld Systems: Pocket PC, Palm, and Others

Access to Corporate Data in Wireless Environments

Next Generation Notebook Systems

End-to-End Security in a Wireless Application

Developing Applications for PalmSource OS 5

Implementing Wireless WANs in the Enterprise

Switched Wireless Networks

To submit a presentation proposal for Computerworld's Mobile & Wireless World conference, visit http://www.mwwusa.com/call_for_presentations. To register to attend, visit http://www.mwwusa.com. For more information, or to sponsor, call Leo Leger, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Computerworld, at 1-508-820-8212.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the only integrated media company focused exclusively on the information needs of IT Leaders – those who manage and implement technology in Global 2000 organizations. The company's flagship weekly newspaper – along with its Computerworld.com Web site and conference series for IT Leaders – form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) worldwide IT media network. Publishing since 1967, Computerworld has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper, and was named to the "Media Power 50" in 2002 by Crain Communications' BtoB Magazine. Winner of more than 70 print and online editorial awards since 1998, Computerworld has a newspaper circulation of 202,000, a total print audience of 1,846,000 (according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.9.0), and an online audience of 800,000 unique monthly visitors (according to DoubleClick). Breaking news and resources for IT Leaders are available at www.computerworld.com.

About IDG

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.


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