CIO Magazine Announces Queen Noor Interview In Special Issue on Global Impact of Technology

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 15, 2003 – IDG's CIO (chief information officer) magazine announces the final round of guest contributors to its special issue on the global impact of technology, due out in September. The list includes her majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, who helped improve the lives of Jordanian womenduring her tenure by creating new initiatives that provided work and income forwomen raising families at home.

The list of CIO contributors also includespro-golfer Ben Crenshaw, child development expert Dr. David Elkind and comedianAndy Borowitz, creator of the TV show, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Thespecial issue, added to CIO's regular frequency of 23 issues per year, will takea hard look at technology's impact on a variety of subjects, including familylife, society and recreation:

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, author of current best seller "Leap ofFaith," on technology's impact on women in the developing world

Ben Crenshaw, professional golfer, on the impact of technology on golf andother sports

Dr. David Elkind, author of The Hurried Child (1984), on technology's impacton child development

Howard Gardner, psychologist and educator, on distance learning and e-learning

Barry Steinhardt, Director of the Technology and Liberty Program at theAmerican Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), on the impact of technology on civilliberties

Dr. Jean Killbourne, media analyst and international lecturer on advertisingmessages, on digital photography: "Can you trust what you see?"

The Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama on religion (book excerpt)

Andy Borowitz, comedian and creator of the TV show, "The Fresh Prince ofBel-Air," on technology and evolution

According to CIO magazine's Editor in Chief Abbie Lundberg, "For better orworse, technology has become entrenched in our daily lives, from the way wecommunicate and educate to the way we raise our children. In putting togetherthis special issue, we felt it was important to go beyond the business world andtake a look at how technology has transformed the daily life of average Americanfamilies and individuals."

Edited and designed by CIO magazine's award-winning editorial team, this specialissue will also include commentary from experts in business, medicine,international affairs, military, science and technology. The special issue willpublish in September and be distributed to CIO magazine's current controlledcirculation of 140,000 CIOs and senior businessand technology executives, aswell as a select list of Fortune 1000 CEOs, CFOs and other business executives(CXOs).