CIO Magazine Gathers Top Technology Executives, Business Visionaries To Discuss Value Of Technology To Bottom Line

FRAMINGHAM, MA -FEBRUARY 2, 2005 – Top chief information officers (CIOs) and other information technology (IT) executives will gather at the 13th Annual CIO Perspectives® on Enterprise Value Conference at the Marriott Harbor and Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida next week (February 6-8, 2005). Developed and produced by CXO Media Inc., publisher of CIO magazine, the conference features a wide range of speakers and information sessions focusing on how to use IT to deliver value. The highlight of the conference is the Enterprise Value Awards ceremony, where CIO magazine honors companies in nine vertical industries for their excellence in using technology to contribute to the success of their organizations. A grand winner, who best exemplifies the many ways in which IT can have a profound impact on the core business, is to be announced at the same ceremony.

"This conference offers decision-makers and technology executives an opportunity to discuss and share best practices on harnessing technology to achieve business value," says Jennifer Richards, senior vice president of CXO Media’s Executive Programs. "For our corporate partners, this event offers a great chance to meet and establish relationships with CIOs who are tasked with articulating, demonstrating and delivering value within their own organizations.”

A diverse group of speakers is presenting at the conference, including:

Robert Austin Chair, CIO Executive Program, Harvard Business School

Abbie Lundberg Editor in chief, CIO magazine

William J. Shaw President & COO, Marriott International

Ron Vance Vice president & CIO, Tyco Electronics

Robert Sloan Vice president, AT&T e-Sales & Service

Gary Rossman Director, Office of Information Management, Department of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Conference hosts include leading technology solutions companies such as:

UGS (, underwriter of this year’s Awards program and Conference, and:

• APC (,

• Archstone Consulting (,

• CAI (,

• and Greylock Partners (


Launched in 1987, CIO magazine addresses issues vital to the success of chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide. The CIO portfolio includes a companion website (, CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide technology and business leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of 140 awards to date, including two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors. CIO magazine is published in more than a dozen countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. CIO Executive Programs—a series of face-to-face conferences including CIO Perspectives® and the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium™—provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to achieve lasting change in critical industry, academic, media and governmental groups. CIO magazine,, and CIO Executive Programs, and the CIO Executive Council are produced by International Data Group’s award-winning business unit: CXO Media Inc.

About CXO Media

CXO Media Inc. produces award-winning media properties and executive programs for corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business, including CIO, CMO, CSO magazines and websites, and the CIO Executive Council. CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific websites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at