Computerworld Announces Its Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2008

FRAMINGHAM, MA — DECEMBER 10, 2007 — Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," announced today its annual class of Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2008, honoring the 100 IT executives who have led their organizations by mentoring and motivating employees, envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively managing and executing IT strategies. The 2008 Honorees will be recognized, with many presenting their success strategies, at Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, to be held March 9-11, 2008 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The complete class of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2008 appears online at http://www.computerworld.com/08/p100 and in the Dec. 10, 2007 issue of Computerworld. In addition to the class roster, a special report appears highlighting the challenges IT leaders expect to face in the coming year, including developing their skills, mapping current IT initiatives with the top priorities of their CEOs and driving innovation. Featured on Computerworld.com only is the Class of 2008 Yearbook, a photo gallery of this year's Premier 100 IT Leaders, along with interesting personal tidbits from the Honorees themselves.

"This year's class of Honorees is characterized by a diversity that demonstrates how the blending of unique approaches and backgrounds builds outstanding IT organizations. What these individuals share in common are an expertise born of hard work and an intangible leadership quality they use to successfully champion IT, not only as a business enabler but as a business influencer," said Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief of Computerworld. "The professionals honored in Computerworld's 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders program, and by extension the organizations they represent, are clearly mindful of their role and obligation as leaders of the global IT community. Their willingness to brave the scrutiny of the limelight as they share their experiences with their peers has won our respect, appreciation and deep admiration."

Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders represent companies across all industries, as well as government and educational organizations, including the Peace Corps, Raytheon Corporation, Verizon Wireless, George Mason University, Six Flags and MetLife.

This year's recipients were selected from nearly 800 nominees who were measured against Computerworld's IT Leadership Index, a set of characteristics that describes executives who guide the effective use of IT in their organizations, and evaluated by the editors and by a panel of outside judges. The candidates were asked about a range of topics, including their backgrounds, work experiences, special accomplishments and leadership styles.

Crafted by the publication's editors, Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference is a unique and compelling departure from the standard technology conference. Rather than focusing on vendors and products, the spotlight is on great ideas, strategic use of best practices and real-world leadership from the IT and business executives who are advancing their organizations through technology.

For more information about attending Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, please visit http://www.premier100.com .

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Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site ( www.computerworld.com ), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).

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