Computerworld, InfoWorld and SIM Announce New Jointly-Produced CIO Event ; Executive Forum Will Bring Together Top IT Leaders May 6-7 in New York City

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 23, 2008 – IDG’s Computerworld and InfoWorld, the two leading brands in enterprise IT media, have joined forces with the Society of Information Management (SIM) tri-state chapters to develop a power-packed executive forum, commencing this May 6(th) and 7(th) at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. This first installment of the Tri-State CIO Forum will be designed for CIOs and senior IT executives charged with the growing demands for innovation. Topics covered will include: Green IT, Social Networking, Globalization, Security, Compliance, and other relevant issues for top IT executives. More information can be found at .

The agenda is designed by the CIO Forum Governing Body – a collective group of renowned technologists. The focus is on peer-education, rich with case studies and real-world practical insight that provides prescriptive guidance on innovating for success. Attendance at the event will be by invitation-only and will be closed to the press.

“We’re very happy to be joining forces with SIM to produce this high-level forum,” said Matt Sweeney, president and CEO of Computerworld and InfoWorld. “SIM has always done a great job of bringing IT executives together in a regional setting for networking and idea exchange. With Computerworld and InfoWorld’s unparalleled access to high-level IT executives, this event promises to be better than ever.”

SIM tri-state chapter leads Tsvi Gal, CTO, Investment Banking & Asset Management, Deutsche Bank, Leif Maiorini, CIO, CDG Management, LLC, and Michael L. Pellegrino, VP, Information Technology, Fujifilm U.S.A., Inc. also released the following statement: “Computerworld and InfoWorld are two of the most trusted media brands in the IT space and both organizations have years of experience bringing executives together for intimate conferences and symposiums. For this forum we’ll use the best practices of all three organizations to bring the highest level of IT executives together.”

About The Society of Information Management

SIM is an association of senior IT executives, prominent academicians, selected consultants, and other IT thought leaders built on the foundation of local chapters, who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organizations. SIM members strongly believe in and champion:

– The alignment of IT and business as a valued partnership

– The creation and sharing of best practices

– The effective, efficient and innovative business use of information technology to continuously bring to market valuable products and services

– IT management and leadership skills development that enables our members growth at each stage of their career

– The replenishment and education of future IT leaders including a strong role in influencing university curriculums and continuing education

– Working with the IT industry to shape its direction

– Policies and legislation that stimulate innovation, economic development, healthy competition and IT job creation

– Servicing our communities and the industry through giving and outreach

In the Tri-State area, SIM is represented through three strong and vibrant chapters with over 500 members. For membership and additional information, please visit: New Jersey Chapter: ; New York Metro Chapter: ; Fairfield/Westchester Chapter: .

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld’s award-winning Web site ( ), 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 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 1,057,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Fall 2007). Visit Computerworld at .

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at .

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at .