Computerworld Seeks Visionary Technology Executives for Third Annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 26, 2001 – IDG's Computerworld, an information services company for the IT leader community, today announced it is seeking outstanding corporate technology executives and managers for its third annual Premier 100 IT Leaders awards program.


Computerworld is launching a nationwide search for nominations of business and technology professionals who have shown leadership in their organizations through the application of technology solutions to business problems. Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders are individuals who foster innovation and creative work environments, envision innovative approaches to business problems and effectively create, implement and manage IT strategies.

The list of honorees will be published in a special issue of Computerworld in January 2002, and many will attend and be honored at Computerworld's annual Premier 100 IT Leaders conference, February 3-5, 2002 at the Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.

"As the intersection between business and IT increases, the Computerworld Premier 100 awards program casts a spotlight on leaders from both the technology and business sides of a broad range of companies," said Maryfran Johnson, editor-in-chief of Computerworld. "We are recognizing and honoring the most innovative professionals who are using technology to transform their business operations today."

Among last year's honorees were Robert DeRodes, CIO, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Robert R. Ridout, vice president and CIO, DuPont Co.; Barbra Cooper, group vice president and CIO, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.; and Brian T. Light, senior vice president and CIO, Staples, Inc.

Eligible professionals include CIOs, vice presidents, business unit directors or e-business managers from a cross-section of company divisions, including but not limited to network management, database management, Web management, help desk, application development, project management, contract management and procurement.

Nomination forms for potential Premier 100 honorees must be submitted online at Contact Computerworld by e-mail at or phone at (508) 820-8204 with any questions or for additional information. The deadline for all nominations is Friday, July 13, 2001.

Nominated candidates are surveyed on a range of topics, including business-critical projects, technologies, mentoring, business and IT experience, hiring practices, and management style. The final list of Premier 100 IT Leaders will include the individuals who most closely match Computerworld's IT Leader Index, a set of common characteristics that top technology and business executives have agreed are the essential attributes of an "IT Leader."

For information on this year's awards program, profiles and stories from the 2001 Premier 100 special issue, as well as news from this May's Premier 100 IT Leaders conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif., visit

Computerworld is a complete information services company focused on delivering news, analysis and management tools for senior IT professionals in the enterprise market. Its 34-year-old weekly publication continues to be the primary source of news information for IT industry leaders. Integrating print, online and one-on-one events, Computerworld delivers information to senior executives that enhances the effectiveness of their roles by helping them manage their environments and assess vendor partners.

About Computerworld

Based in Framingham, Mass., Computerworld, Inc. is a complete information services company for the IT Leader community, providing print and online publications, books, conferences and research services. The company's flagship weekly newspaper for IT Leaders has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper. With a circulation of 250,000, Computerworld has a total audience of 935,200, according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.7.0. News and resources for the IT Leader community are available at

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