IDG Appoints Robert Carrigan CEO Of Computerworld

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 10, 2003 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media company, today announced the appointment of Robert Carrigan to publisher, president and CEO of Computerworld. With four years at AOL and more than ten years of publishing experience at IDG, Carrigan will strengthen Computerworld’s position as the leading newsweekly for IT leaders. Carrigan will officially take the helm on April 7.


In his new post, Carrigan will oversee all business activities of the print publication, online operations, events and research at Computerworld.

“Bob brings astounding media industry insight and publishing expertise to Computerworld,” said Patrick Kenealy, CEO of IDG. “Previously, he successfully led PC World to unprecedented growth and with his compelling vision and fresh ideas, he will strategically position and strengthen Computerworld’s portfolio of products.”

Most recently, Carrigan was senior vice president of interactive marketing at AOL, where he led the Key Accounts Group, which sells and manages AOL’s largest and most strategic accounts. Carrigan also managed key vertical sales categories for AOL Interactive Marketing including Finance, Health, Music, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunications/Wireless, and Computing. During his tenure at AOL, Carrigan developed and drove innovative internet-based marketing solutions for industry-leading companies.

“I look forward to returning to IDG to lead Computerworld, one of the most established and respected technology brands in the world,” said Robert Carrigan, CEO of Computerworld. “As the oldest global product line of IDG, Computerworld has a first rate team of award winning journalists, designers and professionals. This rewards me with many exciting opportunities and a solid foundation from which we are able to grow and expand the brand even further.”

Carrigan brings more than 10 years of publishing and sales experience from PC World, where he led the ad sales team to dramatic market share and revenue gains, taking the magazine from the number three publication in a 4-book market to the number one spot within 3 years. In addition, he launched PC World’s Custom Publishing division, managed a quarterly supplement with Newsweek targeted at the small office/home office market, and acted as publisher of the newsstand-only PC World’s Buyers’ Guide to Windows.

Prior to joining PC World, Carrigan was Eastern sales manager and New England regional manager at IDG’s Digital News where he managed four sales offices and consistently exceeded revenue goals. In his positions at Digital News, he received the IDG “Chairman’s Star” for outstanding sales and the highest territory revenue achievement awards in 1991.

Carrigan graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Business Administration in 1989. He and his wife and children reside in Montclair, New Jersey.

First published in 1967, Computerworld now reaches 58 countries worldwide including Australia, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Russia, and UK. A winner of more than sixty editorial awards, Computerworld is the world's largest IT media network.

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at


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