IDG InfoWorld’s CTO Forum 2002 Focuses On The Arrival Of New Disruptive Technology Revolutions

SAN MATEO, CA – FEBRUARY 20, 2002 – InfoWorld Media Group, the provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies through its integrated online, print, research and events, today announced the key speakers and line-up of panelists at its third annual, invitation-only CTO Forum 2002. This year, CTO Forum 2002 will focus on the impact of disruptive technologies and their ability to transform companies and societies. Keynote speakers include Norman Lorentz, the new CTO for the U.S. Federal Government; Patrick Gelsinger, CTO, Intel; Dr. John Seely Brown, Chief Scientist, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center; K. Eric Drexler, Foresight Institute; Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Vice President of Technology and Strategy, IBM.


"At a time when many companies both inside and outside of the technology sector are struggling to adapt to changing economic times, it's important to

highlight the crucial role innovation plays in moving the industry and the economy as a whole forward," states Michael Vizard, Editor in Chief of InfoWorld Media Group. "CTO Forum 2002 provides a unique opportunity for the people who drive innovation to share their insights, visions and passions."

InfoWorld's CTO Forum 2002 takes place on April 8-10 at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. For more information or to request an invitation, go to:

Featured Speakers:

— Kayvan Alikhani, CTO, MagnetPoint

— Rowland Archer, CTO, Haht Commerce

— Ian Baird, Chief Grid Strategist & Chief Business Architect, Platform Computing

— Kent Beck, Father of Extreme Programming

— Marc Benioff, Chairman and Founder,

— Rajeev Bharadhwaj, Co-founder and CTO, Ejasent

— John Blair, Co-founder, President, and CEO, Kenamea

— Grady Booch, Chief Scientist, Rational Software

— Jon Bosak, Online Information Technology Architect, Sun Microsystems

— Tim Bray, Founder & CTO,

— Barry Briggs, CTO, Wheelhouse

— Bill Bumgarner, CTO, CodeFab

— Dave Burleigh, Technology Visionary,

— Chad Dickerson, CTO, InfoWorld Media Group

— Mike Dunn, CTO and Executive Vice President, Encoda Systems

— Eve Epstein, Executive Editor, CTO Media, InfoWorld

— Robert "Buck" Flannigan, CTO, divine Software Services, divine

— Greg Giles, Member of Technical Staff, Cisco

— Steve Gillmor, Director, Test Center, InfoWorld Media Group

— Andrew Grimshaw, CTO, AVAKI

— Alan Harbitter, CTO, PEC Solutions

— Rick Hayes-Roth, CTO, Software Solutions, Hewlett-Packard

— Tim Howes, Ph. D., Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President of Loudcloud Development, and Co-Founder, LoudCloud

— Craig Larman, Director of Process and Methodology, Valtech and Author

— Sheldon Laube, CEO, Centerbeam

— Robert Magnuson, President and CEO, InfoWorld Media Group

— Dr. William Mark, VP, Information and Computing Sciences, SRI

— Dr. Henry McDonald, Director, Ames Research Center

— Sunny McRae, Vice President of Engineering and CTO, Xign

— Dawn Meyerriecks, CTO, DISA

— Imad Mouline, CTO, S1

— Bruce Parker, EVP, Sapient

— Ameet Patel, CTO, LabMorgan, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

— Rob Pennington, Director of Computing and Communications, NCSA

— Loretta Prencipe, Senior Editor, CTO Media, InfoWorld

— Evan Quinn, Chief Analyst, Hurwitz Group

— Mike Ragunas, CTO,

— Glenn Ricart, CTO, Centerbeam