IDG’s Bio-IT World Expands Management Team; Appoints Alan Bergstein Publisher

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 16, 2002 – Bio-IT World, Inc., IDG's new business unit established to support the rapidly emerging technology information needs of the life sciences market, today announced the appointment of Alan Bergstein to vice president and publisher, Diane Lieberman to vice president of marketing, and Deborah Walsh to circulation director of the publication, Bio-IT World. Scheduled to debut in March 2002, Bio-IT World is the first publication devoted to chronicling advancements in the bio-IT market which accelerate research and development in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biochemical, healthcare and agricultural industries.

 

"The convergence of biology and information technology is quickly advancing efforts in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics creating an explosion of data," said Roberta Katz, group marketing manager of EMC's Life Sciences practice. "Building an information storage infrastructure that promotes research collaboration and information sharing across the life sciences value chain will help companies accelerate the drug discovery pipeline. EMC is eager to work with Bio-IT World as a new channel to reach life sciences companies to help them manage, share and protect their volume of information."

New Additions to Management Team

With more than twenty-five years of publishing experience, Alan Bergstein joins IDG as vice president and publisher of Bio-IT World, where he will oversee sales, marketing and circulation for the new publication. Bergstein was formerly with CMP Media as vice president and associate publisher for InformationWeek. Before joining CMP Media, he held senior management positions at Cahners Publishing and Benwill/Morgan Grampian Publishing.

"Bergstein brings extensive knowledge about the technology publishing industry to Bio-IT World's already solid management team," said Morris Levitt, president and CEO of Bio-IT World, Inc. "His demonstrated leadership in the publishing industry has prepared him to build, motivate and manage a winning sales and marketing staff."

Diane Lieberman, vice president of marketing, joins Bio-IT World from THINQ Learning Solutions, where she was director of content sales. She brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the team including senior publishing management positions at CMP Media, PennWell Publishing Co. and The McGraw-Hill Companies. Lieberman also founded OtseGo-Getters, Inc., an upstate New York advertising agency and held editorial positions at Tri-Valley News and The American Banker. Lieberman received a B.A. from SUNY at Stony Brook.

Deborah Walsh, circulation director, will oversee all circulation initiatives and projects for Bio-IT World. Walsh bring 18 years of circulation management experience to her new position. Most recently, she served as circulation director for PUBLISH magazine where she planned and directed new business strategies for web audience development, list rental management, and e-newsletters. She also held circulation positions at PennWell Publishing and Yankee Publishing, Inc.

Also new to Bio-IT World's sales team are Capel States, vice president of Eastern regional sales; Alan El Faye, vice president of Western regional sales; and Jeffrey Hyman, account manager. States has held management and sales positions at CMP Media and Line 56; El Faye's experience includes Advanstar and The McGraw-Hill Companies; and Hyman joins from CMP Media and held previous positions with CMGI.

Bio-IT World has the support of leading information technology vendors, including IBM, Compaq and EMC, as well as from leading life sciences suppliers like Rosetta Biosoftware and Tripos, Inc. The premiere issue of Bio-IT World and its accompanying website debut at IDG World Expo's BioITWorld Conference & Expo, March 12-14 in Boston, MA. The publication's mission is to provide quality, focused editorial information, which enhances scientific research, the R&D process and the business success of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries through the effective utilization of bioinformatics and related applications of technology in the life sciences.

Premium positions, charter advertiser discounts and value-added programs are available by contacting Alan Bergstein, vice president and publisher at 508-628-4806 or by e-mail at alan_bergstein@idg.com. Information on custom publishing opportunities is available by contacting Diane Lieberman, vice president of marketing, at 508-628-4805 or by email at diane_lieberman@idg.com. Subscription information is available on the web at http://www.omeda.com/biw/.

About Bio-IT World, Inc.

Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., Bio-IT World, Inc., provides information products and services to meet the needs of bio-IT professionals focused on strategic IT applications in the life sciences. The company's premiere publication, Bio-IT World, and accompanying website will deliver the latest news analysis and information on the technology infrastructure and applications driving innovation in the bio-IT community. Established in September 2001, Bio-IT World Inc., is an IDG company.

About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.01 billion, IDG 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 IDG.net (www.idg.net), a gateway to IDG's 330 websites powered by more than 2,000 journalists reporting from every continent in the world. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo and the new BioITWorld Conference & Expo. Research company IDC provides global marketing intelligence and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

 

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