IDG’S CIO Magazine and CIO Executive Council Announce David McCullough to Keynote Second Annual Leadership Conference

FRAMINGHAM, MA—March 8, 2006—IDG’s CIO magazine and CIO Executive Council announce David McCullough, author of the bestseller 1776, will deliver the kickoff keynote address at the annual CIO Leadership Conference on May 8th at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA. The annual CIO Leadership Conference convenes the nation’s top chief information officers (CIOs) and their direct reports to discuss solutions to today’s biggest management and leadership challenges. McCullough, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and host of PBS programs “Smithsonian World” and “The American Experience,” will address a crowd of 200+ attendees on key leadership principles and outline the connections between great leaders in political history and great leaders in business today.

“David McCullough is one of America’s most astute observers of leadership in a historical context,” says Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO. “He’s also an amazingly gifted storyteller. We are honored to have him join us for this exclusive presentation to the nation’s CIOs.”

The CIO Leadership Conference, taking place May 8-10th at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA, includes an awards ceremony bestowing the prestigious Ones to Watch™ Awards on the top 20 rising stars in information technology. In addition to McCullough, the distinctive line-up of conference speakers includes:

– Warren McFarlan, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School

– Tom Murphy, CIO of AmerisourceBergen

– Joseph Badaracco, Author and Professor of Business Ethics, Harvard Business School

Complete agenda and registration information is available at http://www.cio.com/conferences/. Media interested in covering or attending David McCullough’s keynote address should contact Karen Fogerty at 508.935.4091 or fogerty@cio.com

About CIO Magazine and the CIO Executive Council:

Launched in 1987, CIO magazine addresses issues vital to the success of chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide. The CIO portfolio includes a companion website (http://www.CIO.com), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide technology and business leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of 140 awards to date, including two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors. CIO magazine is published in more than a dozen countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. CIO Executive Programs—a series of face-to-face conferences including CIO Perspectives and the CIO 100 Awards provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to achieve lasting change in critical industry, academic, media and governmental groups. CIO magazine, CIO.com, CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council are produced by International Data Group’s award-winning business unit: CXO Media Inc.

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