IDG’s CIO Magazine Announces Address by Nasdaq Chief Information Officer on 9-11 Disaster Recovery Effort at CIO Magazine Conference

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 11, 2001 – On October 15, 2001, Nasdaq CIO and Executive Vice President of IT and Operations* Gregor Bailar will address CIOs, CEOs and other business executives at CIO magazine's 25th Perspectives Conference. Bailar will speak about his September 11th experiences, namely how he was able to lead his company in recovering and preparing for the September 17th reopening of the stock market. He will tell executive attendees about the distributed systems, contingency planning, architecture and dedicated staff that made it possible for Nasdaq to resume trading six days after the terrorist attacks. Bailar's presentation is on Monday, October 15, 2001, at 1:45pm PT.

CIO magazine's 25th CIO Perspectives Conference, "Different Voices/Shared Visions: Getting Alignment Right," kicks off October 14th at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA. In light of the September 11th terrorist attacks and the ripple effect on the US economy, CIO magazine will address the renewed importance of disaster recovery and business continuity. CIO is hosting an interactive discussion panel, "Town Meeting: Changing Priorities for a New Reality," on Monday, October 15, 2001, at 8:15am PT.

Panelists include:

— Andrea Anania, Senior Vice President and CIO, Cigna Corp.

— Robert M. Cohen, Vice President, Information Services and CIO, AstraZeneca

— Roger K. Mowen, Vice President, Global Customer Services Group and CIO, Eastman Chemical

— Janey A. Place, PhD, Executive Vice President, eCommerce Strategy, Mellon Financial Corporation

*NOTE TO EDITORS:

Gregor Bailar is accepting a new position as CIO at Capital One, effective November 15, 2001.

FOR PRESS CREDENTIALS to the Gregor Bailar session or any session at the CIO Perspectives Conference, call Karen Fogerty at 508.935.4091 (office) or 508.254.9285 (mobile).

A Special Report, "How Nasdaq Bounced Back," featuring Bailar, is available at http://www.cio.com/online/100201_report_market.html. This is part of CIO.com's Special Report, "Future Tense: Business and Technology After September 11."

Information on new panelists, speakers and agenda items for the CIO Perspectives Conference regularly updated at www.cio.com/conferences.

About CIO Magazine:

CIO magazine (launched in 1987) is published by CXO Media Inc. CXO Media serves CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business. The company strives to enhance partnerships between C-level executives, as well as create opportunities for information technology (IT) and consumer marketers to reach them. In addition to publishing CIO, CXO Media produces www.cio.com, The CIO Insider, Darwin magazine and www.darwinmagazine.com, as well as CIO and Darwin Executive Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government leaders.

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