IDG’s CIO Magazine Names Gary Beach Publisher
October 9, 1997–Framingham MA–IDG's CIO Communications Inc., the global
resource for CIOs, IT and business executives, today announced the appointment
of Gary Beach to publisher of CIO, the leading IT management magazine. In his
role as publisher, Mr. Beach will focus on creating new business opportunities
for the publication and related businesses.
"CIO Communications has just completed its first decade of publishing with
a record-breaking 10th anniversary issue," said Joseph L. Levy, president, CEO
and group publisher of CIO Communications. "With Gary's IT publishing expertise
and vast industry knowledge, CIO magazine is positioned to continue its
aggressive growth pattern well into the next decade."
A 10-year IDG veteran, Mr. Beach most recently served as senior vice
president of IDG. Previously, he served as CEO of IDG's Computerworld and
CEO of IDG's Network World. He has also held executive positions at the
McGraw-Hill publishing company. Mr. Beach is also widely recognized for his
role in founding Tech Corps, a national non-profit organization dedicated
to improving education through technology.
"Given the growth opportunities for CIO Communications, this is an
opportune time to have someone with Gary's talent join the organization,"
said IDG's president Kelly Conlin.
"I am excited about joining the CIO team to further educate the IT
community on the importance of reaching chief information officers and
other management executives with IT vision," said Mr. Beach. "CIO is a
'must read' for all boardroom executives. CIO's readers are now the key IT
decision makers at Fortune 1000 companies throughout the world, controlling
technology budgets, on average, of $34 million dollars."
Earlier this year CIO Communications announced plans to produce the
magazine in two targeted sections, offering readers more insight into the bottom
line benefits of Web/Net-based initiatives plus examples of partnerships between
CIOs and other executives in creating enterprisewide IT solutions. The
magazine successfully debuted its enhanced editorial concept this month.
CIO Communications, Inc. was formed in 1987 to help CIOs, IT executives and
other senior management executives succeed in their enterprises through the
use of information technology. The company publishes CIO magazine, produces the
award-winning www.cio.com Web site, and develops and produces CIO Executive
Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking
opportunities for business and government executives who want to enhance
their knowledge of technology, business management issues and innovative
products and services. The company is a subsidiary of International Data Group
(IDG), the leading global provider of information services on information