IDG’s CIO Magazine to Recognize the Boldest Chief Information Officers at Seventh Annual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony

FRAMINGHAM, MA – July 12, 2005 – On August 21-23, 2005, IDG's CIO magazine will honor chief information officers (CIOs) representing the most successful, innovative, risk-taking information technology (IT) organizations representing academia, business, government and non-profit at the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards. Now in its seventh year, this foremost conference for CIOs and other senior level IT executives will take place at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California. The conference is hosted by IDG's award-winning CIO magazine, the leading resource for senior level IT executives. This year's CIO 100 salutes the "Bold 100": organizations willing to assume the risk associated with championing new ideas and practice new ways of looking at their business and industry. Complete coverage of the CIO 100 will appear in the August 15 issue of CIO magazine.

"The CIO 100 Symposium showcases the most innovative and creative practices that CIOs are using to prevail in a hyper-competitive environment," says Abbie Lundberg, editor in chief, CIO magazine. "Our speakers include both thought leaders and practitioners in business innovation and leadership. The ideas are fresh and the practices proven. CIO 100 attendees will take valuable lessons back to their offices to begin reshaping their own competitive positions."

"The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards is the premier gathering of chief information officers," says Jennifer Richards, senior vice president, Executive Programs, CXO Media Inc., the publisher of CIO magazine. "The conference provides the best peer networking available to CIOs. Additionally, executives from the leading technology providers are joining us for an unequalled opportunity to build relationships with these key decision makers."

Conference Speakers

Some of the most brilliant and bold thinkers are scheduled to speak at the CIO 100 Symposium, including:

Barbara Cooper, group vice president & CIO, Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.

David Franza, CIO, NFL Films and NFL Network

Abbie Lundberg, editor in chief, CIO magazine

Enzo Micali, CIO, 1-800-Flowers.com

Michael Schrage, co-director, eMarkets Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Jonathan Zittrain, assistant professor of law, Harvard Law School

For a complete list of speakers as well as full details on the 2005 CIO 100 conference, please visit http://www.cio.com/conferences/home.html?ID=118.

Conference Partners

Today's leading technology vendors and innovators will partner with CIO magazine to deliver the CIO 100. This year's partners include:

Underwriters:

Cingular

Intel

Sybase

Sponsors:

EDS

Equant

Fujitsu Computer Systems

iRise

NetIQ

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Primavera Systems

Symantec

Xythos

About CIO

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(TM). 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(R) and the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium(TM) — 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, and CIO Executive Programs, and the CIO Executive Council are produced by International Data Group's award-winning business unit: CXO Media Inc.

About CXO Media Inc.

CXO Media Inc. produces award-winning media properties and executive programs for corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business, including CIO, CMO, CSO magazines and websites, Darwinmag.com and two executive communities: the CIO Executive Council and the CSO Executive Council. CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology- specific websites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com/.

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you are a member of the media interested in attending the conference, you must be credentialed prior to arrival. Pre-arranged, on-site and remote media opportunities are available; please contact Rick Sheehy at 508-988-7896 or rsheehy@cxo.com for details and credentialing.

Web site: http://www.cio.com/conferences/home.html?ID=118http://www.cio.com/

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