IDG’s Computerworld Names John Amato Vice President, Business Development, Strategic Programs & Events

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 9, 2004 – Former Comdex VP of Sales Delivers Proven Experience to Growing Executive Team. Computerworld, "The Voice of IT Management," has announced a key executive appointment in its Strategic Programs & Events business, signaling ongoing growth for the technology media company.

With a focus on selling key event sponsorships, John Amato joins Computerworld in the new position of vice president, business development, for the rapidly growing Strategic Programs & Events group, which manages the brand's flagship and industry-leading Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, Storage Networking World, and Computerworld Honors Program along with its recent ground-breaking launches like Mobile & Wireless World, Enterprise Management World, Business Intelligence Perspectives, and the Computerworld IT Executive Summit Series. Amato will be responsible for growing sponsorships in 2005 for the Premier 100, Mobile & Wireless World and Business Intelligence Perspectives events.

Amato joins Computerworld after serving as vice president, business development, for CXO Media's Executive Programs team, where he received the 2003 President's Award as the top-performing employee. Prior to CXO, he worked at Comdex, where he was the top revenue generator in 2001-2002 and vice president of national sales.

"Computerworld's content-rich conference business has grown significantly in the face of adverse markets and continues to deliver strong ROI in a climate where every dollar spent is scrutinized," said Ron Milton, executive vice president of Strategic Programs at Computerworld. "John's experience will play a key role in building visibility for our inaugural events, as well as continue to offer superior value-add to the returning sponsors of our established conference series."

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, website, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management with a guaranteed rate base of 180,000, a total print audience of 1,869,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS v.10.0), and an online audience of over one million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit 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 Web sites 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