IDG’s CXO Media Appoints Ellen Daly To Vice President Of Executive Programs

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 10, 2005 – IDG’s CXO Media Inc., publisher of CIO, CSO and CMO magazines, announces the appointment of Ellen (Lakey) Daly to Vice President of Executive Programs. Daly, a proven leader in the technology, conference and publishing industries, will focus on developing and managing CXO's industry-leading executive conference business for the CIO, CSO and CMO brands and serve as a member of the CXO executive management team.

“Ellen is a proven leader, capable of strategically developing and expanding the events business, while building and maintaining working relationships both inside and outside the company,” says Michael Friedenberg, CEO of CXO Media. “Our conferences are designed to serve the distinctive needs of each C-level executive. Ellen’s entrepreneurial spirit, diverse background in the event’s business and collaborative and strategic focus will be of immense value when identifying and serving the needs of our sponsors and attendees.”

Daly brings more than 17 years of executive conference management experience to CXO Media. Most recently, Daly served as director, program strategy for The George P. Johnson Company, where she was responsible for driving maximum event effectiveness in the IBM Americas portfolio by ensuring each event deliver IBM’s campaign messaging. She also worked as a worldwide business relationship manager for The George P. Johnson Company, where she helped to develop global event investment plans, created integrated marketing campaigns and assembled a worldwide portfolio of events to best meet marketing and sales objectives. Previously she served as media director for Carat Face-to-Face, where she developed custom events and directed Carats core business of delivering strategic event marketing plans and portfolios to leading global technology companies. Prior to joining Carat, Daly held several positions including manager of business conference development at EMC Corporation where she designed custom programs and created high-level proprietary events. Daly began her managerial career in publishing, serving ten years at Inc. magazine in a variety of roles, including director of operations in charge of logistics, negotiations and marketing for several large conferences and more than 100 customized seminars.

According to Daly, “CXO Media’s executive programs are held in high regard for consistently going above and beyond to deliver ROI to its C-level attendees and sponsors. I’m looking forward to working with the executive management and editorial teams to provide the finest educational and networking opportunities for executives.”

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 the CIO 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®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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