IDG’s CXO Media, Leading Producer of Executive Programs, Announces Additions to Innovative Conference Line-Up for Corporate Officers

FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 29, 2004 – IDG’s CXO Media, a company dedicated to serving the information needs of corporate officers, announces a revised 2005 schedule for its highly-anticipated lineup of action-oriented, value-driven conferences. The programs are unique to the industry; each conference is developed to target the distinctive needs of a specific executive role, convening distinguished, original forums for chief information officers (CIOs), chief security officers (CSOs), and, new next year, chief marketing officers (CMOs). Two new events include the CIO Leadership Conference™, part of a multi-faceted print, online and face-to-face content program providing laser-like focus on the leadership topic; and the first annual CMO Perspectives™. Both conferences serve the requirements of diverse-executive audiences, and are individually tailored to the specific role each officer plays in the executive suite, a specialty of CXO Media, publisher of award-winning magazines serving the wide-ranging, and complexly intertwined functions of senior executive officers.

Incorporating themes of leadership, value, stability, and innovation in business, the series of conferences provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government executives who need to continuously expand their knowledge of technology, master today’s business and management issues, and stay current on innovative products and services. The conferences feature high-profile speakers—both acknowledged practitioners and innovative experts—invited to spark meaningful debate and offer fresh solutions to a wide array of technology, security, marketing, business, and management issues. (Experts in their chosen fields, these luminaries will interact with participants in programs designed specifically for each executive function.) Conference attendees are screened and vetted to ensure a high level executive audience and peer-to-peer information exchange.

Additions to the 2005 Roster of Conferences

CIO Leadership Conference & Ones to Watch Awards™ Program

May 9-10, 2005

The Charles Hotel

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Conference moderator: F. Warren McFarlan, Professor, Harvard Business School

http://www.cio.com/conferences/home.html?ID=261

A major concern across business, industry, government and non-profit organizations centers on developing the next generation of information technology (IT) leadership. CIO magazine, in conjunction with the CIO Executive Council™, addresses this issue in the CIO Leadership Conference. Bringing together CIOs who work to elevate the CIO position within the enterprise and today’s up-and-comers—the senior IT staff that will take up those challenges—the CIO Leadership Conference defines what it takes to be the CIO of the future, forge a new set of goals and a roadmap to achieve them. The CIO Leadership Conference also recognizes those future leaders (identified by the CIOs of today’s leading organizations) by presenting them with a CIO 2005 Ones to Watch Award during a special dinner ceremony.

CMO Perspectives™: Making the Right Connections

September 18-20, 2005

The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs, Colorado

http://www.cmomagazine.com/conferences/home.html?ID=241

Marketing is all about making the right connections—with senior management, the sales force, and customers around the world. It's about connecting the right technologies and resources to the varied business needs. It's about connecting the right messages to the right media. Today’s CMO needs to create an understanding of the strategic and tactical role of marketing within the organization, make the business case and receive the corporate green light. CMOs face constant pressure to justify the marketing budget and demonstrate ROI, and need to establish tighter integration with sales, and position the organization successfully across countries and cultures. At CMO Perspectives, CMOs and other senior marketing executives make key connections, learn from industry best practices, and explore successful approaches to today’s most pressing marketing issues.

Interested partners and sponsors may contact John Vulopas, Director of Business Development, for sponsorship details at 508-988-7584.

Previously Announced 2005 Conferences

CIO Perspectives® on Enterprise Value & the CIO Enterprise Value Awards®

February 6-8, 2005

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

http://www.cio.com/conferences/

CSO Perspectives™

Balancing the Art and Science of Security

April 10-12, 2005

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort

Huntington Beach, California

http://www.csoonline.com/conferences/

CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony®

Leadership & Innovation for the Future of the Enterprise

August 21-23, 2005

Hotel del Coronado

Coronado, California

http://www.cio.com/conferences/

CIO|06: The Year Ahead™

Issues. Ideas. Impact.

November 6-8, 2005

Wild Horse Pass Resort

Phoenix, Arizona

http://www.cio.com/conferences/

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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