IDG’s CXO Media, Producer Of Award-Winning Executive Programs, Announces Innovative Conference Line-Up For Corporate Officers

Framingham, MA–November 11, 2004– IDG’s CXO Media, a company dedicated to serving the information needs of corporate officers, announces the 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).

The ability to understand and serve the requirements of diverse executive audiences is the 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, individually tailored to the specific role each officer plays in the boardroom, will feature high-profile speakers invited to spark meaningful debate and offer fresh solutions to a wide array of technology, security, business, and management issues. Experts in their chosen fields, these luminaries will interact with participants in programs designed specifically for each executive function.

2005 Roster of Conferences

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

February 6-8, 2005

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Conference moderator: Tom Davenport, Professor and Director of Executive Education, Babson College

Featured speakers: John Heller, CIO, Caterpillar, Inc.; William J. Shaw, President & COO, Marriott International

The CIO Perspectives® on Enterprise Value conference is designed to meet the needs of CIOs tasked with demonstrating the value of information technology (IT) to corporate stakeholders. Experts lead organic discussions on how to overcome the difficulty CIOs often have in articulating, demonstrating and delivering value to others. CIO Enterprise Value Award winners share their stories: the good, the bad—the ugly—on how to build award-winning systems, and the value brought to users and the enterprise. The program includes insightful case-study discussions with acclaimed panelists, breakout groups tasked with suggesting solutions for the subject enterprise's CIO, and valuable peer networking opportunities. Sessions focus on articulating and delivering value in IT infrastructure for strategic value, effective business models, and IT governance.

CSO Perspectives™ on Balancing the Art and Science of Security

April 10-12, 2005

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort

Huntington Beach, California

Conference moderator: Jonathan Zittrain, Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School

Featured speakers: David Kent, CSO, Genzyme; Ira Winkler, Author and Industry Guru

The nation’s top security experts assemble at CSO Perspectives™, the only corporate security conference focusing on the delicate balance inherent in the business of security management and the only security event that features best practices and knowledge shared by senior security executives, those individuals responsible for managing risk at their large organizations. CSOs continually balance art and science, continuously weighing risks and rewards against the needs of business. Participants at CSO Perspectives™ will identify the complex and ever-evolving issues of intrusion detection, forensics, and regulatory compliance, along with attempts to quantify security ROI (return on investment). Experts help examine the oft-neglected side of corporate security—the art of diplomacy, persuasion, and corporate empathy needed to foster positive relations with senior executives and the board of directors.

Seventh Annual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony® on Leadership & Innovation for the Future of the Enterprise

August 23-25, 2005

Hotel del Coronado

Coronado, California

CIO magazine selects 100 companies that exemplify leadership and innovation in the use of IT. These organizations set the standards of business acumen, moving beyond the reality in which they work, forging ahead with new strategies to propel business forward, regardless of market conditions. In honor of the organizations that exhibit boldness, innovation, and success in the use of technology, the award-winning editorial team of CIO magazine presents the Bold 100—those exceptional CIOs who have been able to respond quickly to changing market conditions and take advantage of new opportunities to grow and expand their business. The CIO 100 Awards debuted in 1987, and this year marks the seventh symposium and awards ceremony.

For background on the CIO 100 Awards, visit www.cio.com/awards.

CIO/06 The Year Ahead Issues. Ideas. Impact.

November 6-8, 2005

Wild Horse Pass Resort

Phoenix, Arizona

CIO/06 is CIO magazine’s third annual forward-looking meeting for CIOs and senior IT executives from the nation’s leading business, government and non-profit organizations. The convening focuses on identifying and discussing major trends that will have significant impact on the CIOs role and responsibility, particularly over the coming 12-24 month timeframe. Conference topics include the economy, politics, IT jobs and people, law and society, technology, global citizenship and sourcing, and the future of IT. CIOs come together to share approaches to problems and opportunities those trends present.

Additional CXO Media conferences for CIOs and CMOs are currently in development; details will be announced in the weeks ahead.

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

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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