IDG’s InfoWorld Announces CTO Forum: First-Ever Conference For The Drivers of E-Business

SAN MATEO, CALIF. — 03/13/2000 — IDG's InfoWorld today announced the CTO Forum, the first-ever conference for top CTOs and other senior-level technology drivers responsible for creating and implementing their company's e-Business strategy.

The invitation-only event, to be held May 15-17 in San Francisco, will focus on "Turning Internet Hype into Business Reality."

"While the most of the industry is hyping business on the Internet, CTOs are the ones who have the technical smarts and business savvy to actually build it," said Michael Vizard, editor in chief of InfoWorld. "InfoWorld was the first to recognize the role of the CTO, now we're the first to provide an opportunity for them to share and learn with their peers."

Peer-to-Peer Networking

The invitation-only event, created by the editors of InfoWorld in cooperation with an advisory panel of some of the industry's most distinguished CTOs, is organized as a series of highly interactive sessions to increase the opportunity for interaction and learning. Attendees will participate in discussions such as:

— CTO Shop Talk: The e-Business Challenge

— The Wireless Wild Card

— The Top Ten e-Business Technologies

— Incubating The IPO: A Case Study

— CTO As Founder: The New Entrepreneur

— B2B Heats Up

The Forum will include such industry keynotes as:

— Marc Andreessen (Chairman, Loudcloud)

— Pekka Ala-Pietila (President, Nokia)

— Fred Briggs (CTO, MCI WorldCom)

— Richard Dalzell, CIO, Amazon.com)

— Bill Joy (Chief Scientist, Sun Microsystems)

— Bob Metcalfe (InfoWorld Columnist, Ethernet Inventor and 3Com Founder).

Details on attending the CTO Forum

— Where: The Palace Hotel in San Francisco

— When: May 15-17

— Cost: Forum registration fee is $1,599

— Registration: To request an invitation, Please fill out the form at http://marketing.infoworld.com/ctoforum/register/

Be Part of History

The CTO Forum also heralds the inaugural CTO of the Year award and the compilation of the first-ever CTO Directory — a first time Who's Who listing of CTOs, available to only those technology drivers selected to appear in the CTO Directory.

To learn more about the CTO Forum, please visit http://marketing.infoworld.com/ctoforum/ or contact InfoWorld at: ctoforum@infoworld.com.

About InfoWorld

Headquartered in San Mateo, in the heart of Silicon Valley, InfoWorld Media Group publishes InfoWorld and InfoWorld.com. InfoWorld defines technology for business and focuses on editorial coverage of key technologies, products and trends to assist IT professionals in leveraging technology for business advantage.

InfoWorld's $21 million dollar dedicated multi-platform, enterprise test bed — the InfoWorld Test Center — conducts the industry's most trusted testing of technology and products as well as provides in-depth analysis and the business ROI of the technology and implementation.

InfoWorld Media Group also publishes InfoWorld.com, defining technology for business on the web, features daily technology news, product reviews, opinions, interactive discussion forums, along with a weekly e-mail newsletter (the InfoWorld Scoop) and a complete archive of InfoWorld's print edition.

InfoWorld Media Group is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries.

IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.