IDG’s InfoWorld Announces CTO of The Year; AOL Time Warner’s William J. Raduchel Receives Top Honor

SAN MATEO, CA – JUNE 18, 2001 – InfoWorld Media Group, a leading provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to provide insight into vital business solutions through its integrated online, print, events and research channels, today announced it has selected William J. Raduchel, executive vice president and chief technology officer of AOL Time Warner, as CTO of The Year. Raduchel will be featured in the June 18 issue of InfoWorld's CTO magazine and honored at a reception on June 19 at San Francisco's Palace Hotel during InfoWorld's CTO Forum.


Raduchel was chosen to receive this top honor out of over 50 CTOs nominated by a senior team of InfoWorld editors. Selection was based on achievements between June 2000 and June 2001 with criteria including size of company, internal and external user constituency, and an evaluation of the technical infrastructure managed by the candidates.

"I'm delighted to be recognized by InfoWorld with this great honor," said Raduchel. "As the CTO of a company with ties to millions of users, knowledge of business trends as well as technology innovations is critical to maintaining our leadership position. AOL Time Warner fully supports the synergistic relationship between business and technology so that we can truly influence and shape the industry in rapid-growth areas such as broadband applications."

"As technology strategists, CTOs must constantly introduce new technologies into their organizations without disrupting the overall business," said Michael Vizard, editor in chief, InfoWorld, InfoWorld Online and CTO magazine. "Bill Raduchel is one CTO who possesses all of the qualities, including business acumen, common sense and diplomacy, that add up to a top-notch CTO."

In addition to the CTO of The Year, InfoWorld Media Group has also selected top CTOs in 10 key vertical industries. For that list of winners and the complete story, please visit

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group delivers in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to deliver insight into vital business solutions through its integrated online, print, research and events channels. In an era when technology is more critical to business success than ever before, InfoWorld Media Group provides senior IT level expertise for executives such as CTOs and CIOs on how technology drives specific business benefits such as revenue growth, relationship management, and enhancing organizational efficiencies.

InfoWorld Media Group's coverage of key technologies, products and trends that assist IT professionals in leveraging technology for business advantage is substantiated by original research done in InfoWorld's $23 million, dedicated multi-platform, enterprise test center. Since 1978, InfoWorld has performed the industry's most trusted testing of technology and products. To learn more about InfoWorld, go to

Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., InfoWorld Media Group is a division of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at