IDG’s InfoWorld Announces InfoWorld’s Top CTOs for 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 2, 2008 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT decision makers, today announced InfoWorld's Top 25 Chief Technology Officers for 2008.

Every year since 2001, InfoWorld has honored senior IT executives who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership within their companies and in the IT community.

The following IT executives are InfoWorld's CTO 25 for 2008 (in alphabetical order):

— David Barnes, CIO, UPS

— Vincent Biddlecombe, CTO, Transplace

— John Bowden, CIO, Lifetime Products

— Jim Burns, CIO, State of Alabama

— Bill Chapman, CTO, Avnet

— Beach Clark, vice president of IT, Georgia Aquarium

— David Dillehunt, CIO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas

— Gregory Framke, CIO, ETrade Financial

— Hari Gopalkrishnan, CTO, Lehman Brothers

— Paul Fremantle, CTO, WSO2

— Bill Gruszka, CIO, Southeastern Polytechnic State University

— Matt Kesner, CIO, Fenwick & West

— Vivek Kundra, CTO, District of Columbia

— Jim Lowder, CTO, OhioHealth

— Bill Maguire, CIO, Virgin America

— Bernard "Bud" Mathaisel, CIO, Achievo

— Timothy Olson, CTO, Agito Networks

— Greg Papadopolous, CTO, Sun Microsystems

— Humberto Quintanar, CIO, Antelope Valley Hospital

— David Reilly, CTO, Credit Suisse

— Gerald Shields, CIO, Aflac

— Jim Smith, vice president of engineering, Digital Realty Trust

— George Spies, senior vice president of debit services, global

technology and operations, MasterCard Worldwide

— Jon Williams, CTO, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions (now CTO of NBC

Universal's iVillage unit)

— Chris Wysopal, CTO, Veracode

"This year's honorees showed how a savvy CTO can make a huge difference in leading their business to success, whether in creating a world-class product or making a critical business priority happen the right way," said Galen Gruman, executive editor of InfoWorld. "We were struck by how the best CTOs combined solid, strategic technology thinking with management prowess to make their successes happen."

The InfoWorld CTO 25 feature, including InfoWorld's expert reporting and analysis, appears online at http://www.infoworld.com.

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

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