IDG’s InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 Tops The Mark With Over 400 Attendees

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 10, 2002 – InfoWorld Media Group, the provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies through its integrated online, print, research and events channels, today announced the success of its third annual CTO Forum. InfoWorld exceeded its goal with over 400 attendees this year at the invitation-only conference for CTOs and senior executives. The CTO Forum is being held at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco April 8 – 10. The theme of this year's conference is "Constructive Disruption" – a focus on pivotal technologies that arrive on the scene, disrupt the norm, force change and then firmly implant themselves in our everyday work and social life.

InfoWorld CTO Forum Speaking Events:

Investing in the Enterprise – Focus on Productivity – Vinod Khosla, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

The Impact of One of the First XML Web Services Computing Platforms – Mark Lucovsky, Distinguished Microsoft Engineer

Cars and Technology – General Motors CTO Anthony Scott

Expanding Moore's Law: Expanding the Silicon Canvas – Pat Gelsinger, CTO, Intel

Seeing Differently: A Critical Need For Tomorrow's CTOs – Dr. John Seely Brown, Chief Scientist, Xerox Corporation

Grid Computing – A New Integrated Model for Services, Software and Hardware – Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Vice President of Technology Strategy, IBM

The Positive and Potentially Adverse Effects of 'Nanotechnology' – K. Eric Drexler, Chairman, The Foresight Institute

The closing keynote on 4/10 at 4:00 p.m.: Norman E. Lorentz, CTO for the U.S. Federal Government – Technology Support for Homeland Security and E-Government Initiatives

"The intellectual capital assembled at the CTO Forum demonstrates once again that CTOs are a major driving force of new technology," states InfoWorld Media Group's Editor in Chief Michael Vizard.

For more information on the conference, go to http://ctoforum.infoworld.com.

CTO of The Year Award

InfoWorld's highly coveted CTO of the Year award was presented to U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency CTO Dawn Meyerriecks at the CTO Forum

Monday evening. As the CTO of a $4 billion agency charged this year with giving U.S. service men and women command, control and communications

capabilities in Afghanistan, Meyerriecks has shown foresight and visionary leadership under the most challenging circumstances.

InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002

The third annual InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 is an exclusive, invitation only event for 250 CTOs and high-level executives. The industry's best and brightest minds will convene in an interactive peer-to-peer setting. The InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 takes place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on April 8 – 10, 2002, for 2 1/2 days of networking, keynotes, panels, practical discussions and working sessions.

About InfoWorld Media Group

Only InfoWorld Media Group provides cutting-edge coverage and evaluations of IT products, technology and services for technology experts in senior IT management. InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior technology experts – who drive their enterprises' technology purchases – through integrated online, print, research and events channels. InfoWorld also provides specialized IT coverage for the Chief Technology Officer, the senior-most company executives who possess deep technology expertise and experience.

InfoWorld Media Group's coverage of key IT products and technologies is supported 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 www.infoworld.com.

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 offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.