IDG’s InfoWorld Draws Top Technology Leaders to CTO Forum

SAN FRANICSCO, CA – MARCH 4, 2003 – InfoWorld Media Group, responsible for delivering award-winning technology and product news, research and analysis to the IT community for over 25 years today announced the line-up of speakers, panel discussions and sponsors at CTO Forum 2003. CTO Forum – the premier networking venue for IT executives – will take place at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, March 31st – April 2nd. InfoWorld's CTO Forum is the ideal venue for senior IT executives to share new perspectives, evaluate new technology strategies, and network among peers.


CTO Forum will feature top technology leaders including the father of grid computing, Ian Foster, with the opening keynote, "Next-Generation Computing: The Grid in Your Future" and Chief Architect at Merrill Lynch, Rick Carey's keynote, "Payback: How We Profited From Our Web Services and Pervasive Computing Strategy." Some of the featured panel discussions include "Standards: Which Size Fits All," "Next-Generation Web Services" and "Assert Your Right(s) – The Relationship Between Identity and Security."

"At this year's CTO Forum, we'll tackle challenging topics important to senior IT executives who are charged with driving business success by leveraging technology in a still challenging environment," stated InfoWorld Media Group's CTO, Chad Dickerson. "CTO Forum will present vibrant discussions of real implementation issues that incorporate the long-term industry vision with hear-and-now practicality – the insight needed by IT executives to push their organizations forward."

InfoWorld's CTO Forum 2003 takes place March 31st – April 2nd at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, MA. For a complete list of speakers and sponsors, additional information or to request an invitation, go to:

CTO Forum Keynotes / Panel Discussions

Top keynotes include Ian Foster, champion of Grid Computing and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago; Adam Bosworth, Chief Architect and SVP, BEA Systems; Rick Carey, Chief Technology Architect, Merrill Lynch; Ray Ozzie, CEO, Groove Networks; Greg Papadopoulos, SVP and CTO, Sun Microsystems; and Simon Pugh, Vice President, Infrastructure & Standards, eBusiness and Emerging Technologies, MasterCard International.

Panel discussions will include representation from Boeing, IBM, Jet Blue, Lab Morgan, Master Card International, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Motion Picture Association of America, Novell, Reuters, SAP, Sony Music Entertainment, Textron, True Secure, UAL Liberty Services, W.W. Grainger and Xerox.

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About InfoWorld Media Group

For twenty-five years, InfoWorld Media Group has provided cutting-edge coverage and evaluation of IT products and services for technology experts in senior management. Through integrated channels including print, online and events, InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior technology experts – those who drive their enterprises' technology purchases. Powered by a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products.

About IDG

InfoWorld 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 (, 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