IDG’s InfoWorld Names the Top 25 Chief Technology Officers for 2007

SAN FRANCISCO – June 4, 2007 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading media brand for IT solutions management, today announced the recipients of its 2007 CTO 25 Awards. Results are available at:

"This year's CTO 25 award winners are true visionaries who believe that leading edge technology equals leading edge business," said Steve Fox, InfoWorld editor in chief. "Their constant invention and reinvention of strategic tools, coupled with an eagle eye for business opportunity, provide a blueprint for IT success."

This year's InfoWorld CTO 25 recipients (listed alphabetically) include:

John Alber, Bryan Cave LLP

Aristotle Balogh, VeriSign

Jamie Bernardin, DataSynapse

Paul Butterworth, AmberPoint

James I. Chong, VidSys, Inc.

Simon Crosby, XenSource, Inc.

Nicola Gazzaneo, Grandi Stazioni

Robert D. Gourley, Defense Intelligence Agency US (DIA)

Jeremiah Grossman, WhiteHat Security, Inc.

Dr. Paul Judge, Secure Computing

K Ananth Krishnan, Tata Consultancy Services

Robert F. Lyons, Nextrials, Inc.

Dr. Steve McCanne, Riverbed Technology

Stephan Murer, Credit Suisse

Phil Nail, Affordable Internet Services Online, Inc. (AISO)

Dr. Antonio Nucci, Narus, Inc.

Satinath Sarkar, Orion Technology Inc.

Sekhar Sarukkai, Securent, Inc.

Todd Schofield, International SOS

Carl Snyder, Tellabs

Chris Uriarte, Retail Decisions (ReD)

Dr. Sheldon Wang, eHealthInsurance

Padmasree Warrior, Motorola

Marc Willebeek-LeMair, 3Com

Stefan Zutt, European Railway Agency

Each year, InfoWorld honors IT executives who have shown leadership both inside and outside their companies. Nominations are reviewed and winners selected by the InfoWorld executive editorial team. For more information about InfoWorld's awards programs, visit .

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, 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, a weekly print publication, research, and 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. Visit InfoWorld at .

About International Data Group (IDG)

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 publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including 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, 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.