IDG’s InfoWorld Presents U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency CTO Dawn Meyerriecks with the CTO of the Year Award at CTO Forum 2002

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 9, 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 it has awarded U.S. DISA CTO Dawn Meyerriecks the CTO of the Year Award at its third annual InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 being held at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco on April 8 – 10. 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.


Read more about DISA CTO Dawn Meyerriecks's accomplishments in the April 8th issue of InfoWorld. Special mention also goes to the runners up: Robert Schwartz, CTO of Lehman Brothers and Will Sterling, CTO of Island ECN.

"The role of the CTO has evolved to become a crucial and key component of operations in any organization," states InfoWorld Media Group's Editor in Chief Michael Vizard. "Dawn Meyerriecks's outstanding performance for the DISA's support of operations in Afghanistan under the most critical conditions underscores the importance of the CTO's role and the successful impact of a visionary leader."

InfoWorld's CTO of the Year Award

InfoWorld's highly regarded CTO Advisory Council chooses finalists for the CTO of the Year Award and the recipient is chosen from a list of finalists by InfoWorld's editors. The following criteria were used to rank nominees: demonstrated leadership ability within the CTO's organization, technical innovation, demonstrated leadership within the industry and within the CTO community, scope of influence (organizations size and scope, size of technical organization, industry influence) and demonstrated results (increased revenue, visibility and technical breakthroughs.)

About the DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is a combat support agency responsible for planning, developing, fielding, operating, and supporting command, control, communications, and information systems that serve the needs of the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commanders in Chief (CINCs), and other Department of Defense (DOD) Components under all conditions of peace and war.

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.

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