Industry’s Top IT Execs to Convene at Computerworld’s P100 IT Leaders Conference; Mastering Agility and Accelerating Business Innovation among Topics Featured at Industry-leading IT Executive Event

FRAMINGHAM, MA – FEBRUARY 27, 2006 – IDG's Computerworld ( ), "the Voice of IT Management," will produce its industry-leading seventh annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference ( ). The event, which will be held March 5-7, 2006 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California, is the only conference where executives can interact with Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders and alumni. Over 900 IT executives are expected to attend the event.

"The Premier 100 IT Leaders conference is a unique and compelling departure from the standard technology conference," said Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld. "Rather than focusing on vendors and products, the goal of the event is to spotlight great ideas, strategic uses of best practices and real world leadership from the IT and business executives who are advancing their organizations through the management of information and with the application of technology."

Keynote Presentations Include:

— Getting IT Right: Agility + Speed = Business Innovation–Randy Mott, executive VP and CIO, Hewlett-Packard Company

— Visionary Address–Warren Bennis, Ph.D., university professor, distinguished professor of business administration and founding chairman of The Leadership Institute, University of Southern California.

— Information Technology as an Enabler for Radical Business Change–Scott Griffin, VP and CIO, Boeing Information Technology

— What Can Go Wrong Need Not Go Wrong–Even While Your Industry Morphs, Your Business Reinvents Itself, and Customers Ask for More–Thomas Lesica, SVP and CIO, Global Technology and Operations, Avaya

Event Sponsors:

Sponsors of the 2006 Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference include: Conference underwriter, Avaya; along with the following platinum sponsors: APC, BMC Software, Ciena, Cognizant, CompuWare, Fujitsu, Intersystems, PGP, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, ProCurve Networking, SAS, SAVVIS, SupportSoft, Sybase, Symantec, Teradata, Verisign. All sponsorships are sold out for this conference for the second year in a row.


Online registration is available at .

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of enterprise IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (51-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,293,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2005 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).