InfoWorld Announces CTO Forum 2001; Second-Annual Ultimate Peer-to-Peer Networking Event Connects Technology Strategies to Business Success

SAN MATEO, CA — APRIL 17, 2001 — InfoWorld, the weekly magazine that delivers in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to deliver insight into vital business solutions, today announced that its second-annual CTO Forum will take place June 19-21 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

 

Created by the editors of InfoWorld to provide a highly interactive three days focused on the CTO, this invitation-only event brings together an influential group of 250 technology decision-makers and industry leaders such as Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft; Bill Raduchel, CTO of America Online Inc.; and Ray Ozzie, chairman, president and CEO of Groove Networks.

"Through our online, print, events and research channels, we constantly strive to lead with knowledge," said Robert G. Magnuson, president and CEO, InfoWorld Media Group. "Toward that end, we've created the CTO Forum to provide technology leaders with an interactive, peer-based environment to learn and share the information they need to most effectively drive businesses forward. We look forward to building on the resounding success of last year's forum as this annual gathering of industry experts becomes one of the most valuable business available."

The agenda of CTO Forum reflects InfoWorld's deep involvement in the CTO community. This year's program incorporates ideas, suggestions and insights from last year's attendees, InfoWorld's CTO Advisory Council, and online dialogues at InfoWorld's CTO Zone. Through keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and breakout sessions, the agenda presents a unique opportunity to address the critical issues facing CTOs today. Featured sessions for CTO Forum 2001 include:

— Extending the Vision

— Strategies for Corporate Transformation

— Peer-to-Peer: Working In Real Time

— The Customer as Tyrant

— Where's the Money?

— Apps on Tap

— Engineering the Future

To address these and other compelling topics relevant to the CTO, the forum's speakers for 2001 span a combination of CEOs, CTOs, and other IT executives actively involved in shaping their company's e-business technology strategy. This year's list of speakers includes notable visionaries and strategists including:

— Steven A. Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation

— Rajeev Bharadhwaj, CTO, Ejasent

— Dan Bricklin, Founder, Trellix Corp.

— Roger Burkhardt, SVP and CTO, The New York Stock Exchange

— Gilbert Cloyd, CTO, Procter & Gamble

— Alan Cooper, CEO, Cooper Interaction Design

— Scott Darling, Managing Director, eBusiness Ventures, Intel Capital

— David Ditzel, Vice Chairman and CTO, Transmeta

— Debra Domeyer, CTO, CarsDirect.com

— Eric Drexler, Chairman, Foresight Institute

— Doug Elix, SVP and Group Executive, IBM Global Services

— Tim Howes, President of Product Operations & Co-founder, Loudcloud, Inc.

— Steve Jurvetson, Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

— Josh Levine, CTO, E*TRADE

— Bob Lisbonne, Partner, Crosspoint Venture Partners

— James R. Metzger, VP and CTO, Texaco, Inc.

— Dawn Meyerriecks, CTO, Defense Information Systems Agency

— Phyllis Michaelides, Director of Technology, Textron

— Don Norman, President, UNext Learning Systems

— Michael Oeth, CTO, LivePerson

— Ray Ozzie, Chairman, President, and CEO, Groove Networks

— Ameet Patel, CTO, LabMorgan J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

— William Raduchel, CTO, America Online, Inc.

— Mike Ragunas, CTO, Staples.com

— Glenn Ricart, EVP and CTO, CenterBeam, Inc.

— Anthony Scott, CTO of Information Systems and Services Organization, General Motors

— Phani Vaddadi, VP of Engineering and CTO, vJungle

— Timothy Villanueva, CTO, HotJobs.com

— Dan Werthimer, Chief Scientist, Seti@Home

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group delivers in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to provide insight into vital business solutions through its integrated online, print, research and events channels. In an era when technology is more critical to business success than ever before, InfoWorld Media Group provides senior IT level expertise for executives such as CTOs and CIOs on how technology drives specific business benefits such as revenue growth, relationship management, and enhancing organizational efficiencies.

InfoWorld Media Group's coverage of key technologies, products and trends that assist IT professionals in leveraging technology for business advantage is substantiated by original research conducted 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 http://www.infoworld.com.