InfoWorld Names Chad Dickerson Chief Technology Officer

SAN MATEO, CA – APRIL 23, 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 Chad Dickerson has joined the organization as chief technology officer. As CTO, Dickerson will oversee and manage all aspects of technology, including infrastructure, networking, software development, site production, and desktop support, as well as contribute a monthly column to the magazine.


"We are delighted to welcome Chad to the InfoWorld family," said Robert G. Magnuson, president and CEO, InfoWorld Media Group. "We've been working hard on our CTO initiatives during the past few months, and Chad's arrival couldn't be more timely as the second-annual CTO Forum, taking place this June 16-19 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, approaches. With his insight and deep knowledge of technology, Chad provides an invaluable addition to InfoWorld — both for the CTO Forum and for the entire organization over the long haul."

Prior to InfoWorld, Dickerson served as CTO of, where he created and managed long-term plans for all technology initiatives, including Web publishing systems, content redistribution and syndication, and Web serving capacity. Dickerson has also served as director of applications development and technical product manager at CNN Interactive, Webmaster at Cox Interactive Media (formerly the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Interactive Studio), and Internet developer at the Raleigh News and Observer.

"We exist to serve the interests of our readers, and Chad will help us do that in many ways," said Michael Vizard, editor in chief, InfoWorld, and CTO Magazine. "As CTO, Chad will spearhead IT initiatives and enable us to make our content more accessible than ever through our integrated online, print, research and events channels. And as a columnist, Chad will reflect the voice of our readers, the technology decision-makers, by sharing his unique perspective on the expanded role of IT in today's business environments."

"I'm looking forward to my new role at InfoWorld — both in terms of the technology and in terms of the opportunity to interact, as a peer, with InfoWorld's growing CTO Network," said Dickerson. "Next month, we're launching a new editorial feature that will provide readers with the collective insights of some of the most influential IT leaders in the industry, based on monthly surveys of the CTO Network. It's programs like this that reflect InfoWorld's commitment to the CTO community and make it a unique and exciting place to serve as CTO."

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

Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., InfoWorld Media Group is a wholly owned independent business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 285 computer magazines and newspapers and 500 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at