InfoWorld Names Six New Members To Its Influential CTO Advisory Council

SAN MATEO, CA – SEPTEMBER 17, 2001 – InfoWorld, the weekly magazine that delivers in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies, today named six new members to its CTO Advisory Council, a group of industry leading CTOs who help set the agenda for InfoWorld’s CTO offerings, from its annual CTO Forum to CTO-targeted editorial such as CTO Magazine and CTO Zone. New members joining the Advisory Council are: Finali’s Dan Burgin, Dawn Meyerriecks from the Defense Information Systems Agency, Covisint’s Kevin Vasconi, Lante’s Marvin Richardson,’s Mike Toma, and General Motor’s Tony Scott.


"Our new members bring a wealth of expertise to our influential and exclusive forum for CTOs," stated InfoWorld’s Editor-in-Chief Michael Vizard. "I’m very pleased to see how InfoWorld’s CTO Advisory Council has developed into a powerful group that represents a range of issues that today’s CTOs face in companies as large and established as General Motors and as leading edge as Finali."

"The CTO Advisory Council is a critical group of agenda-setters who bring to life key business and technology issues that all CTOs grapple with," said Renee Gotcher, Editor of InfoWorld’s CTO Magazine. "The opinions of the Advisory Council allow us to continually expand our CTO offerings into areas that really hit home for the CTO community, such as the recent relaunch of the print magazine and CTO Source e-mail newsletter. The expansion of this group to include such highly regarded members has surpassed my expectations and underscores the value CTOs place in reinvesting their time and energy in enriching the experiences of their peers."

CTO Advisory Council Members:

Alan Boehme (GE Power Systems)

Ameet Patel (J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.)

C. Scott Frisbie (Scient)

Dan Burgin (Finali)

Dan Woods (CapitalThinking)

David Yakimischak (Medscape)

Dawn Meyerriecks (Defense Information Systems Agency)

Frank Campagnoni (GE Global Exchange Services)

Gene Rogers (Boeing)

Glenn Ricart (CenterBeam)

Henri Asseily (

John Steensen (Intira)

Jordan Ritter (Round1)

Kevin Vasconi (Covisint)

Mark Halstead (Keen)

Marvin Richardson (Lante)

Michael Dunn (Encoda Systems)

Mike Ragunas (

Mike Toma (

Paul Onnen (

Sean Moriarty (Ticketmaster)

Tony Scott (General Motors)

Vadim Akselrod (New Software)

About the CTO Advisory Council

The CTO Advisory Council is an elite group of CTOs that help set the agenda for InfoWorld’s expanding CTO initiatives and lead the CTO community through their participation in the annual CTO Forum, InfoWorld CTO Webcasts, and the CTO Adviser peer column.

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group delivers in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to deliver 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 done 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

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