InfoWorld’s CTO Forum Showcases Emerging Strategic Player

SAN MATEO, CA – MAY 3, 2001 – Charged with forging mission-critical business paths based on technologies that deliver a meaningful return on investment, many chief technology officers have become major drivers behind their corporation’s strategic decisions about the future. Driving awareness of the unique enterprise challenges faced by today’s CTO, InfoWorld Media Group is hosting the second annual CTO Forum at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco June 19-21. Technology leaders from traditional companies and e-businesses alike will come together for three days of interactive sharing, teaching and learning at this invitation-only event.


"As business and technology continue to become intertwined, businesses will need CTOs more than ever to maintain forward momentum in a down economy," said Michael Vizard, editor in chief, InfoWorld, and CTO Magazine. "The Internet has become the fundamental platform for enterprise computing applications and is fast becoming a global operating system. This means that CTOs, with their unique combination of business knowledge and technical skills, are perfectly positioned to help their companies determine where they need to make investments, help streamline their operations, and create new streams of revenue."

The CTO Forum provides three days of sessions and discussions focused exclusively on issues and trends critical to the CTO, bringing together an influential group of 250 technology decision-makers. Speakers at this year’s forum include industry leaders such as Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, Sun Microsystem’s James Gosling, Oracle’s Jeff Henley, and Groove Network’s Ray Ozzie.

"Today’s CTO manages an extremely broad array of devices that span every corner of the Internet," said Robert Magnuson, president and CEO of InfoWorld Media Group. "Whether it’s building a new service, managing an extended enterprise or providing the strategic e-business technology insights needed to move quickly in this digital age, every aspect of the economy is driven by people like them."

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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