International Data Group Names Bob Carrigan CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide

BOSTON, MA. – April 3, 2008 – International Data Group (IDG) announced today that Bob Carrigan has been promoted to CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide from his current position as CEO of IDG Communications U.S. Effective immediately, Carrigan will oversee IDG’s media operations, including print, online and events, in 85 countries around the world.

“Bob Carrigan’s promotion is well-deserved as he has done an outstanding job growing IDG’s media business in the U.S.,” said IDG Founder and Chairman, Patrick J. McGovern. “With his new responsibilities, Bob can speed the globalization of IDG’s brands and foster the sharing of best business practices among IDG’s media properties around the world.”

Since 2005, Carrigan has been CEO of IDG Communications U.S., with oversight of IDG’s network of U.S. media brands including CIO, Computerworld, CSO, E for All, GamePro, InfoWorld, LinuxWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. In that time, IDG’s brands in the U.S. have successfully embraced IDG’s web-centric future to become the leaders in providing digital solutions for end-users and technology advertisers.

Carrigan began his career at IDG in 1987 as a college intern, rising to sales management roles at Digital News and PC World, before leaving for Internet start-up, Spinner, an IDG portfolio company that was acquired by AOL. He held senior-level positions in the Interactive Marketing Group at AOL. Carrigan returned to IDG in 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Computerworld.

“IDG brands have an extraordinary reputation for quality and innovation around the world,” said Carrigan. “This is an exciting time of transformation and experimentation in technology media, and I look forward to working with colleagues across IDG to grow our business by delivering products and programs that delight our users and impress our advertisers.”

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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