International Data Group Names Bob Carrigan President of IDG Communications

Boston, MA – June 13, 2005 – International Data Group (IDG) CEO Pat Kenealy has promoted Computerworld President & CEO, Bob Carrigan, to president of IDG Communications, IDG’s print and online publishing subsidiary. Carrigan will have global responsibilities, but is overseeing eight media business units in the U.S., effective immediately. In his new position, executives at Bio-IT World, CXO Media (CIO, CSO, and CMO magazines), Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and IDG Entertainment (GamePro and Star Wars Insider) will report to Carrigan along with IDG List Services, IDG Research, and IDG’s national accounts group.

“IDG’s leading position in technology media, research, events, and venture investing and its vast global businesses requires a dedicated president in the U.S.,” said Kenealy, who decided to add this new position. “Bob provides leadership across media properties with responsibility for bringing together resources and programs to meet customer needs.”

For the last two years, Carrigan has been the top executive at IDG’s Computerworld. During that time, Computerworld has added a dozen events, substantially increased online revenues, and grown its print advertising. The executive began his career at IDG as a college intern and rose to sales management positions at Digital News and PC World over 11 years before leaving for senior-level positions in the Interactive Marketing Group at AOL.

Carrigan said: “IDG is a great company with top-quality brands. I am very excited about working with my colleagues across IDG to continue growing our business by creating valuable solutions for our customers.” Carrigan will continue in his leadership role at Computerworld until a successor is named no later than October when IDG’s new fiscal year begins.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macword, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at

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