John Gallant Promoted to CEO and Publisher of Network World

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 5, 2007 – President and General Manager of Online, John Gallant, has been promoted to CEO and publisher of Network World, effective October 12. Gallant has served as president since 2001 when he was promoted from executive vice president/editorial director. He replaces Evilee Ebb who is leaving Network World after an almost 19 year career there.

Gallant helped launch Network World in 1986 and served as its first managing editor. He has been responsible for editorial for both print and online and business development for the company’s network of web sites—networkworld.com, linuxworld.com, and javaworld.com—as well as leading its events business including the well-known DEMO conference and The Security Standard. Serving as a commentator about the technology industry, Gallant is a moderator of Network World, industry, and IT vendor events. He has been interviewed by CNN, CNBC, NPR, and Bloomberg.

“John combines the extensive, successful editorial and business experience necessary to lead Network World,” said Bob Carrigan, CEO of IDG, Communications, Inc., based in Framingham. “He is well known to colleagues as well as marketers and readers in the IT and networking industry.”

Gallant said: “It is an honor to become CEO at a company where I began two decades ago. Network World will continue to grow its online, events and print publishing businesses as it remains the largest and most comprehensive resource for network computing and open source professionals.”

Gallant is a resident of Hopkinton, MA.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers network IT executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on networked information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities ( http://www.networkworld.com , http://www.javaworld.com , http://www.linuxworld.com , and http://www.demo.com ), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue.

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