John Gallant Promoted to President/Editorial Director of Network World, Inc.; Two Industry Veterans Partner to Grow the Leading Networking Media Company

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – FEBRUARY. 14, 2001 – Network World, Inc. (NWI), the leader in network knowledge, today announced the promotion of John Gallant to President/Editorial Director reporting to Evilee Thibeault, the company's CEO and Publisher.


"This promotion is in recognition of John's contributions to our success throughout our 15-year history, especially the outstanding job he has done throughout his tenure at NWI raising our visibility in the industry", said Thibeault. "In addition, under John's synergistic leadership and strategic direction, our seminar and online groups have been flourishing and his content leadership have helped lead the Network World Inc. print and online teams to win numerous awards in 2000."

Gallant was most recently Executive Vice President/Editorial Director for Network World, Inc. With more than 17 years of experience covering the networking space, Gallant will continue to lead content development for all NWI products and services, as well as business development, audience development and operations for online and events.

Gallant joined International Data Group (IDG), parent company of Network World, Inc., in 1983 as a staff writer for Computerworld. Gallant helped launch Network World in 1986 as its Managing Editor and in 1988 was promoted to Editor-in-Chief. In 1991, he was promoted to Vice President, Editorial and in 1999 was promoted to Sr. Vice President/Editorial Director. Gallant was also named one of the most influential journalists in technology by MC magazine. Highly visible in the industry, Gallant is a frequent speaker at conferences such as ComNet, N+I and many others.

He developed the concept and continues to host presidential-style showdown debates at major trade conferences. Gallant's web cast series entitled "The Networked World" has quite a loyal following. He has served on the advisory boards of leading conferences such as NetWorld+Interop, Comdex, ComNet and the Internet Commerce Expo.

Gallant began his career as a correspondent at The Middlesex News in Framingham MA. He holds an M.A. in journalism from Boston University and a B.A. in economics from Boston College.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network Leaders and enables e-business through education, information and community. Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide.

About International Data Group-

Network World, Inc. is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at