Kelly Conlin Elected to IDG Board of Directors

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 25, 2001 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading IT media and information services company, today announced that Kelly Conlin has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Conlin has been at IDG for twelve years and served as President since 1995 and CEO since 1999.


"I am very pleased that IDG's Directors voted unanimously to elect Kelly Conlin to the IDG board," said Patrick J. McGovern, founder and chairman of the board, IDG. "Due to Kelly's leadership as president and CEO, IDG has achieved record growth in sales and profits. Through Conlin's tenure, IDG's business units in 85 countries have developed over 100 new publications, launched more than 300 websites, created dozens of new events and expanded our research services. Kelly's election to IDG's board of directors is an affirmation of the confidence that the directors have in his ability to successfully lead IDG in the years ahead."

Prior to becoming IDG President in 1995, Conlin led IDG Marketing Services, an organization he launched in 1991 for managing relationships with major IT companies around the world through a network of offices in Boston, San Francisco, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, London, Paris and Munich. Conlin joined IDG in 1989 as director of business development.

Mr. Conlin began his career at CNN, where he was chief assignment editor of the 24-hour news network's New York Bureau, managing the reporters, producers and engineers covering the Northeast region. He then moved to The New York Times, where he worked first as a reporter for the newspaper's business section, and later as the strategic planning manager for the president of the company's magazine division. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Carleton College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines and 4,000 book titles in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld /InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, CIO and For Dummies(R) global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 300 targeted websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at