Leading CIOs & CTOs From British Petroleum, Maytag and Saint Luke’s Hospital to Present at Computerworld’s 3rd Annual Mobile & Wireless World Conference

FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 7, 2005 – IDG's Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," today announced a prominent slate of CIO and CTO presenters at its upcoming, third annual Mobile & Wireless World (MWW) conference, June 13-15, 2005 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. Senior IT managers who will present at the conference include:

— Dr. Phiroz Darukhanavala, vice president & chief technology officer at British Petroleum

— John Wade, chief information officer at Saint Luke's Hospital

— Ernest Park, chief information officer at Maytag

— Andres Carvallo, chief information officer at Austin Energy

— Ron Fijalkowski, chief information officer at Strategic Distribution Inc.

— Dale Frantz, chief information officer at Auto Warehousing Company

Debuting in 2003, MWW has become the market's leading content-rich conference designed to arm IT executives and managers with valuable case studies and best practices from, and for, the enterprise. As in previous years, the upcoming conference will feature the successes and challenges of IT executives and will highlight services and products now available in the mobile and wireless arena. A large audience of IT executives from end-user companies is expected to rival the demographics of the 2004 event, which drew attendees with an average company revenue of $3.3 billion.

"The beauty of the Mobile & Wireless World environment is that it focuses on more than one industry," said David B. Garrett, vice president and chief information officer at Baptist Health Care. "For example, healthcare can learn from benchmarks in other industries and start thinking outside the box. Mobile & Wireless World is a very practical environment, where users learn from the failures and successes of their peers, and pick up many ideas through the case studies presented on stage."

For more information or to register for MWW 2005, please visit www.mwwusa.com . To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact John Amato, vice president, business development, Computerworld, at (508) 820-8279.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, 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(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R) and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .