Luminary VC Vinod Khosla to Keynote at IDG’s InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002; Innovation and Investments in IT Key Topics at This Year’s CTO Forum 2002

SAN MATEO, CA – MARCH 6, 2002 – InfoWorld Media Group, the provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies through its integrated online, print, research and events channels, today announced a top keynote at its third annual InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on April 8 – 10. Vinod Khosla, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, will be delivering a keynote address on Tuesday, April 9 to 250 of the country's leading CTOs attending the InfoWorld CTO Forum.

 

Khosla, a top venture capitalist, is ranked in the number two position on Forbes' 2002 annual "Midas List" — the elite 100 venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, lawyers, bankers and recruiters who nurture and steer the tech economy.

"Vinod is a true visionary with a track record in identifying hot technology companies with tremendous potential," stated InfoWorld Media Group's Editor in Chief, Michael Vizard. "The technology industry is still reeling from the impact of a very difficult year. The only way to fundamentally alter the economic landscape is to focus on technical innovations that add real value to business. Vinod brings a wealth of expertise to InfoWorld's CTO Forum-2002 where the key focus will be the next wave of disruptive technologies that will drive growth."

"IT investment is about getting corporate benefits," stated Vinod Khosla, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. "There are a number of ways to continuously migrate the enterprise towards a 'real time enterprise' that dramatically reduces SG&A costs while improving ROI of existing IT investments at the same time. I look forward to keynoting at InfoWorld's CTO Forum — an ideal venue where the role of the CTO and new enterprise opportunities will be presented, explored and discussed."

InfoWorld's CTO Forum 2002 takes place April 8 – 10, 2002 — The Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. For more information on this event, or to request an invitation, go to: http://ctoforum.infoworld.com.

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. Mr. Khosla has been a general partner of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers since 1986.

Vinod serves on the boards of Asera, Centrata, Juniper Networks, Nanotectonica, Redback, QWEST Communications, Zambeel, Zaplet and Zepton.

Vinod holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, a Master's in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002

The third annual InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 is an exclusive, invitation-only event for 250 CTOs and high-level executives. The industry's best and brightest minds will convene in an interactive peer-to-peer setting. The InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 takes place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on April 8 – 10, 2002, for 2 1/2 days of networking, keynotes, panels, practical discussions and working sessions.

InfoWorld Media Group

Only InfoWorld Media Group provides cutting-edge coverage and evaluations of IT products, technology and services for technology experts in senior IT management. InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior technology experts — who drive their enterprises' technology purchases — through integrated online, print, research and events channels. InfoWorld also provides specialized IT coverage for the Chief Technology Officer, the senior-most company executives who possess deep technology expertise and experience.

InfoWorld Media Group's coverage of key IT products and technologies is supported by original research done in InfoWorld's $23 million, dedicated multi-platform, enterprise test center. Since 1978, InfoWorld has performed the industry's most trusted testing of technology and products. To learn more about InfoWorld, go to www.infoworld.com.

InfoWorld Media Group is a division of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.