Nation’s Foremost Chief Information Officers, Chief Security Officers To Convene at CIO & CSO Perspectives Conferences in April Newly appointed Tyco International Executives discuss ethics, compliance and transparency challenges

FRAMINGHAM, MA- FEBRUARY 27, 2004 – IDG's CXO Media announces the advent of its 2004 CIO Perspectives(R) and CSO Perspectives(R) conferences. The two conferences will be co-located at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, April 18 – 20th. Sharing symbiotic themes of growth and risk aversion, the conferences will convene the nation's top information technology (IT) and security executives in an effort to strengthen the nation's infrastructures by balancing business and risk management practices.

"This is a unique gathering featuring two synergistic audiences, conferences and agendas," explained Jennifer Richards, SVP of Executive Programs for CXO Media. "Everyone would like to bring these two audiences together and CXO Media has done just that."

To meet the demands of the assembled powerhouse of CIOs and CSOs attending the 2004 CIO and CSO Perspectives conferences, conference organizers lined up high-profile speakers to spark meaningful debate and offer fresh solutions to a wide array of technology and security issues. These speakers, experts in their respective fields, will interact with participants in a variety of sessions designed specifically for each conference audience, as well as select sessions and keynotes designed to bring CIOs and CSOs together.

Key 2004 CIO and CSO Perspectives Conferences Speakers Include:

* Dana Deasy, SVP & CIO, and Eric Pillmore, SVP, Corporate Governance at

Tyco International Ltd., who will detail their efforts to develop and

drive the company's overall global information technology strategy as

well as implement technology-based initiatives to improve Tyco's

competitive position globally. The new management team has a Herculean

task: rebuilding the reputation of the company with shareholders,

employees, suppliers and customers. Deasy and Pillmore share what led

them to join the new management team, the lessons they've learned in

understanding the extent of Tyco's problems and what actions they've

taken to address the problems.

* Colonel Thaddeus Dmuchowski, Director, Information Assurance, U.S. Army

and former Program Director, Initiative for State Infrastructure

Protection will be participating in the State of Public/Private

Partnerships panel, to discuss increased cooperation and communication

on security issues between private corporations and public organizations

such as law enforcement, government and military agencies.

* Howard Schmidt, CISO, e-Bay, and former Special Adviser for Cyberspace

Security for The White House, will be presenting the closing keynote

speech, summarizing key thoughts and highlights of this unique


(As additional speakers are confirmed, future announcements will follow.)

The theme for the 2004 CIO Perspectives conference, "Building the 21st Century Organization," focuses on analyzing and overcoming the stumbling blocks CIOs face in winning the IT-value argument with top management to create high-performance, technology-enabled, global, seamless and secure organizations. The CSO Perspectives conference, themed "How to Take the Sting out of Risk," will examine how to balance business needs with combating potential security risks.

Conference participants will examine the roadblocks that internal and external politics, policies and technologies are creating, and learn what actions can be taken as leaders — individually and collectively — to overcome barriers to progress.

About the CIO and CSO Perspectives Conference:

The CIO and CSO Perspectives conferences are produced by Executive Programs of CXO Media Inc., publisher of CIO magazine (launched in 1987) and CSO magazine (launched in 2002). The conference series provides the finest educational and networking opportunities to a pre-qualified audience of CIOs, CSOs, CISOs and other executive leaders of information technology and security.

Perspectives conferences are focused on specific business themes based on industry trends and the current needs of CIOs and CSOs. In its commitment to provide CIOs with a regular opportunity to expand their knowledge of technology and stay current on innovative products and services, the CIO Perspectives conference series has maintained its twice-annual schedule since the program's debut in 1990. The April 2004 CSO Perspectives is an inaugural conference.

In addition to CIO & CSO Perspectives, CXO Media produces the CIO Enterprise Value Retreat (EVR), the CIO 100 Symposium, and the CXO Media Executive Policy Forum. The company also publishes CIO magazine,, The CIO Insider as well as CSO magazine, and

About CXO Media:

CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event 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 .