Peer-to-Peer Networking in Spotlight at InfoWorld’s CTO Forum

SAN MATEO, CA – MAY 8, 2001- Recognizing that peer-to-peer networking presents a challenge to today's chief technology officers, InfoWorld is presenting a featured session on the topic during the second annual CTO Forum at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, June 19-21. Peer-to-peer networking has been reintroduced as a new paradigm for technologies and business. Its architecture enables a direct connection between people and individual computers, rather than the traditional client-server model that allows centralized IT control, and incorporates the advantage of innovative technology into the larger system of distributed computing.


"Peer-to-peer networking has been in use in the consumer realm for some time, most notably with Napster and instant messaging applications, but bringing P2P into the enterprise environment has become an important discussion among CTOs," said Michael Vizard, editor in chief, InfoWorld, and CTO Magazine. "CTOs are charged with making technology decisions that greatly impact their corporations, and they need in-depth information to make those decisions. We've designed our featured sessions at the CTO Forum to address critical issues, such as P2P, that CTOs are facing right now."

The peer-to-peer session, titled "The New Peer to Peer App," is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, and includes opening remarks by Ray Ozzie, chairman, president and CEO of Groove Networks. Dan Bricklin, co-creator of Visicalc and founder and CTO of Trellix Corporation, and Dan Werthimer, chief scientist of Seti@home, will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Glenn Ricart, executive vice president and CTO of CenterBeam. Other featured sessions at the CTO Forum include "Strategies for Corporate Transformation in B-to-B Environments," "The Customer as Tyrant" and "Apps on Tap: Building the Virtual Global Entity."

Hosted by InfoWorld Media Group, the second annual CTO Forum provides three days of sessions and discussions focused exclusively on issues and trends critical to the CTO, bringing together an influential group of 250 technology decision-makers. To find out how you can qualify for an invitation to this exclusive event, please visit

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group delivers in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies combined to provide insight into vital business solutions through its integrated online, print, research and events channels. In an era when technology is more critical to business success than ever before, InfoWorld Media Group provides senior IT level expertise for executives such as CTOs and CIOs on how technology drives specific business benefits such as revenue growth, relationship management, and enhancing organizational efficiencies.

InfoWorld Media Group's coverage of key technologies, products and trends that assist IT professionals in leveraging technology for business advantage is substantiated by original research conducted 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

Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., InfoWorld Media Group is a wholly owned independent business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 285 computer magazines and newspapers and 500 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at