Second Annual IDC IT Forum & Expo to Showcase IT-Enabled Transformation at Leading Global Companies

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 29, 2006 – IDC today released details for the second annual IDC IT Forum & Expo and invitation-only CIO Summit to be held June 7-8, 2007 at the new Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston.

The agenda for the 2007 IT Forum & Expo will feature 35 case studies of successful IT-enabled business transformation, presented by senior IT and business executives from Fortune 500 companies. The case studies will be part of seven knowledge tracks, organized by topic (Applications, Services, Enterprise Infrastructure, Information Management) on day one and vertical industry (Financial Services, Healthcare, and Manufacturing) on day two. In addition, the event will offer four plenary keynote sessions featuring industry-leading visionaries, including John Kotter, world-renowned leadership expert, Harvard Business School professor, and author of Our Iceberg is Melting, and a 40-booth Exhibit Floor featuring the latest technology solutions in action.

The CIO Summit – an invitation-only, day-and-a-half long event that runs parallel to and as part of the Forum – will present strategies for CIOs to overcome day-to-day challenges and facilitate business transformation. Summit speakers who will be sharing their winning strategies for IT-enabled innovation with a view of the future of IT include CIOs from Compucredit, Fujitsu, Sunoco, and TRW Automotive.

More than 800 attendees and a roster of speakers from the front lines of business and technology took advantage of one-to-one private meetings with IDC analysts, gained insights into the changes and challenges ahead in the IT industry, and connected with IT and business leadership during various networking activities at last year's event inaugural event.

"Last year's inaugural event was an overwhelming success. It had tremendous appeal to senior business executives and IT decision makers, and exceeded our expectations," said Elizabeth Cutler, vice president of IDC's U.S. Conference Group. "We have every intent of building on this momentum as we continue in our pursuit to make the Forum and CIO Summit the senior IT executive event by which others will be measured."

For more information on the event or to register, visit www.idcITexpo.com .

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