U.S. Federal Government’s New CTO Norman E. Lorentz to Keynote at IDG’s InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 31, 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 being held at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco on April 8 – 10. Norman E. Lorentz, the new Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Federal Government will deliver the closing keynote address on Wednesday April 10.


Lorentz will be addressing an audience of 250 of the top Chief Technology Officers from diverse industries. In his new role as CTO for the U.S. Federal Government, Lorentz will be the chief E-Government architect with responsibility for 24 E-Government initiatives including the Office of

Homeland Security.

"I am truly honored to be invited to participate in this exclusive forum for CTOs," stated Norman E. Lorentz, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Federal Government. "I look forward to engaging with my peers and communicating about our plans for the U.S. Federal Government's E-Government initiatives."

"Having the CTO for the U.S. Government provide a keynote at this year's InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 underscores the growing importance of implementing leading-edge technologies and the pivotal role of the CTO," commented Michael Vizard, Editor in Chief, InfoWorld Media Group. "This year's CTO Forum 2002 will focus on the emergence and impact of grid computing, software servicesarchitecture, and Web services. It will prove to be a powerful exchange of ideas and knowledge for the most influential CTOs and a place to discuss technology challenges and the future of technology use in business."

InfoWorld's CTO Forum 2002 takes place April 8 – 10, 2002 – The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. For more information on this event, or to request an

invitation, go to: http://ctoforum.infoworld.com

Norman E. Lorentz

Norman E. Lorentz joined the Office of Management and Budget on January 2, 2002 as Chief Technology Officer, the chief E-Government architect for the U.S. Federal Government. A senior executive with a thirty-year track record for innovative solutions, Lorentz is responsible for identifying and developing support for investments in emerging technology that will improve the government's technical, information and business architectures. Prior to joining the federal government, Lorentz was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for IT Career Solutions provider, Dice, Inc. From 1998 to 2000, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the United States Postal Service.

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.

About IDG's 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 http://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.