InformationWeek Debuts Global CIO - A Multi-Media Resource and Think Tank for CIOs and Business Technology Executives

Editorially-Driven Portfolio Delivers Strategic Intelligence for CIOs Operating in a Global Economy

Apr 8, 2009

InformationWeek, the leading multimedia business technology brand, announced the launch of InformationWeek Global CIO ( and an invitation-only Global CIO Think Tank (

This editorial initiative provides CIOs and senior technology leaders operating around the globe with unique business technology insights, strategic analysis, practical tools and resources, and an exclusive peer-to-peer online think tank. While Global CIO is an online destination and community, the extensive portfolio includes multi-media, integrated information resources mapped to the way CIOs work, communicate and consume information. Therefore, Global CIO content will include regular features in InformationWeek Magazine, in-depth InformationWeek Analytics Research Reports, rich media virtual environments, CIO-led webcasts, and intimate, invite-only face-to-face events.

InformationWeek Global CIO is for senior business technology executives whose roles and responsibilities are expanding to handle not only IT but also corporate strategy, logistics, operations, product development, customer engagement, global supply chains, and more. Direct counsel with leading globally-focused CIOs drove InformationWeek to create this multi-faceted resource for CIOs allowing them to gain business insights from their peers and subject matter experts while sharing ideas, approaches, questions, and contacts in formats they choose.

InformationWeek Global CIO will be led by Bob Evans, Senior Vice President and Director, Global CIO. Evans is a long time industry expert who has deep relationships with CIOs across all industries and company sizes. Evans was Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Director of InformationWeek. He is also an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

"The peer-level interaction is central to everything we're doing at Global CIO," said Evans. "CIOs have told us that while they value the one-to-one relationship they've long had with InformationWeek, they also want us to help them connect with their peers to enable a more intimate level of information exchange. Throughout all facets of Global CIO, CIOs will find those types of opportunities to identify and engage with peers in their industry, in their geographical region, and attacking the same types of business technological challenges."

InformationWeek Global CIO's website offers blogs from the InformationWeek team as well as guest columns and opinions from CIOs, deep dives into the most-strategic technology solutions, and in-depth analyses of how CIOs can drive and execute strategy at the highest levels of their organizations. In May 2009, Global CIO will also unveil unprecedented research insights into best practices for CIOs operating across the global economy, and identify and profile the top 50 Global CIOs in the world.

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Part of InformationWeek Global CIO is the InformationWeek Global CIO Think Tank. This peer-to-peer membership program is focused on providing senior-level business technology executives with access to exclusive, relevant information and resources. The goal of Global CIO Think Tank is to bring together a group of peers with common concerns, needs, and business interests and provide them with the most timely CIO-oriented research, analysis and insights.

To apply to the Global CIO Think Tank, CIOs and business technology executives, please send an email to Bob Evans at

About InformationWeek

InformationWeek ( is the anchor brand for the InformationWeek Business Technology Network -- a powerful portfolio of resources that span the technology market, including security with, storage with, application architecture with, network architecture with, cloud computing with, and Internet innovation with InformationWeek magazine reaches 440,000 business technology professionals at more than a quarter million unique locations. Its mission is to help CIOs and IT executives define and frame their business technology objectives. delivers breaking news, blogs, high-impact image galleries, and proprietary research as well as analysis on IT trends, a whitepaper library, video reports, and interactive tools, all in a 24/7 environment.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events such as Interop, Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the InformationWeek Business Technology Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, market research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections across TechWeb brands.

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