InformationWeek 500 Conference Kicks Off in Just 40 Days

Top 500 Identified, All Awaiting Standings at Its September Event

Aug 1, 2006

InformationWeek will showcase the most innovative users of business technology at its upcoming conference which kicks off in just 40 days. Last year's top five were Capital One Financial Corp., SC Johnson & Son Inc., Equifax Inc., Eastman Kodak Co. and Calpine Corp. The 2006 conference is being held September 10-13 at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California.

The 2006 top 100 have been notified and final rankings will be announced at the awards gala with six special categories; the most effective use of emerging technology, most innovative supply chain applications, most innovative example of customer intimacy, most effective use of information security policies, most innovative use of wireless technologies and best contributions to productivity.

The InformationWeek 500 conference and gala awards will recognize and celebrate innovation with three days of workshops, networking and discussion among industry leaders and business technology professionals. The best of the InformationWeek community will gather to promote hands-on learning sessions with past and present winners. The intimate setting allows for a unique opportunity to gain practical insight and advice from those who've achieved innovative greatness.

  Event highlights include:
  - Keynote speaker Tom Peters, one of the most sought after and influential
    business strategists
  - Panels led by today's most innovative companies such as General Motors,
    Hewlett Packard and Yahoo
  - Networking opportunities with editors, thought leaders, honorees and
  - Roundtable discussions to facilitate debate about realistic solutions to
    IT challenges

"We are in final countdown mode - only 40 days left until we will gather to celebrate this year's best and brightest," said InformationWeek publishing director, Fritz Nelson. "For the past 18 years we have carried on the tradition of recognizing and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology with the InformationWeek 500. We look forward to another great group in Rancho Mirage."

Plan to celebrate with the best and brightest this September at the InformationWeek 500 conference and gala awards. For more information visit the conference Web site

About InformationWeek

InformationWeek sets the agenda for business technology executives, covering the full range of information access points IT decision-makers use today. A trusted, authoritative source and information filter, InformationWeek helps community members understand and focus on what's important up-to-the-minute - in print, online, through independent research and at live, peer-to-peer events. Through its cross-media platform, InformationWeek delivers content to complement the print publication to its community of business technology leaders when and how they want it, 24/7. The InformationWeek community includes an audience of 2.5 million CIOs, IT executives and business managers who cut across industries, job titles, company sizes and global borders.

InformationWeek is consistently recognized for its commitment to excellence and thought leadership by the IT community, receiving many of the industry's top media accolades, including several awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), top spots in BtoB Magazine's Media Power 50 and Circulation Excellence Awards from Circulation Management Magazine.

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