About IDG

At the Heart of Technology

IDG Communications’ vision is to make the world a better place by enabling the right use of technology. We believe that the right use of technology can be a powerful force for good.

As the world’s leading technology media, data and marketing services company, we build and improve relationships between technology buyers and sellers. We provide quality content and experiences to ensure high engagement. The result is a deep relationship with our community built on trust.

These 1st party relationships reward us with institutional knowledge that no one else commands, and we do this at a local, regional and global level across multiple languages.

IDG Communications’ vision is to make the world a better place by enabling the right use of technology. We believe that the right use of technology can be a powerful force for good.

As the world’s leading technology media, data and marketing services company, we build and improve relationships between technology buyers and sellers. We provide quality content and experiences to ensure high engagement. The result is a deep relationship with our community built on trust.

These 1st party relationships reward us with institutional knowledge that no one else commands, and we do this at a local, regional and global level across multiple languages.

Meet Our Executives

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Kumaran Ramanathan

President, IDG Communications, Inc.

Kumaran Ramanathan

President

Kumaran Ramanathan was appointed President of IDG Communications in October 2017. As a 1st party relationship company, IDG Communications activates and engages the most influential technology buyers with premium brands including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, Network World, InfoWorld, PCWorld and Macworld.

In his previous role at IDG, Kumaran was CEO, IDG Global Services (incorporating IDG Global Solutions, IDG Strategic Marketing Services, IDG Research, U.S. Corporate Sales and International Partner Services). In that capacity, he was responsible for working with IDG’s largest customers, representing the worldwide portfolio across digital media, events, demand generation and marketing services, and focused on delivering a world-class marketing and customer experience.

Before re-joining IDG in October 2010, Kumaran held senior leadership positions at CMP Media, VNU Business Media and Incisive Media. He is a charismatic, highly experienced and exceptional leader, comfortable at both an operational and strategic level with a proven track record of success.

Kumaran is a past recipient of the company’s highest award ― The McGovern Award for Management Excellence ― and has won many highly prized industry awards, including the PPA Brand of the Year, AOP Integrated Media Campaign, Business Superbrand in consecutive years and has been Highly Commended as PPA Publisher of the Year three times.

Kumaran attended Malvern College in the U.K., holds a B.A. in History from The University of Reading and captained the Bromley Cricket Club.

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Joakim Allwin

Country Manager, Sweden

Joakim Allwin

Country Manager, Sweden

Joakim is Managing Director of IDG Sweden and has 20 years experience in the ICT Media sector. Since joining IDG in 2000, he has held a series of senior positions such as Marketing Manager, Sales Manager and Publishing Director at IDG Sweden. IDG Sweden’s mission is to drive the better use of tech, something which Joakim is passionate about: “It’s such an exciting time to be working in the tech sector, not only do we see technological advances solving major societal issues, but also to see new business models and therefore new opportunities arising. At IDG we’re a part of that, which is definitely worth getting up for in the morning”. Joakim studied Business Administration and Marketing at IHM Business School in Stockholm and since joining IDG has attended a number of Corporate Management and Business Development programs. When not at work, you will most likely find him on a boat in the archipelago with his two daughters.

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Gene Bishop

Global CIO

Gene Bishop

Global CIO

Gene started his career at Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal after 20+ years joined ALM Media. Starting as a Director of Application Support and over time added other technology responsibilities. He built and executed an Enterprise roadmap, consolidating applications and platforms, while also engaging partnerships to bring world-class solutions. As Head of Technology reporting to the CEO he produced investment strategies for software development and support for a global company.

Gene joined IDGC in May of 2019 and is bringing together a global technology team (Information Technology Solutions- ITS) and is setting the course for all of the major initiatives that will align the mission of ITS for IDGC and IDG as a whole.

Gene and Eileen are married 29 years with 2 high-schoolers, Leo and Cathy.

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Bob Bragdon

SVP/Managing Director CSO WW

Bob Bragdon

SVP/Managing Director CSO WW

Bob Bragdon is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director CSO WW, including CSOonline.com, CSO’s portfolio of virtual and live events and the Security Smart Newsletter. A popular public speaker and analyst, Bob participates in, and hosts, numerous industry events that bring together key constituencies in the security community. As a respected name in both the media and security industries, Bob works with leaders to identify, interpret and address the challenges of today’s complex security and risk management environments. Prior to CSO, Bob served in management roles with Key3Media, Ziff-Davis, SOFTBANK, and Cahners Publishing.

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Louis D’Mello

Country Manager, India

Louis D’Mello

Country Manager, India

Louis D’Mello, Country Manager of IDG India, has over 25 years of Tech Media experience. Back in 2005, Louis was instrumental in setting up IDG as the 1st foreign media company in India to operate as a fully-owned subsidiary and has led its growth in the market ever since. His innovation and leadership has been recognized with the 2014 Patrick J. McGovern Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.

Prior to joining IDG, Louis headed Jasubhai Digital Media (now part of 9dot9 Media) where he spent over a decade managing the tech media business which included several international brands under license from CMP (now part of UBM), Vogel, and Ziff Davis.

An MBA graduate with a marketing major from the department of management studies at the University of Pune, Louis is now a keen student of evolving forms of communication and the role of content to influence buying behaviours.

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Matt Egan

Global Editorial Director

Matt Egan

Global Editorial Director

An executive leader with more than two decades experience leading successful editorial teams, Matt is IDGC’s first ever Global Editorial Director.

Matt leads and supports IDGC’s world class teams of journalists in key markets across the globe, as they create expert content in multiple major world languages. He is responsible for audience development, data, content, ecommerce, analytics, video, and content strategy for the world’s most popular business-to-business and B2C technology publications and events.

Prior to his global role Matt managed IDGC’s award-winning enterprise and B2C editorial teams in the US, UK, ASEAN, France and Spain.

Matt holds a BA in English and Drama from the University of Hull. He’s married with two children and enjoys running.

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Simon Jary

Consumer Worldwide

Simon Jary

Consumer Worldwide

In his role as Senior Vice President, Consumer Worldwide, Simon oversees the consumer brands for IDG, including PCWorld, Macworld, TechHive, Tech Advisor, and TechConnect – liaising with all departments including Finance, Editorial, Sales, Marketing, Audience, Technology, and Ad Ops. IDG B2C brands inspire people in a digital world through compelling, independent, quality content – helping people to choose and use the best technology for their work, home and play. Starting as Editor of Macworld in 1995, he moved through roles including Editorial Director and Publishing Director at IDG UK, and later Publishing Director and General Manager CSMB for IDG US and UK. In 2017 he has awarded the Patrick McGovern Award for Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, Jary chairs the global Consumer, Ecommerce and Third Party Board for the company – promoting best practice, innovation and opportunities between global business units.

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Jim McGinty

Country Manager, UK

Jim McGinty

Country Manager

With 23 years media experience, and a track record of success in sales and publishing roles, Jim is a proven leader, and technology specialist.

Jim’s journey to IDG encompassed leadership roles at VNU Business Publications and Incisive Media, as group publishing director.

Jim joined IDG in 2014. He has worked in international sales as well as IDG’s strategic marketing services group. He launched The IDG Content Marketing Practice, creating high quality custom content for our global technology customers and then ran IDG UK’s marketing services business, tasked with creating powerful interactions between our audience and commercial customers. Jim took over as managing director of IDG UK in April 2019, overseeing our market leading B2B and Consumer brands.

In addition to his UK responsibilities, Jim chairs IDG’s international marketing services board.

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Gabriella Meijnckens

Country Manager, Benelux

Gabriella Meijnckens

Country Manager

Gabriella Meijnckens has worked within the ICT Media sector for over 28 years and currently leads IDG Benelux as Managing Director. She brings a wide variety of strategic and operational experience and has led a diverse range of media, lead generation, marketing- & event products and -services across the Benelux.

Gabriella started with IDG in December 1991, moved through various roles, including Event Manager, Marketing Manager, CMO and COO. She joined the Benelux leadership team in 2010 and was appointed Managing Director in April 2019.

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Neil Michael

President, IDG Global Solutions

Neil Michael

President

Neil Michael has worked within the international technology media marketplace for over 20 years and currently leads IDG’s global sales team as President, IDG Global Solutions. Previously, he spent 8 years working in the international media representation sector with Oliver Smith & Partners, the leading independent international media sales company in the UK. As sales manager, he led the team delivering integrated advertising programs across 27 countries. This included the Ziff Davis media network as well as working with some of the leading Financial and Business media brands around the world. Since his move to IDG in 2005 Neil has held a series of senior sales and management positions and currently leads IDG’s global sales teams across US, EMEA & APAC.

Neil’s core focus is developing both our customer and media agency partnerships aimed at helping technology companies deliver on their marketing goals. We do this by leveraging tech buyer audience insights & 1st party data across content strategy & production, account-based marketing, media, full-funnel demand generation capabilities & events.

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John Moran

General Manager, IDG Direct

John Moran

General Manager

As the managing director of SDS, John is one of the most experienced business leaders in the industry. His heritage includes 4 years at the helm of customer roles at HP, 13 years in telecoms with Vodafone and eir (previously Telecom Eireann) and 5 years in technology leadership roles in financial services, all of which led to his career in the media. Since 2011 John has founded and led the contact centre operations of IDG and now he leads SDS.

As a customer-centric business leader, John develops successful sales operations with solid technology and people infrastructure.  Nine years with IDG have taught John the value of high quality lead generation and sales development.  As MD, John ensures that every SDS campaign is supported with premium resource and knowledge.

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Katherine Park

Country Manager, Korea

Katherine Park

Country Manager

Katherine Park is the Country Manager of IDG Korea. She joined IDG in Feb 2008, and was appointed Country manager of IDG Korea in April 2011. Through her leadership, IDG Korea established 2 media brands, IT World and CIO Korea, and Techlibrary which is the data plaform successfully.

Prior to joining IDG, She was the country manager at Marcusevans Korea, and worked in Hyundai Development Company. From the past companies, she built her experiences in events production, Sales and Marketing and Finance.

Katherine holds MBA from University of Surry in the UK, and BA in English Literature from Sungshin Womens University. She is a charter member of Korean folk painting.

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Sara Scogland

SVP Human Resources

Sara Scogland

SVP Human Resources

Sara is an experienced Human Resources professional who is responsible for providing strategic human resources support and guidance across multiple IDG business, including IDG Communications WW, and IDG Corporate.  Sara brings over 19 years of global human resources experience focused on HR strategy, change management, executive and management coaching, and workforce planning and development, in the US and Internationally.  Sara works closely with executive leadership, managers, and employees to support the overall business strategy and drive business results.  As a senior HR professional, Sara understands our people, our business needs and partners with all employees and managers for practical execution of our strategic vision.

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Barbara Simon

Country Manager, Australia

Barbara Simon

Country Manager

Barbara is managing director at IDG Communications Australia and New Zealand.

With 20+ years experience in the ICT media sector, Barbara has a breadth of strategic and operational experience and has led a diverse range of media, marketing services, demand generation and event products and teams across ANZ. In the capacity of General Manager of the ANZ CIO Executive Council, Barbara has used her passion to advocate for the advancement of the CIO profession as well as diversity in IT.

As a member of the IDG Australia leadership team for 10+ years, Barbara’s leadership & commercial ability has seen growth and recognition of the IDG ANZ & ASEAN portfolio as industry leaders and relied upon resources.

Prior to her role at IDG Barbara was a director and board member of PayTECH and PayTECH PC, a payroll bureau and software solutions group.

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York von Heimberg

President, International

York von Heimberg

President

York was appointed President of International in 2017. He has more than 30 years of experience in the ICT Media, Data and Service market. Since joining IDG in 1992 he has held a series of key management positions such as General Manager of the German B2C business, General Manager of IDG Germany, Member of the IDG Executive Board worldwide, Member of the Board of IDG Communications Media and Chairman of the Board of IGS. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of German Magazine Publishers. Furthermore, he has written several books on management topics. His mission is to support and coach local and global business units into serving IDG’s clients through permanently innovating and improving products and services. York loves tech, he is enthusiastic about the opportunities and possibilities working in the tech media and data business, he lives and breathes social media and he likes close contacts to IDG’s clients all over the world.

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Diversity & Inclusion

IDG Communications fosters an inclusive workplace environment that promotes diversity in all forms. By celebrating our differences as well as our similarities, we will create a stronger and more creative workforce that delivers better results. We believe in treating others well—doing the right thing, even when no one’s looking. It’s how we work!

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Our relationships are built on earned trust and respect. Our focus on data privacy and safety is not just about complying with the law. It is fundamental to our integrity and the trusted relationships we have with our audience.

As the data and privacy landscape evolves and new laws and regulations are passed, IDG Communications will continue to be vigilant to ensure that we are compliant with all the new rules and regulations to protect your data security. IDG Communication is fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).


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