IDG’s Computerworld Seeks Visionary Technology Executives for Fourth Annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA -JULY 8, 2002 – IDG's Computerworld, an information services company for the IT leader community, is seeking outstanding corporate technology executives and managers for its fourth annual Premier 100 IT Leaders awards program.


The weekly IT newspaper is launching a nationwide search for nominations of technology professionals who have shown leadership in their organizations through technology. Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders are individuals who foster ideas and creative work environments, envision innovative approaches to business problems and effectively manage IT strategies. The list of honorees will be published in a special issue of Computerworld on January 6, 2003, and many will also attend Computerworld's annual Premier 100 IT Leaders conference in the spring.

Nomination forms for potential Premier 100 honorees are available online and must be submitted electronically. To complete the form visit http;// Contact Computerworld by e-mail at with any questions or for additional information. The deadline for all nominations is Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. EDT.

"The unique Premier 100 awards program recognizes the executives from a wide range of industries drawing attention to the innovative and business-critical work they do," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Premier 100 honorees are forward-thinking, innovative executives that are successfully deploying technology to transform business processes at their respective organizations."

Eligible professionals include CIOs, vice presidents or e-business managers from a cross-section of company divisions, including but not limited to network management, database management, Web management, help desk, application development, project management, contract management or procurement.

Computerworld will survey the nominated candidates on a range of topics including business-critical projects, technologies, mentoring, business and IT experience, hiring practices and management style. The final list of Premier 100 IT Leaders will include the individuals who most closely match Computerworld's IT Leader Index, a set of common characteristics that top technology and business executives have agreed are the essential attributes of an "IT Leader."

The distinguished list of executives honored at the 2002 Premier 100 IT Leaders conference includes: Rob Carter, executive vice president and CIO at FedEx Corp.; Roger Gurnani, vice president and CIO at Verizon Wireless; Jerry B. Hale, director of global business systems at Eastman Chemical Company; Craig Luigart, CIO at the U.S. Department of Education; Michael J. Ragunas, CTO at; Curtis Robb, senior vice president and CTO at Delta Technology Inc.; and M. Lewis Temares, vice president, CIO and dean of engineering at The University of Miami.

For information on this year's awards program, profiles and stories from the 2002 supplement, as well as news from the March 2002 Premier 100 IT Leaders conference in Palm Desert, Calif., visit

About Computerworld

Based in Framingham, Mass., Computerworld, Inc. is a complete information services company for the IT Leader community, providing print and online publications, books, conferences and research services. The company's flagship weekly newspaper for IT Leaders has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper. With a circulation of 202,000, Computerworld has a total audience of 1,539,000, according to IntelliQuest CIM v.8.0. News and resources for the IT Leader community are available at

About IDG

Computerworld is a business unit 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 (www.), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at


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