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Bob Carrigan, CEO, IDG
Bob Carrigan: He was one of those rare b2b executives who saw the Internet coming, participated in its evolution and brought that knowledge to the top post of the one of leading media companies in the world. Under his leadership IDG was among the first legacy media companies to see a majority of its ad revenues come from online. Unafraid of the transformation of his industry and the way that users wanted their information, Carrigan followed the customer and successfully built cross-platform busiiness models and products that worked. Brave moves like turning InfoWorld into a Web-only property in 2007 became milestones for the industry, demonstrating that the new digital economy was to be mastered, not feared.