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The IDG TechNetwork is pulling the curtain off its new data management platform (DMP) today. The network oversees roughly 500 sites, including the tech and information publisher IDG’s own web extensions such as PC World,Macworld and CIO magazines. Peter Longo has been CEO of the IDG TechNetwork for four years and has held executive posts as several publishers over the past two decades, at places such as Inform, Zinio Systems, Ziff Davis Media and CMP. We spoke to him about his role as the head of the ad network as well as someone who understands publishers’ needs — and occasional nervousness — when it comes to programmatic buying.