The Computerworld Honors Program, now in its 22nd year, awards and honors the world’s foremost organizations, institutions, men and women that create and apply information technology in visionary ways to positively promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. Computerworld would like to invite you to submit an organization — including your own — for consideration as a Computerworld Honors Program Laureate in any of our newly updated categories for 2011.
The winners will be honored at the Gala and Awards Ceremony on June 20, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Deadline: Friday, January 21st
IDG News Release, 9/15/10
IDG’s CIO, the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership, was recognized by digiday’s Social Advertising, Media and Marketing (SAMMY) Awards for its CIO Forum on LinkedIn during an awards ceremony on Tuesday evening. The CIO Forum, facilitated by CIO.com/CIO magazine, is where members of the CIO community connect and collaborate to move their business technology initiatives and careers forward.
Launched in January 2008, the Forum has quickly grown to one of the largest IT-focused communities on LinkedIn with more than 37,000 IT executive-level members. Members are hand-vetted to be practicing IT professionals, with recruiters, consultants, and sales and marketing titles excluded from membership. As a vendor-free community, members feel free to speak openly about successes and challenges regarding their roles and careers.
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.