SOURCE: Computerworld


December 19, 2011 13:02 ET

Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference Returns to Phoenix

2012 Program Focuses on Transformational IT Leadership That Is Producing Quantifiable Business Results

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2011) - IDG's Computerworld, the IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results, announces that its flagship national conference, the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference will be held March 11-13, 2012 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona.

This year's conference will focus on the strategies and technologies IT leaders are utilizing to advance business and generate new revenue. "We have all seen this shift in IT from technology implementer to business advisor," stated Julia King, Executive Editor of Events, National Correspondent, Computerworld. "Now that role has become critical to organizations in today's competitive global economy. Companies need to look toward technological innovations, whether back-office or customer-facing, to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace."

The 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference will gather more than 300 top CIOs and IT executives from around the country for three days of intense learning and peer networking. "This conference is the culmination of extensive research into how leading IT executives interact with and influence the business," continued King. "The Computerworld editorial staff and our award winning conference advisory board have put together an outstanding conference agenda that highlights key strategies today's top IT executives are using to differentiate their company from the competition."

Scheduled presenters at this year's conference include:

  • Brook Colangelo, CIO, Executive Office of the President of the United States
  • Mark Dajani, Senior Vice President, Business Services & CIO, Kraft Foods
  • Michael Fabiano, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, NBC Universal
  • Allan Hackney, CIO, John Hancock Financial Services
  • Javier Polit, CIO, the Coca-Cola Co. Bottling Investments Group
  • Doug Porter, Senior Vice President, Operations & CIO, Blue Cross, Blue Shield Association
  • Tom Soderstrom, IT CTO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Full conference information is available online at

Registration for qualified IT professionals can be found at

The conference concludes with a formal, black-tie optional awards gala honoring the 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders honorees. The awards program spotlights 100 IT leaders for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative solutions to business challenges and effective management of IT strategies. Meet the Class of 2012 honorees.

Current sponsors of the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference include Box, Teradata, QlikTech, and ServiceNow.

To register as a member of the media, please visit:

About the Premier 100:
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year nominees are invited to complete a survey that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld's IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at:

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning web site (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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