Vice President, Editorial Director InformationWeek Business Technology NetworkFritz is senior VP and editorial director of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network and executive producer of TechWeb TV, the multimedia production and broadcast arm of UBM TechWeb. Fritz has direct responsibility for 12 editorial brands, including InformationWeek, Dark Reading, and Dr. Dobb's, and their associated web sites, in-depth research reports, digital and print magazines, and live and virtual events. As an industry expert, Fritz writes about myriad technology issues -- from software to mobile to cloud to social business -- and meets regularly with CIOs and business leaders of the major technology companies. Fritz is a sought-after on- and off-camera personality and commentator, featured in video, broadcast, and event programs, including as host of the InformationWeek 500 Conference and Awards. Rounding out his diverse background, Fritz has been deeply involved in the development and transformation of UBM TechWeb's strategy, having led the acquisitions of Light Reading, Black Hat, Interop, and other key event businesses.
Before joining UBM TechWeb, Fritz worked with Lockheed Martin's Computing Standards group, a team that tested and evaluated technology and whose objective was to set corporate computing and networking standards. Fritz was a technical writer for USBI, a subsidiary of United Technologies that manages parts of the solid rocket boosters for the space shuttle program. Fritz graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.