Well, I've just returned from the InformationWeek Fall Conference and, as usual, my head is spinning from all the new ideas and great discussion, including keynotes from Linda Dillman, CIO at Wal-Mart, and author Michael Hammer; mind-stretching ideas from MIT professor Michael Hawley; an informative and fun debate between FedEx CIO Rob Carter and former J.P. Morgan Chase CIO Denis O'Leary; a discussion about innovation with Gregor Bailar, the CIO at Capital One, the No. 1 company on the InformationWeek 500 list; and so much more. For details, check out our conference Web site at informationweek.com/conference/05fall/followup.
This week, we take our next step in innovation with a redesign of our print magazine. We know you're faced with many media choices: magazines, Web sites, electronic newsletters, RSS feeds, podcasts, Webcasts, video news shows, blogs, video blogs. We're doing all of these things at InformationWeek, but we also think a weekly magazine has special value. Our goal is to be your filter for all of the news swirling around the industry each week, a guide to relevant information in other formats, and an authoritative voice for what it all means to your business, your career, and your lifestyle.
Our design team (from left): Sacha Lecca, Mary Ellen Forte, Claudette Rowell, Joe Foster, Michael Gigante, and Katherine Lechler
It's in that spirit that we're giving the magazine a makeover and adding new forms of content. The folks pictured here are responsible for the bold new look. They make our words look so good each week!
Inside, you'll find several new sections: Innovations, which covers emerging companies and technologies; Personal Tech Guide; Careers; the Credit Suisse First Boston-InformationWeek Disruptive Technology Portfolio; Blog Scan; and Hot Online.
We realize you have a lot of choices for news, research, analysis, and perspective. We hope you'll rely on InformationWeek as the one place you go every day or every week for the content you need to help you stay informed, to find best practices, to share ideas, to benchmark yourself or your company, to stretch your mind, and more.
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