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Ziff Davis Enterprise Announces 2008 CIO Summit

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziff Davis Enterprise announced today it will hold its fourth annual CIO Summit May 6 to 9, 2008 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, California. The invitation-only event is entitled "The CIO Balancing Act: Manage Costs, Grow Business, Leverage Information, Lead People." Produced by the editors of Ziff Davis Enterprise's award-winning enterprise technology publications, eWEEK, Baseline and CIO Insight, the event will feature an all-star international roster of CIOs industry pundits and executives.

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ — Ziff Davis Enterprise announced today it will hold its fourth annual CIO Summit May 6 to 9, 2008 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, California. The invitation-only event is entitled "The CIO Balancing Act: Manage Costs, Grow Business, Leverage Information, Lead People." Produced by the editors of Ziff Davis Enterprise's award-winning enterprise technology publications, eWEEK, Baseline and CIO Insight, the event will feature an all-star international roster of CIOs industry pundits and executives.

The two-day general session program will provide thought-leadership on today's toughest IT management challenges. Interactive sessions including award-winning Ziff Davis Enterprise editors, Global 2000 CIOs, authors, researchers and market commentators will offer proven strategies and tactics on how to succeed in four key performance areas:

* Manage costs through skillful consolidation, virtualization, process improvements, and sourcing * Grow business through innovation, profit-awareness, and customer experience improvements * Leverage information to provide strategic and high-quality results not just data * Lead people to produce higher value to the enterprise

The Summit will create a collegial climate for IT leaders who want to share first-hand insights on to balance responsibilities that may conflict, become politicized, or change from business unit to business unit. The program will emphasize peer-to-peer dialogue about the evolving power of the CIO and influence on technology acquisition, budgeting and alignment in turbulent economic times.

"Our programming and operations teams have designed a conference that is truly world-class in every measure — premiere roster of speakers, location and quality of topics and themes," says Kirk Laughlin, vice president and managing director of events, Ziff Davis Enterprise. "We're proud to host such a unique event and will look forward to welcoming our specially invited CIO guests."

The event will kick off May 6 with a special evening keynote by CNN political analyst and former White House Aide Paul Begala entitled "Road to the White House 2008."

Ziff Davis Enterprise speakers include: Michael Vizard, SVP and Editorial Director for Ziff Davis Enterprise, Eric Chabrow, Editor in Chief of CIO Insight, Lawrence Walsh, Editor of Baseline and Joe Maglitta, Editorial Director, Ziff Davis Enterprise Events and CIO Summit Moderator.

Other notable speakers at the Summit include: * Leo Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Lionsgate * John Dohm, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, American Standard * Bob Greenberg, Chief Information Officer, Nissan USA * Diane Offereins, Chief Information Officer, Discover Financial Services * Merv Tarde, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Interstate Batteries

Special keynote sessions/panel discussions will focus on Web 2.0 and the CIO, and on Managing and Sourcing IT Globally, which will feature CIOs from leading Chinese businesses Shenzhen Development Bank and D.Phone Company, as well as top U.S. CIOs.

A half-day, online post summit online event, the Ziff Davis Enterprise CIO Digital Summit, will broadcast, via the web, the keynote sessions and panel discussion highlights from the two-and-a-half-day face-to-face summit on an innovative, interactive platform.

Kaseya and Lexmark are platinum sponsors and Hitachi is a gold sponsor.

For more information and program details, please visit http://www.ziffdavisenterpriseciosummit.com/ or contact Robyn Duda at 212.503.5633 or Robyn.Duda@ziffdavisenterprise.com.

About Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc.:

Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is B2B technology's trusted information and marketing resource. Millions of technology buyers rely on our relevant, objective content to identify the right solution for their organization. Over 300 technology companies, from industry giants to emerging start-ups, rely on our contextual marketing, content and audience development expertise to compress sales cycles and lower their go-to-market costs. Leading brands include Baseline, CIO Insight, eWEEK, baselinemag.com, cioinsight.com, eWEEK.com, WebBuyersGuide.com, the Developer Shed network, as well as eSeminar, Virtual Tradeshow, Event, and Custom Media services. Ziff Davis Enterprise has a global database of 4 million users representing an unparalleled community of business and technology professionals, developers, and the channel. www.ziffdavisenterprise.com

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