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UBM Tech Reinvents Tech Media With New InformationWeek Community Model

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech makes its biggest move yet towards reinventing technology media with the announcement of a new community-driven InformationWeek. Combining the brand's world renowned content, over 200 new expert contributors, fresh content-sharing tools, and a proven, editorially-facilitated engagement platform, the iconic 34-year old media brand is unlocking the ability for its community members – senior IT professionals – to digitally connect around the most pressing market issues they face. Users will be able to freely share ideas, gather peer feedback, and ultimately help shape the future of the technology market. Start engaging at

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"The new InformationWeek community platform is changing the tech media landscape by connecting people, ideas and knowledge online and through events. Our site will continue to cover a broad range of topics, from mobility to big data to cloud, but the new platform will make it easier for IT pros to connect with one another, as well as with our editors and expert contributors," said Rob Preston, VP & Editor In Chief, InformationWeek. "The old model was one of one-way, broadcast communications. The new model – introduced with huge success with other UBM Tech properties – engages community members in conversations online and live."

As part of its new community approach, InformationWeek will host live radio shows featuring CIOs and other IT executives, who will share their strategies and challenges. The first radio series will include CIOs from top ranking companies in the 2013 InformationWeek 500: UPMC ( University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), Penske Truck Leasing and Conoco Phillips. The Gap Inc.'s CIO will talk about the retailer's IT preparations in conjunction with Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, among other issues.

InformationWeek has also lined up several high-profile executive interviews for the new site, including Cisco CEO John Chambers, SAP CEO Bill McDermott and Hewlett-Packard CIO Ramon Baez.

InformationWeek's community model complements its award-winning editorial with insightful content from a 'virtual masthead' of over 200 market experts around the industry. InformationWeek community contributors include:
  • Jonathan Feldman, CIO, Asheville, N.C
  • Mike Capone, CIO, ADP
  • Mike Altendorf, CIO, Do It Best Corp.
  • Chris Laping, CIO, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 
  • Douglas Stone, Senior VP of Innovation, Maddock Douglas
  • Larry Stofko, Executive VP, The Innovation Institute
  • Keith Fowlkes, CIO, Centre College
  • Dr. Mark E. Johnson, Professor of Statistics, University of Central Florida, Orlando
  • John Lucker, leader of Deloitte Consulting Global Advanced Analytics & Modeling
  • Randy Bias, CTO, Cloudscaling
  • Cindi Howson, Principal, BI Scorecard
  • Stephanie A. Bond Huie, PhD, Vice Chancellor ad interim, University of Texas
  • David Johnson, Analyst, Forrester

InformationWeek provides millions of business technology executives worldwide with the insight and analysis they need to drive technology-based competitive advantage and advance their careers. The new InformationWeek provides users with the mission critical content they've always trusted, whilst bringing the IT community together online, and at UBM Tech events like Interop, Enterprise Connect, Black Hat and Cloud Connect. UBM Tech's community strategy focuses on providing technology decision makers with the ability to have live conversations online and offline, year-round.

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