2009 Marks Record Year for InformationWeek Virtual Events; 2010 Virtual Event Schedule Released

Jan 08, 2010, 16:58 ET from TechWeb

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechWeb's InformationWeek, the market-leading business technology media brand, released its 2010 virtual event schedule following a record-breaking season in 2009. InformationWeek, along with its network of authoritative brands including Network Computing and Dark Reading, produced a total of eighteen events in 2009. The InformationWeek 500 Virtual Event was recognized by min's Best of the Web Award as the 2009 Best Virtual Event.

Highlights from 2009 include:

  • Over 2000 registrants per event - a number that surpassed all its attendance goals by 140%
  • On average, attendees spent 2 hours and 13 minutes per event
  • Over 900 content clicks and 205 downloads per booth per event
  • 98% of users find the experience of attending easy or reasonable
  • 96% found InformationWeek virtual events to be valuable

"The core of our success in virtual events is our content," says Martha Schwartz, vice president of group sales for the InformationWeek Business Technology Network. "Content coupled with relevant and highly actionable strategies for our audience sets our virtual events apart from others in the industry."

Based on this success, InformationWeek Business Technology Network has announced an expanded schedule for virtual events in 2010.

    February 10, 2010     InformationWeek: IT Governance, Risk, and

    March 3, 2010         InformationWeek: Advanced Strategies in

    March 24, 2010        InformationWeek and Dark Reading: Strengthening IT
                          Security's Weakest Link: End Users

    April 13, 2010        Insurance & Technology: The Optimized Enterprise:
                          Creating A More Competitive And Efficient Insurance

    April 28, 2010        InformationWeek: The Anatomy Of The Cloud: A Look

    May 12, 2010          Bank Systems & Technology: The New Payments
                          Landscape: Securing Competitive Advantage

    May 20, 2010          Virtual Interop: Infrastructure 2.0

    August 11, 2010       Dark Reading: Cybersecurity: The New Threats

    September 16, 2010    InformationWeek Healthcare: Electronic Medical
                          Records Transformation

    September 29, 2010    InformationWeek 500

    October 20, 2010      InformationWeek and Network Computing: Alternate
                          Delivery Models and The New Value of IT

    November 2, 2010      Wall Street & Technology: Accelerating Wall Street

To view registration pages for upcoming virtual events or view archived events on-demand, please visit, http://www.informationweek.com/events/.

For more information about InformationWeek Business Technology Network's virtual events, please visit, http://createyournextcustomer.techweb.com/home/products/microsites/.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com/)

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow--from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), IntelligentEnterprise.com (application architecture), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers and SMBs via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy--IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

About TechWeb (http://www.techweb.com/aboutus)

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in communities created around our global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, Network Computing, and Insurance & Technology; and market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end marketing services ranging from next-generation performance marketing to integrated media, market research and analyst services. TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections across TechWeb brands.

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