CMP’s InternetWeek, Global Information Infrastructure Awards Expand Relationship With Editorial and Event Programming

CMP’s InternetWeek, Global Information Infrastructure Awards Expand Relationship With Editorial and Event Programming


Editorial Series Debuts This Week.; Roundtable Series

Set Across The Country for Early 1998

CMP’s InternetWeek, which debuted this week, announced an expansion of its role as exclusive networking media sponsor of the Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Awards with an editorial series called Industries in Transformation and the launch of an invitation-only GII Executive Roundtable Series that will commence in the first quarter of 1998.

“The Internet has reached a critical mass worldwide, changing forever the way people share information and conduct business,” said Deborah Gisonni, Publishing Director, InternetWeek. “By expanding our partnership with the GII Awards, we hope to not only call attention to the trailblazers in this new age, but also to help those on the front lines build and innovate further with the Internet as the platform of business commerce and advancements in society at large.”

InternetWeek’s six-part Industries in Transformation editorial explores the Internet’s impact on business practices, operations and everyday work life across several key industries. The industries to be covered in the series include: education (which appears in this week’s debut issue); travel/hospitality (Sept. 15); media (October 6); healthcare/medicine (October 20); government (November 3); and nonprofits (November 17).

The print series will also be accompanied by unique online content at, including events and chats.

In the first quarter of 1998, InternetWeek and GII will develop and produce a series of four invitation-only Executive Roundtables that will complement InternetWeek’s Industries in Transformation series. The Roundtables will feature many of the networked economy’s best minds — including GII Award winners and judges and top industry executives, as well as InternetWeek editors. Excerpts from each of the four Roundtable events will be published in print as well as on the Web at

“The GII Awards has built a unique learning community of leading thinkers and doers that spans all industries impacted by the Internet. We’re delighted that InternetWeek will tap into our community and provide information that will help people produce real results by using the Net,” said Jim Hake, GII Awards Chairman. “By presenting the examples of the GII Award winners and the insights of GII judges, the Industries in Transformation editorial series and Roundtables will help executives better understand and exploit the opportunities created by the digital revolution.”

The GII Awards Program, an initiative of SOFTBANK Forums, is the only awards program that recognizes the users of the Internet and network technology that are producing the greatest results across all industries and sectors of society. Called “a cross between the Oscars and the Baldrige Awards of the Internet” by USA Today, the GII is emerging as the premier forum for recognizing and promoting best practices and new models in use of communications technology. The Awards Program is supported by a unique cross-section of leading corporations, organizations and media companies including IBM, the National League of Cities, CommerceNet, the American Medical Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. For more information on the GII Awards please visit the GII Web site,, or e-mail

CMP Media’s InternetWeek ( provides news, reviews, case studies and business analysis to information technology buyers focused on the Internet, corporate networks, intranets and extranets. The publication’s broad coverage focuses on electronic commerce, intranet applications, clients and servers, bandwidth developments, security and management, and business news. Telepath, a monthly supplement, is directed to telecommunications carriers and their equipment suppliers. InternetWeek is the exclusive networking media sponsor of the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Awards (formerly the National Information Infrastructure Awards) and a flagship sponsor of the NetWorld+Interop industry trade show.

CMP Media Inc. (Nasdaq:CMPX) is a leading publisher of newspapers and magazines about technology. With U.S. publications focusing on computers, electronics, information technology and the Internet, it serves the broad technology spectrum: those who build it, those who sell it, and those who use it. All publication titles, including WINDOWS Magazine, InformationWeek, InternetWeek, Network Computing, Computer Reseller News and EE Times, along with the company’s other Internet products and services, can be found on CMPnet at

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