Maryfran JohnsonEditor in Chief of CIO magazine and events, CIO

An award-winning IT journalist and editorial executive, Maryfran Johnson was named Editor in Chief of CIO magazine and events in January 2009. This unique dual role combines strategic direction of the leading publication for senior IT executives with all editorial content for CXO Media's extensive portfolio of national and regional events. Along with agenda development and speaker recruitment, Maryfran also serves as conference moderator for the CIO 100 Symposium, The Year Ahead Summit, The CIO Leadership Event and the new regional series of CIO Perspectives Forums launched in 2008. Maryfran brings more than 20 years of experience covering IT leadership, technology and business trends to her new role, along with an extensive network of CIO contacts built during previous leadership positions as Editor in Chief of IDG's Computerworld, Founding Editor of CIO Decisions magazine, and Chief Content Officer for the CIO Leadership Network. Since the mid-1990s, Maryfran has been featured in media interviews as an expert IT leadership commentator. She frequently serves as a guest speaker and moderator at Society of Information Management (SIM) events and executive education programs at UCLA's Anderson School of Business, Babson College in Wellesley and other institutions. She was the first national winner in 2004 of American Business Media's Timothy White Award for editorial integrity, and in 2005 was named one of the "21 Most Intriguing People in Publishing" by Min's B2B magazine. Maryfran holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. She and her husband have two grown daughters working in New York City, and three spoiled dachshunds living with them in the Boston area (but showing no signs of ever leaving home).

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