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Brussels, Belgium – November 4, 2014 – IDG’s Computerworld announces Michael Foster, FedEx Express EMEA Vice President and Chief Information Officer, as a 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders honouree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

“I’m very proud to accept this award on behalf of the whole FedEx Information Technology family,” said Michael Foster, FedEx Express EMEA Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Forty years ago FedEx made a commitment to IT, enabling us to create the express logistics market and catalyse global trade. We rightly recognised that the information about a package is just as important as the package itself. Today the world-class FedEx Information Technology team is at the forefront of connecting customers around the world to greater economic opportunity.”

“The Premier 100 awards program showcases the innovative work of a dedicated group of IT leaders who are using technology to solve business problems in their organizations,” said Scot Finnie, Editor in Chief of Computerworld. “Every day, these tech-savvy professionals are positioning their organizations for success by mapping IT projects to strategic business initiatives. They also ensure that their departments are set up to quickly enable new ideas, and they balance the need for free and open access to information with concerns about security and compliance. We’re pleased to recognise their leadership and honour their achievements.”

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of the AGENDA 15 Conference held March 30 - April 1, 2015, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The Conference, to be attended by more than 300 influential business and senior IT executives, will focus on transforming business for the digital world. (More information available at AGENDA15,

About the Premier 100
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyse the data. Each year, 100 honourees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honourees can be viewed at:

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