Michael Friedenberg is CEO and president of IDG Enterprise, an IDG company that develops strategic media properties and peer advisory services. Appointed in March 2009, Friedenberg oversees IDG’s award-winning brands, websites, products and services for CIO, CIO Executive Council, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld, and Network World. Friedenberg joined IDG in 2005, as CEO and president of CXO Media Inc.
With approximately 20 years in the information technology (IT) media industry, Friedenberg is widely regarded as a dynamic marketer who keenly understands the IT and security industry’s evolving needs. Friedenberg was named to BtoB magazine’s “Who’s Who” in business media for five consecutive years and was inducted into Min’s Sales Hall of Fame in 2010. Previously, Friedenberg advanced from CMP Media sales management positions to vice president and publisher of InformationWeek, and later vice president and group publisher of the InformationWeek Media Network and co-founder of Optimize magazine. As VP/group publisher, Friedenberg set the vision, strategy, and positioning of multiple brands across print, online, events, and research services. Friedenberg’s career also includes work with Cardinal Business Media and vertical publications at HP Professional, Midrange Systems, and DEC Professional.
Outside the walls of IDG, Friedenberg is a source for other media outlets on issues of media, marketing, and the CIO and CSO roles. He is widely regarded as an expert and regularly quoted about the technology and media industry by publications including The New York Times, BtoB magazine, The Write News, and Folio magazine. He is also a frequent guest speaker at many industry conferences as well as user events for companies such as IBM, HP, Oracle, CA, and Fujitsu.
Friedenberg graduated with a B.S. in business administration from the University of Delaware. He lives in Blue Bell, PA with his wife and two beautiful daughters.