Brian Gillooly

Brian Gillooly has spent the past 23 years establishing a trusted and significant presence in the business technology community. One of the most recognized personalities in IT media, Brian has built valuable relationships with the most influential practitioners in the technology industry and counts among his closest contacts CIOs from Fortune 50 companies to small businesses.

Brian has been with InformationWeek’s parent company for more than 20 years. As the editor-in-chief of events for the InformationWeek Business Technology Network, Brian is responsible for developing a vision that provides both the audience and the client with clarity and insight into today’s most challenging business technology issues.

Previously, in the dual role of editor-in-chief of Optimize and editor-in-chief of InformationWeek Events, Brian not only engaged the people who help shape the direction of business technology – notables like Jack Welch, Malcolm Gladwell, Rob Carter, and Michael Dell – but also shared trusted opinions and ideas through his CIO Nation blog and weekly columns, as well as hands-on insight through presentations at numerous live events and one-on-one meetings.

In his career in event content-generation, moderating, and presenting, Brian has developed a unique rapport with his audiences by eschewing the stale, lecture-style presentation and establishing a comfortable, often fun (but always informative) approach. From July 2007 to July 2008, as VP of member services for nGenera, the Toronto-based think tank founded by renowned strategist Don Tapscott, Brian helped Fortune 500 companies navigate the challenges of the Enterprise 2.0 era.