IDG’s Computerworld Honors The Millennium Project for its Collective Intelligence Innovations to Benefit Humanity

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IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program announced The Millennium Project as a 2012 Laureate, placing the organization in the company of nominees such as Microsoft, IBM, Fujitsu, JPMorgan, Hewlett-Packard, and Skype. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. The Millennium Project is an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to provide research about the future in order to help policy advisors, thought leaders, and educators make better decisions today for the good of humankind.

IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program announced The Millennium Project as a 2012 Laureate, placing the organization in the company of nominees such as Microsoft, IBM, Fujitsu, JPMorgan, Hewlett-Packard, and Skype. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. The Millennium Project is an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to provide research about the future in order to help policy advisors, thought leaders, and educators make better decisions today for the good of humankind.

There's no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization's ability to compete, innovate, communicate and to thrive. What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations,” said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld. "Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT.”

“This achievement is a culmination of years of dedicated research on how to improve the state of the future, and The Millennium Project is honored to be a Laureate,” said Jerome Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project. “The world needs a global think tank to help humanity think together about the future. We have think tanks for countries, specific issues, and ideologies, but not for humanity wholeas a whole. Our network of 41 Nodes around the world (groups of individuals and organizations that connect local and global perspecitives) produces collective intelligence as an international information utility. We have over 5000 participants and 15 years of cumulative research available to the public.The Millennium Project’s goal in developing a Collective Intelligence is to have a system, that shares in real-time and is constantly updated, much of the futures research and information necessary for planners and policymakers to access and address humankind’s urgent issues. We believe collective intelligence is the next “big thing” for improving the capacity of leaders in government, business, and academia to build a better future.”

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The Millennium Project is receiving the award based on the criteria of evaluating the humanitarian benefits and measurable results of applying technology to meet a specific social need.

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

About The Computerworld Honors Program:

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website http://events.computerworld.com/2012Honors.

About The Millennium Project:

The Millennium Project was established in 1996 as the first globalized think tank, and is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization registered in Washington, DC. It conducts independent futures research via its 41 Nodes around the world that connect global and local perspectives. It is supported by UN organizations, multinational corporations, universities, major foundations and the governments of Azerbaijan, Kuwait, South Korea, and the United States. The Millennium Project arms decision-makers facing some of the biggest challenges in human history - climate change, water and energy amongst others - based on a 15-year track record of measuring and reporting on the progress and regress of these issues. It is the only such resource available worldwide. Information about The Millennium Project is available on its website http://www.millennium-project.org.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning web site (http://www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com.

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