Speakers

Maryfran Johnson

Maryfran Johnson

  • Editor in Chief
  • CIO magazine & Events

An award-winning IT journalist and editorial executive, Maryfran has been Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & Events since January 2009. If she were writing a headline to describe her job, it would be: “Filling pages and stages with CIOs.”

Along with providing editorial direction for the monthly CIO magazine, she also creates the agendas, recruits speakers and moderates 10 CIO events a year – the national CIO 100 Symposium plus a series of 9 regional CIO Perspectives events.

Maryfran brings more than 25 years of experience covering IT leadership, technology and business trends to her role -- along with an extensive network of CIO contacts. Before taking on her current role, she was Founding Editor of CIO Decisions magazine and Editor in Chief of Computerworld. She also spent 10 years as a daily newspaper reporter in Florida, Washington State and Ohio.

Maryfran has two grown daughters and lives in the Boston area with her husband and a pair of very bossy miniature dachshunds.