KARACHI (PR): IDG Chairman, Founder and world-renowned philanthropist, Patrick J.Mc Govern, passed away on March,19 2014 at Stanford Hospital.

McGovern will be known for founding the International Data Group that began with the IDC In 1964 initially to provide the industry with timely statistics on information technology markets. Three years later, McGovern launched Computerworld to keep computer buyers abreast of industry and product news. From then onwards, over a span of 5 decades, the IDG portfolio has grown to accommodate more than 300 magazines and newspapers and championed the expansion of IDG’s network to include more than 460 websites, 200 mobile apps and 700 events worldwide. IDG had made the word more prosperous by making it smarter.

Regional Managing Director and Publisher of IDG products in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Salaina Haroon, while offering condolences on the occasion stated that, “McGovern’s commitment to bringing buyers and sellers together in the global context earned him the reputation of being called an ICT visionary.