CA Chairman Charles B. Wang returns to China.
ISLANDIA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September 27, 1995--Charles B. Wang, chairman and chief executive officer of Computer Associates International, Inc., the world's second largest software company, returns to China for the first time since immigrating to the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. as a young child 43 years ago. The Shanghai-born Mr. Wang, America's leading Chinese-American businessman, embarks on a one-week trade and business mission to the People's Republic People's Republic
A political organization founded and controlled by a national Communist party. of China on October 7.
In Beijing, Mr. Wang will hold a series of high-level meetings with clients and government officials, including the Ministry of Electronics Industry, the State Science and Technology Commission, and the Academy of Science. In addition, Mr. Wang will keynote China ComputerWorld Expo, China's largest annual international technology conference, and host the region's first Information Systems Executive Exchange on global information technology issues.
In Shanghai, Mr. Wang will hold additional high-level meetings and visit the house where he spent his early childhood. Mr. Wang was eight years old when his family left Shanghai in 1952 to settle in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , where he founded CA 24 years later.
The unrelenting pace of information technology has transformed both countries to an extent impossible to predict in 1952. The software industry didn't even exist when Mr. Wang left Shanghai. Today, CA is the world's leading provider of mission-critical business software, providing management with end-to-end control of their large-scale computing enterprises.
"China is an aggressive user of information technology at all levels," said Mr. Wang. "I am particularly delighted at how China's information technology professionals have capitalized on modern computer technology to lay the foundation for an information society. The computer systems used by various Chinese ministries and organizations are as creative as any seen by CA personnel."
CA software is helping to modernize information technology throughout China. Government agencies using CA software include the Customs General Administration, East China Electric Power, the Ministries of Rail, Post & Telecommunications, and the State Commission of Science and Technology. In banking, CA clients include the Bank of China, the Bank of Agriculture, People's Construction Bank and Shenzhen Development Bank Shenzhen Development Bank Co., Ltd. (Simplified Chinese: 深圳发展银行; Traditional Chinese: 深圳發展銀行 . Multinational companies doing business in China are also adopting CA software. These include Alcatel, Canon, Citicorp, General Electric, Motorola, Seagate Technology (company) Seagate Technology - A major manufacturer of hard disk drives, founded in 1979 as "Shugart Technology" by Alan F. Shugart and Finis Conner. That name is on the original patents for the 5.25" hard disk drive. , Sharp Electronics, Visa International and Xerox.
Among the highlights of Mr. Wang's trip:
- Hosting Asia's first Information Systems Executive Exchange conference, modeled after CA's highly-successful program launched in the U.S., that provides a lively exchange of ideas on global information technology issues. The conference will be attended by the "who's who Who’s Who
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See : Fame " in the information technology industry of Asia and their counterparts around the world (October 9, Kempinski Hotel, 9:00 AM).
- Hosting an executive briefing for technology decision makers in China (October 9, China World Hotel, 4:00 PM).
- Delivering the keynote address keynote address
An opening address, as at a political convention, that outlines the issues to be considered. Also called keynote speech.
Noun 1. at ComputerWorld Expo, a mammoth five-day conference which is expected to attract more than 150,000 people (October 10, International Exhibition Center, 2:00 PM). Entitled "Building A Billion Dollar Business: One Dollar At A Time," Mr. Wang will discuss the extraordinary growth of Computer Associates from a four-person start-up to a multi-billion dollar, multinational enterprise and offer his insight for doing business in the world market.
- Hosting a press conference for foreign and local correspondents. During the conference, a new book written in Chinese, Software Dragon: Charles Wang
Charles B. Wang (Chinese: 王嘉廉; Pinyin: Wáng Jiālián and His CA Empire (Electronics Today Publishing Corp.), will be introduced by its author, Lily Liu (October 10, International Exhibition Center, 3:30 PM).
- Hosting a high-level executive briefing for clients (October 12, Portman Shanghai Hotel, 9:00 AM).
- Holding a press conference for foreign and local correspondents (October 12, Portman Shanghai Hotel 11:00 AM).
Also in Shanghai, Mr. Wang will meet with Mayor Xu Kuangdi Xu Kuangdi KmstkNO (Chinese: 徐匡迪; born 1937) is a Chinese politician of the ruling Communist Party. He was mayor of Shanghai from 1995 to 2001. He supervised the transformation of Shanghai during his administration into a center for international investment and , and with officials of the Shanghai Stock Exchange Shanghai Stock Exchange
One of two major securities markets in China. and Jia Tong University.
"I am deeply gratified grat·i·fy
tr.v. grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing, grat·i·fies
1. To please or satisfy: His achievement gratified his father. See Synonyms at please.
2. that information technology, my abiding passion, makes it possible for me to return to my birthplace in a position to help further secure China's standing among the world's leading technology countries," said Mr. Wang.
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