【5/15/2021】CAPA-NoVA Distinguished Chinese American Project

(Author: Xiaoyan Deng)

王嘉廉(Charles B. Wang) (1944 – 2018) was a Chinese-American businessman, who was a co-founder and CEO of Computer Associates International, Inc. (later renamed to CA Technologies). He was a minority owner (and past majority owner) of the NHL’s New York Islanders ice hockey team and their AHL affiliate.

Charles B. Wang was born in Shanghai and the family moved to Queens, New York, when he was eight years old. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Wang earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Queens College and began his computer career at Columbia University’s Riverside Research Institute.

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In 1976, at age 31, Wang (pronounced “Wong”) launched Computer Associates, using credit cards for funding. Wang grew Computer Associates into one of the country’s largest ISVs (independent software vendors). Wang authored two books to help executives master technology: Techno Vision (1994, McGraw-Hill) and Techno Vision II (1997, McGraw-Hill). Wang retired from Computer Associates in 2002.

He was an active philanthropist, working with such organizations as Smile Train, the World Childhood Foundation, the Islanders Children’s Foundation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, among others.

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